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Screenwriters 2017 AGM - January 2017

In January 2017 the Association held our Annual General Meeting.  Thanks to member Chai Yee Wei for providing the venue at his Mocha Chai Laboratories. Following the main business of the AGM, there were several speakers

Grace Dong from IMDA provided an update on the Freelancer Landscape and IMDA Media Freelancer Initiatives.

Loong Seng Onn from MCS shared his team’s experiences in mediation.

Member Ian Gregory, from Witching Hours, showed a video highlighting games and discussed the need for strong gamewriting skills.

Member Zafar Anjum, from FilmWallas, showcased their beta site for story and film collaboration.

Golden Village generously provided complimentary movie tickets for a lucky draw for members.

There was then a dinner buffet and a tour of the facilities at the Mocha Chai Laboratories

Making A Scene workshop - January 2017

In January 2017 the Association conducted the first Making A Scene Scriptwriting Workshop, supported by IMDA and the National Library Board. The workshop was held at Marine Parade Public Library, conducted by Ng Swee San and Derek Judge, supported by Jackie Chan, and attended by nearly 30 enthusiastic writers.

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Signing of Mediation Charter - August 2016

The Screenwriters Association officially signed the Mediation Charter with the Singapore Mediation Centre. Mediation can provide an effective way for our members to resolve issues such as late or non-payment.

More details about the Singapore Mediation Centre and their work can be found at www.mediation.com.sg

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Visit to Epigram Books - July 2016

Members visited Epigram Books, where CEO Edmund Wee shared suggestions of some local stories that could make great movies. He also discussed upcoming plans for Epigram Books and what kinds of novels they are looking to publish.This was followed by refreshments and discussion - and discounted books for members :)

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Meeting with MDA - July 2016

The Committee met with the MDA on July 1 2016.The meeting was to discuss progress with the proposal for a Secretariat, and also to provide updates on proposals for workshops and a recommended rates table.

2016 AGM - January 31, 2016

The 2016 Screenwriters Association AGM was held on January 31, 2016. At the meeting there was a review of 2015 activities, approval of finances, and discussion of activities for 2016 over refreshments. Association T-shirts were provided to all who attended the meeting. Thanks to member Noel Rodrigues for the design. A lucky draw was held, special thanks to Golden Village for providing prizes of movie tickets.

The new committee was also elected, for a term of 2 years from January 2016: President - Ng Swee San Vice-President - Olivia Loh-Ing Secretary - Derek Judge Treasurer - Jaclyn Chan

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