Month: Aug 2016

WGSA MEMBER APPOINTED AS NEW SASFED CHAIRPERSON

WGSA MEMBER APPOINTED AS NEW SASFED CHAIRPERSON On Saturday the 20th of August 2016, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) held its annual general meeting and elected a new chairperson, Mamokuena Makhema. Mamokuena is a seasoned writer, director and producer. She is also Co-Vice Chair: Communication, Relations, Marketing and Branding of the WGSA. Mamokuena’s appointment …

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WGSA MEMBERS OFFERED 50% DISCOUNT AT DISCOP

WGSA MEMBERS OFFERED 50% DISCOUNT AT DISCOP Mark your agenda for DISCOP Johannesburg (2-4 November) to welcome key broadcasters, pay-tv platforms, mobile networks, online operators, producers, global and domestic distributors, advertisers, influencers and investors driving multi-platform, multiscreen content business across Sub-Saharan Africa. 2500+ delegates that include 250+ exhibiting companies offering feature films, television, mobile and …

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WGSA MEMBER’S SCREENPLAY SHORTLISTED FOR SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL

WGSA MEMBER’S SCREENPLAY SHORTLISTED FOR SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL Cate Wood Hunter’s feature-length screenplay has been shortlisted for the San Diego International Kids’ Film Festival. Titled, “The Transmogrification of St. Bunnycrisp”, it is the only South African screenplay that has been selected for this year’s edition of the festival. Wood Hunter is a …

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GET TO KNOW YOUR COUNCIL: 10 QUESTIONS WITH MAMOKUENA MAKHEMA, OUR CO-VICE CHAIR: COMMUNICATIONS, RELATIONS & MARKETING

GET TO KNOW YOUR COUNCIL: 10 QUESTIONS WITH MAMOKUENA MAKHEMA, OUR CO-VICE CHAIR: COMMUNICATIONS, RELATIONS & MARKETING 1. Describe yourself in five words. Broken like EVERYONE, yet tenacious. 2. Tell us about your journey as a writer. As a little girl in the ’80s, I used to pull (steal) multiples of thin exercise books from …

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WGSA MEMBER SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN TIFF TALENT LAB

WGSA MEMBER SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN TIFF TALENT LAB Zamo Mkhwanazi is one of only 10 international filmmakers who have been selected to participate in the prestigious TIFF Talent Lab this year. Held annually during the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Talent Lab is an artistic development program intended for aspiring Canadian and international filmmakers. This …

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WGSA MEMBER CELEBRATES THE SUCCESS OF HER HYBRID FILM ‘ALISON’

WGSA MEMBER CELEBRATES THE SUCCESS OF HER HYBRID FILM ‘ALISON’ Woman’s Month is a fitting time to celebrate WGSA member Uga Carlini. Uga is the director and producer of “Alison”, a hybrid feature documentary about Alison Botha’s deeply personal and emotional story of triumph and survival. The film’s logline reads, “Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped …

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WGSA MEMBER CHATS WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER/DIRECTOR HENK PRETORIOUS IN HOLLYWOOD

WGSA MEMBER CHATS WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER/DIRECTOR HENK PRETORIOUS IN HOLLYWOOD WGSA member Martin Nel caught up with the co-founder of Dark Matters Studios, Henk Pretorious, in North Hollywood last month. Henk is a highly creative writer, director and producer and his credits include Blood and Glory (2016), Leading Lady (2014), Fanie Fourie’s Lobola (2013), …

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