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Calling all film and TV creatives – Africa’s hottest new creative network is here!

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The MultiChoice Talent Factory Networking Portal launches as the-go-to destination to connect Africa’s creative industries
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MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), MultiChoice Africa’s flagship Pan-African shared-value initiative is thrilled to announce the launch of the MTF Portal on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com! The portal is the third touchpoint of the initiative following the launch of the MTF Academies, a 12-month regional film training programme aimed at upskilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives launched in October 2018 and the MTF Masterclasses launched in January this year to upskill industry professionals.

The interactive online portal is aimed at profiling and connecting Africa’s industry creatives and bringing pan-African talent and opportunities together in one place. The digital portal will allow filmmakers across the continent to network, find talent and showcase their work.

Access to the portal is through www.multichoicetalentfactory.com which will serve as an authoritative source of industry news, supported by MultiChoice’s long-standing position of being Africa’s leading storyteller. Users of the portal - up-and-coming talent and industry professionals - can also network with each other, connect and collaborate. The MTF Portal will also provide information on the MTF Academies and Masterclasses.

The MTF Portal forms part of the investment MultiChoice has made to improving the quality and supporting the production of local content and storytelling across the continent.  The MTF Portal will serve both seasoned professionals and aspiring talent in Africa’s film and TV industry.

“With increasing cross continental coverage filmmakers are looking for networks beyond their own borders.  As a producer in Nigeria it is exciting to know it is possible to co-produce in Angola for example with access to local talent and production partners. The Portal is made for mobile and is therefore accessible to any filmmaker anywhere in the world,” says Cheryl Uys-Allie, Director of the MultiChoice Talent Factory.

MultiChoice Group Executive for Corporate Affairs, Joe Heshu, believes that launching an online destination to connect Africa’s creative industries is a natural progression for the Group:

“As Africa’s leading storyteller, we play a significant role in bringing the local television and film production industry to life across the continent and the portal is an important extension of our commitment to igniting Africa’s creative industries to find each other and continue making great content.”

Are you looking to connect with other creatives across Africa? Register on the portal today to get exclusive online access to showcase your talent, connect, scout for skills and meet other creatives.

 

Join the MTF social media conversation on the hashtag #SignUp2MTF

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Twitter: @MCTalentFactory

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About the MultiChoice Talent Factory:

The African continent is steeped in a rich and diverse history of living passionately through language, art, music and colourful storytelling. As the continent continues to change rapidly, the entertainment industry has become ever more relevant. MultiChoice Africa has identified an opportunity in this fast-changing environment – one that will have a lasting impact on the industry as a whole.

The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is a multi-tiered training programme designed by MultiChoice Africa to focus on positively impacting the technical and professional value chain in the film and television industry across the continent. As a business born and bred in Africa we have a long-term commitment to making a socio-economic difference in the countries in which we operate. As such, this initiative will help to play a positive role in growing Africa’s creative industries into vibrant, economic powerhouses.

This training programme which will be rolled out in partnership with stakeholders across the continent will provide the creative industries with a platform to learn and develop their talent, engage and connect with each other through their shared passions. Working hand-in-hand with local creative organisations, regulatory and government partners across the continent, we use our people, facilities and network to provide young emerging filmmakers with a tailored 12-month apprenticeship, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications to help launch a successful career within the creative industry.

Through the MTF, MultiChoice Africa’s legacy will emphasise our commitment to enriching lives by developing the art of inspired local storytelling and story making, while simultaneously growing local content on our DStv and GOtv platforms and ultimately continue showcasing Africa’s rich cultural heritage and diversity. More information available on www.multichoiceafrica.com

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