Television of 2014-05-05

AfricaMagic auditions in Accra

AfricaMagic, home of African movies and producers of some of the continent’s hit TV shows was in Accra last weekend to audition for Africa’s next brightest TV and film stars.
The search was for aspiring actors and actresses in the country to audition for various roles in the popular multi-camera soap opera, Tinsel and its first ever film feature initiative, AfricaMagic Original Films.
The auditions, which were held simultaneously in Ghana and Nigeria sought to provide the opportunity for talented Ghanaians to live their dreams of playing in Tinsel or in an AfricaMagic produced movie and thereby launch their acting careers to a continental audience
Since its debut to a continental audience in 2008, Tinsel, a thirty minutes series, has gone on to win the hearts of hundreds of DStv viewers both in the country and on the continent, becoming a daily show with a widely watched omnibus on Sundays on AfricaMagic Entertainment, Channel 151.
Currently in its sixth season, Tinsel has become a must watch for millions of DStv audiences on the African continent; a development that prompted the AfricaMagic brand to air previous seasons of the show on some of the other AfricaMagic channels and Silverbird TV to the delight of many television viewers.
Tinsel is shot on location in Nigeria and is part of AfricaMagic’s local investment drive dedicated to developing the television industry in the Africa.
In the wake of AfricaMagic’s many successes and its continued efforts in building and supporting the thriving African film industry, AfricaMagic in September 2013 launched its ever feature films platform, AfricaMagic Original Films which debuted on AfricaMagic Entertainment, Channel 151.
With a fast growing film library, AfricaMagic Original Films has produced over 60 movies in the first phase of this film initiative and on its way to the second, prompting these auditions, to seek potential film stars and give opportunities to a wide range of film enthusiasts.
Speaking on the plan to launch widely spread auditions for two of the brand’s biggest initiatives, the Regional Director, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said “AfricaMagic is always excited at being a part of the fast growing African film and television industry, we are equally excited at the opportunity to create pure African content, but more importantly, we have the chance to continue to tell the African story on a continent wide platform”.
Source: Graphic Showbiz
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