KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka
THE M-Net Movies channels on DStv have created a fun-filled, unique new competition, inviting undercover movie stars of Africa to participate in the â€œGreatest Movie Ever Madeâ€ casting competition.
While the twelve best aspiring actors will get the opportunity to live out their dream opposite well-known stars in a short M-Net Movies production, the winner of this competition will win a seven day trip to Hollywood for them and their partner, all of which will be filmed by the M-Net Movies team.
â€œAre you, like the M-Net Movies channels, obsessed with Hollywood? Do you secretly re-enact scenes from your favourite films when nobody is watching â€“ or even when they are? Do you fancy yourself an undiscovered acting talent? Or do you just love having fun and trying out new things? With a little imagination and the assistance of some friends, you might just find yourself on a flight to the City of Angels â€“ starring in the â€˜Greatest Movie Ever Madeâ€™,â€ reads a statement made available to the Weekend Mail in Lusaka by MultiChoice Zambia.
â€œSo, how do you enter this once-in-a lifetime casting competition? The first step is to show-off your acting skills by re-enacting a scene from any movie currently showing on the M-Net Movies Channels: M-Net Movies Premiere; M-Net Movies Smile; M-Net Movies Action +, M-Net Movies Showcase; M-Net Movies Action; M-Net Movies All Stars and M-Net Movies Zone.
â€œThereafter, you need to upload a video of your re-enactment onto Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MMGreatest. And then, very importantly, you have to go to www.mnet.tv to fill out an entry form to validate your entry. This needs to happen within the first week of posting your video on social media.â€
A panel of experts will pick the top 24 actors from these casting videos, who will then go up for the public vote.
Fans will be able to vote for their favourites from August 23 and the 12 actors with the most votes will find themselves stepping into the opportunity of a lifetime â€“ acting in a real production, spearheaded by the reputable television and film production company Bomb Productions, whose success stories include dramas like Isibaya and Jacobâ€™s Cross.
The script for the production will be written by the highly talented Tebogo Malope, and the top 12 will be starring opposite seasoned actor Thapelo Mokoena who has featured in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and Wild At Heart; Fear Factor SA as well as comedian Thomas Gumede, the face of M-Net Movies Lalla Hirayama and presenter and fashion designer Maps Maponyane.
The closing date for entries August 20 and the shoot will take place on September 26.
The competition is open to DStv Premium customers older than 18 years on the continent.
KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka