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
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