MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), a multi-tiered training programme designed by pay TV group MultiChoice Africa, is launching a new series hosted by South Africa-based film and TV veteran Ken Kaplan.
The MTF in Focus Masterclass series will see producer, director, and creative executive Kaplan in virtual conversation with creative technical professionals from across Africa’s film and TV industry.
These include Kenyan producer Appie Matere, South African editor and director Vuyani Sondlo, Nigerian director, writer and producer Akin Omotoso, South African documentary filmmaker Michael Cross and cinematographer Kabelo ‘KB’ Thathe.
Reatile Tekateka, group executive head of corporate affairs at MultiChoice Africa, said: “Investing in the next generation of storytellers on a technical and creative level is something that has been at the heart of the MTF initiative. We’re excited to launch MTF in Focus, a series of in-depth virtual conversations with leading filmmakers from across the continent.”
The MTF Masterclasses have been held in various African countries in line with MultiChoice Africa’s strategy of technical and creative knowledge-sharing as a means of empowering emerging and professional creatives. They run alongside the MTF Academies, 12-month regionally funded training programmes aimed at upskilling the next generation of young film creatives.
MultiChoice has tailored its academy curriculum alongside its partner Mnet channels as well as curriculum-support partners including the Henley Business School Africa, Pan-Atlantic University in Lagos, Kenyatta University in Nairobi, and the University of Zambia in Lusaka.
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