SAGA is aware that audio visual and live theatre industries around the world are investigating th
- Guild Meeting
Our Annual General Meeting brings us together once a year. It is a great privilege for your EXCO to carry your mandate, and it is with a great sense of satisfaction that we present to you a summary of all our activities for the past year.
This is an election year and we invited nominees to stand for election to serve on our Executive Committee for a 2yr period. Sadly, we bid farewell to three of our EXCO members who have opted to stand down, and I extend a special word of thanks to Ashley Dowds, Motlatji Mjamba and Shadi Chauke for their sacrifice and their contributions as ambassadors for our Guild.
SAGA has a duty to report to our members that regardless of the value you may place on taking the vaccine, some productions require actors to vaccinate as a pre-condition for being contracted. It is apparent that productions have adopted this policy giving consideration to the fact that producers are unable to insure their projects against any COVID-related losses. Producers therefore have an obligation to mitigate the risk of loss by adopting such measures as they reasonably see fit, which includes implementing a vaccine policy for actors.
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.