The South African Guild of Editors is a voluntary, non-profit company which represents film and video picture editors, assistant editors and sound editors. Since it was founded in 1994, SAGE has become a recognised player in the Film and Television industry.
With a core body of more than 100 members, the Guild represents most of the best post-production talent in the feature film, TV drama, documentary, insert, on-line and sound editing in South Africa today.
Our website ensures that many producers have quick access to contact details and experience of our members. We provide more detail on request.
Each year we assess and publish a rate card which is accessible on the website. This gives producers an idea as to what post-production professionals should be paid, and gives members an excellent starting point for wage negotiations. We provide various other employment-related documents, including an independent contractor's contract, plus a more informal pre-employment checklist.
We would like to ensure that editors are not kept in isolation, a problem which tends to come with the job. To this end we aim to increase communication between editors for morale as well as technical and/or creative support:
- We hold social events where editors get to meet their contemporaries, are able to share experience and expertise.
- We host masterclasses, workshops, seminars and screenings. Open to all, SAGE members receive major discounts on all charged events.
- We award the acronym S.A.G.E., which indicates peer recognition of excellence in a field.
The Guild is presently run on a voluntary basis by the members of the Executive Committee, all post-production professionals, and is guided by a constitution. Our registration number is #2007/006516/08.