Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TVIEC update 9 March: New and final date for meeting 27 March 2010

TVIEC Meeting: Date change
TVIEC to meet SABC Board
Request for information: Payments and contracts

Dear fellow industry professionals

Date change: 20 March meeting now 27 March

The general TVIEC meeting in Johannesburg on the afternoon of 20 March 2010 has been shifted to the following Saturday, 27 March at 3pm.

This is because of people going away that long weekend.

The purpose of the meeting at Goethe Institute (119 Jan Smuts Avenue) is to report back on the TVIEC’s dealings with SABC and other stakeholders and to consolidate and find a unified voice for the year ahead. We need to share our accounts of the issues we’re facing in the crisis as well as suggestions for ways forward.

Take note of this new date and keep your diaries open. Please come and get involved in the fight for a better industry.

TVIEC to meet SABC Board

This Friday, 12 March, representatives of the TVIEC will be meeting with the SABC Board.

The TVIEC requested the meeting to offer the industry’s perspective on building a new SABC. We need to discuss the outcomes of this meeting at the TVIEC meeting on 27 March. Be sure to attend and tell us what you’re thinking.

Please help: Payment and new contracts

Producers, actors and writers are still owed millions by SABC. Please update us on whether you’ve been paid or not and how the SABC is dealing with your debt. Also let us know if you’re having any contract issues or contractual disputes with SABC on new programming. Now is the time to fight for fair terms-of-trade with our broadcasters.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: tvcrisis@gmail.com
Charl: 082-6813680

This update is written on behalf of the TVIEC (Television Industry Emergency Coalition) which consists of: IPO (Independent Producers Organization), SASFED (South African Screen Federation), TPA (The Producers Alliance), DFA (Documentary Filmmakers Association), WGSA (Writers Guild of South Africa) as well as CWU (Creative Workers Union).