M-Net’s Corporate Social Investment initiative Magic in Motion is searching for its
Academy Class of 2018 and entries are now open.
Visit the M-Net Corporate website here, before 31 January 2018 and if
you meet the entry criteria, simply fill out an online application form. You could be
selected to participate in a paid, year-long work readiness programme that aims to
equip 16 young graduates with the skills they need to enter the industry. Many of the
previous graduates of the Academy are now working in the industry
Speaking on the initiative, M-Net CEO Yolisa Phahle says, “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. 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. Phahle is confident that this powerful
partnership remains at the heart of the Magic in Motion Academy. “These institutions
and companies are invaluable in enabling the Academy to reach its full
With previous interns having created 8 films for broadcast on Mzansi Magic (DStv
channel 161), the Academy alumni has had some industry recognition. Mbali Zulu
(Class of 2015) received a notable SAFTA nomination for being part of the writing
team on the popular soap Isibaya. Kabelo Ramputa (Class of 2015) has won
the Best Intern DOP at the 2017 Visible Spectrum Awards for their 2016 MiM movie –
Led by M-Net Magic in Motion Academy director, respected TV veteran Bobby Heaney,
the Class of 2018 will learn more about scripting, producing, directing, editing,
production commissioning, concept innovation, sound, post-production, etc. Further,
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.
Ultimately the Academy strives to deliver highly employable individuals who
understand a variety of genres, ranging from drama and comedy to live shows and
“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 Heaney.
• Must have completed (in 2016) or are completing (in 2017), a 3-year
diploma/degree in a film, TV or a related field.
• Must have obtained or obtain a minimum C-aggregate pass.
• All applicant information will be subject to credit, criminal and verification
• M-Net’s selection decision for the Magic in Motion Academy Class of 2018 is
• M-Net shall not be responsible for any electronic failure that results in an entry
not being received for consideration.
• M-Net is not liable for the costs any applicant incurs during the process of their
entry (example: airtime usage or payment at Wi-Fi cafe).
• Applicants must ensure that all information included in their entry is valid and
• M-Net has the right to expand, limit, downscale and/or terminate the Magic in
Motion Academy at its sole discretion.
• Entry is limited to those who meet the stated entry criteria.
• 2017 Magic in Motion Academy interns are prohibited from being selected again.
• There is no guarantee of employment at the end of the internship.
• Internships are only available in Gauteng, South Africa and to South African
• M-Net reserves the right to terminate any internship at any time.