Top 5 South African Black Owned TV Production Companies

Top 5 South African Black Owned TV Production Companies. The film and television industry is not easy to venture into as it requires a lot of hard work and a lot of starting capital. This is the type of business that most black people would not venture into due to financial limitations, however there have been numerous black South Africans who have defied the odds and managed to build successful TV Production companies. Below are the Top 5 South African Black Owned TV Production Companies.

Ferguson Films

Shona Ferguson & Connie Ferguson, launched the television company FERGUSON FILMS in 2010. The company produced the very first drama series for DSTV’s pay channel, Mzansi Magic. The hit drama continued to have successful seasons later on launching many stars into the SA entertainment industry. The company has produced TV shows such as The Queen, The Imposter and Igazi.

Quizzical Pictures

Quizzical Pictures is one of South Africa’s leading film and television production houses. A black-owned company (level 3 BBBEE) with twenty-nine years of experience, the company enjoys a solid reputation as a creative innovator in the industry and have won countless awards over the years, including a prestigious Peabody Award for Intersexions, and a Rose D’Or for Hopeville.

Seriti Films

Seriti Films is a commercials, film and television production company that represents some of the industries finest creative talents. It was established in 2017 by Thabang Moleya, Kutlwano Ditsele and Leanne Kumalo. The group came together with the vision of creating a production house which would bring together filmmakers into a collective home, and create story-led content that has an authentic South African signature. Seriti Films is one of the leading production houses in South Africa, synonymous for creating dynamic creative teams, an essential ingredient for its success in the industry.

Black Brain Pictures

Black Brain is a full service, 360° production house, specialising in innovative and award-winning creative communication. Everything the company does is driven by a passion for telling expertly crafted stories, that live on TV, radio, online or in public spaces. Founded 2004, the company is also level 1 BEE and 100% black-owned.

Parental Advisory Productions

Parental Advisory Productions is a young, vibrant, fully black owned Film and Television Production company. The company was formed in 2011 with the sole purpose of taking over the entertainment world of television and film. The company is comprised of 4 Directors: Lungile Radu, Thomas Gumede, Siyabonga Ngwekazi and Simphiwe. Parental Advisory Productions is the company behind the hit reality shows “Forever Young” and “MoLove”.

By Thomas Chiothamisi

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