Bogatsu - Writer - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Nonzi Bogatsu

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Services

Writer

Summary:

Creative writer, Content Producer/director

Work History

Content Director

Endemol South Afric; Rapid Blue

Extensive work done in the capacity of a content director, mostly in reality TV formats. Namely for Rapid Blue: So You Think You Can Dance/SYTYCD (South Africa) and for Endemol: Step Up or Step Out/SUOSO (urban dance reality competition) and Big Brother Africa. Job responsibilities included directing content during auditions and callback phases (SUOSO and SYTYCD); directing content throughout competition process, for both behind the scenes content and on stage performances; edit directing content for episodes to be broadcast.

Content Producer/Scriptwriter

Ochre Moving Pictures; Afro Electro Films; Carol Bouwer productions

Work done as a content producer and scriptwriter include:
- Zola 7 (Ochre Moving Pictures): Emotainment reality show
- Kwanda (OMP): Community responsibility reality show
- Motswako (Carol Bouwer productions): Women's talk lifestyle show
- Extreme Sport Spectacular (Afro Electro): Extreme & adventure sport lifestyle show

Writer, Creative Concept Writer

Independent

Independent short story and play writing.
- Flipping The Script (August 2004 – October 2004) : Co-scriptwriter for a Heinrich Boell Stiftung funded theatre production. Through exploring intersectional issues of women from different age, class, race and socio-economic backgrounds the plot endeavoured to re-define feminism in contemporary society.
- Independent short story writing
- Concept and proposal writer for television, radio and film concepts of most genres (comedy, drama, lifestyle, reality)

Writer

Independent

- Play writing: Co-scriptwriter for a Heinrich Boell Stiftung funded theatre production (Flipping the Script). Through exploring intersectional issues of women from different age, class, race and socio-economic backgrounds the plot endeavoured to re-define feminism in contemporary society. Performances held during the 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women (November/December 2004)
- Short story writing: Unpublished but avid short story form writer. Preferred genres: dark humour and satire. Short stories written include: Holy Mess, A Religious Experience (a story about an unfortunate sequence of events during a high school mass service); Headgirl (a story that satirically explores the world of high school leadership woes) and Weed 101 (a day in the life of a marijuana dealer on a fictional varsity campus)
- Concept and proposal writing: Create and write concepts and proposal for television, radio and film media. Concepts for most genres (drama, comedy, reality, lifestyle)

Projects

Short story writer

Unpublished but avid short story form writer. Preferred genres: dark humour and satire. Short stories written include: Holy Mess, A Religious Experience (a story about an unfortunate sequence of events during a high school mass service); Headgirl (a story that satirically explores the world of high school leadership woes) and Weed 101 (a day in the life of a marijuana dealer on a fictional varsity campus)

Resident Writer (Isidingo)

2011 - current: working as resident writer at SABC 3 soap drama, Isidingo. Core duties include: storylining, episode writing, topical scene writing and general story generating for the show.

Qualifications & Certifications

BA (Hons) African Literature

University of the Witwatersrand

BA (English Studies)

University of Cape Town

Assumption Convent School

School of Life

School of Life

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