TNT Announces 'Dramatic Auditions' Program Winner America's Best Dramatic Actor Selected in Second Annual Nationwide Search



    ATLANTA, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Network Television (TNT), the first
 and only network dedicated to drama, announces the winner of its second annual
 "Dramatic Auditions" program, a nationwide search for the most talented
 aspiring actors in America.  Monifa Days, a 30-year-old aspiring theatre actor
 from Chicago, received top scores to rise above more than 2,200 other
 participants in the competition and clinch the title as this year's winner.
 
     TNT's Dramatic Auditions search began in Los Angeles on Oct. 6 before
 heading to Chicago on Oct. 11 and making one final stop in New York City on
 Oct. 20. Hopeful actors across the country who could not attend the live
 auditions were allowed to submit videos of their audition both online and by
 mail.  Focused on serious dramatic acting, "Dramatic Auditions" re-enforces
 TNT's dedication to drama.
     For their audition, the budding actors selected monologues from The New
 Classics' movies on TNT (a complete list is available at www.tnt.tv) and, in
 each city on the program's tour, had the opportunity to perform their selected
 scene live in front of a panel of judges. The first major off-channel talent
 search contest conducted in a format similar to traditional auditions,
 "Dramatic Auditions" attracted thousands of talented actors from across the
 country.
     Days was selected as one of the top three finalists from a group of 20
 semifinalists in November and flown to Los Angeles for a final audition
 taping. She then went on to defeat Saadiqa Muhammad, also of Chicago, and
 Serge Thony of New York in the final audition process. As the grand prize
 winner of TNT's Dramatic Auditions program, Days will receive $50,000, an
 apartment in Los Angeles, use of a car for 12 months, acting lessons at both
 Jeremiah Comey's Studio and the renowned Margie Haber Acting Studio in L.A.,
 and a personal publicist.  Days is relocating to L.A. in mid-January and will
 be chronicling her West Coast experience through an online video diary.  Days'
 followers can view the video diary at www.tnt.tv.
     "This win with TNT has given me an amazing opportunity," said Days.  "The
 Dramatic Auditions program is something that can really get me going in the
 right direction and put me in front of all the right people.  I'm very excited
 to get such an awesome boost to my career."
     Turner Network Television (TNT), television's destination for drama and
 one of cable's top-rated networks, offers original movies and series,
 including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and
 next year's eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes:
 From the Stories of Stephen King.  TNT is also home to powerful one-hour
 dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Alias, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER,
 NYPD Blue, Charmed, Judging Amy and Angel; broadcast premiere movies; and
 championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA.  TNT is also
 available in high-definition.
     Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major
 producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading
 provider of programming for the television industry.
 
     This information can also be accessed on the official TNT Dramatic
 Auditions Web site at http:// www.tnt.tv
 
 

SOURCE Turner Network Television

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