WGSA presents How Much Is My Script Worth?


This Saturday the Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) presents an opportunity to look at contracts, law and the industry rates for screenwriters.
Join a panel of writers, producers and industry professionals as we unpack how much you should get paid to write TV series and feature film scripts in South Africa. An interactive Q and A and discussion.

9h00 – 10h00:
Peter Goldsmid and Matthew Kalil take you through standard contracts and discuss rates for various script formats from TV to feature films and the WGSA Rates. They share their personal stories.

10h00 – 11h00:
Kevin Kreidemann discusses his insightful article, “Screenwriting, You Get What You Pay For’, which looks into various amounts paid to local writers for their films. http://www.kevinlikes.com/screenwriting-fees-south-africa/

11h15 – 12h30:
Producer Elias Ribeiro (Necktie Youth) and Dylan Voogt (Five Fingers for Marsellis, Unearthed, Hollywood In My Huis, Skoonheid, Retribution) talks about payment from the producer’s perspective as well as discusses his exciting Realness Residency and what that means for local writers.

12h30 – 13h00

WGSA Student Members and SAE Students: FREE
WGSA Members: R50
Non-Members: R100

Date: 22 OCTOBER 2016
Time: 09h00 to 13h00
Venue: SAE Institute, UNIT A307, Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock

Visit the WGSA website for more details or email admin@writersguildsa.org.

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Cera-Jane Catton is a writer and journalist with years of experience in community newspapers, blogging and freelance journalism. She has worked in a cache of capacities, often finding herself behind or in front of the cameras, intentionally and less so. She has been a stunt double in two Bollywood movies, has worked in various capacities on a number of natural history documentaries, and other international productions shot in South Africa. Cera is a former Screen Africa journalist.


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