Sunday, March 25, 2012

FILCOLS @ FWGP's event: WORST CONTEST RULE EVER And other tricks in the publishing scene

FILCOLS' Executive Director Alvin J. Buenaventura delivered a talk last 24 March 2012 at a writers' event entitled Worst Contest Rule Ever and Other Tricks in the Publishing Scene. It was held at Chef's Bistro, Scout Gandia corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Around 30 writers were present.

Buenaventura discussed the fine print of the rules of some contests that are targetting the writers.

Rom Factolerin gave the opening remarks. He is one of the members of the Executive Committee of the Freelance Writers Guild of the Philippines. He was followed by Beverly Siy, executive officer for membership and documentation of FILCOLS. She talked about the basics of copyright. It was her who suggested that this event be organized because of a writing contest's rule that appeared to be very unfair to the writers who joined.

There was an open forum at the end of the talks. Some contracts between authors and publishers were discussed. Atty. Marnie Tonson, also a member of FWGP, was present to help clear things up and to provide legal perspective for the topics.

This event was organized by FWGP in coordination with FILCOLS, Chef's Bistro and Rental Monsters.

For those who wish to watch the video of this event, kindly check this link:

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