Now in its 10th year, the South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) is a powerful, unified voice for actors in the film, television, stage, commercial and corporate sectors in South Africa.

As actors, we all have our stories of injustice, dishonesty, discrimination and unreasonable working conditions. The only way to create a fair working environment in our industry is to stand together and act with a common purpose. By joining SAGA, you become part of a powerful, unified voice that aims to right current wrongs and influence future legislation to create fair and equitable working conditions. We are apolitical, non-racial and democratic and represents your interests. SAGA gives you a legal voice – join and use your voice!

Nudity, intimacy and simulated sex have an role to play in performance art, but performers and productions teams are vulnerable when engaged in hyper-exposed work.

The SA Guild of Actors has been working with several other industry bodies on standards and protocols that provide a framework for working with intimacy during pre-production, on-set and post-production. These policies provide a safety net for performers while allowing for a more efficient production.

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Part of SAGA's mission is to uphold the excellence and harness the passion of the performance industry. SAGA has offered regular skills development workshops since early 2020.  When COVID-19 resulted in events and learning institutions being shut all across the world, the launch of our SAGA Skills Portal was expedited.

Film-making is a complex collaborative endeavour. But did you know that there’s another player in the game?

Hugh Melamdowitz, partner at Spoor & Fisher explains the ins and outs of creative rights in the film industry. IP rights shape each stage of the film-maker’s journey, from script to screen. They help producers to attract the funds and enable directors, screenwriters, actors and technicians to earn a living. IP-related agreements that can arise in the process of film-making are as varied as they are numerous.

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