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Thursday, June 15, 2017


New Telenovela 2017 is looking for three scriptwriters, one Zulu male, one Zulu female and one Venda writer of any gender description.

All writers should have proven storylining and scripting skills, be familiar with long form television format and be fluent in English as well as their preferred indigenous language.

Only members from KZN and Johannesburg need apply. You to have to have experience working in a writers’ room and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. You should ideally have traceable references and worked on at least two shows, one of which MUST be soapie or telenovela.

You should also have samples of your UNEDITED work available(draft 1) - 1 treatment and 1 script.

“This isn't for those trying to get their foot in the door, because we're going to hit the ground running. Talent and professionalism are a must. If this is you or you know of someone who fits the profile email the following information:” say the organisers.

Information to be emailed
1. Your updated CV
2. An unedited script sample
3. An unedited treatment sample
4. Two traceable work references

Correspondence will only be entered into with successful candidates. If you have not been contacted by the June 30, 2017, then consider your application unsuccessful.

Please direct all correspondence to