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The National Film and Video Foundation appoints new leadership

In its mission of ensuring the growth and promotion of the local film industry the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is proud to announce the appointment of new executive management.

The NFVF welcomes Mr. Peter Kwele who has been entrusted with the responsibility of heading the Marketing and Communication Department of the Foundation, as well as Ms. Vuyo Sokupa who will be heading the Production and Development department. Both individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry.

Mr. Kwele brings with him experience from both the broadcast and retail sectors. Welcoming him the NFVF CEO Ms Zama Mkosi was elated, “We are confident that Mr. Kwele will champion our cause and help fulfil our mandate of growing the industry. The industry is already experiencing growth and we believe his marketing and communications experience and expertise will help accelerate growth and reach out to the masses.”

Armed with B.A. Honors Degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Mr. Kwele’s experience has made him an expert in broadcasting and production management of large scale sporting events, with a diverse background in finance and social development. Mr. Kwele is not new to the content industries, he has served as the General Manager: 2010 Project at the South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) and therefore his experience will be valuable for both the NFVF and the industry at large.

During his stay at the SABC he was responsible for developing and facilitating the implementation of 2010 Project Office strategies, with regards to the following Project Areas; Technical and Technological, Sports, Marketing and Communications and Stakeholder Management amongst others.

Ms. Vuyo Sokupa previously held the position of Head of Programming at Mzansi Magic channels for M-Net. She obtained her BA Journalism degree and a Post-graduate Diploma in International Studies and African Diplomacy from Rhodes University.

Her career began at Mail & Guardian where she worked as a trainee journalist. She then moved to African Leadership Academy and Red Pepper Pictures before joining M-Net in 2012. She manages the creative commissioning output for the Mzansi Magic channels; providing strategic insight and encouraging increased market share for the company’s channels. She has managed a team of Commissioning Editors that co-create television shows that have high resonance with audiences.
Source: Filmcontact 23 March 2015