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Pumzile Mlungwana

Nickname: 'Pumzi P'

Filmmaker, Speaker, Radio Broadcaster and Marketer


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in East London South Africa

Pumzile Mlungwana is an innovative marketer in different platforms. He has an experience in creating business relationships between clients and the companies he has worked for. His skills are broad; starting from writing TV program, TV concepts, Script writing and directing for the screen. He is also a Journalist/ filmmaker who works behind and in front of the scenes. He has made several documentaries, reality television and magazine shows. He is also an actor, voice artist and presenter. Amongst the Broadcasting companies he has worked for are Curios Picture, Endemol, Urban Brew, Ochre Media, Kagiso TV & Communication, SABC, Tsiko Productions, ABC Ulwazi, 567 Cape Talk and Talk radio 702. He has worked for international companies such as Mema TV and CNN.

Pumzile Mlungwana is also a Public Speaker whose main focus is to inspire his audience.

He is an academic whose body of work and interests are focused on Urban History, South African Film History, Self - Expression in Film, Socio Political, Socio Economic topics, Non-Fiction Adaptations, Auteur Theory and other forms of art. .


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Current Position(s)

Independent Filmmaker/Media Consultant | Freelance
2012 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film


Previous Position(s)

Tutor | University of the Witwatersrand
2010 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Tutoring for Television Studies and Screenwriting.



Producer/Presenter | Primedia Broadcasting
2008 - 2009

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Worked on part time basis for 567 Cape Talk. The responsibilities were to find content for the Breakfast Show and Afternoon drive on 567 Cape Talk as a Radio Producer. Was also presenting two different shows at different intervals, which were The Late Night Show on the 567 Cape Talk / Talk Radio 702 simulcast and the Weekend Breakfast on 567 Cape Talk.


Radio Presenter | 567 Cape Talk
2008 - 2009

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Preparing for the show with the producer, which includes coming up with topics that will encourage listeners to interact with the presenter and talk about current and social issues. Presenting the show by engaging with the listeners. Conducting interviews with guests from different backgrounds. The show was a simulcast between Talk radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk.


Director/Researcher | Freerange Films
2008 - 2009

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Finding people who are trailblazers and make documentaries about the work they do in changing people's lives for the better.


Researcher | Okuhle Media - Marketing, Television and Production
2007 - 2008

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Was part of the team working on Hectic Nine 9, a live youth magazine T show on SABC 2.


Senior Researcher | Endemol
2005 - 2005

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Senior Researcher and Insert Producer for segments of All You Need Is Love, a reality Television Show.


Production Manager/Head Reasearcher | Curious Pictures
2005 - 2005

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Responsible for the show titled, Lattitude. Brainstorming concepts, finding stories, cold calls to participants, arranging shoots, managing production costs, logistics and managing the production.


Film Director | Kagiso TV and Communication
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2005 - 2009

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations

Was in charge of finding stories about schools or teachers who were doing exceptionally well under difficult conditions and make documentaries about them. The show was titled, Beyond The Classroom.
In the same company was a researcher for Enterprise Zone, a business show.


Program Manager/Radio Presenter | Voice Of Wits
1992 - 1993

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

In charge of hiring and training new Radio Presenters. Drawing up the program for the presenters. presenting own show called Theater On Air.

Educational history

Secondary

St Fransiscan, Boksburg, South Africa (1989)

Tertiary

Wits University

2012 - 2013

Film Studies

St Fransciscan

1989 - 1989

Grade 12

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