Indian digital cinema technology company Qube Cinema has appointed Ghanaian filmmaker Francis Yushau Brown, founder of toon house AnimaxFYB Studios, as its consultant for Africa.
According to Qube Cinema, Brown is joining the team to rapidly expand the firm’s presence in Africa and develop its digital distribution business, Qube Wire, across the continent.
“His industry experience and understanding of the region will make him an asset to the Qube Wire team,” the Chennai-based outfit said.
Brown added: “I envision a valuable partnership with Qube Wire, a distinguished leader in the cinema industry. Their holistic approach to addressing the significant hurdles in the African cinema operations, through tailored electronic delivery solutions and collaborative studio/operator engagement, harmonises seamlessly with my mission as a cinema consultant and filmmaker.
“Together, we can empower African cinema operators and owners with precisely crafted solutions, thus revolutionising the industry.”
Nigel Dennis, Qube’s senior VP of global sales, said: “We know it’s tough, but Qube is rising to the challenge. Where there is a will, there is a way. We are already offering our service in Ghana, DRC, Djibouti, Mauritius and Reunion Islands. The next countries in the pipeline are Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa.
“Francis is a talented individual who has already slotted into our team perfectly. We’ll continue, as we always have, to listen to both exhibition and distribution on how we can make their lives easier and act accordingly.”
Brown is the founder and creative director of Accra-based AnimaxFYB Studios and has gained international acclaim for his animated shorts and films, which include Room 5, Kilo & Kwaata, Xena the Zebra and Way2Go.