South Africa is known to produces some of the top actors in the world and the spotlight is definitely on us. One multi-talented star to rise out of our African skies is the multi-talented Nolo Phiri who serves on and off camera.
This actress holds an Honours degree from The School of the Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand has partnered with South African created international app, YouDeh to give us Television 101 master classes.
YouDeh app is international and allows users to connect with people around the world that would be “hard to reach” through paid-for-private meeting requests, which was birthed in 2021.
With her pool of knowledge and experience in TV performance and production, Nolo Phiri joins YouDeh to offer master classes in Television 101, from acting to making television. She will break down the different elements of what really goes into performing for television and will take you into the world of producing your own production.
Best known for her role on e.tv’s popular drama series, Rhythm City she has been playing with the giants of this movement and is inviting all aspiring talents to join her for her masterclass and all things on and off camera about the field. She will also share how she broke into the industry as a television actress, and how she migrated into production
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Talking about the Television 101 master classes Nolo said she has been fortunate to be a working artist from the age of 19, partly because of talent but greatly because of the opportunities.
“I was afforded through mentorship. I believe as a creative our biggest responsibility is to create work for ourselves and others. My hope is that these MasterClasses open the same doors I enjoyed to new & better opportunities for aspiring creatives”
Founder of YouDeh and information technology specialist, Thulani Ngwenya say “He is very excited to have Nolo run these masterclasses on YouDeh. This will give a lot of aspiring TV personalities around the world an opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry.”
The master classes which will be hosted on the YouDeh app will cover exciting topics including:
1. MasterClass Session 1-Acting 101
The session will breakdown and unpack basic TV acting/ performance concepts: including Preparing for auditions, Characterization
2. MasterClass Session 2- Producing 101
The session will unpack basic TV producing and production concepts, processes and key industry players; including Production team, Concept development and Scriptwriting.
3. MasterClass 3- Acting Round Table
The session will be hosted by Nolo Phiri facilitating a round table discussion around the world of acting in South Africa with her past co-star colleagues famously recognized for their ensemble in e.tv’s popular soapie Rhythm City.
4. MasterClass 4- Business of ShowBiz
The last session will be an intimate conversation hosted by Nolo between a mentee and her mentor, Dr Duma Ndlovu a Broadcasting, Television Executive and Showbiz giant.
Television 101 will run over a course of 4 weeks with different elements and guests including Samkelo Ndlovu, Mpho Molepo , Tebogo Khalo
Sessions are charged as follows:
15 minutes : R200
30 minutes: R350
60 minutes: R500
Every 10 mintues after 60 min: R50 plus
Classses will run on: (3 March, 10 March, 17 March and 29 March)
So don’t wait any longer, download YouDeh today and start connecting.
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