Friday, February 7, 2020

The 5th Annual
WGSA Muse Awards Ceremony
will take place on
Saturday, 29 February 2020

Venue: Apollo Hotel, Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg
Time: 17h30 to 22h00

Dress Code: Smart / Elegant

You are hereby invited to attend the 5th Annual WGSA Muse Awards Ceremony. Tickets for the event are available at R 250.00 per person and includes dinner. Wine and juice will be available during dinner, but all other drinks will be available from the cash bar.

Sales will close at midnight on Tuesday, 25 February 2020.

Hope to see you there!

To purchase your tickets:

Please make payment to:
WGSA Current Account
Standardbank, Account number 300082444
Northcliff Branch, 006105
REFERENCE: Your name and surname/Muse
Send proof of payment to accounts@writersguildsa.org


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ALERTS TO FILM INDUSTRY


MAJOR EVENT: MATCH IN AFRICA - ROGER FEDERER VS RAFAEL NADAL
CAPE TOWN STADIUM - 7 FEBRUARY 2020. : IMPACT ON FILM-RELATED ACTIVITY

The City of Cape Town Film Permitting Office would like to advise of the abovementioned event which will impact on film-related activity in the City and the availability of city streets and locations in the CBD/De Waterkant/Green Point/Sea Point area.

The CBD will be extremely congested and film-related activity may be constrained in areas impacted by the event directly and the Transport Management Plan - see Annexure A
For more information on the above, please contact the CTFPO on Tel: 021 417 0599/2025 email: film.permit@capetown.gov.za

Match in Africa-Roger Federer vs Rafael

Nadal. 07 February 2020.City of Cape Town's Transport Directorate

ROAD RESTRICTIONS
The roads listed in the below tables will be temporarily closed and/or restricted to vehicular traffic. This will have an impact on traffic flow and motorists are advised to plan their trips accordingly.




PARKING
  • Parking restrictions will be enforced in the residential areas adjacent to Cape Town Stadium from17:30 to 23:30, including on Main Road.
  • No parking on Main Road (Somerset Road) west bond from Thursday 06 February 22:00.
  • No parking will be permitted on the above roads at the indicated times. Access to and egress from parking garages will be allowed to permit holders ONLY.
IMPACT OF ROAD CLOSURES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
  • MyCiTi Waterfront service
  • The normal scheduled service will not be free of charge.
  • The service will stop at the Stadium bus station on route to the Waterfront and then will bererouted from Helen Suzman Boulevard into Portswood Road, turning left into Beach Roadand right at the traffic circle into Granger Bay Boulevard.
  • Granger Bay bus station will be closed for this period while all other stops and services on theGardens-Civic-Waterfront route will remain operational.
  • Passengers may use the Waterfront (in Breakwater Lane), Stadium bus station and/orBuitengracht stops as alternatives to the Granger Bay bus station.
  • On the return journey from the Waterfront, the bus will turn left into Beach Road, right intoPortswood Road and left at Helen Suzman Boulevard to continue its normal route to the CBD.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 
Project Development Programme 2020
 in partnership with
 Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport 
25 – 28 February 2020, Cape Town
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Prospective and hopeful filmmakers-in-the-making are encouraged to submit a ONE page Proposal for a short documentary film (20 minutes maximum length). Successful candidates will be tutored in the art of documentary scriptwriting, preparing a budget and writing funding proposals. All submission details and requirements are included in this document.

In order to identify and develop new entrants in the documentary industry, and with a key objective of transformation, Encounters in partnership with the Western Cape Government Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, will host a Project Development Programme. The aim of the programme is to inject the filmmaking skills and knowledge necessary for increasing opportunities, business growth and ultimately access to global markets.

The initial Workshop, led by filmmaker Riaan Hendricks, will accommodate up to six participants to develop their short documentary projects in preparation for securing development funding and to advance their careers. A second mentorship programme is designed to support and guide beneficiaries in finalising their project proposal (script, budget and funding proposal). Participants must attend Encounters Industry Programmes during the Festival taking place from 4-14 June 2020.

Participants
The programme is aimed at documentary filmmakers at the beginning of their filmmaking careers and whose projects show great potential. Two team members per project may participate. Only residents of the Western Cape may apply.

Dates
The Workshop will take place from Tuesday 25 – Friday 28 February 2020 (4 days).
Post-workshop participant-led group sessions are encouraged – for mutual support and the fostering of important professional relationships for the future.
In the period March – May, leading up to the Encounters Festival, participants will be assigned Mentors for advice and guidance as they finish their scripts and develop budgets and funding proposals. These will be presented during Encounters.
Applicants must be available for the full duration of the programmes offered. Please be mindful that absenteeism will result in exclusion from the course.

Workshop Leader
Leading the 4-day Workshop is filmmaker, Riaan Hendricks.
Biography
Hendricks is one of South Africa’s multi award winning, prolific independent film directors. The constant struggle of
engaging audiences with the emotional landscapes of his characters and story – are expressed in the rich tapestry of
moments engrosses his work. Riaan’s film Ramothopo the Centinarian won best feature doc award at AfriFF 2018.
Guest Tutors will be invited to input on budgeting, proposal writing, compliance, etc.…
Selection
The selection committee will comprise of appointed representatives from the Industry and Encounters.
Applicants will be notified by email at least a week before the workshop.
The course includes:
• course materials
• meals (teas, coffees and lunch)
• mentorship programme
• invites to Encounters industry programmes and functions
• transport allowance (if necessary)
Submitting Applications
Application Deadline: Wednesday 12 February, 5pm
Submit to: pa@encounters.co.za
Applicants must submit:
• 1-page synopsis
• 1-page biography for each of the two key project team members, e.g. Producer (s), Director
• Complete Contact details
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For further enquiries please contact Nazeer Ahmed (021) 418 331

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Audiovisual Industry LOBBYIST

Audiovisual Industry LOBBYIST
1 year contract
Starting date: 1 March 2020


Job Description
1) Research and information-gathering
- Gather information to formulate strategies that help achieve policy outcomes
- Interview legislators, officials and audio-visual entities about their positions on relevant policies and legislation
- Research, analyse and present existing and upcoming legislation and policy changes. Obtain legal opinion where necessary
- Research, analyse and present relevant political updates and agendas.

2) Advocacy
- Establish and maintain relationships with state-owned - and audio-visual entities
- Attend government, government agencies’ and audio-visual functions, events and meetings, relevant to SASFED
- Simplify and present SASFED recommendations to legislators and officials, including relevant portfolio committees
- Advocate official SASFED position statements and recommendations on policy and legislation with legislators and audio-visual entities
- IP/ Copyright, Residuals

3) Strategy
- Provide public policy plans/positions and political advice to SASFED, including the views of the various legislators and audio visual entities
- Strategise / design campaigns to promote SASFED position statements targeted at both state and grassroot levels.
- Attend SASFED council meetings
- Attend SASFED stakeholder meetings

4) Fundraising
- Research potential funders
- Compile and submit funding proposals

Job Requirements

1) Strong communication skills (persistent, persuasive, assertive, succinct)
2) Negotiation skills to broker compromises and deals
3) Strong understanding of the political system
4) A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in the film industry in South Africa
5) A network of strong relationships amongst government officials and audio-visual entities
6) Strong analytical skills
7) Knowledge about current news and events pertaining to the audio-visual industry
8) Cope within a stressful work environment
9) Preference will be given to persons of colour
10) Understand and sympathise with government transformation agenda
11) A Johannesburg based position.
12) Access to transport at own expense to and from the office located in Linden; Johannesburg daily, including for after-hours meetings when required.
13) Ability to travel to Parliament or other important locations, at request of the employer and as possible within funding budget.
14) Manage a part time administrator, legal and research capacities as required and within the funding budget.
15) Access to own laptop.

Desired requirements

1) Bachelor’s degree in humanities or commerce and relevant working experience
2) Proven record of supporting, protecting, and advancing the mission of an industry association is a plus
3) A diplomatic approach, a person who brings cohesion instead of antagonize parties/ people in the various platforms where they lobby, but will stand firm on SASFED issues

Applications should consist of a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, a motivational letter on why you should be appointed and your unique experience you bring to the table, plus two letters of recommendation. Your application must be emailed to admin@sasfed.org not later than 15 February 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Creative Producer Indaba


CREATIVE PRODUCER INDABA

 

2 SESSIONS, 18 DAYS, 1 YEAR.

 

Where the program is a year-long initiative, it is made up of two sessions and a market presentation of seven days each. Our intention is for Indaba to evolve into over a number of yearly cycles, to develop and extend the potential of the network.

A PROGRAMME DEVELOPED FOR AFRICA

Developed by Realness Institute, taking to heart the specific needs of Africa, through a series of think tanks and industry engagements and the specialised experience of Heads of Studies, Representatives, Programme Directors and film professionals in the 3 continents (Africa, Europe and North America). The program is developed in collaboration with EAVE-European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, modelled after their PUENTES (South America) and TIES THAT BIND (Asia) workshops, which enjoyed a decade of success. In addition, Sundance Institute (North America) is bringing 30 years of nurturing talent and championing independent stories.

DISCUSSIONS, SCREENINGS, COMMUNICATION


GROUP CONFIGURATION

  • Producers from North America and Europe with an interest in co-producing with Africa. 
  • African Producers with active projects in development. 
  • Policymakers and film professionals from institutions (distributors, broadcasters) and funding bodies who would benefit from understanding the challenges impacting creative producers. This knowledge can be taken and used to influence better policy and create a more vibrant ecosystem in which films can be made.
     
IMPACT

EMPOWERMENT


This programme will enable participants to enhance their creative and business skills with the express purpose of enhancing organisational productivity and financial sustainability.


LONGEVITY


A successful, sustainable and growing Small to Medium Enterprise creates new job opportunities. The film and television industries are acknowledged by governments to have an economic impact across several sectors including tourism, transport, hospitality, education, health and cultural development.


SKILLS DEVELOPMENT


Any increase in sub-sector turnover is almost entirely dependent on business turnover. The appetite for content to be developed in Africa will increase as the pool of talent and capacity to execute gets bigger. This, in turn, minimises the risk to financiers and funders.


SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT


The main social spin-offs are cultural development and job creation. Film fosters dialogue around freedom of expression, identity, sexuality, and the intersection between modern life and tradition. Creating space and instruments for countries to collaborate to create a symbiotic relationship. 

CORE OUTCOMES
1.
Provide professional training and leadership skills so tenacious producers can identify unique directorial talent, and scale the African film industry.
2.
Encourage the creative rigour and skillset in producers to develop and create singular work that not only delights and entertains, but may also have the power to push creative boundaries, spark new levels of empathy and understanding, and even lead to social change.
3.
Build the resolve and capacity of producers to effect change in policy and infrastructure in their respective home countries.
4.
Create life-long professional co-production relationships across 3 continents that facilitate African film production, as well as foster a supportive community of creative producers in Africa.

For more information visit https://www.realness.institute/creative-producer-indaba
EAVE, IFFR PRO, RLNS, SUNDANCE
Creative Producer Indaba is a Realness Institute initiative, in partnership with EAVE, International Film Festival Rotterdam’s IFFR Pro and Sundance Institute. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Sustainability Workshop at SA Film Academy on 23 January 2020






SUSTAINABILITY IN FILM - FOLLOW-UP TRAINING WORKSHOP - AT SA FILM ACADEMY – 23 JANUARY 2020

CRITICAL NEED TO TACKLE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Key role players in the South African film industry have acknowledged the critical need to tackle the extremely serious environmental impact of local and international film productions in South Africa.

SUSTAINABILITY MONITOR TRAINING

GreenSet (www.safilmacademy/greenset/ ) – under the umbrella of the SA FILM Academy – together with environmental sustainability consultant, Wrap Zero, have co-developing an accredited, entry-level Film & TV Industry Environmental Sustainability training module, to train up Sustainability Monitors to work on set on the many film productions taking place.

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A SUSTAINABILITY MONITOR?

Do you see yourself as a Sustainability Monitor working on set within the film industry? This training aims to provide you with basic skills that you will need - to be a Sustainability Monitor - to prepare you to work collaboratively with crew, Department Heads and service providers to coordinate, engage and promote sustainability on a Film or TV production. This position involves, strategic, administrative and operational activities, both on set, in the office and in the the industry.


ANYONE INTERESTED IN MAKING A CAREER OUT OF SUSTAINABILITY IN FILM - DON'T MISS THIS!

VENUE: The SA FILM Academy, Atlantic Film Studios Cape Town, 7 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens
DATE: Thursday 23 January 2020
TIME: BE THERE 09H00 FOR 09h30 - 16h00.

AS SPACE IS LIMITED, IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, THEY MUST PLEASE RSVP TO: cindy@greenset.org

• 9:00 Arrival and registration
• 9:30 Welcome and introductions
• 9:45 Session 1: The 123 - Data gathering
• 11:15 Tea break
• 11:30 Session 2: The ABC - Communication
• 1:00 Lunch break
• 1:30 Session 3: Implementation – Making magic
• 3:00 Tea break
• 3:30 Session 4: Next steps and closure


START THE YEAR WITH AN EXCITING, CHALLENGING WORKSHOP THAT COULD OFFER YOU A CAREER IN SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FILM INDUSTRY.


RSVP ASAP TO: cindy@greenset.org


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Application to attend the WGSA Train the Trainer course

We have extended the deadline for application to attend the train the trainer course

DUE TO THE FESTIVE SEASON, WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE APPLICATION PERIOD!
Application to attend the WGSA Train the Trainer course

The Writers’ Guild of South Africa is looking for 18 experienced writers with an aptitude for teaching/training to be part of our two-week train the trainer course in Johannesburg.

A maximum of two (2) candidates from each province whose mother tongue is representative of that specific province will be considered.

1. Writers’ Guild of South Africa

The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) is the only professional association in South Africa with a mandate to protect, empower and develop performance writers in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries. The WGSA is a registered Non-Profit Organisation
(NPO) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) which is solely
dependent on fundraising. Its mandate is governed by a constitution and a council. All activities are executed by volunteer council members and a part-time Executive Officer.

2. Train the Trainer Course

The Train the Trainer project forms part of the guild’s outreach
programme. The outreach programme, funded by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, falls within the WGSA’s core service delivery strategy, Professional Development Programme. The course will: address the necessary skills required for candidates to become trainers, delivering engaging and compelling basic screenwriting
workshops; cover basic training skills including facilitating, needs analyses, and navigating a culturally diverse environment; address basic screenwriting concepts that the participants will use in facilitating a scriptwriting course.

During the training period, candidates will be expected to
- collaborate and develop the content for a basic screenwriting course in English
- attend the all the classes and complete all the assignments - the course will be scheduled for 21 FEBRUARY until 28 FEBRUARY 2020
- after the training, the WGSA will have the course content
professionally translated into the ten other official languages. Once qualified, trainers will then return to their province to implement skills labs in those specific provinces under WGSA supervision.

3. Eligibility

3.1. Experience / Job Knowledge:
at least two years of screenwriting experience is required;
some training experience - exposed to some form of teaching,
training, facilitation of meetings and workshops, etc.
knowledge of the basics of story development and scripting;
understanding of the difference in scripting for film and for television; script editing - evaluate and edit script and development material; screen credit as a writer is a must.

3.2. Language
must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English and;
at least one other official South African language.

3.3.Skills and Abilities
computer literacy (proficient in word processing, presentation and screenwriting programmes); exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

4. Application

CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATION EXTENDED TO:
22 JANUARY 2020, 12h00

WE ARE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR APPLICATIONS FROM WRITERS IN NORTH WEST, MPUMALANGA,
EASTERN CAPE, NORTHERN CAPE AND LIMPOPO

Please feel free to share this call out

Please complete the application form below and upload the following documents in English (unless otherwise specified) for consideration in pdf format (THE APPLICATION FORM IS RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS CALL OUT):

1) Identity document or passport
2) A letter of motivation on why the WGSA should consider your application in your home language (the language in which you will be training scriptwriters in your province)
3) A narrative statement in ENGLISH – 5 pages maximum where you can express who you are, your desires to pursue screenwriting training, and how this course will contribute to your goal as a trainer and or screenwriter. Please include the following elements:

your experience and expertise in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media(internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries as a writer and as a trainer.

your experience of working successfully in a culturally diverse
context, with evidence of cultural sensitivity.

your knowledge and understanding of the Writers’ Guild of South Africa.

4) Two screenplays written in professional format – 20 pages maximum each where:
you are the sole screenwriter;
one should be a film script and the other, TV;
you must include a title page with your name and email address;
if the sample is part of a much longer script, please provide a
synopsis (of no more than one page) of the entire script for
reference;
the script and or synopsis can be in any one of the official South African languages (other than English) as long as you provide English translations;
make sure that your script is registered – go to www.writersguildsa.org/script-registry for more information.

5) A CV/Resume that details your professional writing experience;
lists your screen credits and dates received;
outlines your training experience,
any relevant training/education you’ve received to date.

6) Two letters of recommendations
one of the letters can be from a former student;
please provide the names and valid email addresses of your
recommenders;
the recommenders will be contacted from our offices to submit your letter of recommendation;
please make sure you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they have send the letters to us. Your application will be viewed as incomplete and cannot be reviewed without it;
all recommendation letters must be received by 24 January 2020 or your application may not be reviewed;
we will only accept submissions directly from the recommender;
recommendation letters submitted by the applicant directly will not be considered.

APPLICATION FORM
https://forms.gle/VBpModCfzJFScrQFA

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Workshop


Audiovisual Industry LOBBYIST

Audiovisual Industry LOBBYIST
1 year contract
Starting date: 1 March 2020


Job Description
1) Research and information-gathering
- Gather information to formulate strategies that help achieve policy outcomes
- Interview legislators, officials and audio-visual entities about their positions on relevant policies and legislation
- Research, analyse and present existing and upcoming legislation and policy changes. Obtain legal opinion where necessary
- Research, analyse and present relevant political updates and agendas.

2) Advocacy
- Establish and maintain relationships with state-owned - and audio-visual entities
- Attend government, government agencies’ and audio-visual functions, events and meetings, relevant to SASFED
- Simplify and present SASFED recommendations to legislators and officials, including relevant portfolio committees
- Advocate official SASFED position statements and recommendations on policy and legislation with legislators and audio-visual entities
- IP/ Copyright, Residuals

3) Strategy
- Provide public policy plans/positions and political advice to SASFED, including the views of the various legislators and audio visual entities
- Strategise / design campaigns to promote SASFED position statements targeted at both state and grassroot levels.
- Attend SASFED council meetings
- Attend SASFED stakeholder meetings

4) Fundraising
- Research potential funders
- Compile and submit funding proposals

Job Requirements

1) Strong communication skills (persistent, persuasive, assertive, succinct)
2) Negotiation skills to broker compromises and deals
3) Strong understanding of the political system
4) A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in the film industry in South Africa
5) A network of strong relationships amongst government officials and audio-visual entities
6) Strong analytical skills
7) Knowledge about current news and events pertaining to the audio-visual industry
8) Cope within a stressful work environment
9) Preference will be given to persons of colour
10) Understand and sympathise with government transformation agenda
11) A Johannesburg based position.
12) Access to transport at own expense to and from the office located in Linden; Johannesburg daily, including for after-hours meetings when required.
13) Ability to travel to Parliament or other important locations, at request of the employer and as possible within funding budget.
14) Manage a part time administrator, legal and research capacities as required and within the funding budget.
15) Access to own laptop.

Desired requirements

1) Bachelor’s degree in humanities or commerce and relevant working experience
2) Proven record of supporting, protecting, and advancing the mission of an industry association is a plus
3) A diplomatic approach, a person who brings cohesion instead of antagonize parties/ people in the various platforms where they lobby, but will stand firm on SASFED issues

Applications should consist of a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, a motivational letter on why you should be appointed and your unique experience you bring to the table, plus two letters of recommendation. Your application must be emailed to admin@sasfed.org not later than 15 February 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.








Monday, January 13, 2020

Ben's Big Break

Hello friends

In 2019 I entered the prestigious FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK SCREENWRITING CONTEST, an international competition with 8000 entrants, and won my category with my feature script, CANAAN. Amongst other prizes I've been invited to LA to attend the awards ceremony and have meetings with Hollywood execs and talent agents on the 21st January 2020. I'm now raising funds to get to LA. I need to raise $2000 for my airfare so I've started a funding campaign. Please consider supporting GoGetFunding drive. Perhaps you know of a person or a company that would be willing to sponsor me. This South African Writer needs to get to Hollywood! Yikes! Thank goodness my visa is sorted. Here is the link. I would appreciate any help you can give:


 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Application to attend the WGSA Train the Trainer course

The Writers’ Guild of South Africa is looking for 18 experienced writers with an aptitude for teaching/training to be part of our two-week train the trainer course in Johannesburg. A maximum of two (2) candidates from each province whose mother tongue is representative of that specific province will be considered.


1. Writers’ Guild of South Africa
The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) is the only professional association in South Africa with a mandate to protect, empower and develop performance writers in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries. The WGSA is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) which is solely dependent on fundraising. Its mandate is governed by a constitution and a council. All activities are executed by volunteer council members and a part-time Executive Officer.

2. Train the Trainer Course
The Train the Trainer project forms part of the guild’s outreach programme. The outreach programme, funded by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, falls within the WGSA’s core service delivery strategy, Professional Development Programme. The course will:
-address the necessary skills required for candidates to become trainers, delivering engaging and compelling basic screenwriting workshops;
-cover basic training skills including facilitating, needs analyses, and navigating a culturally diverse environment;
-address basic screenwriting concepts that the participants will use in facilitating a scriptwriting course.
During the training period, candidates will be expected to collaborate and develop the content for a basic screenwriting course in English. After the training, the WGSA will have the course content professionally translated into the ten other official languages. Once qualified, trainers will then return to their province to implement skills labs in those specific provinces under WGSA supervision.

3. Eligibility
3.1. Experience / Job Knowledge:
at least two years of screenwriting experience is required;
some training experience - exposed to some form of teaching, training, facilitation of meetings and workshops, etc.
knowledge of the basics of story development and scripting;
understanding of the difference in scripting for film and for television;
script editing - evaluate and edit script and development material;
screen credit as a writer is a must.

3.2. Language
must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English and;
at least one other official South African language.

3.3.Skills and Abilities
computer literacy (proficient in word processing, presentation and screenwriting programmes);
exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

4. Application
CLOSING DATE OF APPLICATION: 31 DECEMBER 2019, 12h00
Please complete the application form below and upload the following documents in English (unless otherwise specified) for consideration in pdf format:
1) Identity document or passport
2) A letter of motivation on why the WGSA should consider your application in your home language (the language in which you will be training scriptwriters in your province)
3) A narrative statement – 5 pages maximum where you can express who you are, your desires to pursue screenwriting training, and how this course will contribute to your goal as a trainer and or screenwriter. Please include the following elements:
-your experience and expertise in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries as a writer and as a trainer.
-your experience of working successfully in a culturally diverse context, with evidence of cultural sensitivity.
-your knowledge and understanding of the Writers’ Guild of South Africa.

4) Two screenplays written in professional format – 20 pages maximum each where:
-you are the sole screenwriter; one should be a film script and the other, TV;
-you must include a title page with your name and email address;
-if the sample is part of a much longer script, please provide a synopsis (of no more than one page) of the entire script for reference;
-the script and or synopsis can be in any one of the official South African languages (other than English) as long as you provide English translations;
-make sure that your script is registered – go to www.writersguildsa.org/script-registry for more information.

5) A CV/Resume that
-details your professional writing experience;
- lists your screen credits and dates received;
-outlines your training experience,
-any relevant training/education you’ve received to date.

6) Two letters of recommendations

-one of the letters can be from a former student;
-please provide the names and valid email addresses of your recommenders;
-the recommenders will be contacted from our offices to submit your letter of recommendation;
-please make sure you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they have send the letters to us. Your application will be viewed as incomplete and cannot be reviewed without it;
-all recommendation letters must be received by 2 January 2020 or your application may not be reviewed;
-we will only accept submissions directly from the recommender;
-recommendation letters submitted by the applicant directly will not be considered.