Super talented Award Winning Director Lancelot Imasuen alongside with multiple-award winning actor Majid Michel both delivered a powerful lecture on what it takes to succeed as an actor at the of the 2014 GIAMA Screen Icon Search Acting Seminar in Houston, Texas.
While training and lecturing the aspiring actors here in Houston, Mr Imaseun used Lupita Nyong’o as an example of what it takes to become a successful star actress at the 2014 Screen Icon Search Acting Seminar.. “Those of you that think that I have to be the finest girl.. The girl has proven that eh.. Breast she no get, Face, fine, she no get.. Fine she no get..Bobbie, she no get.. but listen to me, when it is time for business to pay you.. It is you that is being looked for.” Another solid point that Lancelot made was “African Actors and Actresses dwell so much on the physical…. Acting is not about the physical.. Acting comes from within, and begins to affect the physical. ”
So to conclude from what Lancelot said, it is not just your shape or looks that will take you to the next level, it is about you, your talent, and the “grace” factor of being accepted by the public as a believable actor.
The Screen Icon Search (SIS) Competition since its inception in 2012, had always held on the eve of the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) and provides an avenue to showcase new and aspiring talents while offering several young and aspiring ladies and gentlemen the opportunity to compete and audition for an opportunity to feature in movie deals with top producers in the Nollywood industry.
However, as the need to provide and enhance the quality of actors entering the Nollywood continue to rise amidst the ever increasing competition, so also has the need to provide top-notch education to the aspiring stars in order to provide them with what it takes to succeed in the industry. In order to arm these young aspirants with the toolbox to succeed in the acting world, Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA), the organization behind the SIS decided to put together a workshop in 2014 that will feature a number of notable actors/directors in the Nollywood industry to provide an academic platform for teaching and instilling the technicalities of acting to the participants.