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Malenga Mulendema signs with Newmation

Malenga Mulendema, creator of Netflix’s first African animated series, Supa Team 4, has been signed by former CAA agent David Neumann’s management company Newmation.

Malenga Mulendema

Neumann revealed the news on LinkedIn, where he wrote: “I am thrilled to welcome Malenga to Newmation. She is a visionary and impressive creator and, having seen her, for her first time, write, develop and create an inventive and Supa fun series with fresh African allure and enchantment, I think she is quite remarkable!”

Neumann launched Newmation in 2020 as a management and production company focused on animation. He previously oversaw the global animation efforts at US talent agency CAA.

Mulendema, who is from Zambia, was one of the eight winners of the Triggerfish Story Lab, a pan-African talent search backed by the Cape Town-based animation studio and The Walt Disney Company, in 2015. Her show, Supa Team 4, follows four teenage girls living in futuristic Lusaka, Zambia, as they’re recruited to save the world by a retired secret agent.

“We represent filmmakers and creators from all corners of the world but are focused on talent from untapped regions like Africa and hyper-focused on producing new films and series from Africa for a global audience,” Neumann added.

“Africa is a continent with a massive population, advancing technology, rising economies, but very little representation. It is not a place only for natural resources or precious stones, but high-calibre talent, rich history and broad appealing mythology, and we are dedicated to mining those stories and bringing them to life on the big and small screen.”

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