GFC supports Muse AwardsThe Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) supports the Writers' Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in honouring outstanding scriptwriting at this year's WGSA Muse Awards, taking place at the Soweto Theatre on 2 April. 

At the illustrious event, luminaries of local film, television, radio, stage and new media will gather to recognize and celebrate that crucial but often forgotten player in South Africa's film and television industry, the scriptwriter.

The GFC will sponsor a special new Muse Award for Top Gauteng Writer. This award will go to the Gauteng-based writer who obtains the highest single score from a first-round judge in any of the Muse Award categories.

The finalists for the inaugural Top Gauteng Writer award are Thandi Brewer for her feature film The Chemo Club, Tshepo (Ty) Skosana for his spec script Touched, and Graham Hickson for Nokia Kid, also a spec script.

According to GFC CEO Andile Mbeki, initiatives such as the WGSA Muse Awards are positive for the growth and skills development of the Film & TV industry.

He added that the GFC was proud to play a meaningful role in the support of initiatives by industry associations such as the WGSA that helped to nurture talent within the province's film & television industry.

"We're so excited about this brand new category", said WGSA chairperson Theoline Maphutha. "It will give Gauteng writers even more reason to be part of the WGSA Muse Awards. We'd like to thank the GFC for the initiative and support. We hope this will encourage more provinces to follow suit."

The support of the Gauteng Film & TV industry is a cornerstone of the GFC's mandate.

For more information, contact:
Siyabonga Mngoma
Tel: +27 83 346 7161
Email: siyabongam@gautengfilm.org.za

Thea Aboud
Tel: 011 888 4349
Email: admin@writersguildsa.org