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
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