• For the first time in South Africa, there is the possibility of a statutory mechanism that secures the economic content of the rights that performers are routinely required to transfer to the producer. Through the Copyright Amendment Bill we have a realistic hope of negotiating equitable contracts.

  • In recognition of SAGA’s success in building solidarity with actor unions around the world and in maintaining its affiliate membership of the International Federation of Actors (FIA), IMDbPro has, once again, agreed to provide access to our members at an exclusive 25% discount.

  • SAGA is drawing attention to an industry in crisis, with 78% of women working in film and TV saying they are discriminated against because of their gender. It's video series pull back the veil of magic around the world of cinema to reveal that women both on camera and behind the camera face often insurmountable obstacles to succeeding.

  • The Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill ensure that actors will never again be forced to sign away all their rights.  But international and local media organizatio

Jack Devnarain

National Chair
Jack Devnarain

Jack started his acting career in Durban performing on the community theatre circuit while studying Law at the University of Natal.  After graduating in 1993, he served in the Police Service for nine years, performing duties in the Rapid Response and Crime Prevention units, earning commendations for his arrests and convictions.  Jack continued performing in film, TV and stage productions in the course of his career in law enforcement. 

He moved to Johannesburg in 2002 to pursue a career as a professional actor and has since performed in numerous TV and film productions, including the heist action movie 31 million Reasons for which he received a SAFTA nomination as ‘Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film’.  He has received numerous awards for his performances on TV and continues to build on the body of work that has earned him recognition on the African continent and beyond.

A memorable career highlight was being part of the Trek4Mandela group that summited Kilimanjaro on Mandela Day 2015, in an effort to raise funds to support Caring4Girls.  Jack remains committed to building solidarity within the performance industry and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of SAGA since 2010.

Jack regularly assists with charity fund-raising and he remains committed to law enforcement initiatives as an ambassador for Crime Line. Jack currently serves as the SAGA Actors Representative for Isidingo.

                                   

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