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MultiChoice Namibia launches Talent Factory online portal

By: Rodney Pienaar

MultiChoice Namibia has launched the MultiChoice Talent Factory online portal, which is part of an investment to improve the quality and support of local content, and storytelling across the continent, in Windhoek today.

The online portal is the third touchpoint of the initiative following the launch of three regional MTF Academies in West, East and Southern Africa, a 12-month 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 MTF portal will serve both seasoned professionals and aspiring talent in Africa’s film and TV industry, Cheryl Uys-Allie, Director of MTF said at the occasion.

“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,” she said.

MTF academy southern Africa director, Berry Lwando the establishment of portal was the next step for the industry.

“Our progression as African storytellers has been so rapid over the years that the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the establishment of the portal. Our industry’s professionals have always been able to connect with one another but not as ideally as the industry has demanded. With the portal, we can seamlessly access our talents and knowledge and share them across the world with one another. It’s an incredible time to be working in creative African film and television,” he said.

Rodney Pienaar

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