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Award winning production 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls raised the ante in local television drama when it scooped seven awards including the best TV drama series at the 2013 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) at a glitzy function held at Gallagher Estate on Saturday 16th March.

The drama series received the following awards: best TV drama series (Quizzical Pictures); best director (Amanda Lane); best supporting actor (Pallance Dladla); best actress (Tiffany Jones-Barbuzano); best writing team (Minky Schlesinger, Gillian Beslin, Rosalind Butler and Busisiwe Ntintili ) ; best wardrobe of a TV drama series (Rochelle Selling) and best make-up (Minuche Snyman).

" is proud to be associated with local content that is raising the bar in the television industry and setting high standards in terms of production quality and relevance to our viewers," says Monde Twala, Channel Head. "The entire team - from production and crew to cast - worked tirelessly to deliver a show that resonates with South Africans and the accolades received pay tribute to this.'

4Play: Sex Tips for Girls is a South African television drama series produced by Quizzical Pictures in partnership with USAID JHU HIV Programme South Africa with funding from the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The drama series deals with the realities of life for four thirty- something South African women living in Johannesburg and how they go about finding love, sex and relationships.

"We are very excited about how well this production has done as this is testament of the quality of the programme and achieves the underlying objective of entertaining audiences and at the same time educating and informing them on sex, love, and HIV," said JHHESA Deputy Director, Lusanda Mahlasela.

Quizzical Pictures Managing Director, Harriet Gavshon said she was extremely proud about 4Play receiving so many awards. "This is a great honour and recognition for 4play, a series which was written and directed by women for women. Quizzical is dedicated to creating more opportunities for female creatives to showcase their talents in the film and television industry. We congratulate all of this year's amazing winners."