Month: Dec 2016

WGSA BREAKING NEWS

WGSA BREAKING NEWS   WGSA MUSE AWARDS 2016 Finalists The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) takes great pleasure in announcing the finalists for the WGSA Muse Awards 2016, set for 11 February 2017.   At the event, performance writers in film, television, radio, stage and new media industries will gather to recognise and celebrate the …

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GET TO KNOW YOUR COUNCIL: POLANI FOURIE (PORTFOLIO: RELATIONS & FILM FESTIVALS)

GET TO KNOW YOUR COUNCIL: POLANI FOURIE (PORTFOLIO: RELATIONS& FILM FESTIVALS)   Describe yourself in five words Dewdrop, Butterfly, Bridgebuilder, Myself.    Tell us about your journey as a writer. A childhood friend recentlyreminded me that I used to write screenplays since the age of 9 and thenpersuade them to perform alongside myself in my …

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WGSA MEMBER’S FILM WINS “BEST FOREIGN FILM” AWARD IN LA

WGSA MEMBER’S FILM WINS “BEST FOREIGNFILM” AWARD IN LA   TheWGSA would like to congratulate Judy Naidoo for winning the “Best Foreign Film”Award at the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles. Naidoo is an independentfilmmaker who holds a Masters Degree in Producing from theNational Film and Television School (NFTS) in the United Kingdom and a BA(Dramatic Arts) Honours …

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WGSA SOWETO TRAINING INITIATIVE GOING STRONG

WGSA SOWETO TRAINING INITIATIVE GOINGSTRONG   The WGSA has hosted a series of training workshops in Sowetothis year. We spoke to Yolanda Mogatusi, who has been tirelessly running theprogram and working with aspiring young writers from the largest township inthe Southern hemisphere, in order to help them realize their dreams of becomingprofessional writers.   Please …

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WGSA SHINES AT DISCOP

WGSA SHINES AT DISCOP AFRICA   The WGSA made itspresence felt at this year’s DISCOP Africa. The event was held at the savvySandton Convention Center and attended by over 1200 delegates from all over theworld.   The WGSA had a standthat was manned by WGSA council members and members. The WGSA councilrepresentatives included Yolanda Mogatusi, …

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WGSA GETS FULL IAWG MEMBERSHIP

WGSA GETS FULL IAWG MEMBERSHIP The WGSA is proud toannounce that it is officially a full member of the International Affiliationof Writers Guilds (IAWG). The IAWG was established in 1986 to address theglobalization of the entertainment industry and improve the working conditionsof professional film and television writers worldwide through collectiveaction, mutual support and common representation …

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Writers’ Guild of South Africa: NOTICE

Writers' Guild of South Africa: NOTICE View this email in your browser ( ngo.everlytic.net/public/messages/view-online/DFMNdF8zDTPzD4XL/cd8kGo7mBNy5JXSZ/KYrZ6aSmO5rQmEq5 ) logo.jpg WGSA NOTICE ———– WGSA News Please note that the WGSA offices in Linden, Johannesburg will be closed from 14 December 2016, and re-open on the 4th of January 2017. Although you will not be able to visit the offices …

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