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Meet the Team

Jenny Lenahan

Jenny Lenahan

Founder & Executive Producer

Jenny graduated from the University of Natal with a BA in Speech and Drama. After five years as the editor and photographer for a local newspaper in Namibia she left for London to train with the BBC. She completed a BBC Television Production and Direction course in 1984 and then worked for the BBC as an Assistant Producer. Her responsibilities included final programming control, producing promotional and advertising material for the BBC and directing live, multi-camera studios. After a brief period as a transmission control producer at the SABC, Jenny joined Brigadiers Films as a programme Director. There, she directed the first two series of Skattejag (Star Tonight! Award for the Best Entertainment programme) and Carousel for the SABC. In early 1986, Jenny began to direct and produce a variety of programmes on a freelance basis for M-Net, including Simba Small Talk, which won the Star Tonight Award for Best Youth Programme. Jenny Lenahan Productions was established in 1986.

Mark Vorwerg

Mark Vorwerg

Managing Director & Executive Producer

Schooled in Durban, Mark went on to complete a diploma in Video Technology at Natal Technikon between 1994 and 1997. With the focus of his final year being production of documentaries, commercials and multi-camera outside broadcasts, Mark excelled and graduated with distinction. After moving to Johannesburg he completed his required in-service training at Framework Television and gained experience in a variety of productions for the M-Net and SABC channels. It was here that Mark developed his passion for the excitement of live TV. Mark joined JLP in 1998 and is involved in producing all aspects of work undertaken by the company and has developed into a very skilled live multi-camera director.

 

Zwelethu Mazibuko

Zwelethu Mazibuko

Shareholder & Non-Executive Director

Zwelethu Mazibuko was educated at The Ridge School and St Albans’ College on an academic scholarship. His Tertiary education includes a Diploma in PC Engineering from Damelin Computer School and a Certificate in Film and Television Production from Monash University. In 2003 Mazibuko joined the Look & Listen Music Group’s Head Office where he would eventually become the youngest and only black senior manager. While there, Mazibuko headed up procurement and operations management for the Jive City Group, reporting directly to the General Manager, Managing Director and CEO of Vestacor (Look&Listen’s holding company). In 2004 Mazibuko co-founded Tripod Media cc, of which he is a 33% stakeholder. Tripod Media is a production company which has, in its relatively short history, produced or filmed documentary inserts for SABC and MNET, and television commercials for several international corporate clients. Through his experience with Look & Listen and Tripod Media, Zwelethu Mazibuko combines a sound business background and entrepreneurial spirit with experience in production, performance directing and scriptwriting. Mazibuko has developed a talent for spotting creative opportunities which translate across age and colour boundaries; a skill which is becoming increasingly necessary in today’s media environment. Mazibuko is a 25.1% shareholder in Jayellpea.

Annelize Baard

Annelize Baard

Senior Producer

Anne-Lize Baard studied B Com Communications at RAU, and has spent her 20 years in the TV industry. She has worked at Louise Smit Productions, Franz Marx Films and Rapid Blue. Career highlights for her have included Red Bull Flugtag, Red Bull Downhill Extreme, Chat the Planet for News in New York, My Vasteland for KykNET, Jara for MNET Africa. Joining JLP mid-2012 has allowed Anne-Lize to indulge her love of travel in Africa by working on big corporate projects such as Stay True to the Standard for Standard Bank, part of which included producing a movie that was screened at Monte Casino, Il Grande in November 2012. She brings with her a wealth of production experience and passion for the industry.

 

Lavina Green

Lavina Green

Production Manager

Lavina grew up in Bulawayo Zimbabwe and moved to South Africa in 2005 where she started her career in logistic support. Have built up extensive experience in project management and operations, Lavina joined JLP in 2014 to manage office logistics and bookings. Lavina is a passionate about building and maintaining relationships with our extensive base of freelance professionals. She is always looking for new and fresh talent in both crew members and on-camera presenters and has become an invaluable member of the team.

Stefan van Wyk

Stefan van Wyk

Post-Production Producer

Stefan was schooled in Pretoria and completed a National Diploma in Film and Video Technology at the Motion Picture Academy of Tshwane University of Technology. He started working as a camera assistant in 1999 and after completing his studies in 2002, he joined Wild Pictures as a second Camera operator on a National Geographic Channels’ project called “Wild Orphans”. Once filming was completed, Stefan was asked to be the assistant editor for the same project and this is where he discovered his passion for editing. From 2003 he has been editing professionally on genres ranging from Entertainment, Documentary, Corporate, Educational, Investigative Journalism and has over 1000 hours of broadcast editing experience. In 2007 he won a Gold Camera Award for editing at the International Film and Video Awards for his work on the reality series “The Cut”. After that Stefan moved to the United Kingdom to gain international experience where he headed a post-production department and qualified as a Final Cut Studio Master Pro in 2009. Stefan came back to South Africa in 2010 and his wealth of experience made him the ideal candidate to edit and produce corporate broadcast communications for JLP Television. He also worked on the documentary series “Cold Sweat” for which he was nominated for a SAFTA award in 2013.