The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) supports the Writers’ Guild of South Africa
(WGSA) in honouring outstanding scriptwriting at this year’s WGSA Muse Awards,
taking place on 2 April 2016 at the Soweto Theatre.
At the event, top names in the local film, television, radio, stage and new media
industries will gather to recognise and celebrate South African scriptwriting talent.
The GFC will sponsor one of the new categories, the Top Gauteng Writer. This award will go to the Gauteng-based writer who obtains the single highest score in any category.
According to the GFC CEO Andile Mbeki, initiatives such as the WGSA Muse Awards
are positive for the growth and skills development of the film and TV industry. He
also added that the GFC is proud to play a meaningful role in the support of
initiatives by industry associations such as the WGSA and the nurturing of talent
within the Gauteng film and TV industry. “We’re so excited about this brand new
category’, said Theoline Maphutha the chairperson of WGSA, “it’ll give Gauteng
writers even more reason to be part of the WGSA Muse Awards. We’d like to thank
the GFC for the initiative and support. We hope this will encourage more provinces
to follow suit.’
This year’s finalists for the Top Gauteng Writer are:
Graham Hickson: Nokia Kid
Thandi Brewer: The Chemo Club
Tshepo (Ty) Skosana: Touched