Africa: Netflix Africa Announced a New Partnership With Realness Institute

Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa joins Netflix board of directors.
18 November 2020

Netflix and Realness Institute announced a new partnership to create an Episodic Content Development Lab for writers in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Realness Institute will commit to foster a new wave of storytelling, while Netflix will bring its expertise in episodic content development, production and insight into global content trends.

"At Netflix, we believe that great stories come from anywhere and be loved everywhere," says Dorothy Ghettuba, who leads African Original Series in Africa.

"We strongly believe that Africa has a wealth of untold stories. As we grow our slate of Originals in Africa, partnerships with organisations like Realness will help us achieve our goal of investing in writers who will bring diverse genres of authentic, local stories that cater for every mood and will ensure our members see their lives reflected on screen."

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