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Sunday, February 22, 2015


The Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA) and M-Net have announced the nominees for the WGSA Muse Awards 2014/15, set for late April 2015. At the event, performance writers in film, television, radio, stage and new media industries will gather to recognise and celebrate the integral role played by their peers in the South African entertainment industry.

M-Net Corporate Affairs Director, Kershnee Govender, commented on M-Net’s support of the event, “For the past 29 years, M-Net has remained a proud sponsor of local arts and culture initiatives. This event confirms our belief in the very important and often undervalued role which writers in various disciplines play in South Africa. These writers bring the many diverse stories of our multi-faceted society to life, in so doing enriching the lives and cultural fabric of all who come into contact with their work.”

Harriet Meier, the chairperson of WGSA, said: “A substantial number of entries were received for the WGSA Muse Awards, and we would like to thank all the writers who submitted their scripts for consideration. The judging benchmark for this year has been set high, and entries have now been evaluated by the first round judges. The top three scripts reaching or surpassing the standard set by the minimum judging criteria will make up the nominees. These screenplays will proceed to the next phase, where the winners will be selected by a new set of judges, which include big name international writers, agents and Writers’ Guild representatives from around the world.”

In the nominations for Stage Play are three from Durban-based writer and producer Janet van Eeden: A Matter of Time; In-Gene-Uity, and The Savage Sisters.

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