A digital hub conceived as the premier destination for connecting Africa’s creative industries, MultiChoice Talent Factory, MTF, Portal, has been launched in Lagos.
The MTF Portal, www.multichoicetalentfactory.com, is the third touchpoint of the MultiChoice Talent Factory, the company’s shared-value initiative.
In a statement by MTF Academy West Africa Director, Femi Odugbemi, the launch followed that of the MTF Academy, a 12-month film training programme, last October, which aimed at up-skilling the next generation of young film creative, and the MTF Masterclasses, also launched in January, to up-skill industry professionals.
According to Odugbemi,: “The interactive online portal aimed at profiling and connecting Africa’s creatives as well as bringing pan-African talents and opportunities together in one place.
“The digital portal will allow filmmakers across the continent to network, find talent and showcase their work. Access to the portal is through registration on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com, which will serve as an authoritative source of industry news, supported by MultiChoice’s position as Africa’s leading storyteller.
“Users of the portal-up, up and coming creative talents, can also connect and collaborate. The MTF Portal will also provide information on the MTF Academies and Masterclasses.”
“The portal forms part of the investment MultiChoice is making to improve quality and support the production of local content and storytelling across the continent. It will serve both seasoned professionals and aspiring talent in Africa’s film and TV industry.”
He therefore, urged users wishing to connect with other creatives across Africa to register and create a profile to have an exclusive avenue to showcase their talents, connect and network with other industry individuals, scout for skills and stay informed about the latest opportunities in the continent’s creative industries.