Leanne Kumalo

Leanne Kumalo

Executive Producer at Seriti Films
Johannesburg, South Africa

About me

Leanne has worked in the South African entertainment industry since 2005. Worked primarily in film and commercial production. She is also a keen entrepreneur who is interested in the business of entertainment in South Africa.

Specialties: Commercials and Feature Film Producer


Executive Producer
Seriti Films
July 2017 - Present (1 year 5 months)
Johannesburg, South Africa
April 2015 - June 2017 (2 years 2 months)
Bouffant is an award winning film production company. Ranked number one in South Africa in 2012 and is recognised as a leading brand in the industry. Now in its eighth year of operation bouffant aims to expand its creative portfolio and build on its base in conventional film production, eventually expanding into the dynamic digital marketing space.
Johannesburg, South Africa
May 2010 - February 2015 (4 years 9 months)
Star Films is a youthful company that is at the forefront of the industry representing some of the hottest talent, such as Oscar award winner Tristan Holmes & Mzi Kumalo.

Business Development & Africa Producer
October 2009 - April 2010 (6 months)
Whatwewant is a branded entertainment production company based in South Africa with a division which focuses on African commercial production. The company has been involved in numerous successful productions with some of the top agencies and creative talent on the African continent. We have worked with countries such as Kenya, Botswana, Madagascar, Senegal, Benin, Gabon and Reunion – on a number of high profile accounts like Coca Cola, Peugeot, Orange and Vodacom to mention a few.
Company Owner
Emzantsi Enterainment
January 2006 - January 2010 (4 years)
Responsible for the business development and growth of the company. Developing content, interfacing with clients, brand management, human resource management and monitoring the business strategy implementation are some of the day-to-day activities.

Emzantsi is a great company, with a youthful edge and represents some of the freshest talent in the industry.
Guillotine Post Production
September 2007 - February 2009 (1 year 5 months)
Guillotine is a High End Commercial Post Production services. I worked on numerous commercials as the post production producer, which includess co-ordinating offline editing, grading, sound design and mix, online editing, motion graphics and animation as well as managing deliverables.

Some commercials worked on: Vodacom, Nike, MTN, Nandos, Virgin Mobile, ABSA, Axe, John Legend Music Video.
Dog Pack Films
July 2005 - December 2007 (2 years 5 months)
Three comedians and a weird guy named Cope embark on a raucous weekend journey to Oppikoppi, South Africa's biggest rock festival. The guys slip out of the city for a few dusty and increasingly absurd days with hopes of mass debauchery and conquering the comedy stages, but they get a bit more than they bargained for.

Staring: Kagiso Lediga, Kim Engelbrecht, Joey Rasdien, David Kibuuka, Jason Cope, David Kau, Andy 'Admiral' Kasrils, Danny K.


PDBA Business Administration

2009 - 2010 (1 year)

Bachelor’s Degree - Film Production Grade Cum Laude

2002 - 2003 (1 year)
Activities and Societies: Head Producer 2002-2003 CLVA Executive Member 2004 Chairperson CLVA 2005

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