MULTICHOICE Africa has entered into a partnership with the New York Film Academy Collage of Visual and Performing Arts to develop young filmmakers on the continent.
According to a press release, MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) director Cheryl Uys-Allie says the partnership was aimed at promoting the growth
of Africa’s creative industry.
“MultiChoice Africa is pleased to announce the partnership between its flagship initiatives, MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) and the New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA), a world-renowned visual and performing arts school. This groundbreaking
collaboration between New York Film Academy and the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) will include supporting the development of young
filmmakers across Africa attending the MTF academies,” reads the statement. “The MultiChoice Talent Factory’s mission is to ignite Africa’s already established creative industries through training and skills development, as well as foster new and original programming.”
MultiChoice adds that the MTF master-classes which started in January supported by various industry partners and include a series of ‘best
in class’ workshops were intended to increase the MTF’s purpose of up-skilling film and TV creatives.
The entertainment network added that the master-classes are also intended to develop technical skills by establishing creatives in cinematography, audio, and storytelling so as to improve the quality of local productions.
Uys-Allie said MTF was excited to be collaborating with the New York Film Academy to offer incredible opportunities to “our students” and the sector as a whole.
MultiChoice further indicated that the endorsement of the MTF by New York Film Academy confirmed the film school’s continued efforts to
empowering and developing filmmakers across the world.
MultiChoice added that the New York Film Academy had lent support to African content creators and performers by hosting workshops across the continent.
Africa’s biggest electronic entertainment cable industry also notes that it has identified an opportunity in Africa which it says is steeped in a rich and diverse history of living passionately through language, art, music, and colourful storytelling.
“As the continent continues to change rapidly, the entertainment industry has become ever more relevant. MultiChoice Africa has identified an opportunity in this fast-changing environment, one that will have a lasting impact on the industry as a whole,” stated MultiChoice.