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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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