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Both Worlds picks up adaptation rights to Endemol Shine’s hit scripted format The Bridge

Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine today announced that South African based production company Both Worlds Pictures have picked up the exclusive rights to adapt critically acclaimed drama The Bridge in Africa.

The deal will see Both Worlds seek a […]

July 19th, 2019|

South African First for TV Series: “UNARMED” selected by C21 London International Drama Pitch Summit

Cape Town, October 26th: In a first for a South African drama series, Both Worlds’ UNARMED has been selected as one of the finalists for C21 Content London 2018 Drama Series Pitch. From over 100 submissions from established drama creators […]

October 26th, 2018|

“Posthumous” Puppet Nation SAFTA Wins “Bittersweet”

Puppet Nation, the show that nobody will put on national television, collected 7 SAFTAs at this year’s event, bringing its total over the years to 29. The awards were for the final season of Puppet Nation which aired on pan-african […]

March 25th, 2018|

Both Worlds founder Thierry Cassuto chats to Screen Africa about his journey as a producer


From the producer’s mouth: Thierry Cassuto

February 28th, 2018|

‘Point of Order’ – where comedy and parliament collide

Times Live 9 February 2018


And the shenanigans in Parliament inspired Both Worlds’ comedy panel show, Point Of […]

February 11th, 2018|

“Puppet Nation” and “Point of Order”: Another Ten SAFTA Nominations for Both Worlds

For the second year running, Both Worlds is up for ten awards, including Best TV Comedy and Best TV Presenter, for our flagship programmes ‘Puppet Nation’ and ‘Point of Order’



CAPE TOWN – Both Worlds, the production company behind ZANews’ Puppet […]

February 9th, 2018|

Sowetan Live- Khanyi Mbau Named Most Honourable Minister in Parliament

Khanyi Mbau made a surprise appearance in Parliament recently, taking home the title of most honourable minister for the day.

By Parliament, of course, we mean the set of Point of Order, where she was the special guest as the minister of […]

January 16th, 2018|

Nuwe Parlement Parlement Seisoen 2 Episode 2 Uit Vanaand!

Vanaand op KykNet, ch144 om 20:30 kom Hannon Style Guru kuier in ons parlement om te lag, die mooi hare van Soli Philander te bewonder en te vertel hoe jou hare régtig onder daai doek lyk met Nik Rabinowitz, Kabous […]

January 15th, 2018|

Parlement Parlement, coming soon to a screen near you

All rise!

From Both Worlds, the makers of SAFTA award winning shows Puppet Nation and Point of Order, comes Parlement Parlement, a comedic panel show modelled after the often chaotic melting pot that is the South African parliament.

The nation’s best-loved Afrikaans […]

June 29th, 2017|

ZANEWS Finds a New Flame

ZANEWS has struck a flame with one of South Africa’s hottest brands, Nando’s.

“The puppets may be too spicy for TV for now but thanks to one of South Africa’s most loved and hottest brands, Nando’s, ZANEWS will be back to […]

June 23rd, 2017|

“Puppet Nation” And “Point of Order” Garner Six SAFTA Wins For Both Worlds

CAPE TOWN: The most recent South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs), the 11th annual SAFTAs, again proved to be a momentous event for Both Worlds. Off the back of ten nominations for its two headline productions, Puppet Nation ZA […]

March 27th, 2017|

“Puppet Nation” And “Point of Order” Garner Ten SAFTA Nominations For Both Worlds

CAPE TOWN – Both Worlds, the production company behind ZANews’ Puppet Nation and Point of Order, is proud to announce the two titles have received a combined 10 South African Film and TV Award (SAFTA) nominations.

Now in its 12th season, […]

February 17th, 2017|

ZANews’ Puppet Nation Wins Writers’ Guild of SA Muse Award For Second Year Running

CAPE TOWN – Puppet Nation ZA, the South African satirical news program broadcast weekly on StarTimes’ Star One channel and online on www.zanews.co.za, has again been recognised in the Best TV Comedy script category by the Writers’ Guild of South […]

February 14th, 2017|

Puppet Nation ZA Nominated for a 2016 International Emmy Award

The nomination marks the show’s second nod in a row and the only South African programme acknowledgement this year.

CAPE TOWN – Puppet Nation ZA, the South African satirical news program produced by Both Worlds and broadcast weekly on StarTimes’ Star […]

September 26th, 2016|

And Now the News from CCN (Comedy Central News)

Johannesburg, 22 September 2016: Welcome to CCN (Comedy Central News), the perfect antidote to TV news from Comedy Central – a weekly 30 minute round-up of all the news that did NOT happen – but really should have…

CCN uses real-life […]

September 23rd, 2016|

ZANEWS’ Puppet Nation Wins 6 Awards, Including Best TV Comedy, at the 2016 SAFTAs

ZANEWS’ Puppet Nation has won best TV Comedy for the 3rd year running at the annual SAFTA’s that took place this past weekend, bringing their tally of SAFTA’s won to date for the satirical news show to a whopping 17!

In addition to […]

March 21st, 2016|

“ZANEWS: Puppet Nation” Receives Record 11 SAFTAs 2016 Nominations

CAPE TOWN – 18 February 2016 – For Immediate Release

Both Worlds are super proud to announce that ZANEWS: Puppet Nation leads the way this year with 11 nominations for the 2016 South African Film and Television Awards (18 and 20 […]

February 18th, 2016|

Puppet Nation Nominated for a WGSA Muse Award

The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) has announced the nominees for the third annual WGSA Muse Awards. Performance writers in film, television, radio, stage, and new media will gather at the Soweto Theatre on 2 April 2016 to recognise […]

February 3rd, 2016|

Producers of Puppet Nation bring a ‘Point of Order’ to StarSat

On Digital Media’s (ODM’s) pay TV platform, StarSat, is proud to announce the highly anticipated release of ‘Point of Order’, a comedy panel show created by Both Worlds, the award‐winning makers of Puppet Nation. The show, a light hearted parody of a parliamentary […]

October 23rd, 2015|

Puppet Nation ZA Nominated for Prestigious International Emmy Award

CAPE TOWN – Puppet Nation ZA, the South African satirical comedy program that was originally denied access to television, has just been nominated for the 2015 International Emmy Awards. The show has been nominated for Best TV Comedy and will […]

October 7th, 2015|