A meeting with the IP Academy together with the FilmTVGuide representatives was held on 10 June 2014.
A dialogue session between members was held at The Arts House on 22 May 2014.
A dialogue with MDA with regards to Story Lab was held at MDA on 14 May 2014.
A screening of Singapore-Cambodian movie, "3.50" was held on 2 & 3 April 2014.
A screening of "I Hugged A Berlin Patient" was held at The Arts House on 27 April 2014.
A table read by our members were held at The Arts House on 22 April 2014.
A table read by our members were held at The Arts House on 22 March 2014.
The Screenwriters' Association lent support to the ArtsEngage's paper against the MDA's proposed Arts Term Licensing Scheme in May 2014.
A dialogue session with the CEO of MDA was held at MDA's premises on February 20, 2014. Representing the Association were:
- Ng Swee San, President
- Olivia Loh-Ing, Vice President
- Marcia Vanderstraaten, Secretary
- Jaclyn Chan (Head-writer for The Kitchen Musical)
- Noel Rodrigues (Director jooja! Advertising)
- Lee Chee Tian (Co-writer for Taxi, Taxi)
- Lee Thean Jeen (EP, Director and Head Writer for Code Of Law, Zero Calling, Homecoming)
- Justin Deimen (Producer and Writer for Singapore-Cambodian movie 3.50)
- Yeo Han Hwee (Freelance Writer who has done several shows for CNA)
Ligiah Villalobos (Writer/Producer/Director/Voice Talent) has kindly consented to be Advisor to the Screenwriters Association (Singapore). Ligiah wrote and produced Under the Same Moon, an official selection at Sundance 2007. To date, it is the highest sale for a Spanish-language film in the history of Sundance. Made for under US$2 million, the film has earned over US$23 million worldwide.
Ligiah’s telemovie script “Firefly” was recently awarded a Humanitas Prize. In 2008, she was honored with the Norman Lear Writers Award at the ImagenAwards. She has also written for numerous Children’s TV Series, including Go, Diego! Go.
She also oversaw Walt Disney’s prestigious Writers Fellowship Program and Director’s Training Program. She serves on the Board of The Writers Guild Foundation.
As Advisor, Ligiah will help us to strategise on branding and developing international networks.
Private screening of Ilo Ilo on August 26, 2013, in conjunction with the Singapore Film Society, open to members. The screening was followed by a Q&A session with director Anthony Chen.
Second Table Read session at the Arts House on April 26, 2014.
First Table Read session at the Arts House on March 22, 2014. 7 association members, 3 original screenplays read aloud and discussed.
Meeting of 9 association members with Koh Lin-Net, MDA CEO, and five of her senior management team in February, 2014. Presentation by Swee San of key areas for improvement, and open discussion.
But is the Book Better? Dave Chua’s Gone Case recently adapted for television – members Lee Thean-Jeen (Producer / Screenwriter) and Ler Jiyuan (Director) providing insight into the adaptation process. Moderated by Olivia on February 12, 2014.
Ligiah Villalobos (Writer/Producer/Director/Voice Talent) kindly consented to be Advisor to the Screenwriters Association (Singapore) in January, 2014.
The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Screenwriters Association was held at LaSalle college of the Arts on January 4, 2014 [slideshow_deploy id='1088']
World Voices – Association member Lawrence Gray introducing his new collection of short stories. Olivia representing the Screenwriters Association as moderator for this session on December 7, 2013.
Arts house forum - discussion on How the Arts House can promote Singapore for UNESCO's City of Literature nominations. Adeline Foo represented the Screenwriters Association, standing in for Swee San in November 2013.
But is the Book Better? Rashomon – Kurasawa’s landmark movie, from Akutagawa’s classic short story. Derek representing the Screenwriters Association as moderator for this session on October 6, 2013.