Current Committee

PRESIDENT Ng Swee San

VICE-PRESIDENT Olivia Loh-Ing

SECRETARY Derek Judge

TREASURER Jaclyn Chan

The committee is always pleased to hear from our members for suggestions on how to better serve the needs of screenwriters in Singapore.
The committee was elected at our AGM in January 2016, for a term of two years.
President
ngsweesanNg Swee San has written for the stage and the small screen. As a Screenwriting Lecturer of Puttnam School of Film, Lasalle, she helps workshop student scripts. Her screen credits include the
prime-time dramas 80s Rewind; The Pupil; The Pupil 2; Confessions of a Crime; and Anything Goes, the children’s shows Kids United seasons 1, 2 and 3 as well as infotainment and docu-dramas/ documentaries such as Art of Health; Travelling Palette; True Courage and Dining with Death. She is also a playwright with plays staged by Theatreworks – Marriage of Inconvenience and
Bond-age (part of the 2009 OCBC Theatre festival). Ng’s first feature film screenplay Funeral Ties was awarded second prize at the MDA National Scriptwriting Competition in 2003. She has also served as story consultant for the feature film Blood Ties.
Vice-President
olivialohingOlivia Loh-Ing is an entertainment marketer / publicist and producer, more recently focusing on content development, working with screenwriters to develop their stories and scripts for eventual production. She co-wrote the optioned screenplay Spirit of Fight and is currently developing two other feature films: action-thriller Dorian and an untitled romantic thriller. She is also attached to the feature film production Third Eye Open. Originally from California but raised in Singapore, Loh-Ing was part of the pioneer team at Sinema Old School and co-director of the Sinema International Social Action Film Festival in 2009. She was unit publicist for several independent features including The Days (Sui Yue). As an educator, Loh-Ing teaches and develops curriculum for Singapore Media Academy and through Sinema Academy, which she co-founded, she helped create the first filmmaking course for the hearing impaired. While living in Los Angeles, Loh-Ing worked for DreamWorks and was actively involved in the non-profit organization Women in Film.
Secretary
derekjudge_2Derek Judge grew up in the UK where he was active in student theatre, serving on the Oxford University Dramatic Society committee, and producing and acting in plays in Oxford and the Edinburgh Fringe. After a detour via London, Manchester and Sydney, Derek settled in Singapore where he continued his part-time interests in music and performance arts. In 2009, Derek graduated from a script-writing course conducted by Oscar-winning writer Pamela Wallace and Emmy-nominated writer Ellen Sandler. He devised and successfully pitched the concept to Mediacorp for Point of Entry, a 1-hour TV drama, and wrote episodes for both Point of Entry and Silver Lining, a half hour sitcom. Most recently he has completed episodes for Incredible Tales, In Cold Blood, and The Paranormal Zone.  He has also written and consulted on some short films and is currently developing several concepts and screenwriting projects.

Treasurer
jchan_bw2Once upon a time, Jaclyn Chan was a high-flying investment banker in New York. So she did the next most obvious thing. She quit her job, to pursue comedy writing. Family and friends laughed… and she knew she was on the right track.
Since then, Jaclyn has written for a variety of television shows and feature films in Singapore, in genres ranging from comedies, to dramas, to documentaries. In 2012, The Kitchen Musical, a television series she was head writer of, won Gold for Writing at the New York Festivals and nominated for Best Drama at the International Emmys. In 2013, her work on Zoom Zim Zam was nominated for Best Preschool Program at the Asian Television Awards.
Jaclyn obtained her undergraduate degree in Economics from Stanford University and her Masters in screenwriting from the University of Southern California. She is currently a juror with the International Emmys.