Vanessa Jansen

Development Producer

Vanessa is an audio-visual content creator, developer, and manager with 25 years’ experience in the South African film and television industry. She is currently the Development Producer at KAE and recently worked as head writer for two seasons on one of the company’s projects uBettina Wethu. Vanessa has worked in various production capacities over the years and was a Commissioning Editor at the SABC for 6 years, working on programs like GENERATIONS and WHEN WE WERE BLACK among others. Under the auspices of the National Film and Video Foundation she worked as Script Editor on the award-winning film DORA’S PEACE. Vanessa was the Senior Commissioning Editor of Long Running Series where she led the standardizing of SABC’s Long Running contracts and the creation of SABC Content Hub’s Quality Assurance System. Vanessa contributed to Mzansi Magic channel’s inaugural content strategy and the creation of the format, THE ROAD TO MISS SA. She has been a facilitator on the NFVF SEDIBA Programs and trained with some of the best content developers in the business including Ken Dancynger, Alby James & Justin Scroogie. She is a GIBS graduate, a qualified Project Manager as well as an award-winning presenter (ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE – Duku Duku Awards), actress (THE GAME – FNB Evita Award) and pitcher (THE COMMANDMENTS – Roma Fiction Fest).