Welcome to the IPO

The Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) is a representative, national organisation of independent South African film, television and digital producers constituted to represent, protect and promote the interests and needs of producers.

Our Vision is to be recognised locally and globally as the power behind a thriving, sustainable, inclusive, widely-acclaimed and globally competitive South African film, TV and digital media production industry which celebrates and affirms our country’s diversity.

Our Mission is to represent, protect and elevate the interests of film, TV and digital media content producers and, in turn, all who work in and are suppliers to the industry, to ensure an empowered, transformed, vibrant and flourishing industry which maximises its economic contribution and job-creation potential, by effective lobbying of Government and other key stakeholders.

For any queries, please feel free to contact our Executive Director Trish Downing on trish@ipo.org.za or reach out to the IPO Secretariat on administrator@ipo.org.za

Always working in your best interests.

Upcoming Events to Diarise

Inaugural IPO Chat and Chill: 20 January 2022

The IPO are delighted to introduce the Chat & Chill Sessions which is an informal space to celebrate our members and give us an opportunity to meet and discuss the art and business of producing. We are thrilled to have the producing team behind South Africa’s Oscar submission Barakat joining to give us some insights into the making of the film.

‘Barakat’ is an Arabic word denoting blessings, abundance and prosperity. The film follows the trials and tribulations of Aisha Davids (played by veteran acress Vinette Ebrahim), a widow who has to preserve the peace between four sons struggling to come to terms with the death of their father two years after the fact.

We anticipate that the session will be comprised of half an hour input by the Barakat producers, half an hour of Q&A and half hour for open-ended discussion of any topics the members wish to raise. We hope that members will join us with their own cup of coffee or glass of wine to Chat & Chill on Thursday 20 January at 4pm! We will share a Zoom link with our IPO members in the new year. Please contact tlhakanelo@ipo.org.za if you wish to find out more about this exciting new initiative and to RSVP.


IPO Member Webinar: Code of Conduct, Vision and Mission

At the Annual General Meeting held in October we postponed the review of our new Vision and Mission and Member Code of Conduct due to time restraints. We would like to schedule a webinar to review these documents on Thursday 27 January at 3pm and request our members to Save the Date for this session. Please contact tlhakanelo@ipo.org.za to RSVP.