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7de Laan calls for actors in 2020 open casting search

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Casting Calls on 02 Mar 2020
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7de Laan turns 20 this year - on Friday 3 April - and to celebrate the occasion the soapie's launched an Actor Search.

They're looking to cast two actors for roles on the show.

This is what you need know if you want to apply:

Who are they looking for?

Applications are open to people of all races and all genders, between the ages of 15 to 60.

How to audition

You need to send a 1-minute acting performance video of yourself to this address:

Your audition needs to be in English or Afrikaans.

You also need to include two photographs of yourself: one head and shoulder; and one full length.

Applications close on Friday, 20 March 2020.

What happens next?

A panel will review all applications once entries close.

Successful candidates will be contacted for a second round of in-person auditions from 23 March 2020 to 27 April 2020.

Must knows: The Terms and Conditions

Once you've submitted your audition video with the photographs, you acknowledge that 7de Laan and Danie Odendaal Productions may use the content submitted for Marketing and Public Relations purposes as they deem suitable.

If you apply and don't hear by 27 April 2020, you should consider your application unsuccessful.

If you get one of the roles, you'll need to relocate to Gauteng at your own cost for the duration of your contract.

Break a leg!

Shows in this post: 7de Laan

Channels in this post: SABC2


Brian phala
06 Mar 2020 08:02

I'm interested

16 Mar 2020 17:12

Interesting and I'm interested. Is Afrikaans compulsory??

04 Aug 2020 14:04

Hello there.
I'd like to kindly request your assistance regarding these open castings. I had submitted my Afrikaans audition tape, and got a response email from the Actor search administration on the 20th of March 2020 asking me for further details regarding where I was located. Then the unfortunate situation of the pandemic reaching our country saw us going into lockdown from 26th March 2020, which saw a lot of things go on hold, and understandbly so.

It stated that, "if you apply and don't hear from the 27th April 2020 consider your application unsuccessful." On the 27th April 2020 I communicated with them via email, asking whether the Actor Search 2020 is still continuing, considering the state of the country then. On the 28th of April 2020 I got a email response informing that the search is still happening, and that I am one of the finalists and they will let me know soonest how they are going to solve the matter of call backs for the finalst.

Two months passed, I then reached out through email again on the 10th June 2020, to no avail. A month later I tried reahing out yet again to ask about the update via email on the 6th July 2020, and have gotten zero response. 

Could you pleasae help me get feedback about the advertised 7de Laan Actor Open Casting Search. 

06 Aug 2020 12:10

Hi GeenzZZ, we've asked 7de Laan what's happening and they say it's been put on hold indefinitely because of the situation with COVID-19 unfortunately. 

This is their statement to us:

This has been put on hold indefinitely, due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19.
All shortlisted candidates have been communicated with.
And we communicated it on our social media platforms.

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