Friday, November 8, 2019

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! IDC Media and Audio Visual SBU Presentation.

Due to unforeseen circumstances on the side of IDC, the presentation has been re-scheduled for 19 November 2019, 16h30.
We also received an overwhelming number of RSVP's; NFVF auditorium is now too small and we are making arrangements to either host the event at Atlas Studios or AFDA.
We will inform you as soon as we have confirmation.

IDC Media and Audio Visual SBU would like to share a brief presentation on their funding with the Film Industry and engage thereafter.

The presentation will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at 16h30 Johannesburg.
Please RSVP by Friday 15 November 2019

RSVP to admin@sasfed.org

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

IDC Media and Audio Visual SBU presentation

IDC Media and Audio Visual SBU presentation

IDC Media and Audio Visual SBU would like to share a brief presentation on their funding with the Film Industry and engage thereafter. The presentation will take place on Tuesday 12 November 2019 from 16h30 at NFVF, 87 Central St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.

Please RSVP by Friday 8th November 2019 at admin@writersguildsa.org

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ANXIETY & DEPRESSION TALK 26TH OCTOBER 2019


JOIN SAGA IN THIS IMPORTANT SESSION DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND THE HELP AVAILABLE. THE SCOURGE OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION NEEDS TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND ADDRESSED. 





Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SELF-TAPE SEMINAR

JHB are you ready to learn how to submit a professional self-tape audition? RSVP now at admin@saguildofactors.co.za Free for SAGA members and R200 for non-members. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Toronto International Screenwriting Competition

The Toronto International Screenwriting Competition


Standard Deadline: 19/09/2019
We are a team of artists and professionals who are passionate about filmmaking and about nurturing, developing, and supporting the next generation of filmmakers and screenwriters from Toronto, and around the world.

We want our competition to be a bridge between up and coming artists and the talent agents and managers that will ultimately put them in front of studio executives in both Canada and the US. We are also passionate about introducing them to the various producers and production teams that call our city their home!

ENTER THROUGH FILMFREEWAY

Whether you’re writing the next epic blockbuster, hip indie, or laugh out loud romantic comedy, we want to read it. We love supporting great cinema and great writers!!!
-The Toronto International Screenwriting Competition Staff
Q&A - Inroads Screenwriting Fellow Justin Moran

Justin Moran is a playwright, screenwriter, and one heck of a nice guy currently residing in Los Angeles.
Justin won the 2019 Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship competition with his gritty “Space Western” pilot aptly entitled “Rust”. We sent Justin a few questions after his win, and he was nice enough to respond.....

READ MORE HERE!

Call for Television Pilots and Webisodes:

Our TV PILOT Competition is open to teleplays and webisodes of all lengths.
Cash, prizes, press, and producer distribution.
All Finalists and Winners will be announced by November 15, 2019. Make us laugh!!!

Thanks to our sponsors: Script Reader Pro, Screenwriting Staffing, Filmmatic, Monday on Main Street, The Script Coverage Co., and Jungle Software!
Enter through Coverfly

Enter through Filmfreeway
 
Enter- Competition HQ

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

IPO 2019 / 2020 EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

The new IPO Executive members elected at the AGM held on the 30th of July 2019.


IPO 2019 / 2020 EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

  1. Nimrod Geva - Co-Chairperson
  2. Sisanda Henna - Co-Chairperson
  3. Thandi Davids - Deputy Chairperson
  4. Neil Brandt - Secretary General
  5. Leanne Kumalo - Treasurer
  6. Rehad Desai 
  7. Zikethiwe Ngcobo 
  8. Michael Auret 
  9. Katleho Ramaphakela 
  10. Thierry Cassuto 
  11. Marvin Saven
  12. Dylan Voogt 

Profiles of the Executive Committee will be included in the next IPO Newsletter.

Sub-committees have a mandate to ensure that stakeholders are engaged and actions are taken, and report to the Executive Committee. Sub-Committee Members are as follows:

  • NFVF Committee – Michael Auret, Neil Brandt, Zikethiwe Ngcobo, Rehad Desai
  • Dti Committee – Michael Auret, Marvin Saven, Rehad Desai, Nimrod Geva, Thierry Cassuto
  • Broadcast Committee –Thandi Davids, Zikethiwe Ngcobo, Luke Rous, Sisanda Henna, Vanessa Jansen, Jane Lipman, Nimrod Geva, Katleho Ramaphakela (chairperson)
  • Legislation and IP – Laura Colucci, Rehad Desai, ZIkethiwe Ngcobo
  • Membership and Communication - Nimrod Geva, Sisanda Henna, Thandi Davids, Leanne Kumalo (Chairperson),

Premier’s First Thursday Event

Monday, August 19, 2019

WGSA PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MADIBA BAY WOMAN ELECTED TO COUNCIL OF WRITERS' GUILD OF SOUTH AFRICA


Professor Adelle Gascoyne has been elected to the Council of the Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in the portfolio: Professional Development for Eastern Cape and Free State. Gascoyne kicks off her portfolio this month with a workshop titled, “Acing emotion in screenwriting,” on Saturday, 31 August, in Despatch/Uitenhage.

JOHANNESBURG, 19 August 2019, 12:00: The Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) is pleased to announce the election of Professor Adelle Gascoyne to the Council and her acceptance of the portfolio Professional Development: Eastern Cape/Free State. Gascoyne became a full member of the WGSA earlier in 2019 as she is a produced performance writer.

The WGSA is a full member of the International Association of Writers' Guilds (IAWG) and has five (5) tiers of membership: Full member – for produced performance writers; Candidate member – for aspiring performance writers who does not yet have work produced; and, Student Member – students enrolled at educational institutions; Friends of the WGSA and Corporate Members.

The field of performance writing covers both traditional and new media: screenplays (for film and television), stage plays, radio, and new media (such as webcasting and gaming). The WGSA is committed to helping performance writers through a wide range of services, including:

· advocacy and lobbying: ensuring writers receive legal protection (statutory law) and fair wages;
· professional development: hosting courses facilitated by local and international trainers;
· the guilds’ international affiliation: allowing for discounted rates on screenwriting software;
· the script registry: protecting the intellectual property of our writers.

Gascoyne is the first Council member for years specifically dedicated to the needs of writers in the Eastern Cape and Free State. Her 1st workshop is scheduled for 31 August from 9.30am-4.30pm with the title “Acing emotion in Screenwriting”. The workshop will cover a wide range of human emotions and how to successfully bring this to screenwriting. The workshop will benefit both existing writers and aspiring writers. Anyone with a dream to write for the screen is invited to attend.

The cost is R150 for WGSA members, R200 for non-members and R50 for students.

For inquiries please contact admin@writersguildsa.org
To make a booking click HERE, or
WhatsApp Adelle on 0815670640.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, August 16, 2019

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT? JOIN US TOGETHER WITH SWIFT ON THE 24TH AUGUST 2019,CAPE TOWN

WGSA presents: “ACING EMOTION IN SCREENWRITING”

Bookings essential:  Bookings close on 27 August at 12h00
 
DATE:     Uitenhage:  31 August 2019
TIME:      9h00 to 16h30
VENUE:   
To be announced



Successful movies break the 4th wall by engaging the audience emotionally. Understanding the components of emotionality and its impact upon behaviour is thus crucial to master to be successful as a writer and screenwriter.
 
This workshop will look at the following topics:
  • The function of emotion;
  • The components of emotion;
  • The core and range of human emotions;
  • The 5-fold impact of selected core emotions;
  • Methods for evoking emotion in screenplays;
  • Practical: Writing a 'golden' emotional scene.

PLEASE NOTE:
Participants are encouraged to bring a 1-2 page scene to the seminar to work on using the emotional tools learned.


Short Trainer Bio:

Adelle Gascoyne has a PhD in Behaviour Modification (specialising in emotion in conflict) and is a Professor of Theology and Social Sciences. Since 2007, through her charity, she provides educational and therapeutic services for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to correct the behaviour of violent offenders and she is recognised as a specialist in this field, achieving the status of accredited service provider to DCS.

Her work on emotion is studied by conflict students at esteemed academic institutions such as the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (USA). Adelle is herself a published author and produced playwright now venturing into radio and screen.

She is the WGSA Council Member for Professional Development for Eastern Cape/Free State and a 2019 Muse Awards Judge.
 
WGSA Student members - R50 
Members / Students with valid student card / Affiliated organisation:  R150
Non-Members:  R200 

To secure your booking:  Please pay the required cover charge to our bank account:
 
WGSA Current Account
Standard Bank, Melville
Branch No: 006105
Acc No: 300082444
Acc type:  Current
Please use your name and surname as reference

After payment, BOOK HERE 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

VANSA PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE WORKSHOPS IN MPUMALANGA, AUGUST 2019


Opportunity Description

The Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), in partnership with the Department of Culture, Sports and Recreation in Mpumalanga and the Arts & Culture Trust invite all visual arts practitioners to a workshop on the following topics:
  • Writing: Artists biographies and statement;
  • Artists (self)presentation and professional conduct; and
  • How to sell in and outside your city

The workshop will be presented by Chepape Makgato, a Joburg-based independent artist and arts writer, contributing formerly to ART AFRICA and The Journalist online publications. He works at the Royal Art House studio in Johannesburg and is the founder of Samanthole Creative Projects & Workshop, a community-based art organisation focusing on arts and literacy youth programmes. He is a multi-award winning visual artist who has exhibited on three continents of Africa, Europe and North America in solo and group exhibitions including art fairs. His work is collected by various global and local corporates including JP Morgan. His inaugural theatre production was Man Alone in Polokwane, Limpopo province. Amongst his accolades, is a library named after him in his home province of Limpopo which is called Khehla Chepape Makgato Youth Library at Ngwamorei Secondary School. He is presently studying towards Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Wits University.


Workshop details:

Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Venue: KwaMhlanga Government Complex, Solomon Mahlangu Drive
Time: 12:00 – 14:00

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Venue: Ermelo, Regional Library
Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Venue: Archives Building, Mbombela
Time: 11:00 – 13:00



Deadline


21, 22 & 23 August 2019

Website


https://vansa.co.za/

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Stunt for Actors Workshop

Please find our new times for the workshop and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. 

JHB: Saturday 10 August
14h00 – 17h00
Address: Saint Columbus Church, 45 Lurgan Road, Parkview

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wesgro’s Film and Media Promotion in partnership with Film Cape Town, FNB Foreign Exchange and Silwerskerm Fees cordially invite you to our next Film Finance Workshop

Wesgro’s Film and Media Promotion in partnership with Film Cape Town, FNB Foreign Exchange and Silwerskerm Fees cordially invite you to our next Film Finance Workshop.

The workshop intends to build an ecosystem for all Western Cape film and media role players with specific focus on the finance leg of the production. It will also inform attendees of other opportunities that could add value to their company and how to go about securing
funding.

FNB’s in-house Exchange Control team together with other key financial players and stakeholders will provide insights to help grow the industry, while Wesgro will provide a brief update on the current film and media landscape.

Attendees can also expect presentations by the kykNET/M-Net, NFVF, IDC and other industry experts.

Date: 22 August 2019
Time: 09h00 – 14h00
Venue: Workshop venue: Rotunda, The Bay Hotel, 69 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Hot desks venue: Silwerskermkamer, The Bay Hotel


rsvp: film@wesgro.co.za by 14 August 2019
(Please specify dietary requirements as each guest will receive a lunch pack)