by Thinus Ferreira
eMedia has promoted the Imbewu series producer Lynn Gaines who has been appointed as managing director for Sasani Studios in Johannesburg.
Sasani Studios in Highlands North in Johannesburg, one of the subsidiaries in the eMedia Holdings group, houses several of South Africa's large and multiyear locally-produced weekday soap operas, from SABC1's Skeem Saam, SABC2's 7de Laan and Muvhango, to e.tv's Scandal! and until recently its now-cancelled Rhythm City, with studio space for various other shorter local productions.
Lynn Gaines has served as an executive producer for the past 15 years and as series producer for its locally-produced Imbewu on eMedia Holdings' e.tv channel.
"At eMedia we believe in nurturing talent and promoting our own from within. Lynn has been with the group for many years, and we are very proud to have her steer Sasani Studios," says Antonio Lee, COO of eMedia Investments.
"She is talented and the appointment was an obvious choice for us. This is a celebration of the exceptional individuals we have in our midst."
Lynn Gaines says "I have always been passionate about producing and love seeing the final product packaged and delivered to millions of viewers on air".
"I am incredibly excited about my new role as managing director at Sasani and look forward to many new projects coming up. I am also very proud to be recognised by my company and in the industry."