Sticking to its plan on diversity and inclusion of more original African movies, a promise Nelfix made sometimes late December last year when the company’s vice president of international originals, Erik Barmack, announced that it will commission series from Africa in 2019.
Following the many African movies that have been added to its never-ending list, many of which have gained global recognition, the company is now looking at appointing game changers in the African movie industry to lead their teams.
On March 29, the number one online movie streaming service appointed celebrated Kenyan award-winning TV producer and Spielworks Media chief executive Dorothy Ghettuba as its manager for International Originals.
As Netflix’s manager for International Originals, Dorothy Ghettuba will see to it that more African content will join the Netflix family and possibly lead her team in securing original African manuscripts for Netflix’s development.
Since the announcement, several fans have congratulated the Kenyan on her new role to which she has responded with positivity and gratitude.
As @muthoniDQ says.. the Nairobi takeover is on! Please join me in congratulating the awesome @dghettuba on her new appointment! So proud of you sis.. now squad up! @wanuri @Lupita_Nyongo pic.twitter.com/BfIPjrBmRh
— Lorna Irungu (@KuisanMacharia) March 27, 2019
The exciting news comes just a few days after Kenyan movie maker and director Wanuri Kahiu was handed a huge deal which would see her direct not one but two big screen Hollywood movies under Universal Studios and a drama series with Viola Davis.
With Africans now having an impact in the global entertainment scene, it seems African women are in a good lead and 2019 is turning out to be the year of the African woman.