Zambia's TV And Film Industry Establishes Professional Filmmakers Guild Of Zambia To Standardise Industry Processes

14 March 2019

Regulation & Policy

Zambia's growing TV and film industry has created the Professional Filmmakers Guild of Zambia headed up by interim Chairperson, Lawrence Thompson.

Thompson said that Zambia’s TV producers have found it important to come together and establish a body that will assist them to achieve much more but also address the problems currently faced by producers throughout the country.

The interim chairperson added that the Professional Filmmakers Guild of Zambia hopes that with the guild in place, the industry would be able to pay actors, writers, crew members, directors and producers exactly what they deserve to be paid; and in a timely manner.

The Professional Filmmakers Guild of Zambia is on a mission to create employment, and also to sustain and protect Zambia's TV and film industry.

However, the newly formed organisation is seeking endorsement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services in order to begin operating.

The Professional Filmmakers Guild of Zambia reportedly aims to try to standardise the pricing of content throughout Africa’s value chain, regulate actors’ remuneration, regulate producer and cast engagement terms and conditions, and also come up with a policy regarding operating standards within the industry.

Lawrence Thompson said that the Guild would strive to standardise the rules of engagement, the pricing of content and also create a sustainable and harmonious partnership between producers and buyers of content.

Thompson added that it was time for all producers to work together instead of fighting and constantly trying to outdo each other. He urged his fellow producers to help build a better and more organised industry in order to get the most value out of it.

Source: TeeVeeTee BlogSpot