WGSA Online Course

The WGSA Online Course is best suited for emerging writers who need a refresher course in basic screenwriting skills: Think knowledge share classes – but online. The course will stretch over two days: 7 sessions of 2 hours per session. We highly recommend that you attend all sessions in the course! A nominal fee of …

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Open Letter to the President and Speaker of the National Assembly

21 December 2020 Copyright Amendment Bill Public Participation Dear Honourable President Cyril Ramaphosa, and the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Thandi Modise, We, the Writers Guild of South Africa, write to you on behalf of our members. We are thankful that the President returned the Copyright Amendment Bill to the National Assembly on 16 …

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Contractual Advice

WGSA in collaboration with the NFVF is hosting an online session where participants can ask advice on their problems regarding contracts and other legal issues they are experiencing within the film industry.  This service is normally offered as a WGSA member benefit, but for this session we are opening it to the industry Advisors: Peter …

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Standard Contracts

WGSA in collaboration with the NFVF is hosting an online session on: Contracts The purpose of contracts Legal Implications Where are the WGSA in drafting standard contract – the road until now The way forward Speakers: Harriet Meier (WGSA), Lufuno Lefowa, Janek Wilimiec, (UASA), Luke Rous (IPO) Moderator: Thea Aboud (WGSA Executive Officer)

Obstacles in SA Around Standard Rates

WGSA in collaboration with the NFVF is hosting an online session on: Obstacles in South Africa around standard rates Speakers: Curwyn Mapaling (SAFREA Rates Analyst) Moderator: Thea Aboud (WGSA Executive Officer)

Why We Want Standard Rates

WGSA in collaboration with the NFVF is hosting an online session on: Why we want standard rates? Speakers: Harriet Meier (WGSA) and Scharl van der Merwe (IPO) Moderator: Thea Aboud (WGSA Executive Officer)

Bargaining Council for the Film Industry

WGSA in collaboration with the NFVF is hosting an online session on: Bargaining Council and the benefits for writers and the film industry Speakers: Carlynn De Waal-Smit (SAGA) and Nick van Rooyen (UASA) Moderator: Ayanda Halimana (WGSA Vice-Chair)

Copyright: How does it affect you / What is Script Registration?

WGSA / NFVF is hosting an online session on: How does Copyright affect the writer’s rights? Changes to the existing copyright act Script Registration and what that means Speakers: Christiaan Steyn and Thea Aboud Moderator: Theoline Maphutha (WGSA Chair)

IP/Copyright

WGSA / NFVF is hosting an online session on What is Intellectual Property (IP) and the current Copyright Bill. Speakers: Collen Dlamini and Nobantu Phumla Mfeka Moderator: Theoline Maphutha (WGSA Chair)

WGSA Skills LAB

Emerging writers from all over the country are urged to apply to attend the two and a half-day training which will be conducted in various languages in the different provinces. We have limited space per class, so it would be important to apply as soon as possible. Although the classes are sponsored i.e. FREE of …

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