MultiChoice Africa has rolled out the highly-anticipated MTF Masterclasses, through its flagship, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) programme.
The Masterclasses have been powered by various industry partners as part of the shared value initiative’s three touchpoints 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 and are aimed at developing technical 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, a 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.
The first scheduled MTF Masterclasses will be rolled out from 17th January until 20th February in 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.