Phathutshedzo Makwarela | The man behind the best of Mzansi's stories

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Phathutshedzo Makwarela. Image: supplied
Phathutshedzo Makwarela. Image: supplied

We get up close and personal with Phathutshedzo Makwarela, and learn about the business of entertainment from the executive producer of The River, Legacy and many others. In fact, chances are, if it’s a TV hit, Phathu has had a hand in it.

WHERE AND HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY WITH TV PRODUCTION START?

I studied filmmaking at Tshwane University of Technology because I had ambitions of becoming a filmmaker. I fell in love with scriptwriting, so I majored in it. In my last year at TUT, I started reaching out to soapies so that I could join them as an intern. I got my big break at Muvhango, and from there I moved to Zone 14 and The Wild. Later, I went back to Muvhango. As time went on, I started writing, and getting approached to write for different shows. 

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