• 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. But this deal expires 31 December 2019!

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  • 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.

  • 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


SAGA became a member of SASFED in 2009.

The South African Screen Federation (SASFED) is the national federation of independent film, television and audiovisual content industry organisations in South Africa. Founded in 2006 in response to Government’s call for the independent production sector to speak with a united voice, SASFED represents a broad spectrum of industry players, via affiliates representing several thousand individual members and hundreds of member companies employing up to a hundred staff.

SASFED has signed a Terms of Engagement with the NFVF, which binds parties to quarterly stakeholder meetings to engage on industry strategy, policy and interventions.

As of 2012, SASFED has active representation on the premier South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS) Board, where it holds two permanent seats, and two alternate seats.

SASFED is also the Working Group and Coordination Committee member of SOS: The Supporting Public Broadcasting Coalition, an advocacy group driving industry oversight and dialogue on critical policy, legislation, regulatory and management matters pertaining to the local broadcast sector, and in particular, the public broadcaster - the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Its current membership of seven independent film and television production industry organisations, associations and guilds, are in ultimate control of SASFED via their allocated Council Member, who make up what is known as the SASFED Council.   The Council also meets regurlarly to discuss industry issues between the organisations.

The Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer are elected annually from the Council in terms of the SASFED Constitution, which guides that individuals may not join SASFED directly, but only via bona fide industry bodies.

SASFED is opposed to all forms of discrimination and oppression and stands for a united, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa. In particular, the federation believes that for the film and television industry to thoroughly fulfil its economic, social and cultural potential in society, it has to overcome the racial inequalities created under apartheid.

To this end, SASFED encourages all members to adopt policies and implement programmes ensuring deliberate access by historically disadvantaged Black South Africans at all levels of their organisations and industry sectors.

Full SASFED member organisations currently include: The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA), The Independent Producers’ Organisation (IPO), The Personal Managers' Association (PMA),  South African Guild of Actors (SAGA), South African Guild of Editors (SAGE) and Writers’ Guild of South Africa (WGSA).

SASFED therefore proudly represents the collective core of South Africa’s creative sector, for the independent film and television industries.

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