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05 February 2010


5 February 2010

  • 20 March: Save the date
  • Please help: Programme research

20 March 2010: Save the date

This is the first call to a meeting of all members of the TVIEC and all interested industry professionals in Johannesburg on the afternoon of 20 March 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to report back on TVIEC’s dealings with SABC and other stakeholders and to consolidate and find a unified voice for the year ahead.

Please take note of this crucial date and keep your diaries open.

Producers please help: Local programming research

The TVIEC has been monitoring SABC’s broadcast schedules to determine whether the broadcaster is meeting its ICASA-regulated local content mandates. This process is enormously difficult because we don’t have all the information required – such as whether a show was commissioned or sponsored or whether a show is in repeat etcetera. We need your help. Please can you take the time to review the attachment, looking out for areas highlighted in yellow. These are areas we are either guessing or have no information on. If this is your show, please can you send us the relevant details. Click here to download Excel file.

Charl: 082-6813680

This update is written on behalf of the TVIEC (Television Industry Emergency Coalition) which consists of: IPO (Independent Producers Organization), SASFED (South African Screen Federation), TPA (The Producers Alliance), DFA (Documentary Filmmakers Association), WGSA (Writers Guild of South Africa) as well as CWU (Creative Workers Union).

TVIEC Steering Committee: Charl Blignaut, Rehad Desai, Levern Engel, Harriet Gavshon, Stan Joseph, Desiree Markgraaf, Lodi Masetsela, Kgomotso Matsunyane, Marc Schwinges and Robbie Thorpe

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