Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Entries open for M-Net's Magic in Motion Academy 2017, looking for 12 TV and film student interns; Magic in Motion Expo also returning with new scholarship programme.

Entries has opened for M-Net's Magic in Motion Academy for 2017, the pay-TV broadcaster's one-year practical internship programme for TV and film students.

Entries close on 31 January 2017, with M-Net who will choose 12 students who completed their 3-year diploma or degree in film and TV or a related studies in 2015 or 2016, with at least a C pass mark.

The internship primarily takes place in Johannesburg and the greater Gauteng and South Africans from all race groups can apply. Successful interns must be willing to move to Johannesburg for the duration of the internship programme.

2017 will be the 4th year that M-Net is running its Magic in Motion Academy.

The chosen 12 interns will receive hands-on training in producing, directing, cinematography, production commissioning, concept creation, script writing, sound, art direction, editing, post-production and more during the course of the year as they work and get practical experience across multiple M-Net shows across all of M-Net's various TV channels packaged for MultiChoice's DStv.

At the end of the year, M-Net will again choose three of the interns to produce their own films with funding from M-Net, with their work that could be broadcast on some of the M-Net channels.

The Magic in Motion Academy begins in May 2017, again under the guidance of Academy director Bobby Heaney and M-Net's CSI and skills development manager, Ashika Kirpal.

Besides the Magic in Motion Academy, M-Net will again host its hugely popular 4-day Magic in Motion Career Expo showcasing the exciting world of film and TV and the jobs available inside it to school children across South Africa.

M-Net will also announce details about a new scholarship programme soon.

"As M-Net celebrates 30 years as the pay-TV pioneer on the continent, we understand the importance of investing in stories for Africans, by Africans, and we are once again showing our commitment to taking talented youngsters under our wing to bring more local content to life," says Yolisa Phahle, M-Net CEO.

"It is so deeply humbling to be able to give the new generation of filmmakers, producers and writers an opportunity to learn the skills that could make their dreams a reality," says Yolisa Phahle. "Graduates from our two previous classes have proven themselves and have gone on to become successful professionals and entrepreneurs".

More details can be requested from MagicInMotion@mnet.co.za and the entry form and entry criteria for the Magic in Motion Academy 2017 can be found here online: