Newsletter

LATEST NEWS by Jennis Williamson

Hi there

As October sweeps in, it’s that time of the year when the office hums with activity and our artists shine on set, bringing exciting new projects to life.

Despite the occasional dip in energy levels, we’re here to remind you to stay positive and embrace the magic of this season.

Office Buzz:
September had us running from one meeting to the next, shooting on various projects, loads of travelling, events and record breaking bookings. We encourage all our artists and clients to embrace this busy period, for it’s often during such times that our greatest accomplishments take shape.

On Set Adventures:
Our talented artists are daily shining bright on set, the dedication and passion they bring to each project are the reasons for our success.

Navigating Low Energy:
We understand that this time of year can bring about a dip in energy levels. It’s essential to take care of yourself and remember, inspiration can strike at any moment, so always keep a notepad or your phone handy to jot down those brilliant ideas.

Stay Positive:
Maintaining a positive outlook can make all the difference during hectic times. Surround yourself with supportive colleagues and friends, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. Your resilience and determination will carry you through any challenges that come your way.

Visit Our Website:
If you’re looking for a dose of inspiration, we invite you to visit our website at www.talent-etc.co.za. It’s a place where you can connect with fellow artists and clients and stay updated on the exciting happenings at Talent-Etc™.
October may be a whirlwind, but it’s also a month of incredible growth and opportunity. Embrace it!

Love and Light
Jennis

CREW-ETC by Frankie Opperman

At Crew-ETC™, we believe in the power of strong partnerships and the value of staying con-nected with our valued clients. We wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt grati-tude for the unwavering support throughout our journey together thus far. Your trust in Crew-ETC™ has been instrumental in our growth and success, and we truly appreciate it.

In preparation for the busy season ahead, we want to remind you of the wide range of ser-vices we offer to meet your unique needs:
1. PRODUCTION MANAGERS/ PRODUCTION COORDINATORS/ CAST COORDINATORS
2. INTIMACY COORDINATION WITH SAFE SETS
3. POST PRODUCTION & EDITORS
4. DIRECTORS/ AD’s / CONTENT DIRECTORS
5. CASTING DIRECTORS
6. CHILD MINDERS & TUTORS
7. And much more at www.talent-etc.co.za

See link below a quick video update that highlights some of our recent achievements for 2023 thus far:
Crew-Etc™ Update Youtube

If you have any questions, require assistance, or want to explore new ways in which Crew-ETC™ can support your endeavors, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team.

We look forward to many more years of collaboration and growth together.

Kind regards, Tania & Frankie

CAPE TOW-ETC by Thulani Ndzotyana

Hello Cape Townians!

As we bid farewell to September, we find ourselves immersed in the vibrant artistic tapestry of Cape Town. It’s been an exhilarating journey as we connected with our talented artists and esteemed clients.

Our day was filled with electrifying auditions that left us brimming with anticipation. We’re eager to witness the flourishing of our Cape Town division, with an influx of exceptional ac-tors who are set to elevate the local arts scene.

Stay tuned for more updates on the incredible talent that Cape Town has to offer. Together, we’re creating a legacy of artistry that resonates far and wide.

SOCIAL-ETC by Thulani Ndzotyana

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you!

In September, the DSTV Content Creator Awards took place, and we are absolutely over the moon to announce that our very own kitchen maestro, Mandisi Tshingana, clinched the prestigious Sol Content Creator Award!

Mandisi has been making incredible strides in the industry, and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of his remarkable journey. His dedication, creativity, and passion for his craft continue to inspire us all. We’re honored to have the privilege of managing his exceptional content and artist development.

Join us in celebrating this well-deserved achievement and stay tuned for even more incredible content coming your way from Mandisi!

VOICE-ETC by Kristy Suttner

We are happy for warmer weather and warmer voices this Spring, and welcome on board 7 brand new voice artists!

We are very proud of a host of our artists who are voicing Zulu to English translations of Shaka ILembe – Abongile Baleni, Monde Msutwana and Oliver-Che Naidu to name a few. They have worked long hours with great results!

And the piece de resistance, we would also like to give a big shout out to Francis Manga, our local French expert, who spent a whopping 8 hours straight in studio last week dubbing into French for the African continent, with excellent feedback from the client.

Well done voice artists!

Remember, we are looking to lock down the books for a while in the next few months so it is vital to get the right voices in. If you are one of those interested, please remember that Voice is a whole different beast to the rest of our industry. Do you research, check out our page and ask questions of what is entailed. Link is here: https://voice.talent-etc.co.za/

Also watch this space for details on accent workshops coming up soon. Happy warmer months, all!

KZN By Fundi Zwane & Justin Nanak

It’s officially Season!!!

The industry is once again bustling with seasonal busyness which saw the exciting 48-hour Film project kick-off that included a boot camp in early October.

KZN was also in the Jozi heat enjoying the 3rd annual Standard Bank Joburg Polo in the Park, attended by our head of KZN, Justin and some of our amazing Talent-Etc family of artists.

If you haven’t already booked your headshots in KZN, now is the time to update them. Get hold of Justin or Fundi to book yourself a slot.

LIFE-ETC by JC Snooke

Lights, Camera, Connection: Filming for Corporate Success

Hello, dear readers!

In the world of corporate communications, there’s one tool that has become increasingly indispensable: video. Whether it’s for internal training, external marketing, or simply sharing the latest updates, the power of video cannot be underestimated. Today, we’re diving into the exciting world of corporate filming, a topic that might not be my forte, but one that is undeniably important.

The Power of Visual Storytelling
In the age of digital transformation, businesses are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to connect with their audiences. One of the most effective methods is through visual storytelling, and that’s where corporate filming comes into play. Videos offer a dynamic and engaging medium to convey a message, whether it’s the launch of a new product or the sharing of corporate values.

A Seamless Production Process
Now, you might wonder what goes into creating these compelling corporate videos. Well, from what I’ve learned, it’s all about teamwork and meticulous planning. The production pro-cess typically involves brainstorming ideas, scripting, casting, location scouting, shooting, and editing. Every detail matters, from the lighting and sound quality to the choice of music and graphics. It’s a carefully orchestrated symphony that results in a polished final product.

Bringing the Team Together
Corporate filming isn’t just about hiring a camera crew and pressing record. It’s about bring-ing the team together and aligning everyone with the vision. From executives delivering pow-erful messages to the creative minds behind the camera, each member plays a crucial role in the success of the project. Effective communication and collaboration are key to ensuring that the final video reflects the company’s values and goals.

Showcasing Authenticity
In today’s corporate landscape, authenticity is highly valued. Audiences want to see the hu-man side of businesses, and video provides the perfect platform for this. By showcasing real employees, sharing behind-the-scenes glimpses, and telling authentic stories, corporate videos can build trust and foster a deeper connection with stakeholders.

Measuring Impact
One of the advantages of the digital age is the ability to measure the impact of your efforts. Corporate filming is no exception. Companies can track the performance of their videos through metrics like views, engagement, and conversion rates. This data-driven approach allows for continuous improvement and optimisation of future video projects.

The Road Ahead
As technology continues to evolve, so does the world of corporate filming. Virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive videos are just a few of the exciting developments on the horizon. These innovations promise to take corporate communication to new heights, offer-ing even more immersive and engaging experiences for audiences.

In conclusion, while corporate filming might not be my area of expertise, it’s clear that this medium has a profound impact on how businesses communicate with their audiences. In an increasingly visual and digital world, mastering the art of corporate video production is not just a valuable skill but a necessity for staying relevant and connecting with stakeholders. So, lights, camera, action—it’s time for businesses to shine on the screen!

Until next time, happy filming!
JC

THEATRE by Katie Groves

Happy October! Wishing you a fruitful and sunshine filled month! On the theatre end of things, we are exceptionally busy, lots of auditions, lots of callbacks, and lots of confirma-tions – whoop whoop!

Attached are just some of the posters of upcoming shows we have artists in, and I am filled with an immense sense of pride, that walking through Montecasino and the Teatro, I can point to each poster advertising new shows and say “We have someone on there.”

I would like to thank all our theatre artists for constantly and consistently working on their craft, the immeasurable growth that I have seen is tribute to the hard work and dedication you have all put in! I am because you are, the theatre division would not be thriving if you were not feeding it as artists.

The stageworx open dance classes will be back in full swing from the 9th of October, looking forward to seeing more of you there.

As always, please reach out if you would like to join the division, or get contacts regarding singing, or dancing training, as you can always improve!

Sending love and light,
Katie

LAST THOUGHT by sEAN MUNDAY

October has been traditionally seen as a month of wealth, prosperity, peace and fertility as it is the month when farmers would harvest their crops. As we go into the last few months of the year, take a moment to reflect on the work you’ve put in this year and how it has lead you to where you are now. The actions you do today will shape the rest of your life. So take every opportunity to invest in your craft today so that one day you can look back and be grateful for the work you’ve put in.

Keep working hard and pushing yourself to be the best version of you you can be.

Wishing you all the best,
Sean