MultiChoice Talent Factory kicks off 2019 with inaugural Masterclasses

MultiChoice Africa is pleased to announce that its flagship the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) programme will roll out the highly-anticipated MTF Masterclasses powered by various industry partners as part of the shared value initiative’s three touch points alongside the MTF Academy and the soon-to-be launched industry networking portal.

The MTF Masterclasses will present the industry with “BEST IN CLASS” workshops to increase MTF’s upskilling outreach to established film and TV industry professionals. The Masterclasses are aimed at developingtechnical skills of established creatives in cinematography, audio and storytelling to improve the quality of local productions and will be rolled out this from this January in various countries.

The upcoming workshop, which will be open to invited members of the film and TV industry from around the continent who aspire to take their craft to the next level, will be workshopped over the course of two days. These will be led by well-respected subject matter experts including South African director and producer Bobby Heaney, reputable sound consultant from Dolby India, Vikram Joglekar, pan-African storytelling and creative consultant Allison Triegaardt, award-winning Kenyan film producer Appie Matere, Jonathan Kovel the cinematographer behind the award-winning South African film Ayanda. Additionally, a special MTF Masterclass on Nollywood will be workshopped by Femi Odugbemi, Nigerian film and TV industry expert and Academy Director for MTF Academy West Africa. 

We are excited about the launch of this next touchpoint of MTF as it reaffirms our commitment to supporting the industry and promoting sustainability in the industry by creating shared value across the business through quality programming for our customers and Enriching Lives,” says MultiChoice Botswana Managing Director, Katlego Matlhodi Arnone.

The first scheduled MTF Masterclasses will be rolled out between 17 January until 20 February in the following countries: Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique and Ethiopia with more masterclasses dates to be added for other countries at a later stage. The MTF Masterclasses will be presented with the support from Dolby Laboratories and FOX Portugal which both play a crucial role in priming the MTF Academy students as key players in the growth and sustainability Africa’s creative film and television industry.

“The success of these MTF Masterclasses will, over time, deliver a more professionalized, networked film and television industry across Africa and an expanded community of highly- skilled professional who are passionate about creating quality home-grown content,” concludes Arnone.

Are you an industry creative professional looking to upskill your craft? Please email thembile.ndzinge@bw.multichoice.com today with a short bio of yourself and contact details to be added onto our database. We will be in touch should you make the list to be part of the MTF Masterclasses coming to your country soon.

The upcoming schedule of Masterclasses will take place as per below:

Day Jan 2019 Masterclass Partner Focus Area Host Country
Thurs 17 Bobby Heaney Multi-cam Masterclass Kenya
Fri 18 Bobby Heaney Multi-cam Masterclass Kenya
Fri 18 Jonathan Kovel Cinematography Masterclass Zambia
Fri 18 Dolby – Vikram Jonglekar Audio/Sound Masterclass Nigeria
Sat 19 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Ghana
Mon 21 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Uganda
Sat 26 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Kenya
Mon 28 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Tanzania
Wed 30 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Malawi
  Feb 2019 Partner Focus Area Host Country
Fri 1 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Zimbabwe
Mon 4 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Botswana
Tues 5 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Botswana
Thurs 7 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Namibia
Fri 8 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Namibia
Fri 8 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Zambia
Mon 11 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Angola
Tues 12 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Angola
Weds 13 Femi Odugbemi Nollywood Masterclass Angola
Thurs 14 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Mozambique
Fri 15 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Mozambique
Tues 19 Appie Matere Production management Ethiopia
Weds 20 Appie Matere Production management Ethiopia

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