Broadcast (TV) production

01. Full-service in-house capabilities from concept to delivery

02. Guns-for-hire

03. All genres, all South African languages: reality, actuality, lifestyle, game shows and drama

04. Edutainment experts

05. Local and international consultation and facilitation

06. Development assistance

07. Commercials and short films welcome too



Licensed format production

The TVSMITHS has more than 20 years’ experience in producing licensed formats both in South Africa and on the rest of the continent.



Teamwork makes the dream work, and we love combining and sharing our skills with others. Both local and international clients count on our strong sense of co-operation and the professional support we provide.


Guns-for-hire consulting

We have all the development, production and technical know-how to deliver exceptional products – even those that have limited budgets and resources. We welcome film students and love working with non-profit organisations too.

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If a brief has you puzzled or an idea needs some moulding, we have the expertise to help.

who we are


anthony wayment nel

founding partner and managing director

Anthony started his career in London, working with Endemol on “Fame Academy” and “Shattered”. Leaving the UK to focus on advertiser-funded programmes and commercial work, he later became Endemol’s head of creative for South Africa, East Africa and Nigeria, based in Johannesburg. Love led to a move to Cape Town, where he took up the role of head of the creative department at Okuhle Media. Then it was time to birth his own company, The TVSMITHS, and more than survive the roller coaster ride it entails, he has actually thrived. Anthony has carved out an enviable niche in the edutainment space, but he relishes an insatiable appetite for all quality entertainment and making beautiful, innovative programmes that push boundaries.


vusani mlilo

co-partner and director of digital communications

Vusani loves all things digital and considers himself an unashamed technology geek. Though passionate about staying on top – and ahead – of global trends in the field, he also has a keen interest in international current affairs, culture and science. He has successfully managed online strategies for youth entertainment programmes such as “Hectic Nine-9”, an award-winning South African television series. He has also developed innovative digital strategies for key local retail brands as well as international non-governmental organisations. Having worked with Anthony on several television and internet media initiatives for HOW MANY years, Vusani finally agreed to become his partner in The TVSMITHS in 2019.



director of people

With a passion for people and making a positive social impact, Tarryn brims with “joie de vivre”. Though she studied marketing management for a better understanding of the field, her true passion is the psychology behind why we do what we do. She subsequently founded The Bambini Dream Foundation to help underprivileged youth tap into their innate power. She is also a motivational speaker, life coach and consultant to the hospitality industry on inclusivity for people with disabilities. A wheelchair user herself, Tarryn has a keen understanding of the challenges they encounter both at work and at home. At The TVSMITHS, she work tirelessly to change stereotypical perceptions of differently abled people through the insightful use of various media.