Muvhango is once again warning against another fake casting scam involving the SABC’s Venda soap and has now even gone as far as dumping a legitimate casting agency it used for years.
The Word of Mouth Productions soap which in previous years had to warn people not to fall prey to fake casting exploitation and not to pay money for fake auditions, is once again warning people about a casting scam and says it has also cut ties with Becky Casting Agency.
Muvhango says potential soap stars should never ever have to pay for an audition or a screen test.
“Muvhango would like to disassociate ourselves from the acting scam currently making rounds in and around Johannesburg,” says the soap’s associate producer, Morishe Matlejoane.
“The scam invites prospective actors to audition or screen test for different characters at 224 Louis Botha avenue Orange Groove venue in Orange Grove for a fee of R300.
“The scammers unfortunately used the name of a casting agency we have been doing business with for years and as a result we are left with no choice but to cut ties with Becky Casting Agency as their name was roped in from an e-mail we had sent to the agency,” says Matlejoane.
“Production companies don’t charge a fee for auditions or screening and any company or individual who does so, is committing fraud. We would like to encourage the victims of this scam to report the matter at the police station nearest to the venue of the bogus auditions.”