The ongoing Multichoice Talent Factory will on Friday, January 18, 2019 hold a Nollywood masterclass with veteran Nollywood Filmmaker, Femi Odugbemi, who is the Academy Director for MTF Academy West Africa and a member of the Oscars’ voting body.
According to a statement by Multichoice Nigeria, the masterclasses will be presented with support from Dolby Laboratories and FOX Portugal, which both play a crucial role in priming the MTF Academy students as key players in the growth and sustainability of Africa’s creative film and television industry.
Talking about the workshop Femi Odugbemi said the success of the MTF masterclasses will over time, deliver a more professionalised, networked film and television industry across Africa and an expanded community of highly-skilled professionals, who are passionate about creating quality home-grown content.
The statement further revealed that the Nollywood Masterclass will present the industry with best in class workshops to increase MTF’s up-skilling outreach to established film and television industry professionals aimed at developing technical skills in cinematography, audio and storytelling to improve the quality of local productions.
According to the statement, participants will be drawn from various sectors of the industry with delegates from the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Lagos Television (LTV), independent television production companies and leading Nollywood professionals.
Others who will feature in the masterclass programme include; the South African director and producer, Bobby Heaney; accomplished sound consultant from Dolby India, Vikram Joglekar; pan-African storytelling and creative consultant, Allison Triegaardt; award-winning Kenyan film producer Appie Matere; and Jonathan Kovel, the cinematographer behind the award-winning South African film Ayanda.
Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said he was excited about the launch of the programme.
“We are excited about the launch of this next touch point of MTF, as it reaffirms our commitment to supporting the industry and promoting sustainability by creating shared value across the business through quality programming for our customers.’’