Showmax partners with Actor Spaces to open up the industry. Showmax and Actor Spaces partner to open up the industry. New workshops will be released on YouTube every other Thursday from August to October 2022. During the week, each workshop will be accompanied by a live Instagram feed for aspiring actors to ask for further feedback from their chosen speaker. questions.
“Our Showmax Originals have shown that whenever you look for talent in South Africa, you find it,” says Nomsa Filiza, Executive Head of Programming, MultiChoice. “But while acting is a talent, it’s also a skill that can be honed and a craft that needs to be learned. We are therefore delighted to be collaborating on these workshops with Actor Spaces and some of Mzansi’s favorite talent in front of and behind the camera to help develop the next Bonko Khozas and Bokang Phelanes.”
“Showmax’s collaboration and support for the workshops speaks to the pillars of Actor Spaces: showcasing talent, bridging the accessibility gap and our development foundation,” says Actor Spaces Founder and CEO Ayanda Sitebe.
WifeBonka Hoza on character development | Stream now on YouTube
Bonka Khoza is an actor who has appeared in local and international films. He was nominated for both the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards and SAFTA 2022 for his breakthrough role as Makhele in the Showmax Original telenovela, which broke Twitter records and broke records Wife. He will kick off the Showmax x Actor Spaces workshops by breaking down his character development process, which in preparation for Mqhele Zulu involved waking up at 3am, carrying a prop gun, spending a lot of time in taxi stands and smoking a lot…
Watch Hoza’s master class:
After you’ve watched his workshop, join Bonk for his live Q&A on Instagram at https://instagram.com/actorspaces from 6-7pm on August 18, 2022.
Also check out how Khoza and co-star Mbalenhle Mawimbela talk about the ups and downs of Khlomu and Mkele’s relationship in episode one Wife: Behind the curtainwhich was launched on Showmax last week.
WifeCasting director Ayanda Sitebe on the art of auditioning | August 25, 2022
Has casting ever been more hotly debated than Wife? Ayanda Sitebe is an award-winning casting director tasked with finding real-life equivalents of the beloved characters in Dudu Busani-Dube’s best-selling books. In this workshop, he breaks down his journey and process of finding people like Mbalenhle Mawimbela (Hlomu) and Gaisang K Noge (Naledi), 2022 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Award winners Abdul Khoza (Nkoba) and Kwenzo Ngkoba (Khawe), and SAFTA Best Actor Nominee 2022 Bonko Khoza (Mkele). If you want to win similar roles, you won’t miss his advice here.
Mandla N (Meet Melusi, DiepCity) according to the authentic direction | September 8
Mandla N is a famous South African director, producer, actor, musician and entrepreneur. In his final year at university, he started his own production company, BlackBrain Pictures, and together with some of his classmates, they made their first hit comedy for SABC 1, The city of Sesla, as well as a spinoff Ses’ Top La. Over the years, Mandla N has successfully transitioned from acting and producing comedies to directing and producing award-winning dramas and films including DiepCity and Gift Daynominated for Best Telenovela and Best TV Movie respectively at SAFTA 2022, and Meet Melusi, which recently topped the Showmax movie chart. He will share his experiences on both sides of the camera, what drives his passion and how he creates authentic content.
Blood PsalmsTabo Rometty on creating backgrounds for your roles | September 22, 2022
Thabo Rometty was named Best Actor at the BRICS Film Festival in a leading role Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu. He also received a lot of praise as the lead The Siege of Silverton and is one of many, many stars in the biggest series of his career: the epic future fantasy Showmax Original Blood Psalms. Now transitioning to directing (including all Showmax x Actor Spaces workshops), he’ll step away from acting to explain everything else that happens on set, and why it’s so important for actors to understand the larger context of their performances.
Blood Psalms» co-creator Layla Swart on taking local stories internationally October 6, 2022
Leila Swart, along with Jahmil XT Kubeka, were responsible for South Africa’s entry to the 2020 Oscars Knuckle City. The boxing drama was the most awarded film at the 2020 SAFTAs, where it won six awards, including Best Director for Quebec and Best Editing for Swart, and the most nominated film at the 2020 Africa Movie Academy Awards, where it won two. Now they are finally ready to present the most ambitious series in Africa, Blood Psalmsand what it takes to shoot local stories for the competitive international scene.
Bokang Phelan on starring in action dramas Bloody Psalmwith | October 20, 2022
Bocong Phelan’s role of a lifetime Blood Psalms as Princess Zazi, daughter of the mad King Letsha; mistress of General Toko, head of the Akachi army; and pregnant with a child prophesied to call for the return of the gods. She will share her experience playing the heavyweight title role opposite SAFTA winners Bongile Mantsai, Hamilton Dlamini, Hlubi Mboyi, Motusi Magana, Siwa Ngesi and Warren Masemola, and talk about how intense an action lead can be.
Teaching continued behind the scenes at the Showmax x Actor Spaces workshops, where each head of department was entrusted with interns. “It was a mix of graduates and students from the Actor Spaces workshops, with a preference for women, black and younger applicants,” says Siteb. “In total, we gathered 25 aspiring young actors and a crew, distributing them among departments such as the director’s department, the production department and the production design. By exposing the practical side of the industry, we believe we have equipped these young creatives with the skills and know-how to advance their aspirations in our ever-growing sector.”
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