MultiChoice Talent Factory masterclasses begin in Kenya

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Multichoice as kicked off the inaugural MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) programme in Kenya. The masterclasses will be offered in partnership with various industry players.

The Masterclasses are aimed at developing technical skills of established creatives in cinematography, audio and storytelling to improve the quality of local productions.

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The first MTF Masterclasses will be rolled out from today, 17 January until 20 February in the following countries: Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique and Ethiopia. More masterclass dates will be added for other countries at a later stage.

The MTF Masterclasses will be in partnership with 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.

The upcoming workshop will be led by experts such as South African director and producer Bobby Heaney, 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 upcoming schedule of Masterclasses will take place as follows:

Day Jan 2019 Masterclass Partner Focus Area Host Country
Thurs 17 Bobby Heaney Multi-cam Masterclass Kenya
Fri 18 Bobby Heaney Multi-cam Masterclass Kenya
Fri 18 Jonathan Kovel Cinematography Masterclass Zambia
Fri 18 Dolby – Vikram Jonglekar Audio/Sound Masterclass Nigeria
Sat 19 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Ghana
Mon 21 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Uganda
Sat 26 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Kenya
Mon 28 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Tanzania
Wed 30 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Malawi
  Feb 2019 Partner Focus Area Host Country
Fri 1 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Zimbabwe
Mon 4 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Botswana
Tues 5 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Botswana
Thurs 7 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Namibia
Fri 8 Allison Triegaardt Story telling Masterclass Namibia
Fri 8 Dolby Audio/Sound Masterclass Zambia
Mon 11 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Angola
Tues 12 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Angola
Weds 13 Femi Odugbemi Nollywood Masterclass Angola
Thurs 14 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Mozambique
Fri 15 FOX (Portugal) Production Masterclass Mozambique
Tues 19 Appie Matere Production management Ethiopia
Weds 20 Appie Matere Production management Ethiopia

 

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