John Kani is a South African actor, director, and playwright, best known for his roles in films and television such as, TChaka in Captain America: Civil War, and Black Panther, and will voice Rafiki in the upcoming Disney live action film, The Lion King. He made his television debut in the series, BBC2 Playhouse and has gone on to be in series such as, Silent Witness, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and Wallander. Kani has written a number of theater playwrights some of which include, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Island, Nothing But the Truth, and Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act. Kani has received a number of awards and recognitions some of which include, a Life Time award from SAFTA Awards, an Avanti Hall of Fame Award, a Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation Award, and an Olive Schreiner Prize..
How to hire John Kani for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking John Kani.
Many performers, actors, speakers and other talent like John Kani, with postponed or cancelled events due to COVID-19 are now, in certain cases, considering virtual appearances via live streaming. They perhaps may accept lower fees too. If you are seriously interested in booking John Kani or other talent shown on our site, we will research their desire and the specific fee for your live-streaming event or project request.
John Kani's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking John Kani for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book John Kani, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing John Kani. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the John Kani booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book John Kani for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final John Kani booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will John Kani charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book John Kani for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the John Kani agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book John Kani, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the John Kani booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for John Kani, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.