UMZINGELI PRODUCTIONS – BIOGRAPHY

Headed by internationally acclaimed producer Jan Malan, Umzingeli Productions is one of Africa’s best known and most respected show production companies, working on a wide range of fashion and entertainment related events across the continent and throughout the rest of the world.

Umzingeli means ‘hunter and gatherer in Xhosa and Zulu’ and the company prides itself on using its powerful knowledge of the events industry to brainstorm truly innovative concepts and execute them professionally with an enthusiasm that can only be described as electric.

Umzingeli’s approach has been developed and honed during Jan’s extensive experience in 25 years of show production and has been proved at the highest echelons of the international market.  Driven by passion, and aided by an extensive international contact book of celebrities and industry professionals, Umzingeli tailors each job directly to its client's needs to ensure that only the best possible outcome is achieved.

Jan began working on shows in 1985, and established Umzingeli following the conceptualization and orchestration of the original the ‘Face of Africa Model Search’ for MNET in 1997.  This show was broadcast in over 40 countries, including the United States. The event continues to be a success and Malan is currently working on the 2010 competition with castings underway across the continent.