Hooper Productions, a Johannesburg-based company, has a well
earned reputation for generating high quality programming for
television broadcast. Productions include several long-running
series such as the popular motoring series, Car Torque (211
episodes) as well as Gardens Wild and Wonderful (125 episodes),
both independently voted as South Africa’s favourite motoring and
gardening series respectively. More recent series have included
the prime time series Journey to the Core, and A Vision of
Paradise - Global Warming and Religion as well as many
documentaries. Established in 1984, we have produced more that
3000 corporate and television programmes.
Ian has co-produced and directed
many successful, long running television shows. He has more than
30 years experience producing programmes to a high standard.
With more than 25 years production experience and co-owner of
Hooper Productions, Jeremy manages all financial and logistical
aspects relating to the productions and daily business operations.
Series productions include the popular Gardens Wild and Wonderful,
and Car Torque.
Suniti has been producing and directing documentaries with us for
the past 6 years. She is an exceptional researcher and
scriptwriter. She specializes in documentaries of a spiritual
We make extensive use of freelance cameramen, directors, sound
engineers, grips, editors and various other technicians who are
hired on a project basis.
Hooper Productions strives to go beyond mere compliance with black
economic empowerment principles and aims instead to provide the
benchmark for small to medium sized production companies in terms
of its corporate ethic.
Embracing developmental principles at all levels of production, we
also aim to actively address historical imbalances through the
employment of permanent and freelance specialists from previously
We are committed to black empowerment and gender equality. In
employing new staff and freelancers, our policy is that of
preferential procurement of skills and services from BEE
candidates. Skills development and training will remain a top
To strive to set new standards of excellence in creativity,
accountability and profitability in all our endeavours.
To produce progressive programming that reflects the broader
realities and cultures of our society and to be sensitive and
mindful of programming that supports the values of social harmony,
social reconstruction and nation building.
To display a compassion and concern for human dignity and for all
life, including the environment in all our work.
To actively address historical imbalances through new
appointments, promotions and training.
To engage in responsible and proactive social responsibility and
Not to produce anything that would be construed as direct or
indirect discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion or
other forms of personal identity.
To constantly strive to increase audiences, market share, airtime
ratings and attract advertisers.
To upgrade and employ advancing technologies on an ongoing basis
so as to optimise production and maximise profits, thereby
ensuring global competitiveness.
To form strategic alliances with other industry players to enhance
our capabilities and capacities, where required. In forging
co-production relationships, our policy is that of preferential
procurement of services / skills from historically disadvantaged
To strive for integrity, transparency and trust in all our working
practices and relationships.
To undertake one free production project for a Non-Governmental
Organisation or other suitable charitable organisation per annum.