Multichoice Talent Factory wraps up training roadshow across Africa


MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), in partnership with Lights, Camera, Diaspora!, is proud to announce the completion of an exciting roadshow that spanned three regions: Southern Africa, East Africa and West Africa.

The roadshow, aptly named ‘Powered by Lights, Camera, Diaspora!’, served as a training platform for aspiring filmmakers, industry professionals and experts to collaborate, connect and create captivating content.

Masterclasses in camera and lighting techniques for film and television were the main component of the roadshow, facilitated by the renowned Rigging Gaffer Tamu Bakr, who has over 30 years of experience in Hollywood.

The roadshow kicked off in Lusaka, Zambia; and then in Lagos–Nigeria, a masterclass was a featured part of the AMVCA 2023 Awards weekend of activities and was held at the Mike Adenuga Center. The series culminated in Nairobi, Kenya at the SuperSport Studios.

The partnership reinforced MTF’s commitment to empowering African filmmakers and promoting cross-cultural collaborations. The masterclasses aimed to enhance technical proficiency, elevate storytelling techniques, and improve the overall quality of local productions.

These masterclasses were also designed to equip attendees with invaluable skills and insights that are crucial for their professional development. A surge in attendance, growing from 340 attendees in FY22 to nearly 3,500 attendees in FY23, is testament to the value these masterclasses provide to empower aspiring filmmakers across the continent.

Lights, Camera, Diaspora! shares high level production skills, human capital, and equipment between Hollywood and the African entertainment industry to increase quality, community business opportunities in all directions. This has been instrumental in bridging the gap between industry professionals and emerging talent.

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