Popular Actors, Jude Orhorha, Tony Umez and Doyin Hassan have been enlisted to mentor the finalists of the Next Movie Star 2012 during the reality show’s annual training and grooming session.
The 10-day session is one of the unique selling points of the show whereby finalists are taken into a secured and secluded environment where they undergo intense training and mentoring sessions by experts and professionals in the industry and allied sectors before the show proper goes on air.
Last Monday, actor-turned-academic, Dr. Doyin Hassan, lectured the finalists on ‘The Actor And Acting’ wherein he clinically highlighted some of the essentials that make an actor thick. Later on, another popular actor, Ralph-Niyi Stevens, took the finalists through the ‘Science of Acting (Screen/Stage).
On the second day, it was the turn of veteran sit-com actor, Jude Orhorha, whose paper dwelt on ‘Acting as a profession’. Trado-contemporary dancer, Femi Fadeyi was next as he took the finalists through the whole gamut of dance with his paper, ‘Intro to movement and dance’.
Other celebrity speakers included Umez who spoke on ‘Welcome to Nollywood’, Marketing communications expert, Kingsley James, was also on hand to deliver a lecture on ‘Making Money with your Talent (Perception/Position)’ and beefy entertainment entrepreneur and proprietor of KISS Events, Howie Tee, who spoke on ‘Managing Stardom’.
Television star, Bukky Ogunnote’s paper dwell on ‘Can Acting save a Film?’, while one of the break away stars of the Super Story series, Sam Uche Anyamele spoke on ‘Acting as a Tool for Social Re-engineering.’
According to the executive producer of the show, Sola Fajobi, “the training and grooming session has helped us to identify the really strong housemates and to help the weak ones gain some level of confidence and belief in their own abilities. We go the extra mile by bringing experts from diverse fields in the entertainment and media industries to talk to these youths and mentor them.”