Thursday, 30 May 2013

Tanya Hayward



Tanya Hayward has been in the world of imagery for the last 17 years. As a junior copywriter for Saatchi and Saatchi (Cape Town), she moved into the field of production to learn how to make TV. Working on international commercials and local drama’s she fine tuned her craft and made her way to London where she landed herself a position as Production Manager at Nickelodeon UK in 2000. Relishing in the world of kids TV, she moved from strength to strength and after her 5 year stint in London she was Senior Production Manager for MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon Europe. During her time in London she was approached to write a short story for the initial "Urban One" (South Africa) book series and was published in 2001 under the title "A box of butterflies" and worked on a literary project aimed at young boys in the lower income groups in London with acclaimed Creative Director Paul Ayre.
Returning to South Africa, she Line produced a number of shows such as Project Fame (Mnet), Walala Wasala (SABC) and then in 2006 she began Directing corporate videos, documentaries, Music Videos and an animation series. In 2007, Tanya Hayward opened the doors to Media Hussies.
Tanya Hayward saw a gap in the market to empower and educate women and youth through entertainment and the world of media and to turn serious issues into workable solutions. Media Hussies's core focus is International and Corporate work with 40% of our work on Corporate Social Responsibility and enriching Charities through transfer of skills and enabling them to become more self-sufficient. From past project's such as The FADER/ Nike International's Pitch Perfect video series and June 16th Youth Day event to Akon’s Video "We just don't care" shot in Soweto to Killing Ghandi – a Protest Piece about the evictions in downtown Johannesburg to a representing Active Learning Libraries South Africa (Toy Library) in business development and media liaison, to Short Pant a skills development program teaching "throw away" girls how to make and market their undergarment range, Tanya Hayward thinks in the round and out of the triangle to communicate effectively to her market; Women and Youth and relishes in the challenge of painting the world pink.
  • Tanya Hayward has written her first novel; "That little blue line" – a story of finding your mother by becoming a mother on the playground of racially integrated Johannesburg
  • Tanya Hayward was nominated for SA's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards in 2009
  • She appeared on SABC Internationals Youth Expression on 14.11.2009 discussing the decriminalising of Prostitution for 2010
  • May 2010 saw Tanya interviewed by CNBC Africa for their "Women in Business" program about life, career, Media Hussies and realising your dream.
  • 2011 was welcomed in with Tanya Hayward making the Marie Claire SA Magazine's February edition's Enrich list "Be inspired by our pick of SA's most creative minds". The list showcases 11 South Africans who work within their community to make a difference.
  • On the 31st of January 2011, Tanya was interviewed by Nancy Richards of SAFM's show "Otherwise". Says Nancy; "Everyone has a story to tell".
  • "Empowered by Panties" was an eye opening piece written by Andrea Nagel of The Times about Short Pant and Tanya Hayward on 09th February ‘11
  • Tanya Hayward was nominated for Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year 2011 award in the Youth Movers category
  • Tanya Hayward served as a committee member of The House orphanage from October 2009 – February 2011 in the capacity of
Sponsorship and Marketing.
  • Tanya Hayward sits on the Roosevelt Park Pre Primary School board in the capacity of Communications and Media.

"Reach for your Dreams, live with Love and find your voice so that you may be heard" - Tanya Hayward 2009


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