Monday, August 21, 2017

SABC3, Vodacom and Jeep South Africa all distance themselves from the imploding Cape Town model search production Beeldskoon.

The SABC's SABC3 TV channel, Vodacom and Jeep have all distanced themselves from the controversial and imploding Cape Town model-search production Beeldskoon from Snapshots TV Productions.

The Weekend Argus reported that Beeldskoon, a model search competition done in Cape Town that made many promises to many people, has imploded.

Beeldskoon, allegedly fraught with problems and short on cash, saw its production manager Megan Scholtz reportedly quit halfway through who says it was difficult to feed the models daily while the production was filming in a Camps Bay villa and in Stellenbosch.

Beeldskoon created by Alfredo Alfred, promised a Jeep Renegade as a SMS competition prize "sponsored" by Jeep for the public, and a Fiat for the winner and a Los Angeles based modelling mentorship.

Beeldskoon was punted for broadcast on SABC3 from September with a years-old logo of the SABC's SABC3 TV channel, although SABC3 says it knows nothing about the competition.

"On behalf of SABC3, we are not aware of this title," said the broadcaster.

Vodacom and Jeep also disavowed their involvement with Beeldskoon.

Crew who worked on Beeldskoon told The Weekend Argus they haven't been paid their salaries. Alfredo Alfred allegedly also owes money to a hair salon, the Rosenview Guesthouse and the Camps Bay villa.