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MultiChoice Talent Factory Networking Portal Introduces Instant Messaging Feature


The feature allows connected portal members to interact directly with each other

Additional features have been added to the MultiChoice Talent Factory portal, an increasingly popular open platform for sharing information of value and interest to film-making operatives across the African continent.

Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said the portal now included a real-time messaging component that enables connected members to network widely and to interact directly with each other.

“The portal was launched in March as a pan-African digital marketplace for the film and television industry. Giving access to essential information about all aspects of this creative industry,” she said.

“The portal offers open, free access to film creatives across Africa to showcase their talent, access opportunities, stay up to date with industry news and expand their industry networks. Since launching just a few months ago, the portal has registered more than 15 000 profiles, including a great many Zimbabweans.”

 The new messaging component of the portal allows anyone with a registered profile to connect with any other creative within the portal’s network in real-time, a natural and essential added-value feature.

“The feature facilitates greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing, which is recognised by MultiChoice Africa, creator of the portal and the whole MultiChoice Talent Factory initiative,” said Ms Dziva.

 The portal is the third touch-point of the whole shared-value initiative, which was created with the launch of MTF Academies in three regional hubs and will continue will the MTF master classes.

Ms Dziva said the three MTF Academies, one each for Southern , East and West Africa, were hosting a 12-month film training programme aimed at increasing the skills base of the next generation of film creatives. The academies are half-way through year one and are already searching for 60 aspiring film and TV creatives from across the continent for the second academy year, which starts in October.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for the academy can apply for entry at with a June 14 deadline.

Ms Dziva said the MTF Master classes, which were launched in January 2019, were the second touch-point and plans were now being made for staging these in Zimbabwe, after cancellation of the originally-planned ones during the country’s January disturbances.

Join the MTF social media conversation with the hashtag #MultichoiceTalentFactory at  Instagram: @multichoicetalentfactory; Twitter: @MCTalentFactory and Facebook: @multichoiceafricatalentfactory. Information can also be obtained from [email protected].

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