Mediacorp and *SCAPE, a Singapore-based nonprofit youth development organization, have signed a three-year agreement to explore avenues for the promotion and talent development of young people aged 15 to 35.
Mediacorp will offer workshops helmed by in-house and industry experts through its subsidiary the Singapore Media Academy to *SCAPE-affiliated youth program participants. The workshops will focus on such fields as content creation for social media, multiplatform production and digital marketing. The young talent will also get the chance to participate in Mediacorp productions as assistant producers, content writers, filming crew and in other technical and creative capacities.
Further, National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) winners will be invited to present story ideas during relevant annual pitching sessions at Mediacorp. There will also be a Toggle showcase of films by NYFA nominees and winners. *SCAPE, as NYFA’s strategic media partner, will supply Mediacorp with venue space for joint talent showcase activities and air relevant Mediacorp content on its premises and platforms.
Irene Lim, chief customer officer at Mediacorp, said: “This partnership leverages *SCAPE’s close on-ground relationship with local youth and Mediacorp’s strengths as a Singapore storyteller and incubator of fresh talent to offer aspiring media professionals an accelerated gateway to a vibrant creative ecosystem. We look forward to fostering the next generation of content creators for the multiplatform mediascape of the future.”
Goh Kok Wee, executive director at *SCAPE, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Mediacorp to develop young talent at *SCAPE and provide an elevated platform for them to excel in their passions. This partnership opens doors to many exciting opportunities for our youth content creators of tomorrow. We look forward to working closely with Mediacorp as we witness and help the coming generation reach new heights in their personal and professional growth.”