Women work behind the scenes
Female directors on Television were rare a few decades ago. Now, more and more women are taking jobs in the media, occupying the challenging and key positions whether on screen or behind the scenes. Bayan Kyzylova is a chief director at the El Arna channel. She has devoted nearly 25 years directing on sets and creating TV programs. She has been with the Khabar Agency since the first day.
“Truth be told, women have made a great contribution to the development of the Khabar Agency. Obviously, a lot of things have changed over the past 25 years. We are living in the digital era. We have been through a lot,” emphasized Chief Director, El Arna Channel, Bayan Kyzylova.
Bayan bears a great responsibility; she is the one who makes the decision on all the visuals that appear on TV. Her work doesn’t stop on the weekends and holidays.
“TV means undefined working hours. Especially on holidays, we continue working when everyone rests. We often go live during the holidays with concerts, shows, and performances. These are the peculiarities of the job. We work for the people”, noted Chief Director, El Arna Channel, Bayan Kyzylova.
Working on television takes strength and creativity. It also requires perseverance, patience, and passion for the craft, Assiya Bainazarova, the manager of a broadcasting department at Kazakh TV, beliefs. She is living proof of how strong women can do anything they set their minds to.
“I enjoy my job. Once you fall in love with the magic of TV, and you start working here, you realize it is both a blessing and a curse. We spend half of our lives here, at work. I love working here. My colleagues and I put out hearts into what we do. Over the years, I have learned to keep the work-life balance,” said Manager, Broadcasting Department, Kazakh Tv, Asiya Bainazarova.
Many people dream of working on TV, making shows millions watch. However, many do not realize how many hours and how much effort the people behind the scenes put into the few minutes of good TV content. Women behind the scenes at Khabar strive to bring joy to every family and viewer.