M-Net is once again looking for interns for its Magic in Motion Academy for 2018, a year-long, paid, practical internship for people who want to work in South Africa's TV and film industry and who are completing any 3-year degree in film and TV studies at the end of 2017 or did in 2016.
The 16 interns will have to live in Gauteng during 2018, must be South African citizens, and M-Net doesn't guarantee any employment at the end of the internship.
Interns will however get the chance to make valuable contacts and work across the entire range of the various M-Net channel's local productions during the year in various capacities and several of previous years' graduates are now working in the industry not just at shows produced for M-Net.
People who want to apply can visit mnetcorporate.dstv.com/2017/11/14/2018-magic-motion-applications to enter online before 31 January 2018.
"When M-Net began the Magic in Motion Academy in 2015, our aim was to build a sustainable and consistent talent pipeline that empowered hard-working professionals with the skills they need to transform the video entertainment sector," says Yolisa Phahle, M-Net CEO.
"Four years on, we're delighted to be calling for entries once again."
Together with generous production companies who provide the interns with training placements and aided by tertiary institutions who motivate their brightest to enter the Academy, M-Net is committed to building on the accomplishments of previous interns.
"This powerful partnership remains at the heart of the Magic in Motion Academy," says Yolisa Phahle.
"These institutions and companies are invaluable in enabling the Academy to reach its full potential."
M-Net's Magic in Motion Academy is led by respected TV veteran Bobby Heaney as director.
The Class of 2018 will learn more about scripting, producing, directing, editing, production commissioning, concept innovation, sound, post-production and more.
Furthermore there will be Academy Master Classes led by the country's top TV executives will also expose the interns to the trends and technologies shaping the global entertainment landscape.
M-Net's Magic in Motion Academy strives to deliver highly employable individuals who understand a variety of genres, ranging from drama and comedy to live shows and reality formats.
"The beauty of the Magic in Motion journey is that our interns learn that this is an industry that will reward hard work and they can effectively work their way up with an M-Net Original productions calling card," says Bobby Heaney.