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The IPO currently represents the interests of eighty percent of working producers in South Africa. We have a wide range of members, including:

3LA2T F1LMS has forged alliances with all technical and creative crew and cast agents in South Africa & has long standing relationships with camera / lighting / grip rental and unit / transport service companies who ‘satellite’ their support of all our projects. Visit website »


Bongiwe Selane: Creating Inspiring Innovative Sparkling Solutions. An emerging  production services company, moving to heights unimagined in the African Production landscape. Visit website »


Clive Morris Productions (CMP), established in 1988 by founder and CEO Clive Morris, is a fully integrated award-winning production company that caters for all aspects of creative audio visual communication.At CMP, a highly experienced team worksto produce work of the highest international standard. CMP sees every brief from “concept to conclusion with care”. CMP is firmly committed to empowerment, skills transfer, education and training of its previously disadvantaged employeesVisit website »


Community Media Trust, a not-for-profit media production company, has produced educational television in the fields of health, HIV/AIDS, education, gender-based violence and other topics of human rights and social development since 1998. Visit website »


Current Affairs Films is a South African Film and TV company based in Johannesburg. It was founded by two members, who were in political exile in the United Kingdom during the apartheid years: Jane Thandi Lipman and Beata Lipman. Ownership is split equally and the company operates with a black empowerment training and staffing policy on a project by project basis.


DO PRODUCTIONS is an internationally recognised film production company, which has played a key role in the development of the South African film industry. The company’s considerable experience extends to features films, TV films & series, and documentaries. Visit website »



Endemol South Africa was established in 1996 as a result of a merger between local producers, Toron, IFC and Dapple Films, and was then wholly owned by Endemol International. In 1999, KMMR- a black empowerment company bought 33 % of Endemol SA holdings. Visit website »


Film Finances helps movies get to the screen. We provide financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier’s responsibility. Film Finances was founded in 1950, when producers of motion pictures were finding it increasingly difficult to borrow money because they could not show how they could meet budget overages. The founders of the company were film producers who knew there had to be a better way than mortgaging all they owned against potential budget overages. Visit website »


Get The Picture is an independent production company based in Cape Town, with an ongoing quest to tell engaging human-interest stories. The company’s output is high-quality South African films and television programmes that are entertaining, commercially viable and relevant to local and international markets. Visit website >>


Grounded Media is an independent, integrated communications specialist with expertise in the social development sector. We’re no ordinary communications company. In fact we pride ourselves on being a flexible, thinking communications company, firmly rooted in the South African context and talking with South Africans. Visit website »


Light and Dark Films is an international award-winning feature film and television production company focused on development, production and financing. LNDF has produced five feature films and a host of television shows that have sold in more than 60 territories and topped television ratings around the world. The films have also won a slew of prestigious awards. Visit website »


Morula Pictures is South Africa’s pre-eminent, BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) compliant television production house. The company boasts credits that include: leading primetime drama, serial drama, feature films and children’s television. Mfundi Vundla, the sole shareholder in Morula Pictures defines the future of African television and film. A pioneer of his craft, Mfundi is responsible for the number one television programme on the continent: Generations. Visit website »


Over the past decade Ochre Moving Pictures (OMP) has firmly established itself as an award winning producer and developer of high quality entertainment and educational television.A wholly owned subsidiary of Times Media (one of South Africa’s leading media groups with interests in publishing, home entertainment, music, retail and film distribution) – Ochre Moving Pictures has been a key driver of cross platform initiatives for their parent company. Visit website »


Off the Ground Media (OTGM) was established as a sister company to the long running not-for-profit company, Community Media Trust (CMT). Together these two companies are creating a unique model for long term sustainability. The aim:  to supply affordable marketing and media production to small business in the commercial sector and simultaneously create social justice content and provide media training through the not-for-profit sector. OTGM is not just another media production company or marketing agency, because the business brought to us is generating income for CMT which is working to promote health information, transparency and democracy as well as train young people to create thought provoking, accurate and fair media and reporting. Visit website »


Penguin Films and their sister company, Paw Paw Films have won several local awards for their programming. For example, in 2010, Penguin and Paw Paw achieved 7 local SAFTA awards for excellence in television production. Paw Paw’s legal drama series, Sokhulu and Partners, won best drama and was nominated for an International Emmy Award in 2009 in the drama category. Visit website »


Established early in 1983, PLUM PRODUCTIONS has been responsible for many hours of television programming. In the early days, accomplishments included the first ever coverage of indoor cricket for SABC Top Sport, and the first ever drama production (The Edge) shot entirely on Betacam in South Africa and a magazine programme series for BOP TV called Botswerere. In the 90’s PLUM PRODUCTIONS started shooting and providing facilitation for international producers working in South Africa, and continue doing so today.  Visit website »


Rififi Pictures: Robbie has worked in film and television, firstly as an editor and later as both a producer and a director for over 28 years. In 2013 after being partners at T.O.M. Pictures for 9 years, Robbie together with Akin Omotoso, formed Rififi pictures. For T.O.M. Pictures Robbie produced over two hundred hours of television and four feature films. Television includes the Emmy nominated comedy series Sorted and the award-winning drama series A Place Called Home. Visit website »


Spier Films is an award-winning production and finance company with offices in Cape Town, London and Reykjavik. We are part of a family-owned group of companies that includes at least 6 of the top South African insurance companies, two food franchises in 30 countries, a wine estate, hotel and conference centre as well as luxury lodges throughout Africa and India. Visit website »


Uga Carlini, President of Towerkop Creations is an award winning director, screenwriter and producer. Her extensive film career stretches over continents that include South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and Fiji. In Fiji she compiled and pioneered the syllabus, a first of its caliber for the South Pacific, for acting, screenwriting and filmmaking for the National University of Fiji. Uga is a PUMA Catalyst Audience Award winner for her short ‘Good Planets are hard to find’, an ATKV Media Veertjie nominee for Zyron Films documentary series Sewe Sakke Sout and was voted one of SA’s most extraordinary women. Visit website »


UHURU Productions is a wholly black owned film and television production house with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. The company Chief Executive Officer and founder is Rehad Desai. UHURU Producions has a wealth of expertise in the production and management of current affairs programming, documentaries, drama and non-broadcast productions in South Africa and Southern Africa, and is actively involved in the development of various feature films. Visit website »


Underdog is probably the first true, new era MULTIMEDIA and PRODUCTION Company founded on the cusp of a democratic South Africa. Formed in 1993, our 15 years of history is testimony to a stable production company, with a proud history of world class production experience, cross media skills, acclaimed reality and documentary shows, online presences, as well as real transformation and empowerment programs spanning back to our beginnings. Visit website »

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