George Mazarakis
Director & Executive Producer

George Mazarakis, Red Oxygen co-owner and Executive Producer, is responsible for building Red Oxygen programming and taking it to market.

He is also CEO of, and the executive producer for, Combined Artistic Productions, which makes Carte Blanche, South Africa’s longest running investigative journalism show.  Carte Blanche has won over 200 local and international awards during its almost three decades on M-Net, a pay TV channel in South Africa.

Highlights of his career include being responsible for large-scale, global broadcasts including the 1994 elections in South Africa; the debate between Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk; the millennium broadcast from Robben Island; and the final draw for the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He is also responsible for creating a world first in the form of the Oscar Pistorius Trial channel, which took the famous murder trial of the now convicted World Paralympic Champion to viewers around the globe. In addition, he has produced reality television shows such as Show me the Mommy, for M-Net and make-over shows such as LOOKS 2 Live By and Face to Face.

Last but not least, he chairs the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Campaign, which has raised over R130 Million in cash and double that in kind. The campaign has now completed 18 capital projects for paediatrics in 10 hospitals around South Africa and has also raised funds for two local child charities.

 

George Mazarakis
Director & Executive Producer

George Mazarakis, Red Oxygen co-owner and Executive Producer, is responsible for building Red Oxygen programming and taking it to market.

He is also CEO of, and the executive producer for, Combined Artistic Productions, which makes Carte Blanche, South Africa’s longest running investigative journalism show.  Carte Blanche has won over 200 local and international awards during its nearly three decades on M-Net, a premium pay TV channel.

Highlights of his career include being responsible for large-scale, global broadcasts including the 1994 elections in South Africa; the debate between Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk; the millennium broadcast from Robben Island; and the final draw for the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

He is also responsible for creating a world first in the form of the Oscar Pistorius Trial channel, which took the famous murder trial of the now convicted World Paralympic Champion to viewers around the globe. In addition, he has produced reality television shows such as Show me the Mommy, for M-Net and make-over shows such as LOOKS 2 Live By and Face to Face.

Last but not least, he chairs the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Campaign, which has raised over R130 Million in cash and double that in kind. The campaign has now completed 18 capital projects for paediatrics in 10 hospitals around South Africa and has also raised funds for two local child charities.