Success Stories

THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY - LONG TERM PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Amahle Mbutho
Sonwabile Gingqishe
Brittney Jeptha
Bonolo Shiceka
Matsehpo Molefa
Hillary Ijieh
Wafika Sidwaba

THE NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY - SHORT TERM PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Elle Britz
Asanda Mngidi
Modipadi Mokgohloa
Keitumetse Lelaka
Eugenie Bezuidenhout
S’thabiso Ngoza

ARTS HOLLYWOOD SCHOLARSHIP

Nyiko Mhlongo
Eugenie Bezuidenhout
Demi Felix
Keitumetse Lelaka
Savannah de Almeida
Reuben de Kooker
Skye Adcock
Marcuss February

FASHION RUNWAY TOP 5

Marcuss February

THEME RUNWAY TOP 5

Lia Tocknell
Elle Britz

PHOTOGRAPHY TOP 5

JJ Van Rensburg

TV COMMERCIAL TOP 5

Courtney Mardon – Winner

IMPROV TOP 5

Elle Britz
Modipadi Mokgohloa

FILM SCENE TOP 5

Megan Picton - 2nd
Ethan Abrahamse

COMEDIC MONOLOGUE TOP 5

Asanda Mngidi – Winner
Keitsumetse Lelaka

POP SINGING CATEGORY TOP 5

Lia Tocknell
Asanda Mngidi
Savanah de Beer – Winner

BROADWAY SINGING CATEGORY TOP 5

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Ethan Abrahamse
Brittney Jephta – Winner

HIP HOP/ TAP DANCE TOP 5

Summer de Beer - 3rd

CONTEMP LYRICAL DANCE TOP 5

Franco Vosloo
Renae v d Westhuizen

OVERALL CHILD ACTOR WINNER

Masana Nangammbi

OVERALL CHILD TALENT WINNER

Ethan Abrahamse

International Long Term Education at The New York Film Academy: (New York or Los Angeles Campus)

Timir Pyladh
Meg Skyler
Dante Francesconi
Matthew Harrison
Khumo Malope
Aviwe Sibeko
Siobhan Duckitt
Tshegofatso Moumakwe

International Short Term Education at The New York Film Academy: (New York, Harvard or Los Angeles Campus)

Gerrit Snyman
Caitlyn Rockman
Lavanya Pyladh
Umtha Sibam
Lizalise Malusi
Emile Redelinghuys
Claudia Borland
Entle Mlindwa
Mine van Heerden

We had 5 artist called back for American Idol and we have 1 Artist who will be auditioning for American Idol in Orlando Florida today on his birthday : )

We unfortunately due to confidentiality agreements can’t disclose who the artist is, but we will be keeping you all posted and please ensure you don't broadcast or post anything about this in media, let’s just share in the excitement and hold thumbs together!

We have models who we are currently submitting to the European market as well as New York, and we working endlessly to secure further results for these potential models.

We also booked Hugo Boss, NBA and Dolce and Gabbana with our international models in the past month and we have our ARTS Alumni Camilla Crawford performing in a Broadway production.

I want to also just take a moment to thank all the parents who travelled with us, thank you for all the support and love you showed your children, other people’s children : ) and the love and support you showed myself and the team, we appreciate you and none of this would have been possible without you!

We secured 4 OVER ALL TOP Awards and these Overall Title Holders went to:

Gillian de Jongh - Overall Commercial Model
Natasha Zaaiman - Overall Adult Fashion Model
Jeane van Dam - Overall Teen Fashion Model
Lavanya Pyladh - Overall Teen Actor

South Africa also secured the following positions:
TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Photography:

Caitlyn Rockman

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Improv:

Timir Pyladh

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Creative Runway:

Monique Scott
Thatto Tshipo
Mine van Heerden (3 out of the Top 5 are South African)
3rd - Mine van Heerden
WINNER - Monique Scott

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Fashion Runway:

Nicole Steinberg
Jeane van Dam
Natasha Zaaiman
(3 out of the Top 5 are South African)
3rd - Natasha Zaaiman

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Film Scene:

3rd - Lavanya Pyladh

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Television Commercial:

Shameez Jacobs
Neo Entle Tlhole
2nd - Neo Entle Tlhole

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Swimsuit:

Natasha Zaaiman
Yolanda Mtiyane
Nicole Steinberg
3rd - Yolanda Mtiyane

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Runway Theme:

Natasha Zaaiman
Thatto Tshipo
Jeane van Dam
Amy Lee Groen
(4 out of the Top 5 are South African)
3rd - Thatto Tshipo
2nd - Jeane van Dam

TOP 5 ARTS 2017 Singers:

Byron Gindra
Mariah Fourie
2nd - Byron Gindra

What an amazing journey we had! South African Artist and Models had a 99% call back success rate!

Proud to announce that we secured 2 International Actors Contracts with Sandra Gillis during ARTS Call-backs for our 2 artist Seth Ellis and Chante van Niekerk .

12 International Educational Scholarships where granted to South African Actors.

International Long Term Education at The New York Film Academy: (New York or Los Angeles Campus)

Johnny Black (Jean Swart), Kristen Saunders, Tanya Franzsen, Kayla Greyling, Lucia Paravano, Lethabo Mofomme

International Short Term Education at The New York Film Academy: (New York or Los Angeles Campus)

Chante van Niekerk, Anrita Els, Alexandra Pillay, Amber Fieldgate, Hillary Idiabolo, Sarah August

Markus Krenzer secured himself an international recording opportunity with Watersound Entertainment.

Winston and Delia Ho booked 2 International gigs and performed at the Leftfield and Pianos in New York City.

We secured 5 OVER ALL TOP Awards in the following categories:

Over All Top Actress at the ARTS July 2016 Convention - Kristen Saunders
Over All Top Commercial Model at the ARTS July 2016 Convention- Delia Ho
Overall Child Model at the ARTS July 2016 Convention- Nix de Kooker
Over All Fashion Model at the ARTS July 2016 Convention- Erin Passmore
Over All Top Singer at the ARTS July 2016 Convention - Bonokuhle Nkala

South Africa also secured the following positions:
TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Photography:

Nix de Kooker , Che-Lee Nel, Erin Passmore , Seth Ellis - (4 out of the Top 5 are South African) 3rd Place Nix de Kooker, 2nd Che Lee Nel, - Seth Ellis WINNER

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Improv:

Storm Porteous, Kristen Saunders, Tanja Franzen, (3 out of the Top 5 are South African)
3rd Place - Tanya Franzsen, - Kristen Saunders
WINNER

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Creative Runway:

Michelle Mnisi, Bernelee Frick, Zenande Mncwabe, (3 out of the Top 5 are South African)
3rd - Zenande Mncwabe, 2nd - Bernelee Frick)

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Cold Read:

Seth Ellis, 2nd - Seth Ellis

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Fashion Runway:

Onkgopotse Hume, Erin Passmore, Che Lee Nel, Nix de Kooker - (4 out of the Top 5 are South African)
2nd - Erin Passmore, - Nix de Kooker
WINNER

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Film Scene:

Kristen Saunders

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Television Commercial:

Delia Ho, Zandri Joubert, Kristen Saunders - (3 out of the Top 5 are South African)
3rd - Zandri Joubert, - Kristen Saunders
WINNER

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Swimsuit:

Erin Passmore, Nix de Kooker, - Nix de Kooker WINNER

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Monologue:

Kristen Saunders

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Fashion Theme:

Nix de Kooker, Onkgopotse Hume, Mikayla Shivangulula, Dylan Cade - (4 out of the Top 5 are South African)
3rd - Onkgopotse Hume, 2nd - Mikayla Shivangulula, - Nix de Kooker
WINNER

TOP 5 ARTS 2016 Singers:

Bonokuhle Nkala, - Bonokuhle Nkala WINNER

As you can see, our South African artist and models really made a huge impact on the Agents, Managers, Producers, Record Labels and Casting Directors.

I am sure you can all now believe, that HARD works truly pays off and that South Africa, is on point internationally, and that

INTERNATIONAL IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE for us anymore

INTERNATIONAL IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE