Script Registry

WELCOME TO THE WGSA SCRIPT REGISTRY

To ensure that your work is protected, never pitch or send out your script to a third party before you have protected it by registering it with the WGSA Script Registry.

Once you have submitted your registration online, you will receive a registration confirmation with your WGSA Script Registraion Number. It is recommended that you insert the registration details in the footer of every page of your script.

No-one will gain access to your script once you have filed it with the WGSA Script Registry. Should a legal issue arise, and you need proof that the work belongs to you, you may request a copy of your work by writing to admin@writersguildsa.org. Your written request must be accompanied by the registration number of the project as well as a certified copy of your identity document or passport.

PROCESS TO MAKE USE OF THIS SERVICE

  • Script registration is open to members and non-members
  • Before registering your script, you have to make payment online.
  • You will need to upload your proof of payment on the online form
  • Before uploading your script, please name the file in the following way:  the title of your script, SPACE, the version number, UNDERSCORE, your name. ( e.g killertomcat vs1_adamsmith). NOTE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE SPACE IN THE FILE NAME.
  • Only 1 script registration can be done at a time.  Fill in a seperate form for each script you wish to register
  • Only .pdf format files may be uploaded
  • Four free updates are allowed and must also be done online.  REMEMBER TO USE THE SAME NAME WITH AN UPDATED VERSION NUMBER
  • A further four updates can be purchased for R100 – see fees below
  • Your script registration is valid for 3 years, after which you need to re-register or it will be destroyed

INFORMATION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER THE NAME OF A COMPANY:

  • Upload your COMPANY REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
  • Upload the ID of one of the named members on the company registration certificate

FEES

  • Members:           R200 per script
  • Non-Members:  R400 per script
  • Additional Updates for members (from version 5 to 9):          R100
  • Additional Updates for non-members (from version 5 to 9): R200

PROCEED TO PAYMENT