Application Deadline: December 5 2014
Internship Starts: March 2015
Part of the M-Net Magic in Motion CSI initiative, the M-Net Magic in Motion Academy seeks to provide 12 historically disadvantaged individuals, who are recent film and TV school graduates, with the opportunity to participate in a 12 month internship including attending development seminars and gaining ‘hands-on’ experience in the industry.
These 12 interns, who must hold a 3-year qualification from an accredited tertiary institution registered with both the Council of Higher Education and SAQA, of which film and TV was a major subject, will be selected after a rigorous selection process that begins in November 2014 and concludes in March 2015, at which time the Academy will begin.
- Demographic South African citizens from previously disadvantaged population groups
- Academic Qualifications B-grade Average in a three year Film and TV Production Qualification from a reputable and accredited tertiary institution
- Passionate about the Film/TV Industry
- A keen interest to join the industry and become a key driver and contributor to the development of a robust and thriving entertainment industry
- Energetic and Resilient
- Must be willing to relocate to Johannesburg/Gauteng for the duration of the Internship (12 months)
The Internship Programme:
- In addition, M-Net aims to work closely with the country’s academic institutions who offer 3-year film and TV qualifications to identify those outstanding individuals registered with these institutions who would best benefit from the Academy and whose academic record merits them for consideration.
- This is a highly structured internship, based on a specifically designed core-hours curriculum, where in addition to receiving a monthly salary from M-Net, interns will be continuously exposed to all aspects of production and broadcasting and will be rigorously competency tested. In effect, these 12 individuals will gain several years of experience in a period of just 12 months which should make them highly employable when they enter the job market.
- The selection criteria that graduates must meet in order to qualify to apply for the Academy includes graduating with a minimum B average final grade within six months of the Academy’s launch.
- Further criteria requirements includes providing relevant documentation, as laid out in the application form, such as the provision of full and complete academic transcripts.
- Shortlisted applicants will be expected to undergo psychometric testing as well as attend telephonic and in person interviews with the Academy selection panel.
- Those individuals selected as interns for the Academy will be paid a monthly stipend from M-Net and will have to sign a mandatory participation contract prior to attendance of the Academy.
- The interns will receive intensive practical training, according to a specifically designed and enforced curriculum that will encompass the following areas: Production commissioning, Concept creation, Script writing, Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Sound, Art Direction (décor, wardrobe, make-up), Editing, Post-production and Broadcasting.
- Further, interns will access these disciplines across various programming genres such as: movies, soaps, dramas, comedies, live shows, music, sport, magazine, documentary, actuality and reality.
- In addition, interns will be exposed to studio and location shoots as well as the creation of promotion material and graphics.
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