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26 April 2009

The Writer's Guild of South Africa (WGSA) Special AGM

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  
  1. Acceptance of agenda
  2. Welcome and introductions
  3. History of the Script Institute
  4. SASWA and need for guild
  5. Ramifications of Guild
  6. Intellectual Property and rights
  7. Rates & Standardized contracts 
  8. Vote on Guild
  9. Nominations for board
  10. Acceptance of constitution
  11. SASWA financials
  12. Any other items
  13. 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

SASFED - EMERGENCY FILM/TV INDUSTRY MEETING & SGM

ALL FILM/TV INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
DON'T MISS THIS!!!!!

When:  
SATURDAY 
9 MAY 2009
2 – 5 PM

Where:  
JOHANNESBURG LOCATION: ATLAS STUDIOS
33 Frost Ave, Milpark

CAPE TOWN LOCATION: DAYZERO/STEPS OFFICES
7 Glynville Terrace (off Dunkley Square), Gardens


HOT TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED

  • SABC reneges on commitment to industry. 
SASFED response? Discussion.
  • Sithengi reports back to the industry!
  • Where are we today with the DTI Rebate?
  • Where are we with the DTI’s Customised Sector Plan?
  • Have we made any progress in our IP negotiations with the SABC?
  • Examining nominations to the SABC Board
  • Rethinking the SAFTAs
  • Is the MAPP-SETA a disaster?
  • Preview of AGM and call for nominations for SASFED board
See more at: www.sasfed.org