Zanele Mthembu

Role at the 2024 DFM Event:



Zanele Mthembu boasts over 20 years of experience in television, film production and broadcasting. She has a diverse expertise, gained through her work in local, regional and international markets. Zanele brings a robust understanding of the business–from concept to production to local and global distribution.

As the founder of Brown Panther Films, Zanele is committed to building local production capacity and a pipeline of industry talent in South Africa. She is the resident Head Mentor at the ZA Media Incubator (ZAMI), a programme of the eAcademy, where she is empowering young television graduates to realize their visions by helping to strengthen their business, legal and financial understanding of the industry.


Sisters Working In Film and Television

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