MultiChoice Introduces Talent Factory For Young FilmMakers Across Africa
MTF is a 12-month long filmmaking boot camp where students will go through an experiential and practical film-making journey that will make them highly-competent and ready to be employed or become an entrepreneurial filmmaker.
Chairman, MultiChoice Uganda, Steven Musoke said; “The story of the development of Africa has over the years been about the abundance of the vast mineral wealth to the detriment of creative industries. Thus, the film and television industries have not developed like other industries. This underdevelopment did not happen because of lack of talent, passion or imagination but for lack of investment.”
Introducing MTF is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Multichoice Africa will form part of the company’s new strategy of furthering this investment through the creation of shared value by using its core business resources, skills, people, and networks to affect a positive change in a society that would yield benefits for the business and different communities.
The MTF project will focus on three touch points that would run throughout the year such as the Masterclasses, MTF academies, and the MTF Portal. The first touch point that would be launched is the MTF Academy which is a 12-month educational programme that would arm 60 deserving, young, talented people who have the desire to work in the film and television production.
There will be three regional MTF Academies, one located in Kenya for East Africa, the other in Nigeria for West Africa and the third in Zambia for Southern African countries. All of the academies will be supervised by experts in the local film and TV industry experts.
Local M-Net channels across the MultiChoice platform such as Africa Magic, Maisha Magic East, Maisha Magic Bongo, Zambezi Magic, M-Net and SuperSport would broadcast some of the works of these students.