Tuesday, February 9, 2016


The art of creating your own work
by Lizz Meiring

Lizz Meiring was mentored by the iconic Pieter- Dirk Uys on the art of creating your own work. His motto has become hers: ‘Creating your own work, means you can fully operate as an artist, an individual and a successful  Arts industry professional. It is not only a means of survival, it provides you with a choice as to how you want your career to develop.’

This workshop looks at practical and realistic ways of every aspect of creating your own work - from intellectual copyright, to creating the actual production, to budgeting, sponsorship, media releases, marketing and publicity, performance venues, lighting, sound and other technical aspects, procuring costumes, sets, props, creating a production that can tour, collaboration, venue contracts, booking agents and much more. 

DATE:  Saturday 13 February 2016
TIME:  10H30 for 11H00 until 14H00
VENUE: AFDA, Johannesburg
COST:    Free for SAGA members. Non-members pay R130.00.
RSVP:    Corine Broomberg at admin@saguildofactors.co.za by Thursday, 11 February

Lizz is an actress, playwright, feature film writer, TV scriptwriter, copywriter, translator, script editor, magazine and radio columnist , theatre director, theatre producer , TV presenter, public speaker, MC, voice artist, Arts activist, Arts journalist, creative advisor, occasional lecturer, qualified registered auctioneer. 

After 32 years in this industry, she has never been unemployed, often working on 6 productions simultaneously.
She has won 17 awards, and was nominated for an additional 18.  

To date she has done: 
20 Feature films - as actress
282 TV productions - as actress 
342 theatre productions - as actress 
As writer/director - 208 theatre, film, TV productions. (A large number of the theatre productions, she produced) 
More than 5000 corporate / private / fundraising gigs. 
She has published 12 books with two major publishing companies. 
In short (and she is, literally) Lizz is a creativity junkie.

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