The Writer's Guild of South Africa (WGSA) will be holding a special AGM on Friday the 8th of May at Atlas Studios from 3.30 pm to 7 pm. The Guild is taking over from SASWA and plans to rejuvenate the drive to organise writers.
The WGSA intends to create agreements for minimum rates of pay, define standardised contracts with broadcasters and producers, and improve the working conditions and professional standards of headwriters, scriptwriters, script editors and storyliners.
With the ongoing initiatives at Government level around intellectual property rights (IP), it is currently vital for writers to come together and make their voices, and needs, heard within the Industry.
Agenda for the AGM
- Acceptance of agenda
- Welcome and introductions
- History of the Script Institute
- SASWA and need for guild
- Ramifications of Guild
- Intellectual Property and rights
- Rates & Standardized contracts
- Vote on Guild
- Nominations for board
- Acceptance of constitution
- SASWA financials
- Any other items
- Thanks and closing
The steering Committee of the Writer's Guild of South Africa
Cati Weinek, Brent Quinn, Uzanenkosi, Basil Dube, and Thandi Brewer
For more info connect: Thandi Brewer