Q: What is the MultiChoice Talent Factory Portal?
The MTF portal is a Pan-African, film and television digital marketplace, for information about all aspects of this creative industry. The portal will offer open, cost-free access to film and TV creatives across Africa to:
- Showcase their talent
- Access opportunities
- Stay up to date with industry news
- Expand their industry network
Q: Who is the target audience for the site?
- Passionate and skilled individual/companies in the film and television industries
- Looking to connect, find other creatives, stay in touch and make great films
- Creatives who want to upskill and access opportunities such as Masterclasses that this pan-African platform will offer in the future
Q: What is the MultiChoice Talent Factory?
The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) is a shared-value initiative that provides a platform for the creative industries to develop their talent and engage with one another through their shared passions. This initiative has a multi-tiered approach, namely; MTF Academies (launched in October 2018), MTF Industry Masterclasses (kicked-off in January 2019) and now the MTF Portal (launched in March 2019).
Q: What is MultiChoice hoping to get out of this initiative?
We believe business can and must play an indispensable role alongside government, civil society and communities to solve complex global challenges and drive positive change in communities, thereby creating “shared value”. The MTF initiative will not only help to grow Africa’s creative industry but will also result in more talented and skilled creative individuals entering the industry, thereby creating a pipeline for exciting and fresh local, home-grown content for our valued DStv, GOtv and ShowMax customers.
Q: Why this platform?
As Africa continues to change rapidly, the entertainment industry is ever more relevant. We want to use our influence to play a positive role in Africa, helping to grow Africa’s creative industries. This pan-African portal is a digital marketplace that has information about all aspects of the film and television creative industries.
Q: How do I connect with other people?
To connect with other people, you must first create a profile and you will be able to search for individuals or companies by skill or name or country. This can be accessed under the profiles tab.
Q: Searching on MTF Portal
Use MTF Portal's powerful search functionality to find people, companies, and much more. From top industry influencers and relevant groups to the most current posts on topics of interest, you can discover the information you seek with MTF Portal search.
Q: Are the connections only limited to MultiChoice?
This a pan-African portal that is open to all film and TV creatives. MultiChoice is providing the platform for all industry players to connect with each, find opportunities and make great films.
Q: How do I sign-up
- Click SIGN UP at the top right of the window.
- Complete the form and click Create New Account
Q: How to access and edit my profile
To access your profile:
- Click Login in at the top right of the window.
- Once logged in you will have access to your profile under My Details
- To edit click Edit-Profile
Q: How to access my connections?
To access your connections:
- Click Login in at the top right of the window.
- Click on My Network to view your connections
Q: Is my data secured?
Q: logging In and Out of Your Account?
To log in:
- If you already have an account on MTF Portal, you can sign in from the login page at https://www.multichoicetalentfactory.com/user/login
- Enter the email address that's registered to your MTF Portal account and your password.
- Click Log In.
To log out:
- Click your picture icon at top of your MTF Portal homepage...
- Select Log out.
Q: Am I able to deactivate my profile for later use without deleting it completely?
Yes. You can deactivate your profile. The profile will be deactivated and archived for use at a later stage. The deactivation will be confirmed by email to the registered address.
Q: Will MultiChoice do background checks on me?
No, however we will conduct profile checks to ensure that no inappropriate content is published on the portal.
Q: Do I have to sign-up to access connections and opportunities?
Visitors to the portal will be able to navigate and read information about the MTF Academies, Masterclasses etc. However, they will not be able to establish connections or view profiles unless they’re registered and have created a profile.
Q: How do I post or have access to opportunities on the platform?
IThis will be a phase II development where registered users will be able to post opportunities. Opportunities will be moderated and verified before they are published on the platform.
Q: How to register/apply for Masterclasses?
To be part of the Masterclasses, you need to create a profile on the portal to access future Masterclass content and stand a chance to book a spot at a workshop coming near you.
Q: How do I reset my password?
Click on ‘Reset Password’, once the form is completed, a reset link will be sent to the registered email address. Click on the link received in the email to reset the password.
Q: Why can't I message people on the platform?
This will be a feature that’s coming soon…
Q: Where do I apply to be selected as a student in the academy?
Once applications open, there will be a notification on the portal announcing that entries are now open.
Q: Who do I contact if I have a query or suggestions?
If you have any questions about the MultiChoice Talent Factory or suggestions on how to improve the portal, please contact us today on [email protected] . Alternatively, you can send us a message on the portal, under the contact us tab.
Q: Why can't I connect with people?
Navigate to a user that you would like to connect with and press the connect button. A request will be sent which they will have to accept. Then you will be connected.
Q: How do I sign-up?
Navigate to the sign-up page and provide accurate details for each field and complete sign up by pressing the sign up button. An e-mail will be sent to the one provided, and the user has to click the link to activate their account. The link will redirect the user to the login page, where the user will have to input their email and selected password.
Q: Is my data secure?
The site is using a Secure Sockets Layer that encrypts the user’s data end to end. We follow best practice in attempts to secure users' data. The site has been inspected for vulnerabilities and has passed these checks. We do not claim to be immune to any cyber-attack and cannot be held responsible if a user gives their access information to any third party. We urge users to never give/share their login details with anyone and we will never request a user’s details from our end.