MultiChoice academy gets 3,000 applicants
MultiChoice Africa has received more than 3,000 applications from across the continent for its Talent Factory training academy.
Candidate interviews and screenings are now underway as judges select 60 people to join the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF).
Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to hone their skills in television and film production as they undergo training at the MTF academy in Lagos. Classes will begin on October 1.
Highlighting the importance of the academy, filmmaker and MTF West Africa director Femi Odugbemi said: “The next generation must understand that, as filmmakers, they are the historians of the modern age.”
Femi, who is also among the judges, added :“We have got to have great filmmakers who are willing to take on big themes and unearth untold stories, and all of that requires us to be deliberate about how we mentor the next generation. We have to be very deliberate that the next generation will not tell stories uneducated.”