June 20, 2009

Charles Novia returns with unusual reality show

…25 winners to get acting deals

Some call him the eccentric guy of Nollywood, others refer to him as Mr Think Tank, but he prefers to call himself by his natural name Charles Novia.

He was one of the first to move office from Surulere to highbrow Lekki and where he discovered stars like Desmond Elliot, Empress Njamah, Grace Amah and others. As one of the earliest to get corporate organisations to support Nollywood initiatives, Charles was the man behind The Covenant Church, the movie that tells the story of one of the most influential men in the world, Pastor E.A. Adeboye and Redeem Christian Church of God.

He was the man that also made it possible for Dakore Egbuson and Richard Mofe Damijo act together for the first time in “Caught in the middle”.

Today Charles returns to the centre stage with a new reality that will have 25 winners.
Tagged, Charles Novia Screen Test the show is to discover stars and give them fantastic acting opportunities. This project will be the first personalised reality show in Nollywood and it is solely executed by November Productions, Novia’s production outfit.

Charles Novia has always been a firm advocate for talent discovery and talent development, especially in the movie industry and he said “the actors and actresses have to be new on the scene. That’s what I’m looking out for. They must also be talented; that’s a factor.

At the end of the day, we should all look forward to a fresh generation of talents who will be box office hits in Nollywood in a matter of time.”

This reality show will be beamed on syndicated network stations across Nigeria. The audition process will take three days in Lagos.