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05 July 2009

DFA Members URGENT Call for expression of interest re documentary on nuclear power generation

Dear DFA Member, we were advised on Friday by Screen Africa (thanks Anglea) that The Nuclear Industry association of South Africa is calling for Documentary Companies to produce two documentaries on nuclear power generation they wish to commission. Mr Walmsley would like to make the selection of who gets invited to the commission briefings on 9 July, so please ensure you sub,it as below by the 7th of July... that's TWO days from now. Good luck!

Call for expression of interest re documentary on nuclear power generation

"The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) wishes to commission a two-part documentary on nuclear power generation. The production will be in two parts to fit 30 minute TV slots. The first part will sketch the world and local energy scene and will examine all available technologies for the large-scale energy generation. It will conclude that, in the near future, the growing demand can only reliably be met by coal and nuclear-fuelled power stations. And, moreover, that coal has severe environmental drawbacks. The second part will examine the real and perceived negatives associated with nuclear power and explain how they are handled.

Production organisations which express interest and are pre-selected will be invited to briefings in Centurion on 16 July and in Century City, Cape Town on 17 July at which the proposed content of the documentaries will be explained in some detail. As currently envisaged, a total of fifteen speakers from Government and industry will be interviewed by a professional 'reporter' assisting a professional 'presenter'. Interested organisations will be invited to tender on the basis of an enquiry document to be distributed at the briefings.”

Expressions of interest must include information on previous experience in the area of scientific documentary filmmaking.
To be considered for the briefings expressions of interest must be emailed to John Walmsley on by end of day Tuesday, 7 July 2009.

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