Netflix wants movies and shows from South Africa

2 November 2017

Distribution

Netflix has said it wants to bring South African movies and shows to a global audience through its platform. “There are great stories to be told here. It’s just the question of finding the right story,” said Yann Lafargue, head of Netflix corporate communications for EMEA.

He said Netflix is not looking for content that will only appeal to a local audience. As with shows like Narcos, they want local stories that may travel globally.

One of the ways Netflix finds such content is through its content acquisition team, which scouts for places where there are good storytellers.

People will also come with near-finished films or episodes for shows, while others will only have a script to pitch – like the Duffer brothers did with Stranger Things. Read the full article on My Broadband here.