Africa’s leading video entertainment services provider, MultiChoice Africa is here with a new one – a Pan-African social investment initiative aimed at igniting and growing Africa’s creative industries into vibrant, economic centres.
The 3-part initiative called the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) will deliver three touchpoints that launch throughout one year: the MTF academies, Masterclasses and the MTF Portal.
The MTF initiative to be launched first is the MTF Academy, a 12-month educational programme aimed at furnishing 60 deserving, young, talented people who want to work and innovate in film and television production.
During the course of the programme, MTF Academy students will produce television and film content that will be aired on local M-Net channels across the MultiChoice platform including Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East, Maisha Magic Bongo, Zambezi Magic, M-Net and SuperSport to reach African audiences on the DStv and GOtv platforms. Upon graduation from the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy, the MTF students will leave the Academy with the knowledge and skills to contribute professionally to the film and television industry.
The MTF Academy students will be provided with skillsets to develop their talent, connect with industry professionals and tell authentic African stories through a comprehensive curriculum comprising theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling. The programme will take place at three regional MTF Academies based in Nigeria for West Africa, Kenya for East Africa and Zambia for Southern African countries and will be overseen by acclaimed local film & TV industry experts.
MultiChoice is calling all aspiring young film & TV creatives to apply for the MTF Academy from today, May 30, 2018, on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com. The Call for Entry will close on July 5, 2018. The 60 post-school MTF students (20 for each region) – will be selected from 13 African countries where MultiChoice operates.