Netflix is looking for local talent

Netflix is looking for local talent

The streaming giant is searching for stories from up-and-coming filmmakers at the 2020 Durban Film Mart.

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Netflix has recently extended its roots into Africa with quite a few binge-worthy shows.

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This includes the South African created series 'Queen Sono' and 'Blood & Water', which features Pearl Thusi in the lead role.

'Blood & Water' has been making waves as it also stars a diverse cast, consisting of brand new talent and established names like Ama Qamata, Gail Mabalane, and Khosi Ngema. It is directed by Nosipho Dumisa.

Netflix has also recently announced a new dance drama, 'Jiva', by Busiswe Ntintili, and a Nigerian animation, 'Mama K's Team 4'.

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Now they're back at the 11th edition of Africa's premier film industry event which will be taking place virtually from the 4th of September until the 13th of September, along with the Durban International Film Festival.

Presenting at the DFM is the Director of Licensing and Co-Productions in Africa, Ben Amadasun, and Netflix's lead for African Originals, Dorothy Ghettuba. 

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They acknowledge that great storytelling transcends borders and they are very excited to partner with DFM, as they feel it brings them closer to the African creative community.

This will further contribute to more partnerships with African talent, the exchange of knowledge, and give a platform for African stories to be told across the world.

You can register for the Durban Film Mart here.

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