Thandeka Zwana joined the film Industry in 2004, working in production at DV8 Films on films such as Max and Mona, The Flyer and Bunny Chow. She then worked as a line producer for a number of film and television projects, most notably the Pan African series Imagine Africa and the award-winning documentary feature Robert Sobukwe: A Great Soul. After doing a course in script editing, Thandeka joined the National Film and Video Foundation in 2011, part of a team responsible for developing and promoting South African films, both locally and internationally, including box office favourites Hard To Get, Happiness is a Four Letter Word, Keeping Up With The Kandasamys and Five Fingers for Marseilles. She has also worked in film completion bonding with Film Finances Incorporated, and in 2018, joined Indigenous Film Distribution as Development and Production Executive to complete her journey through the film value chain, giving her first-hand experience in development, financing, production and distribution. She is currently a story consultant for the Realness Episodic Lab, mentoring 6 writers and developers.


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