The company is lead by award winning radio and television personality, Terence Pillay and internationally award winning content producer, Julie Laurenz.
Terence Pillay is a well known South African radio and television personality. He’s also a published print journalist, author and columnist, who has been working in media for over 25 years.
Terence started work as a presenter for television shows across the SABC, etv and MNet channels and later moved on to producing and directing for television.
Recently he has carved a comfortable niché behind a microphone as the host of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on East Coast Radio’s Breakfast Show. His has also had columns in the Mercury, Daily News, Independent on Saturday and the Sunday Tribune.
Terence's work has also taken him to the far reaches of the globe. In the process he’s interviewed some of the world’s biggest names, like Claire Danes, Enrique Iglesias, Hillary Swank, John Cleese, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Westlife, Rachel Allen, Howie Mandel, Joe Cocker and Eddie Grant. More recently, Pillay hosted a cooking show called Food for Living on Glow TV (DStv Channel 167) and has corresponded for Global Health TV (a UK based health television channel) and TRT (Turkish Radio and TV)
Terence's has won a number of awards for his work including a number of National TV Association (NTVA) Awards, two Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards, a Kingdom Festival Award, and an Avanti Award. He was also named a finalist in the 2014 Discovery Health Journalist of the Year Award.
Julie has over 25 years experience in directing and producing award-winning video content. She has established herself as a successful business woman; a skilled director and a proficient producer. The owner of Nguni TV and now, co-owner of Pillay Laurenz Media & Communications, Julie has skills in all aspects of production. She has applied these skills with success to hundreds of productions for local and international clients. A keen interest in the ‘human condition’ and an empathy for people who want to tell their stories – whatever the story – gives Julie’s work a characteristic honesty and compassion.
She has produced a number of award winning productions. These include; a South African Film & Video Award (SAFTA), CNN African Journalist of the Year (2005 & 2015), Lorenzo Natali Human Rights European Commission Award, a Bridget Bardot Genesis Wildlife Award commendation, five SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year Awards, a Discovery Health Journalist Award and a number of Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards.
Julie develops original TV formats and directs & produces online content, food inspired programming, specialist corporate, documentary, lifestyle and magazine programming.