Harriet Gavshon

Harriet Gavshon

Harriet Gavshon

Executive Producer: MTV Shuga (South Africa)

Harriet Gavshon heads the production company Quizzical Pictures and is one of South Africa’s most experienced film and television producers.

She has twenty five years’ experience making some of South Africa’s most celebrated and loved television productions including Shuga Down South, Intersexions, Hopeville, Sex Tips 4 Girls, Umlilo and most recently iNumber Number.

Factual programmes she has produced include Masterchef South Africa and A Country Imagined with Jonny Clegg.

She has produced a number of feature films including iNumber Number, Nothing for Mahala and Beyond the River.

She has also lectured in film and television at the University of the Witwatersrand and holds a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies from New York University.

Work she was produced have won over 35 SAFTA awards, FESPACO best television drama awards as well as a Rose D’Or for best drama series and a Peabody Award for Intersexions.

She has been awarded a Crystal Award for Women of Courage and Vision from Women in Film.