NEWSLETTER

TALENT-ETC

By Jennis Williamson

Lack of sleep is a complete understatement for the last 4 weeks.

Not only have we been shooting non-stop and introducing some of our younger talent to film, we have also been planning and rolling out our new company strategy for 2022, which means introducing two new faces to the Talent-Etc staff. More details to follow in our April newsletter edition.

 

During the month of March we will continuously be focussing on growth of our artists with workshops, more Training Hub™ assignments and photo shoots.

Our motto always remains – Connecting Talent and Enhancing Change – but above all, not to hustle, but to align with opportunities.

CREW-ETC

By Frankie Opperman​

As summer draws to a close we enter a busy period of the year with several drama’s kicking off. Happily we’ve been able to facilitate a number of key roles and once again we have realised the importance of the team game in this exciting industry. 

Stay tuned to our social pages for exciting news on productions featuring our talented line up of freelancers. If you have anyone to recommend to join the line-up, please do send an email to crew@talent-etc.co.za. Specific roles that we are on the lookout for – Skilled and senior Production / Post Production freelancers.

SOCIAL MEDIA

By Thulani Ndzotyana

We’re living in a new normal now what?

The opportunities in 2022 are endless. As we continue to function in our new normal, its time to function with a new normal, as we look to better our Social Media presence and branding.

Clients are looking to use personalities whose content has great engagement and traction. Posing with a caption is no longer sufficient for certain messaging. Therefore, utilising reels, short videos and content that engages your viewer tends to have more numbers.

Many of us had routines and schedules when it came to social media, this resulted in our pages looking aesthetically pleasing and them being well curated.

If the above is still how you are doing things, I am here to tell you to re-evaluate how you do Social Media. Bloopers, authentic behind-the-scenes and having content that allows people to experience events with you in real time, will get you a greater response.

Lastly if you are looking to improve your engagement, remember to engage on your own posts. Also become a frequent engager in the content of the people you follow.

Happy Growing!

VOICE-ETC

By Kristy Suttner

February was the month of love, and we looooove a good voice over booking. And as usual the Voice-Etc artists are busy between bookings, auditions and callbacks for voice jobs. A number of our artists have been shortlisted for a new Disney animated series, we are waiting with baited breath for the final castings… watch this space!

 

We have also discovered some fantastic talent in and around the country this month, expanding in particular in the KZN space. Exciting times!

 

In the meantime I am so proud of our artists who continue to hone their craft by working on accent, dialect and neutralisation, to make sure we book the job… every time!

 

Voice of the Month

Don’t be fooled by her small stature, this voice artist is only 10 years old, but is proof that dynamite does, in fact, come in small packages! We are super proud of Tumelo Mosese, one of our youngest voice artists, who has landed a lead in a Disney series, working with an international director and producer! Not only that, but she is receiving excellent feedback to boot! Well done Tumi, we are so impressed!

Remember to check out the Voice Tab on the Talent website if you’re interested in becoming a voice artist https://voice.talent-etc.co.za/ or drop me an email: voice@talent-etc.co.za

SOCIAL-ETC​

By Melissa Swart

This month we welcome Diolan Govender to the ETC Social family.

Our influencers are doing so well for themselves! All of you can be so proud of your work, your success is our success and your win is our win. We want to urge you to keep sending us campaigns so that we can protect you from people who would like to take advantage of you. I am here for any questions or negotiations you might need. we are busy creating the perfect plan to ensure more work comes your way. take care and stay safe, all you beautiful people.

KZN

By Fundi Zwane & Justin Nanak

We are back in the swing of season in KZN, with a host of industry activities keeping our artists busy and booked!

We warmly welcome actress and current “New Material” star Carishma Basday to the TALENT ETC family and look forward to having her spread her magic on various projects she will be in.
We also welcome Thembeka Mnguni who has been setting international stages abalze with her vocal ability and acting talent, the powerhouse of a lady is now part of the Talent Etc Family! 

We Congratulate Wade Cowan on landing a role on ETV’s Imbewu. He is currently on set shooting and we can’t wait to see him on our TV screens, we will be sharing some snaps of his behind the scenes on our socials so look out for those soon. We also congratulate our senior agent  and actress Fundi Zwane who will be facilitating a vibrant industry discussion this Thursday at Ubunto NPO Film screening. Well done Queen Fu on being a credible voice in the KZN film & TV industry.

Talents Durban has opened their call for filmic applications and proposals as part of Durban Film Mart, we are so proud of our Artists who have submitted to be part of the process and wish you all the best with Durban International Film Festival set to take place in a couple of months as well.

Love and light…

Justin and Fundi

LIFE-ETC

By JC Snooke

We are beyond grateful for our entire crew, cast & team for their hard work and dedication over the last 4 weeks in truly creating magic on screen. We set out to create more work for the Talent-ETC™ family and that is exactly what we did.

We are moving into post production now, but simultaneously stepping into pre-production for more exciting projects.

This is definitely a production year for us and cannot wait to share more official news with you.

VERNAC SAYING FOR THE MONTH

By Precious Magoswana

“Isala kutyelwa siva noolopu.”

A person that does not take advice, will learn the day they find themselves in trouble

FINAL THOUGHT

By Jennis Williamson

It is incredibly sad to know that productions like Legacy and Getroud with Rugby will soon be but just a memory, but over the last 15 years I have experienced and seen how opportunities always find those who welcome it.

It might be a sad goodbye, but I’m assured also a fresh start for the actors and crews affected by this. Time to take risks and trust the process.

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”-

Rob Siltanen

QUOTE FOR THE MONTH

By Zoku Mgoduka

Ignore the glass ceiling and do your work. If you’re focusing on the glass ceiling, focusing on what you don’t have, focusing on the limitations, then you will be limited.

Ava DuVernay