Anria Kotze

Anria Kotze

Executive Producer at Black Envelope Films
Cape Town, South Africa

About me

BE is a boutique one-stop creative studio, providing creative business & marketing solutions to brands, broadcasters, clients, and agencies looking to create content that is tailor made and delivered to any platform or medium. As content specialists, we guarantee absolute quality that is always one step ahead of current trends. Your content is therefore always fresh, edgy, trend-setting and above all, content that has longevity, remains memorable, sells products and wins international awards.

Our services include Design, Digital Design, Production, Post Production, Motion Graphics, 2D and 3D Animation, VFX, Compositing, Editing, Colour Grading, Music Composition, Final Mix for TV & Radio, Sound Design and final delivery. We don't only specialize in content creation, but also offer content management and content marketing solutions.

Our awards include Gold & Silver Cannes lion's, 2 Gold, 2 Silver & 4 Bronze Loeries, Loeries Craft Award, nominated for 10 Loeries, Gold & Silver Clio Award, FAB Award, 2 Gold Bookmarks, 2 Merit Awards from One Show, Adlip runner up & 2 Ad of the Month Awards, D'nAD In­Book award & Big Idea of the Year @ 2013 SA Ad Awards.

Simply put, our outlook. We do not put ourselves on a magical creative pedestal where heaven and earth jump to our tune, rather we see ourselves as the people, the consumer, the audience and the client. This allows us to stay firmly rooted in the ever shifting now, where we are able to what we do best, create and deliver content that is relevant and appreciated by both the public & the client.
With all that said there is only one thing left...

Welcome to Black Envelope.


Executive Producer & General Manager
Black Envelope Films, Cape Town
South Africa
November 2014 - Present (4 years 1 month)
Experience in TV Commercials, broadcast television programming, corporate videos/communication material, web, content for outside billboard & live event recordings. Good Understanding of the creative process, getting everything done from beginning to end. I'm very passionate about the industry & creating the best possible content. On a daily basis I need to manage multiple tasks, while prioritising appropriately, be able to work well under pressure and have the ability to work towards tough deadlines & budget parameters.

Managing & overseeing the Production, Creative and Post production teams as well as forming part of the key decision makers within the business on finances, practices and how to drive the company forward.

Other Skills: Production Team & Crew Management; Conflict Management; Budgeting & Scheduling, Pre-Production, Production & Post Production Planning & Integration.

Latest Achievement: Bronze Loerie Winner 2016 - Umhlobo Wenene FM TVC
TV Producer / Project Manager
Urban Brew Studios
South Africa
July 2008 - October 2014 (6 years 3 months)
- In depth experience in all elements of creating content for TV in various formats from Game shows to Short Formats, Documentaries, TV Commercials, to name but a few.

- New Business Development & Corporate Strategy Planning for Departmental Development

- Excellent interpersonal skills and building sustainable client relationships.

- Determining & Allocating resources to different projects as needed within the given budget

- Organized with a professional approach to deliver work of the highest standard

- Go-getter, self starter and believer of self-growth

- Work well under pressure and have the ability to work towards tough deadlines

- Receiving briefs from clients, cost management, briefing resources and scheduling of various projects (sometimes running simultaneously, overseeing the project and making sure that delivery of final product happens.

- Procurement management

- Working in a close team, liaising with each other and constantly checking that the project meets deadline.

- Financial Reporting during and after Projects.

- Managing of a project team in order to deliver what the client wanted.

- New Business Development and aligning company strategy within the department.

-Project & Traffic Management via Chase (first time being used within a TV Production company)
Production Manager
Urban Brew Studios
South Africa
July 2008 - October 2009 (1 year 3 months)
Pre-production process and planning
Scouting for contestants who will partake in the show
Organizing shoots including organizing location, dates and crew
Organizing the contestants for the show
Co-producing the inserts
Liaising with Contestants and Presenters
Handling day to day production duties
Communicating with the Ad Agency, giving daily feedback to the Client on the progress of the show
Shooting on Location, organizing crew, contestants and extras
Being involved in the post-production process, communicating daily delivery to client and channel.
Overseeing that the program gets delivered up to standard.
Assistant Producer
Riot Post Production
South Africa
February 2007 - June 2008 (1 year 4 months)
 Quoting and scheduling jobs and doing re-cons for off-line edits and online supervision after receiving a full brief from the Production House/ Advertising Agency. Ads included TV and Cinema commercials.
 Different tasks within the company including general office administration, organizing of flights, accommodation and transport for our editors/ clients, nationally and internationally.
 Excellent telephone and client liaison with clients.
 Doing all music searches for our offline edits from several music databases.
 Taking minutes at meetings, making sure that we understand what the client expects of us.
 Being involved in the approval process, attending to the agency and client.
 Working out production schedules and booking in the shoot dates, transfer of the rushes, off-line and online editing, flame or nitris for touch ups, grading, final mix, copies and deliveries.
 Assisting the Executive Producer and Editors in all other post production tasks.


National Certificate Content Marketing

2014 (1 year)
Content Marketing

Bachelor's Audiovisual Communications

2004 - 2006 (2 years)
Third year subjects: Psychology 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D Audiovisual Communication 3A and 3B Organisational Communication A Global Communication B Second year: Psychology (2A and 2; 2A and 2B); Marketing Communication (2A and 2B). First year: Afrikaans 1C; Business Management (1A and 1B); Psychology 1A and 1B); Communication campaign & Project management A; Interpersonal & Group communication A; Introduction to Communication theories B; Persuasive Communication B; RGLB3 and RGLB4 Computer Science which include information literacy.

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