Genevieve Hofmeyr is the co-founder and Managing Director at Moonlighting Films where she is responsible for all the company’s motion picture and television production business. Her track record and reputation have inspired clients, from major US studios to independents and international networks, to entrust more than 50 productions to Moonlighting Films, establishing the company as a world player in co-production and facilitation of international productions in South Africa.
Genevieve’s credits include, in the role of supervising producer or line producer, “Safehouse” for Universal, “Invictus” for Warner Bros. / Malpaso/ Revelation, “Machine Gun Preacher” for Relativity and Kuashi, “Amelia” for Fox Searchlight Pictures and Avalon, “10,000 BC” and “Blood Diamond” for Warner Bros., “Catch a Fire” for Working Title Films, “24 – Redemption” for Fox Television, “Ask the Dust” for Cruise / Wagner and Paramount, “Racing Stripes” for Alcon Entertainment, “Ali” for Sony Pictures, “Beyond Borders” for Mandalay Pictures and “The Interpreter” for Working Title / Universal.
Projects that Genevieve has co-produced include “Death Race 2” and “Blue Crush 2” with Universal Germany; “Crusoe” with Power & Muse Entertainment; “Skin” with Bard Entertainment and Elysian and “Flood” with Muse.
Widely regarded as one of South Africa’s most skilled and accomplished producers, Genevieve has made a significant contribution to the growth of the entertainment industry in South Africa in a career that spans over 20 years. She is listed by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the three most influential women in the South African film industry today.
Marvin Saven is a partner and Financial Director at Moonlighting Films. He joined the company in 2004 and leads Moonlighting in all financial matters, from co-production structuring and film financing to accounting and tax planning for all of Moonlighting’s film and TV projects.
Recognised as an industry leader in the utilisation of co-production treaties, Marvin has spearheaded the structuring of such co-pro projects as “The Borrowers” (Working Title Television), “Death Race 2” (Universal Germany), “Flight of the Storks” (H&V / EuropaCorp) and “The Girl” (Warner Bros Germany / Wall to Wall). He structured the first co-productions produced under the SA / UK Treaty (“Skin”) and SA / France Treaty (“Skoonheid”) and he heads the film industry task team that was set up to engage with the NFVF (the South African competent authority) on co-pro matters.
He is responsible for raising and structuring finance for Moonlighting’s local productions and international co-productions (such as “Skin”, “Four Corners” and ‘Retribution”), working with a range of private investors and institutions, including the IDC in South Africa. In 2010, Marvin established Moonfund, Moonlighting’s film fund set up to provide loans against the DTI rebate. Moonfund has to date finalised four transactions (“Mr Bob”, “Skoonheid”, The Borrowers” and “Flight of the Storks”).
Marvin oversees all matters pertaining to finance, accounting and tax planning for Moonlighting’s projects, and is responsible for ensuring that each project makes maximum use of the DTI rebate and is correctly structured from a tax point of view.
Prior to joining Moonlighting Marvin was a manager at Deloitte in SA and the UK. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant who graduated Cum Laude on the Dean’s Merit List.
As Head of Production at Moonlighting Films, Shireen is responsible for budgeting, setting up initial scouts, putting teams together for confirmed productions and managing research and production at Moonlighting Films’ head office.
She draws on her 18 years in the South African film industry, during which time she’s gained extensive experience in all aspects of production. Working primarily on long form projects, she also spent 5 years producing international commercials as well as 2 years in the AD department on TV and features.
Shireen originally worked with Moonlighting Films on Ali and Amelia, and has now returned to join the company full time as Head of Production.