etv offering independent producers a chance

Producers from the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West are invited to submit a proposal for a 23 minute documentary to by the 18th of August 2017.

As part of the 2018 centennial celebrations in honour of Nelson Mandela's legacy, is giving independent producers a chance to submit documentary proposals about an individual or group which they believe capture the spirit and values of Madiba.

The channel is celebrating what the stalwart stood for. has a long history of providing a platform for authentic local storytelling. The documentary has to relay a message that is proudly South African and no less than 15% of the dialogue must be in languages other than English which are unique to the province.

Proposal requirements:

  • A detailed treatment of the proposed documentary;
  • A description of the locations where the documentary is to be shot and the names of individuals to be interviewed;
  • Proposed name/s of the presenter or commentator, if any;
  • Production budget incorporating a detailed description on personnel, equipment and resource requirements;
  • Information which confirms that the key personnel working on the documentary are based in the province concerned.

Production company requirements:

  • will accept programme proposals only from South African production companies which have a registered business address in the province concerned.
  • Production company must provide proof of previous productions completed.
  • All programme proposals from production companies must include the following information:

- Name, address and telephone numbers of person representing the company for purposes of the proposal.
- Name and registration number of production company.
- Registered address of company.
- Names, race and gender of shareholders of production company.
- Names, race and gender of directors of production company.

  • Names, race and gender of senior personnel at the production company and their positions.
  • Details of training initiatives engaged in by the production company over the past 12 months
  • Showreel of previously produced content; and
  • A copy of the company’s BEE verification certificate.
Proposal and all supporting documentation should be submitted to

The submission deadline is 17:00 on 18th August 2017.

NB- if you do not receive feedback on your submission from by 17:00 on 31st August 2017, please consider your application unsuccessful.  

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