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Fellow to Head Netflix's International Originals Department.

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2016 Fellow, renowned Kenyan award-winning film producer and Spielworks Media CEO, Dorothy Ghettuba, has been appointed by Global streaming giant, Netflix, as Manager for International Originals. 
The move comes after Netflix announced in 2018 that it would commission original shows from Africa by 2019. This move was intended to  increase demand for the platform among viewers from the region and eventually reduce the cost of access. “Telling our African stories. Onwards and Upwards,” said Ms Ghettuba in an Instagram post announcing her appointment. Dorothy launched Spielworks Media, a Nairobi-based African production company, in 2009 and wished to one day, turn the company into an African version of the American motion picture studio, Universal Pictures. She has produced epic programs such as ‘Sumu La Penzi’ and  ‘Lies That Bind’. 
In 2011, Dorothy was among the Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya published by the Business Daily. Back in 2016, the same year that she became an Archbishop Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute, she was also named among C. Hub magazine’s 100 most creative personalities. Her appointment is another stride in the right direction for filmmaking in Africa, and Kenya in particular, following fellow Kenyans Wanuri Kahiu’s deal with Amazon to help in the adaptation of an Octavia Butler novel and Lupita Nyongo, who’s latest movie “Us”, raked in $70million dollars in the US weekend box office.
 
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