How to Join the IPO

Please complete this application form PRIOR to paying membership fees. All membership applications must be approved by the Executive Committee. Once your application has been approved, an invoice will be emailed to you for payment.

See the section below for details on the different membership options.

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If you prefer to complete a pdf version of the IPO Membership Application, please download, fill in and send to the Administrator on

Producer Member: A producer member shall be an independent legal entity (e.g. company, close corporation, partnership) principally engaged in, or pursuing the business of producing in the South African film, television, commercial, video or multi-media production industry, and formally carries ultimate responsibility for his/her/its productions; and which has a production history (i.e. has actually produced a finished product). Legal entities shall nominate one representative from that legal entity. The nominated representative does not qualify for any (other) membership category. The membership fee structure is based on the annual turnover of the company for the most recent tax year.

Annual Membership Fees

  • Producer Member: (annual turnover 0 – R500 000): R1 000
  • Producer Member: (annual turnover R500 000 – R1 500 000): R5 000
  • Producer Member: (annual turnover R1 500 000 – R5 000 000): R10 000
  • Producer Member: (annual turnover R5 000 000 – R10 000 000): R15 000
  • Producer Member: (annual turnover R10 000 000 and more): R20 000

Individual Member: An individual member is an individual employed as an “in-house” producer by another independent producer or production company or a “free-lance” producer or “line producer”, employed from time to time as a producer Any number of individual members who are employed by an independent producer or production company, and who are bona fide producers, shall qualify for membership in this category. No person employed (not contracted or commissioned) by a broadcaster on a full-time basis will qualify for individual membership. Annual Membership Fees: R350

Honorary Member: An honorary member is an individual who, on the basis of his/her contribution to the industry as a producer, is invited by the membership to join the organisation in this category. Applications for people who feel they should stand in this category should accompany such an application form. Annual Membership Fees: R350

Introductory Member: An introductory member is a “new producer” (an individual or legal entity) who has not yet produced in the in the South African film, television, commercial, video or multi-media production industry. Annual Membership Fees: R350

Associate Member: An independent individual who is actively involved in the local production industry but who is not principally engaged in or pursuing the business of producing and therefore only produces, or pursues the business of producing on an ad-hoc basis (e.g. line producers, directors, editors, writers); or working in a related industry discipline; or an individual who is employed (not contracted or commissioned) as an “in-house” producer by a broadcaster. This category also includes producers who have been inactive and without production work for 6 months or more.  Annual Membership Fees: R350

Affiliate member: An organisation or company which is engaged in or provides services and/or facilities for the South African film, television, commercial, video or multi-media production industry. Annual Membership Fees: R10 000

Student member: Individuals who are studying – undergoing training with a registered training institution. Annual Membership Fees: R50

If you’re stumped as to which membership option you should choose, please consult our Administrator on