We have received numerous payments with references varying from “WGSA” to “MEMBERSHIP” and anything in between. However, without your name and surname, and may we add, the name you used when you made an application, we cannot allocate the payment to your account and you will continuously receive reminders to pay your membership, and endless statements from us.
On Monday 19 September, we will be sending out statements to all members who has outstanding balances on their accounts. If you receive one, and you know you have made a payment, please send that proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can track that UNALLOCATED payment and allocate it to your account.
To make sure we have the right reference: When making a payment, your bank will ask you for YOUR REFERENCE – here you can enter anything you like. Where it asks for BENEFICIARY’s REFERENCE; ADD YOUR NAME AND SURNAME.
Please also make note of our request on the website that we PREFER no CASH PAYMENTS to our banking account. The reason is that the bank charges us a minimum of R62 per cash deposit. You may pay via SnapScan, EFT or PAYFAST
Thank you for your co-operation WGSA Accounts
THE WGSA OPEN FORUM
The WGSA will be conducting our second Quarterly Open Forum Session for members and potential members. During these sessions you will be brought up to speed on WGSA activities. Participants are encourage to discuss issues within the Film Industry.
The 2022 WGSA Muse awards opened on 1 August 2022 for submissions. It will remain open until 31 January 2023. However, early bird catches the worm - the sooner you submit, the lower the entry fee.
If you have an Indigenous Language Script, then take advantage of our special offer right away. Send an email to email@example.com to apply or for more information.
Please visit our website to read about how to enter. We accept produced and unproduced work.
The WGSA Muse Awards is for members only, but, you can join now and enter for this prestigious event.
THE PURPLE LIST
This is a member-only benefit, and the purpose is to provide that much needed space where our members can do just that.
We are currently still in testing mode, and we would like to invite members to inform us of any information missing or incorrect on the submission form. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments and suggestions to make this platform work better for you.
This platform will eventually also have a search function where producers and broadcasters can search for specific content. PLEASE note that our search function is not active as yet; this will only be activated once we have at least 20 submissions. The Script Directory is just a listing. There is no search option at this point.
To submit a spec script; login and go to the tab SUBMISSION PROCESS. Please read the instructions carefully before submission.
This has been something that the WGSA had in their plans for a long time and it is inspiring to eventually get to the point where we are able to make this happen.
We hope that our members will make use of the facility and that it will influence writers who are not yet members, to join the WGSA.
WGSA 2022 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ONLINE SESSIONS
The WGSA is excited to be hosting some phenomenal Masterclasses over the next half of 2022!
We have some amazing speakers lined up. Don't miss out, RSVP right now!
The online webinars are FREE for members. Non-members need to pay R50.
Non-members: you can pay via EFT or SnapScan. All details are on our RSVP form.
Please, remember to use as reference: Your name and surname / PDP when making a payment and upload your Proof of Payment to the RSVP form.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of our online sessions are recorded; however, only those who have RSVP'd and made all possible efforts to attend the session live, but could not due to impossible circumstances, will gain access to these recordings. When requesting a recording from Admin, please note your reason for not attending.
You may attend any or all sessions, however, you need to RSVP individually for the various sessions.
INTRODUCING THE DISCOVER FILM SUMMIT: AN INNOVATION OF THE GAUTENG FILM COMMISSION
A 3-day event, Discover Film Summit will take place in Johannesburg from the 19th to the 21th of October 2022 under the theme: “FILM OF THE FUTURE: THE DIGITALISATION OF THE AUDIO-VISUAL INDUSTRY”.
The Writers Guild will have a stand at this event and entrance is free to all once you have completed registration.
An all-encompassing well of insight, it will explore a variety of themes across Digital, Film Creation, Multicultural Storytelling, The Business Side of the biz, as well as General Wellness in an industry that demands the most of what you have to offer. Discover Film Summit offers a platform for filmmakers and creatives to engage with leaders and industry experts, sharing their wealth of knowledge and best practice.
This gathering of great minds will grant you access to an underutilised market for filmmakers, positioning the local film industry as a game-changing, big player in the global space.
As part of the WGSA's mandate to protect performance writers, we offer an online script registration service, which can be used to proof ownership, when faced with a dispute, or to establish a chain of title, when needed.
The service is open to all, but WGSA members receive discounted rates.
The Black List is an international platform for film and Television writers to showcase their screenplays and get their work evaluated by professional readers, and connect with industry members.
WGSA Full and Candidate members list screenplays for free and receive discounted rates on hosting and evaluation services. Contact email@example.com to obtain the code.
The WGSA recognizes the dire impact of Covid-19 on our film, television and theatre industry and values all frontline health workers as well as those in our industry that continue to go to work to bring us news and entertainment. For your COVID-19 Vaccine Registration go to: health.gov.za