Combined Artists Productions

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Combined Artistic Productions is a South African production company owned by Jon Sparkes, George Mazarakis, and Nomahlubi Simamane, a Black Economic Empowerment partner.

The company produces South Africa's longest-running television series, Carte Blanche, for M-Net. The series started in 1988.[1] In January 2010 two spin-off series were launched,[2] namely, Carte Blanche Consumer and Carte Blanche Medical. In 2011, a further spin-off, Carte Blanche Extra was launched, which departed from the magazine format for a more behind-the-scenes reality format.

On 8 September 2009 FIFA selected Combined Artistic Productions to produce the FIFA World Cup Final Draw in Cape Town,[3][4] which was broadcast to an expected 200-million viewers.[5] The company also produced the Preliminary Draw in Durban in November 2007 and the FIFA Confederations Cup draw in Johannesburg in November 2008.


  1. ^ O'Hara, Billie. "Carte Blanche: History". Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Bill (2 January 2010). "New year, new treats!". IOL. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "2010 Final Draw production company announced". 8 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ "South Africa: Combined Artists Productions Chosen to Produce Final Draw",, 9 September 2009, retrieved 26 January 2010 
  5. ^ Molinaro, John (2 December 2009). "Why is the World Cup draw such a big deal?". CBC. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 

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