Multichoice, ITPAN partner on the film and television industry in Nigeria
MultiChoice Talent Factory and the Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria (ITPAN) have collaborated to take Nigeria’s film and television industry to an enviable height.
In a statement released by ITPAN President, Adeyinka Oduniyi, the collaboration will among other things entail the emergence of a regular training program for young Nigerians who wish to pursue a career in one of the internationally accredited professional disciplines in film production, television theatre. and writing business scripts.
The statement said that the steps to be taken to accelerate the initiative were agreed between representatives of the MultiChoice Talent Factory and ITPAN leaders during a recent visit by the faculty of the MultiChoice Talent Factory, led by by its new leader, Atinuke Babatunde – Director of the Academy. , MultiChoice Talent Factory West Africa, Monday, February 21, 2022.
Other MTF representatives were Tolulope Olowo-Okere – Program Manager, MultiChoice Talent Factory, and Akaoma Onyeonoru – CSI Specialist, MultiChoice Nigeria.
ITPAN is one of the first and longest standing media industry trade associations in the country, established by the late elder Steve Rhodes, the late Tunde Oloyede and other contemporaries of the time. The association was represented in parliament by Adeyinka Oduniyi, chairman of Kingsley. Omoefe, vice-president, and other members of the association.
“ITPAN has never been a noisy association, choosing instead to focus on a key objective, which is to move the industry forward. In light of this, the association has always emphasized training and certifications for industry practitioners, especially in sub-disciplines where the degree of expertise is compromised.
“Some of these exercises over the years have been done in conjunction with Multichoice. During the chat, MultiChoice of Ticials shared their intention to migrate from current streams of online Masterclasses to physical workouts, which are due to begin in March. It is about improving the interaction and getting a better impact on the participants. In view of this, Multichoice took the opportunity to call on ITPAN to strengthen their collaborative relationship between the two parties by making members available to participate in trainings as disciplinary facilitators in collaboration with other facilitators expatriates who will be hired to give lessons. Multichoice further called on ITPAN members to engage MTF graduates in productions to help them gain hands-on experience.
Oduniyi praised MultiChoice for championing industry training as few broadcasters offer such opportunities, describing it as a great exercise.
According to the president, many of the MultiChoice Talent Factory graduates have worked on ITPAN member productions, proven themselves and are now highly sought-after professionals in the industry. ITPAN members present at the forum expressed their willingness to partner with Multichoice regardless of their ability to help.