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MultiChoice Africa hosts second Masterclass in Namibia

MultiChoice gathers film industry heads in Namibia for the second masterclass.

MultiChoice Africa is proud to have presented another Masterclass in its MultiChoice Talent Factory Masterclass programme, a series of industry-led workshops aimed to upskill and empower established professionals across Africa’s film and TV industries. The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is a shared-value initiative that provides a platform for the creative industries to develop their talent and engage with one another through their shared passions. This initiative has a multi-tiered approach, namely; the MTF Portal, the MTF Academies and MTF Industry Masterclasses. Established in 2018, MTF has academies in Nairobi, Lagos and Lusaka and provides 60 students with a fully funded 12-month academic and immersive training experience to hone their TV and film skills under the guidance of industry experts.

MultiChoice’s Best In Class masterclass workshops, provide industry creatives with exclusive access to practical, expert-led skills training that afford film and television professionals the opportunity to interact and learn from the best. This month’s masterclasses were led by leading African and international industry experts namely Neil Brandt, Executive Producer and Patricia van Heerden, a broadcast content specialist and channel strategist.

Brandt’s masterclass on film financing and distribution including van Heerden’s session on creating formats and pitching to commissioning editors was hosted in Windhoek to 30 established creatives. The MultiChoice Talent Factory’s mission is to train both emerging and established talent and connect creatives across the continent through its three touchpoints.

The MTF Masterclasses to date were made possible through strategic partnerships with local M-Net channels, technical partners such as Dolby, Fox Portugal, the New York Film Academy and many more to come. Our lead experts have included multi-cam guru Bobby Heaney, Dolby sound expert Vikram Joglekar, Jonathan Kovel, the cinematographer behind the award-winning South African film Ayanda and renowned pan-African storytelling and creative consultant Allison Triegaardt.

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