Urban Brew Studios would like to congratulate three of its productions for being
nominated as part of the annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).
SABC 1’s YOTV has been nominated for a SAFTA for the Best Children’s
Programme, while, Danine Naidoo, presenter of Edge on [ED] (DStv
channel 190), has been nominated for Best Presenter, and Dana Tsafandakis has
been nominated for Best Editor for a documentary called Joburg
Rising, which was produced and directed by Desmond Naidoo.
CEO of the Johannesburg-based production house, Trish Taylor says, “These
nominations attest to the high calibre of productions coming out of Urban Brew
Studios and we’d like to congratulate all of the nominees and the production teams
involved in these shows for their hard work and dedication.’
YOTV, a long standing youth variety show on SABC 1, is produced by
Urban Brew Studios and is broadcast live from their Randburg studios every
weekday. The show’s Friday YO Party, which ushers in the weekend, is
up for a SAFTA award.
Edge, which is also an Urban Brew production and is broadcast on
[ED] (DStv channel 190) every Monday at 19h25, is a series at the edge of
technological research and development. Presenter Danine Naidoo uncovers the
latest gadgets and innovation. Of her nomination for Best Presenter Naidoo says,
“I’m so overwhelmed, a bit gobsmacked and really excited. Presenting is such a
journey and this is my first industry award nomination. It’s such a team effort, so
well done to the whole Edge team.’
Joburg Rising, which was produced by Urban Brew Studios and
broadcast on [ED] last year, is a documentary that tells of a change that is
sweeping across the Johannesburg inner city. Viewers are invited to experience the
energetic heartbeat of a city reborn, with its incredible pulse, people and places
creating a microcosm of a new South African society. Editor Dana Tsafandakis has
been nominated for the SAFTA for Best Editor.