LATEST NEWS by Jennis Williamson
Welcome to the latest edition of our Talent-Etc Newsletter!
As we bask in the last glorious days of August, we can’t help but reflect on all the incredible moments and milestones this month has brought us. From exciting new projects to inspiring collaborations, it’s been an eventful ride, and we’re thrilled to share it all with you.
As the leaves start to turn and the promise of spring hangs in the air, we’re filled with renewed optimism and excitement for what lies ahead. Just as nature transforms and renews itself during this season, we too are embracing the winds of change and looking forward to the fresh opportunities that await us.
During August we launched of our brand new website at www.talent-etc.co.za. This revamped digital space is designed with you in mind, making it easier than ever to explore the incredible talent that our community has to offer. Whether you’re an artist, a creator, a talent seeker, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of human expression, our website is your gateway to a world of limitless possibilities.
August has truly been a month to remember. We’ve witnessed awe-inspiring collaborations, record-breaking achievements, and heartwarming stories of resilience. From the world of television to the realm of live arts, our talents have continued to uplift, inspire, and remind us of the boundless power of human expression.
As we bid farewell to August, and the winter, we eagerly anticipate the colourful transformations that spring will bring. Just as flowers bloom and the world awakens to a new chapter, we too are ready to embrace change, growth, and the promise of endless opportunities.
Thank you for being a part of our journey, and here’s to a September filled with creativity, discovery, and the pursuit of dreams.
Be sure to visit our new website at www.talent-etc.co.za to experience the magic firsthand.
Wishing you a vibrant and hopeful September ahead!
Love and Light
CREW-ETC by Frankie Opperman
It’s been a wonderful August, but at last spring is officially here. We’re heading into the business end of the year with plenty of opportunities for collaboration.
As always, if you want to refer experienced freelancers or join Crew-Etc, please just pop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always on the lookout for strong production and post-production specialists to join the books, as well as assistant directors. Let’s connect.
SOCIAL-ETC by Thulani Ndzotyana
Embracing Change, Collaboration, and Consistency in Social ETC
Hello Social ETC Family,
What a month it has been! We’ve been diving into exciting discussions, exploring new horizons, and embracing change in the world of social media marketing. Let’s dive into the highlights from the past month:
Barbie-Themed Insights: Lessons for Unforgettable Marketing
We began the month with a splash of creativity and insight at the Humanz offices. Our themed Barbie dress code set the tone for a thought-provoking discussion on how we can draw inspiration from the Barbie Movie, translating its marketing strategies into exceptional social media campaigns for individual brands. Here are some key takeaways:
- Unique Selling Proposition: Discover what makes your brand stand out and leverage it to create a memorable presence in the digital landscape.
- Consistency as a Brand Builder: Consistency is the backbone of any successful brand. Maintain high standards and deliver quality content consistently to reinforce your brand’s identity.
- Clean Content Standards: Uphold the standard of your content. Quality content not only engages your audience but also leaves a lasting impression.
- Embrace Collaboration: Collaboration is a powerful tool. Be open to creative partnerships, offering value to both parties and fostering a sense of community.
- Content Creation vs. Influence: Understand the distinction between creating content and being an influencer. Strive to craft content that resonates with your audience and adds value to your brand.
- The Barbie Effect: Reflect on the brands that have licensed the Barbie name and embraced its iconic pink color. How can you infuse such enduring elements into your brand’s identity?
- Embrace Cultural Change: Adapting to cultural shifts is crucial for remaining relevant. As social media platforms evolve, embracing change ensures your brand’s longevity.
The Power of Longevity and Strategic Upsells
Speaking of longevity, we also had an exciting opportunity to join forces with Cinecentre for the premiere of “Sound of Freedom” at Killarney. This poignant movie sheds light on the harsh reality of child trafficking, reminding us of the importance of impactful storytelling and the power of media in driving social change.
In Conclusion, embracing change, fostering collaboration, and upholding consistency are the pillars of success in the ever-evolving world of social media marketing. Let’s continue to learn, adapt, and grow together, crafting compelling narratives that leave a positive impact.
Stay creative, stay inspired, and stay connected.
Head of Social ETC
VOICE-ETC by Kristy Suttner
August had our voice artists doing everything from James Earl Jones to David Attenborough impressions! We also had a host of talented artists through to the final rounds of dubbing for Shaka ILembe. We can’t wait to see who is successful.
We held another studio day this month to get some hot new talent on to the books, look out for them on the website in the coming weeks.
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/
Keep those voice muscles moving and warm as we move into Spring!
KZN By Fundi Zwane & Justin Nanak
Happy Spring Month from KZN!!!
We want to say a resounding WELL DONE to the cast and crew of Mapantsula which is a local movie that had its SA screening for the 1st time last month in JHB after 35 years.
As we get into the warmer season we want to encourage every artist who hasn’t done so to invest good updated headshots.
Our Talent-ETC website has also been revamped and if you’re looking for the best talent and crew in the country please give us a visit.
LIFE-ETC by JC Snooke
The Silwerskermfees 2023 was an absolute sensation, and the awards ceremony left everyone in awe. The entire event was truly out of this world!
TETC proudly made its mark both on the big screen and behind the scenes, both within the film screenings and the awards ceremony. It was a moment of immense pride as we witnessed our talent not only in front of the camera but also as the brilliant minds shaping the magic behind the scenes.
The recognition and appreciation we received from prominent industry players, including Mnet, kykNET, Showmax, and Mzansi Magic, affirmed the impact and significance of TETC.
Our identity and representation were acknowledged by those who truly understand the industry’s essence. With sincere gratitude, we extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the entire TETC team and our dedicated representatives. Your efforts have elevated our name to new heights!
A round of applause goes out to all the nominees and the deserving win-ners. Witnessing the array of talent, both emerging and established, crafting remarkable content fills us with genuine excitement. This dynamic creativity paves the way for a future brimming with captivating narratives.
Let’s continue to celebrate the magic of storytelling, the dedication of our team, and the vibrancy of the industry. Here’s to a future filled with even more remarkable creations!
THEATRE by Katie Groves
Theatre is continuing on with a bang! Sho, so immensely grateful for the influx of briefs, and that we have such committed, excellent artists who put themselves out there continuously, and continue to grow their skills.
On another note, the open dance classes at stageworx will be continuing indefinitely! If you feel like dancing, pop in at either 10:30 or 18:30 on a Monday to learn some choreography and keep your skills fresh!
As always, sending love and light your way!
LAST THOUGHT by sEAN MUNDAY
Winter is finally over and we now enter Spring, the month of new beginnings and transformation. Let us take this time to reflect and learn from the challenges faced in the cold winter months and discover what it means for who are now and who we are becoming.
It also means we are going into the final stretch of 2023. Let us take a moment to learn from the transformation we see in nature as it flourishes in blooms around us to become the best, most beautiful versions of ourselves. And take on the last few months with new sense of life from within ourselves and our surroundings.
Wishing you love, light and growth for September.
All the best,