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MULTICHOICE TALENT FACTORY ACADEMY OFFICIALLY OPENS ITS DOORS IN EAST AFRICA

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Multichoice Talent Factory Academy in East Africa officially opened its doors. The launch took place at a highly-anticipated ceremony at the MultiChoice Kenya headquarters in Nairobi alongside MultiChoice partners, stakeholders, dignitaries and industry professionals.

Featuring a stellar line up, the launch event saw Information and Communication Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Mucheru, as one of the main keynote speakers of the day. Director-General, Communictions Authority of Kenya, Eng. Francis Wangusi, Principal Secretary, State Department for  Broadcasting and Telecommunication, Fatuma Hirsi Mohammed, John Kiarie MP Dagoretti South, CEO Kenya Film Classification Board, Dr Ezekiel Mutua and Godfrey Mngereza, Executive Secretary at the National Art Council of Tanzania were also in attendance.

Media personality Terry Anne Chebet takes a selfie with MultiChoice Kenya Head of Corporate Communication, Philip Wahome.

Media personality Terry Anne Chebet takes a selfie with MultiChoice Kenya Head of Corporate Communication, Philip Wahome.

20 candidates from across the region will begin their 12-month training programme at the Academy this month where they will be provided with skill sets to develop their talent, connect with industry professionals and tell authentic African stories through a comprehensive curriculum comprising theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in cinematography, editing, audio production and storytelling.

Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua (right) interacts with MP Dagoretti South, John Kiarie (left) during the Multichoice Talent Factory Academy launch at Local Productions facility.

Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua (right) interacts with MP Dagoretti South, John Kiarie (left) during the Multichoice Talent Factory Academy launch at Local Productions facility.

In terms of improving quality and standards, we have come a very long way in the past 20 years. Now we need to ask ourselves: What is the East African formula in film and television? This formula is not something formal that is written, but it is visible in every aspect of a piece of work. It is that formula that I am excited to unearth and refine with the candidates of this academy, especially where telling African stories is at the heart of it,” said East Africa Academy Director Njoki Muhoho.

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