Isidingo warns over nude pics

2013-10-09 12:25
Cape Town – South African soap Isidingo is warning young women against fake casting calls asking for nude photos for the chance to appear in the weekday soap on SABC3.

Production company Endemol South Africa is warning women not to fall for messages from a sham modelling agency luring young women under the pretence of "acting on Isidingo".

"Want to be an actor in Isidingo!!! Females 14 to 21 year old White Indian or Colored required for leading role in the series. Ping me if interested!" reads a badly spelled message making the rounds on BlackBerry Messenger which Endemol South Africa says neither it nor Isidingo is involved with.

"It has come to our attention that the agency in question is being misrepresented," says Endemol South Africa.

'We condemn this act'

"When a character is developed for the soap and an actor for that part is needed; there is an audition process that takes place. We work with reputable agencies with standard processes that are followed," says the production house responsible for the long running weekday soap on SABC3.

"We only deal with reputable casting agencies that have been in the industry for years, we never deal with individuals," says Khanyisa Jali, Isidingo's casting coordinator.

"We would like to advise people; especially young girls; to take note and be cautious when responding to casting advertisements. Isidingo is a family show and will never ask individuals for nude pictures. We advise you to please contact reputable casting agencies in future."

"We condemn this act in the strongest terms," says Pumla Hopa, Isidingo's executive producer.

"We advise young women to scrutinise information carefully before falling prey to vicious opportunists."

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