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Hollywood hits South Africa

indian bollywood danceOne of Hollywood’s finest film/casting director and acting coach to A list Hollywood Actors MICHELLE DANNER will be facilitating the “Hollywood 2 SA Master classes” in Johannesburg (Old Mutual Theatre on the Square)  during February 2013, which offer interactive sharing of skills to South Africans including professionals, beginners, parents, casting directors/agents and producers/directors/film makers.

Addi Lang together with TV producer Wendy Leissner-Machanik and Elize van Herk (The AWEsome Team) are the appointed South African representatives. Addi says “The first phase is for Michelle to be able to identify talent through attendance to her master classes, with the second phase being through the “Hollywood 2 SA Talent Search” which offer further opportunities to singers, songwriters, composers to enter the competition with a grande performance for the lucky 12 finalists to perform at the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square in Sandton on 24 February 2013. We would like to have Michelle Danner return in South Africa each year, and the Hollywood 2 SA Talent Search will then include actors and dancers.

Prizes are valued at R200 000 for each of the 3 winners sponsored by multimedia production company Ministry of illusion. Local celebrities who are involved as co judges for the “Hollywood 2 SA Talent Search”, – include “ANAIS” – brand ambassador to Lifeline, currently taking South African audiences by storm as a singing sensation, and Bollywood film director/actor “Akrum Amod” (Indian Cinema Award winner for Bollywood movie “Pyaar Ajnabee Hai” in 2012) and the MC is “Rosie Motene” – Award winning actress/producer/TV Presenter/voice–over artiste and international MC. As an added attraction there will be guest performances from Mr Bollywood an the Oriental Fire Entertainment.

“Indeed, we DO have what it takes with this ground-breaking initiative” is how Daphne Kuhn, Producer/Artistic Director and owner of the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, in Sandton describes the “Hollywood 2 SA” project. Daphne smiles as she reflects “to have one of Hollywood’s finest here in South Africa falls in line perfectly with our theatre’s objectives of nurturing and developing the talents of aspiring performers, which offers outstanding on-going opportunities in the international markets.”

Delia Sainsbury, owner of the Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town, recently met Michelle Danner at the Edgemar Centre for the Arts (patrons are Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg) seen below with Actresses Jo and Genna Galloway in Hollywood and says that ALL South Africans are truly blessed to have Michelle, who coaches A list Hollywood actors including Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Christian Slater and Gerard Butler, right here in South Africa for the first time ever – to scout for hidden gems.

For more information on:
– media interviews with Michelle Danner and celebrities
– booking to attend Hollywood 2 SA Master classes
– entry to “Hollywood 2 SA Talent Search”
– booking to attend “Hollywood 2 SA Talent Search” as audience

Contact: Addi Lang on 082 5596 702
E-mail: hollywood2sa@gmail.com

About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.