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International Dialects of English Archive

International Dialects of English Archive

6th March, 2018IDEAIn Tips & Advice

The International Dialects of English Archive was created in 1998 as the internet’s first archive of primary-source recordings of English-language dialects and accents as heard around the world. With roughly 1,400 samples from 120 countries and territories, and more than 170 hours of recordings, IDEA is now the largest archive of its kind.

IDEA’s recordings are principally in English, are of native speakers, and include both English-language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages. (Many include brief demonstrations of the speaker’s native language, too.) The archive also includes extensive Special Collections.

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Buyers pounce on Studiocanal's hot EFM title 'Mia And The White Lion'

Buyers pounce on Studiocanal's hot EFM title 'Mia And The White Lion'

26th February, 2018Screen DailyIn Articles

Paris-based Studiocanal is reporting near sell-out sales on French director Gilles de Maistre’s South Africa-set family film Mia And The White Lion at last week’s EFM.

The English-language drama revolves around a rebellious young girl who bonds with a white lion cub, and then runs away with him as he approaches full size to prevent his sale into the big game, trophy-hunting business.

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SA Talent Shines Bright

SA Talent Shines Bright

8th November, 2017The CallsheetIn Articles

Despite a tumultuous year with a host of issues facing the talent industry, SA talent has shone and held their own amongst their peers across the world. Kim Crowie reports.

There truly is nothing like a well-delivered line of dialogue – and this from someone who’s never performed a day in her life! We all have an inkling of what good (or bad) acting looks like, and whether we can pinpoint the exact reason for a scene working or not, we always get that goose-bump-like feeling when our favourite actor has an incredible performance.

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SAGA Workshop - Scene Study

SAGA Workshop: Scene Study

26th August, 2017The SA Guild of ActorsIn Workshops

Scene Study Workshop with Bonnie Lee Bouman

SAGA presents Bonnie Lee Bouman’s practical scene study workshop.

SAGA members will get the opportunity to have an interactive class with one of our leading casting directors in the country. Non SAGA members and AFDA performing arts students will have the opportunity to observe and learn from the participants and Bonnie’s direction and feedback.

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3RD Annual Film Finance World Forum 2016

3RD Annual Film Finance World Forum 2016

17th October, 2016The CallsheetIn Focus

The 3rd Annual Film Finance World Forum will be held on the 10th November at Atlas Studios in Milpark. Destiny Media has once again partnered with Film Event Media and The Callsheet as our media partner.

“The Callsheet partnership is key to the success of Film Finance World and with their support we believe we will deliver a tremendous event as we provide a platform for filmmakers and other industry stakeholders to gain insights on how to develop, finance, distribute and profit from their creativity, hard work and commitment.” Andre Pietersen MD, Destiny Media

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Best Casting Director 2016 - South Africa

Best Casting Director 2016 - South Africa

17th October, 2016TMT NewsIn Focus

Bonnie Lee Bouman is awarded Best Casting Director South Africa for 2016.

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The Casting Director and You

The Casting Director and You

8th November, 2015The CallsheetIn Focus

I had such fun asking Bonnie Lee Bouman, Casting Director, absolutely every question I could think of about the casting process for commercials, tv and film. It was clear that there was a lot more to talk about but it was a great start to understanding exactly how you, the actor and the casting director, fit in the process of getting work.

Things we covered included the importance of knowing yourself and how you ‘read’ on camera; understanding the medium you’re auditioning for; the importance of working on accents, and which ones to stay abreast of; why you DIDN’T get that audition you nailed; the ethics of casting director as agent; the importance of the aesthetic – looking after yourself and your physique and what you need to focus on if you want to be the ‘leading man’.

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Bonnie Lee Bouman on Auditioning

Bonnie Lee Bouman on Auditioning

9th June, 2015Owen S. ManagementIn Focus

Bonnie Lee Bouman is one of South Africa’s Top Performance Casting Directors. After graduating from Vancouver Film School (Acting for Film and Television) , she returned home to start her own company in 2003 and is renowned for her imaginative and performance driven casting direction in all visual mediums. (TV and Film).

SOURCE: This article appeared first on Owen S. Management’s website.

In this particular Q & A – Owen S (on behalf of actors!) asks Bonnie some potently relevant questions about AUDITIONS.

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How To Impress Casting Directors

How To Impress Casting Directors

23rd November, 2014Project CastingIn Tips & Advice

Learn how to impress these casting directors with these 7 easy acting tips.

One of the hardest parts of becoming an actor is the audition process. During the audition process you are trying to impress the casting director. In this guide we will give you easy tips and steps you can use to impress the casting director and have a stand out acting audition.

SOURCE: This article appeared first on Project Casting.

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Plotting the Actor's Technical Road Map

Plotting the Actor's Technical Road Map

2nd November, 2013Screen AfricaIn Focus

Renowned Hollywood acting coach Michelle Danner, who has worked with the likes of Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Penelope Cruz and James Franco, recently presented master classes in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In an exclusive interview with Joanna Sterkowicz, Danner spoke about ‘The Golden Box’ acting technique, as well as her second directorial feature film, Hello Herman.

When Johannesburg-based character casting agent Addi Lang, owner of Caitlin’s Castings, first began communicating with Michelle Danner 18 months ago, she knew she had to bring Danner out to South Africa to see South African talent and conduct master classes.

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