Tuesday, March 15, 2016


The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) supports the Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in honouring outstanding scriptwriting at this year’s WGSA Muse Awards taking place on 2 April 2016 at the Soweto Theatre. 

At the illustrious event, luminaries of local film, television, radio, stage and new media will gather to recognize and celebrate that crucial, but often forgotten, player in South Africa's film and television industry, the performance writer.

The GFC will sponsor one of the new categories, the Top Gauteng Writer. This award will go to the Gauteng-based writer who obtains the single highest score in any category. 

According to the GFC CEO Andile Mbeki, initiatives such as the WGSA Muse Awards are positive for the growth and skills development of the Film & TV industry. He also added that the GFC is proud to play a meaningful role in the support of initiatives by industry associations such as the WGSA and the nurturing of talent within the Gauteng Film & TV industry.

“We’re so excited about this brand new category,” said Theoline Maphutha the chairperson of the Writers’ Guild of South Africa, “It will give Gauteng writers even more reason to be part of the WGSA Muse Awards. We’d like to thank the GFC for the initiative and support. We hope this will encourage more provinces to follow suit.”

The support of the Gauteng Film & TV industry is a cornerstone of the GFC’s mandate.

This year’s finalists for the Top Gauteng Writer are:

  • Graham Hickson: Nokia Kid
  • Thandi Brewer: The Chemo Club
  • Tshepo (Ty) Skosana: Touched  

For more information contact:
Siyabonga Mngoma
Tel: +27 83 346 7161
Email: siyabongam@gautengfilm.org.za