Saturday, May 15, 2021

Remembering Millicent Takalani Mulaudzi -Online Memorial

 Join us this morning as we celebrate the life of a woman that has left a significant impact on the Film Industry. The link for the YouTube livestream can be found below for your convenience:

https://youtu.be/zuT3JmmrXrs



Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Remembering Takalani Millicent Mulaudzi

SASFED and the DFA invite you to join us in an Industry Lead Memorial in honour of the Late Takalani Millicent Mulaudzi.We invite all who knew her and who were impacted by her life to celebrate and remember her with us on the 15th of May 2021 between 10h00-12h00. 

You can register on the link provided below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-6laTcP3T3CSb9tOXtr7sA


Tuesday, May 11, 2021



 

For Immediate Release:
 

THE LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL
8TH ANNUAL AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES
FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

 

Timeline Set / Online Submissions Now Open;  
Awards Set for October 23, 2021

 
LOS ANGELES – May 4, 2021 –  THE LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL (LMGI) announces that submissions for the 8th Annual LMGI Awards are now open online at www.locationmanagers.org. This year’s gala spotlights the creative contributions of locations to film, television and commercial productions. The LMGI Awards celebrate the instrumental role of locations in setting tone, revealing character, and enhancing the storytelling narrative. Additionally, the LMGI Awards honor film commissions who have gone above and beyond during the scouting, pre-production and production of specific projects.

The LMGI accepts domestic and international submissions for work demonstrating the importance of locations in supporting character development and storyline. Productions that were first released between July 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021 with at least 60% of the production shot on location are eligibleNominations will be announced on August 20, 2021.

Outstanding Location Awards will be presented in the following categories: Contemporary Film, Period Film, Contemporary TV, Period TV, TV Serial Program/Anthology/Limited Series, Commercials and Film Commissions. Honorary Awards include the Humanitarian, Lifetime Achievement, Trailblazer and the Eva Monley Award. Active and retired LMGI members in good standing can vote on the awards. Submissions are open to LMGI members and non-members alike.

The entry and voting timeline for 8TH ANNUAL LMGI AWARDS is as follows:

  • Entry Submission Period closes                    Sunday, June 13 (11:59 pm PST)
  • Nominees Announced                                    Friday, August 20, 2021
  • Online voting open                                         Friday, September 10, 2021
  • Voting closes                                                  Friday, September 17 (11:59pm PST)
  • Winners announced at LMGI Awards Gala    Saturday, October 23, 2021  

For information about the LMGI Awards, visit www.locationmanagers.org or contact Erika at awards@LocationManagers.org. For Rules, Regulations and Submission Forms, Click Here.
 

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ABOUT THE LOCATION MANAGERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL (LMGI)
The Location Managers Guild International/LMGI is a global organization of career location professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. Through local commitment and international strength, we support strong relationships between production and government agencies, businesses and communities. We promote awareness of our place in the entertainment industry as indispensable creative collaborators through a variety of innovative programs.  The LMGI was founded in 2003 as a 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation as the LMGA and rebranded in 2016 to reflect its growing International membership. The LMGI is not a labor union, it does not represent Location Managers/Scouts in wage or working condition negotiations. For more information about the #LMGIawards, visit LocationManagers.org or follow the LMGI on Facebook, on Instagram @locationmanagersguild, and on Twitter @The_LMGI

MEDIA CONTACTS
Weissman/Markovitz Communications · Cheri Warner · Erick Yamagata
818.760.8995 · cheri@publicity4all.com · erick@publicity4all.com

SPONSORSHIP/ADVERTISING CONTACT:
Carol Skeldon · IngleDodd Media
310.650.8838  ·  LMGIawards@Ingledodd.com

Monday, May 10, 2021

Wesgro partners with FIVA to lower the barrier of entry for service production companies in the Western Cape

 

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Wesgro is pleased to partner with Film Industry Visa Assistance NPC (FIVA) in order to lower the barrier of entry for 50 service production companies based in the Western Cape, by subsidizing the registration fee required to make use of FIVA’s services.

FIVA has been in operation since 2014 and currently has 309 South African service production companies and model agencies registered as users. Through its partnership with the Department of Home Affairs it has secured several specific directives which allow for waivers in the immigration regulations for foreign Film Production teams working in South Africa alongside South African service production companies. These waivers have made South Africa as a film production hub extremely attractive and accessible, as a result, FIVA has facilitated entry of more than 46 000 foreign production crew from 150 countries.

“Companies can grow when they have access to tools that will help them attract global trade, and this promotional offer for companies to access FIVA is a step towards attracting global business,” said Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris.


Western Cape based Production companies who are currently not registered with FIVA are encouraged to make contact with the FIVA office (info@fiva.tv) or the Wesgro Film and Media Promotion unit at film@wesgro.co.za to make use of this offer.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

WGSA Outreach Programme Call Out

 


WGSA Outreach Programme Call Out

WGSA BASIC SCREENWRITING COURSE
 
The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in collaboration with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) has developed a basic screenwriting course for emerging screenwriters, which has been translated into all South African official languages.

The Skills Lab will cover the following main areas:

  • Screenwriting is a Job.
  • Script.
  • Story.
  • Structure.

The course is very practical and the intended outcome is that each participant will complete a short film script over the two and a half day course.
 
The course is FREE to WGSA members. If you are not yet a member, you can apply below by clicking on the JOIN US button. Please note that the WGSA offers a payment plan as well.

  • Registration closes on 19 May 2021 at 12h00 for the May classes and on 23 June 2021 at 12h00 for the June classes.
  • Only 10 participants per class will be allowed and all COVID REGULATIONS must be adhered to.
  • Once selected, the WGSA will expect participants to attend the full course, and arrive on time.
  • Refreshments (water, tea and coffee) and a light lunch will be served on the Saturday and Sunday.

Selected participants will receive the full address of the venue.

To apply to attend the above courses (an applicant may only apply for one of the courses), please click on the button APPLY HERE below


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

NFVF Call for Submission

 


NFVF CALL FOR SUBMISSION FOR AUDIO-VISUAL INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS TO CONDUCT MONITORING AND EVALUATION ON ALL APPROVED PRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT STIMULUS PROGRAMME (PESP) PROJECTS

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), is seeking audio-visual industry specialists to conduct monitoring and evaluation on all approved PESP projects.

The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP) aims to stimulate employment creation and job retention across sectors in the South African economy, including the audio-visual sector. This comprehensive plan to stimulate new employment and job retention in the South African audio-visual industry, came about because of the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Consultants will assist the NFVF in monitoring the implementation of the successful projects which were awarded grants in March/April 2021.
Due consideration will be given to race, gender, disability, and geographic location in the appointment of the Consultants.

The funding has been allocated according to the following streams;
  • Stream 1: Production
  • Stream 2: Skills Development
  • Stream 3: Industry
  • Stream 4: Business Recovery
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: 
  • The applicants must have extensive knowledge in the Film, Television and Digital Media Sector; 
  • Extensive experience as producer, line producer or production accountant;
  • Business recovery;
  • Project Management;
  • Skills Facilitation/Training experience
  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of the grant funding process and policy.
  • Film festival/events management experience
TASKS TO BE PERFORMED:
  • Site visitations;
  • Monitor the progress of the projects in line with the original proposal and timelines;
  • Draft project reports;
  • Submit periodic reports to the NFVF about the projects as directed by the NFVF;
  • Make recommendations in the feedback report to the NFVF;
 
REQUIRED INFORMATION FROM APPLICANTS
  • A motivation that clearly describes the applicant’s specific expertise and qualifications related to the criteria above. 
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae. 
  • Certified ID copy
Applications should be forwarded by e-mail to applications@nfvf.co.za. 

Opening date for submissions:  3rd May 2021
Closing date for submissions:    10th May 2021

NB: Please note that late applications will not be considered, and no exceptions will be made. Furthermore, no applications will be considered from companies.
 
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

2020 WGSA MUSE Awards Finalists


ANNOUNCING
THE 2020 WGSA MUSE AWARDS
FINALISTS

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL!


Thank you to our Final Round Judges:

Anneke Villet, Dorette Nel, Gerhard Ehlers, Harriet Meier, Jacques Du Rand,
Dr Janet van Eeden, Karen Jeynes, Meg Rickards, Minky Schlesinger, Richard Nosworthy, Stefan Enslin, Theoline Maphutha, Vicki Bawcombe