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Netflix announces training programme candidates – and six are from South Africa – Memeburn

Netflix has announced the 12 participants selected for its two creative skills development initiatives for Africa — with six candidates from South Africa taking part.

The two initiative include a three-month training programme and are hosted in partnership with the Realness Institute.

The first Netflix programme is an Episodic Writers Lab that focuses on South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. The writers selected for the programme will develop their pitched story ideas and concepts with the input of experts from the industry.

They will also receive creative training and feedback from the Netflix team. When the programme is over, they will be able to pitch their incubated concepts to Netflix for production.

The writers selected for the EPL include:

  • Ayoade Adeyanju – Nigeria
  • Dominique Jossie – South Africa
  • Andile Ngcizela – South Africa
  • Mary Waireri – Kenya
  • Kehinde Joseph – Nigeria
  • Kudakwashe Maradzika – South Africa

The second programme is a…

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