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Netflix rolls out free plan in Kenya

Global streaming platform Netflix has launched a free plan in Kenya to enable audiences to view its content ad-free on their Android mobile phones.

The move comes as the US company looks to boost subscriptions in Africa, a market of 1.2 billion people that is rapidly embracing video-on-demand services.

Netflix has also been commissioning more African content, such as its first African original series Queen Sono and other shows such as movie Blood Sisters and reality show Young, Famous & African.

As well as these African originals and many acquired Nollywood titles, Kenyans will also be able to enjoy movies such as Blood & Water, Bridgerton, Army of the Dead and other popular films and series.

Netflix’s move comes as subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) is predicted to explode in Africa, with the number of people paying for SVoD subscriptions across the continent set to reach 15.06 million by 2026, according to new research from UK-based Digital TV Research.

Netflix’s subscribers are expected to double to 5.84 million by 2026 and it will still be the continent’s most popular SVoD service. However, its share of the African SVoD market is predicted to fall to 39% by that year as rival services gain popularity.

“If you’ve never watched Netflix before – and many people in Kenya haven’t — this is a great way to experience our service. And if you like what you see, it’s easy to upgrade to one of our paid plans so you can enjoy our full catalogue on your TV or laptop as well,” said the company in a statement.

“The free plan will start rolling out in Kenya over the next few weeks. We hope it’s a great match and that many of the people who try our free plan love Netflix so much that, over time, they upgrade to a full, paid subscription.”

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Netflix picks up Smart Money Woman show

Smart Money Woman

Smart Money Woman, the television series adaptation of the 2016 financial self-help book of the same name by Arese Ugwu, will debut on Netflix on September 16.

The series premiered on MultiChoice channel Africa Magic Showcase a year ago.

“Our stellar cast, we did it. 10 days to go, who’s counting?” said the Smart Money crew on Instagram.

The 13-episode series highlights the experiences, sacrifices, struggles and vigour of African women as they carry out their day-to-day activities despite gender inequality.

Ugwu added on Instagram: “It still blows my mind that this all started with a book I wrote in my pajamas!!!! And it’s even more incredible that you all watched it unfold from publishing the book, going on a pan-African book tour, the process of converting it into a TV series… I’m so grateful guys… thank you for riding with me…. WE have a Netflix show!!!!!! Cheers to everyone that worked on this with me.”

Actor Ini Dima-Okojie added: “I can never forget how I felt the first time I read The Smart Money Woman, and then a year later I was cast as Tami and now it’s available for the world to watch on Netflix.”

The series is directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye, coproduced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, Akin Marinho and Arcadia TV Africa and also stars Osas Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Eby Eno, Eso Okolocha, Timini Egbuson, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Seun Ajayi and Temisan Emmanuel.

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EbonyLife wraps on Netflix’s Blood Sisters

Blood Sisters in production

Nigerian production company EbonyLife Studios has concluded production on thriller movie Blood Sisters, which will debut soon on global streaming platform Netflix.

EbonyLife chief executive Mo Abudu made the announcement on Instagram, saying: “Excited to share the official press release issued by Netflix on Blood Sisters. As the first and only African studio to sign a multiple-title deal with Netflix, our relationship with Netflix is based on a mutual vision: to bring authentic African stories, with superb production values, to both African and global audiences.

“Netflix’s commitment to growing the African film industry is unparalleled and we feel honoured to be part of this journey. We look forward to many more successful productions together. It’s been a busy year for us: Castle & Castle 2, Chief Daddy 2 and now Blood Sisters, yippee!!! And still more to come, trust me, we have a never-ending slate of films and series to roll out to keep you all glued.”

Blood Sisters follows the story of two friends, played by Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime, who try to cover up the death of one’s fiancé who was killed in self-defence by the other, leading to a catastrophic series of events.

As well as Dima-Okojie and Isime, the cast includes Ramsey Nouah, Uche Jombo, Kate Henshaw, Segun Arinze, Genoveva Umeh, Deyemi Okanlawon, Wale Ojo, Gabriel Afolayan, Toke Makinwa and Kehinde Bankole.

The release date of the movie is yet to be announced.

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Kunle Afolayan film set for Netflix debut

Nigerian filmmaker and producer Kunle Afolayan’s new thriller movie Swallow will debut on streamer Netflix on October 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day.

Kunle Afolayan

Swallow is an adaptation of Nigerian-American writer Sefi Atta’s best-selling novel about a woman and her roommate in Lagos during the burgeoning drug trade of the 1980s and follows their struggles to survive under austerity measures and the so-called War Against Indiscipline.

This is the first film from Afolayan’s multi-title Netflix deal.

Afolayan posted on Instagram: “This is the very first book I am making into a movie. Once I read the book, I had to decide on what aspect of the book I wanted to focus on and whose perspective I wanted to share based on the story. Once that was sorted every other thing was put in place.”

The cast include musician Eniola ‘Niyola’ Akinbo, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Eniola Badmus, Chioma Akpotha, Kevin Ikeduba, Offiong Anthony Edet and veteran Olusegun Remi.

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African SVoD subs to triple by 2026

Subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) is predicted to explode in Africa, with the number of people paying for SVoD subscriptions across the continent set to reach 15.06 million by 2026, according to new research.

UK-based Digital TV Research said this figure is almost triple the 5.11 million SVoD subscribers expected at the end of 2021. South Africa and Nigeria will each contribute 2.3 million out of the 10 million new additions and will be the only countries with more than one million subs in 2026.

Simon Murray

Netflix’s subscribers are expected to double to 5.84 million by 2026 and it will still be the continent’s most popular SVoD service. However, its share of the African SVoD market is predicted to fall to 39% by that year as rival services gain popularity.

US-based Netflix will account for 2.6 million (51%) of the continent’s 5.11 million SVoD subscribers by the end of 2021. Second-place Showmax, part of South Africa’s MultiChoice, is expected to hit 861,000 (17%) by the end of this year. Third-place Amazon Prime Video is expected to hit 575,000 (11%) by the end of this year.

Netflix’s subscribers are expected to double to 5.84 million by 2026 and it will still be the continent’s most popular SVoD service. However, its share of the African SVoD market is predicted to fall to 39% by that year as rival services gain popularity.

Late-to-market Disney+, for example, will start in Africa in 2022 and only in an expected 12 countries but is forecast to amass 2.17 million subscribers by 2026. Amazon Prime Video will see subscriptions grow to 1.9 million in 2026 but it will drop behind Disney+ and Showmax (on 2.1 million) in popularity in 2026.

Simon Murray, principal analyst at Digital TV Research, said: “The selective launch plans from some global platforms work in favour of regional players such as Showmax and MyCanal.”

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Netflix takes Akindele’s Omo Ghetto sequel

Omo Ghetto: The Saga

Global streaming service Netflix will screen Omo Ghetto: The Saga, a Nigerian movie directed and produced by Nollywood actors Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz, from September 10.

The film follows the story of twin sisters leading separate lives but who are reunited by a series of dramatic twists. It is the sequel to 2020’s Omo Ghetto.

Also known as Omo Ghetto 2, the film is a gangster comedy that was released in Nigerian cinemas last Christmas and became the highest growing Nigerian film of 2020

Distributed by Lagos-based Film One Entertainment, the film’s cast includes Funke Akindele-Bello, Chioma Akpotha, Eniola Badmus, Bimbo Thomas, Akah Nnani, Alex Ekubo and Zubby Michael.

“Omo Ghetto: The Saga is coming to Netflix this September. Get ready to experience the Saga all over again,” Akindele announced on Instagram.

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King of Boys returns as limited series

Sola Sobowale (right) stars in the film and the series

Netflix is set to release an original series following on from 2018 African crime thriller movie King of Boys, which was written, produced and directed by Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba.

Due to premiere on Netfilx on August 27, the seven part miniseries is a sequel to Adetiba’s hit movie, which follows a businesswoman and crime boss who is drawn into a power struggle that threatens all she holds dear.

Originally titled King of Boys 2, the show is now called King of Boys: The Return of the King. Like the film, it is produced by Adetiba’s production company, Kemi Adetiba Visuals.

Original star Sola Sobowale returns for the series, with many other original cast members also reprising their roles. Toni Tones, Osas Ighodaro, Keppy Ekpeyoung, Nse Ikpe Etim, Charly Boy and Richard Mofe Damijo are among the other stars.

As well as King of Boys, Adetiba’s credits include 2016 film The Wedding Party and the King Women series on Accelerate TV.

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Netflix bags FilmOne’s 76 & Sanitation Day

Historical drama 76

Global streaming service Netflix has acquired two more Nigerian films through a deal with Nigerian distributor FilmOne Entertainment.

The streamer has picked up 76, which debuts next month, and Sanitation Day, which began streaming this week.

76 is a 2016 Nigerian historical drama directed by Izu Ojukwu and produced by Adonaijah Owiriwa and Izu Ojukwu. It is about history, valour, friendship, betrayal, loyalty and true love and stars Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Rita Dominic and Ibinabo Fiberesima.

Sanitation Day is a 2021 Nigerian crime thriller that follows two police officers who have to identify four perpetrators of a brutal murder on the eve of Sanitation Day. It is produced, written and directed by Seyi Babatope and the cast includes Blossom Chukwujekwu, Elozanam Ogbolu, Charles Inojie and Nse Ikpe-Etim.

Both movies are distributed by television studio FilmOne Entertainment.

“Something to look forward to this week. Sanitation Day is coming to Netflix. Get hyped. We are excited about this Netflix title coming to Netflix this August. Get ready,” said the TV studio on its Instagram page.

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Peace Hyde preps Netflix African series

British-Ghanaian education activist, media entrepreneur and motivational speaker Peace Hyde is set to create and executive produce an unscripted TV series for Netflix titled Young, Famous & African.

Peace Hyde

The series will feature superstars from Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, including Diamond Platnumz, Annie Macaulay Idibia, Swanky Jerry, Nadia Nakai, Khanyi Mbau, Andile Ncube and Naked DJ.

Netflix said of the show: “This reality series follows a group of famed, affluent young media stars in Johannesburg as they build careers, look for love and rekindle old flames.”

Hyde took to Instagram to say: “We are making African history, telling our stories and I am so honoured, excited and ready. It’s been a lot of sleepless nights and early mornings but the dream has finally paid off.

“Excited to finally share that I am a creator and executive producer of the first ever Netflix Original African reality TV series, Young, Famous & African, starring this phenomenal superstar cast. Get ready world, the Africans are coming.”

The series is set for release on the streaming platform in early 2022.

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Triggerfish, Netflix open Story Artist Lab

South African studio Triggerfish Animation and global streaming platform Netflix have partnered to launch an animation talent incubator for African citizens.

Tendayi Nyeke

The Story Artist Lab initiative is sponsored by Netflix, produced by Triggerfish and will give shortlisted applicants an opportunity to take part in three months of paid skills development with international industry experts as well as be trained by Nathan Stanton, a story artist from Oscar-winning animated feature films like Brave, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc.

The Story Artist Lab builds on the success of animated series Mama K’s Team 4, a Triggerfish Story Lab writers’ initiative in 2015 that saw nine African women placed in the writing room for the first animated Netflix series from Africa.

African citizens with concept art and/or storyboarding portfolios can apply here before July 23, 2021. They must be available full-time for three months from August. Remote working is encouraged.

Triggerfish’s Zimbabwean development executive Tendayi Nyeke said: “Story artists translate screenplays into animatics, the loose first version of the movie that then shapes every step of animation that follows.

“So having skilled story artists from the continent in control of how their stories are told is a gamechanger, not only in grooming the next African directors but also in giving pre-production artists the opportunity to establish their own voice as they bring African stories to life.”

Triggerfish is currently producing three Africa-set TV series, namely Mama K’s Team 4 for Netflix; Kiya for Entertainment One, Disney Junior and Disney+; and the recently announced anthology Kizazi Moto, for Disney+.

The company also featured prominently at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival last week, winning the 2021 Mifa Animation Industry Award for the pioneering role that the company has played in animation in South Africa, and Africa more widely.

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Netflix, Realness unveil writers’ lab

Global streaming service Netflix and African filmmaking organisation Realness Institute have selected 12 Africans with scripted projects who will take part in the three-month Netflix Episodic Lab (EPL) and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes.

The move is aimed at producing more original local content from creative writers in Africa.

The six candidates chosen for the EPL are Ayoade Adeyanju with the series Agent 419 (Nigeria), Kehinde Joseph with Osupa (Nigeria), Andile Ngcizela with Drummies (South Africa), Dominique Jossie with Fafi (South Africa), Kudakwashe Maradzika with Bad Influencer (Zimbabwe/South Africa) and Mary Waireri with Sheitain (Kenya/UK).

At the end of the EPL, each writer will have an opportunity to pitch their incubated concept to Netflix to have their series further developed for production.

The six selected DET candidates include Ololade Okedare (Nigeria), Anneke Villet, Antionette Engel and Thandeka Zwane (both South Africa), Damaris Irungu Ochieng’ (Kenya) and Lara Sousa (Mozambique).

Announcing the aim of the traineeship on Instagram, the Institute said: “They will accompany the incubation of the six potential Netflix African original series. The purpose of this traineeship is to build a critical missing capacity in the local media ecosystems with the hope of expanding this expertise across the continent to help bolster the quality of work produced. This skill creates opportunities for professionals to work with national film bodies, film commissions, funders, story consultants and critics.”

The EPL will take place remotely until September 5, when selected participants will receive about US$2,000 monthly stipend so that they can focus entirely on their development.

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Netflix to launch next Kandasamys film

Trippin’ With the Kandasamys

Global streaming platform Netflix will launch the third instalment of South Africa’s popular Kandasamys comedy movie franchise on June 4.

Trippin’ With the Kandasamys follows Keeping Up With the Kandasamys and Kandasamys: The Wedding. Keeping Up With the Kandasamys debuted in 2017 and was the first South African Indian film to be screened widely in theatres in South Africa, while Kandasamys: The Wedding was released in 2018.

In Trippin’ With the Kandasamys, best friends-turned-in-laws Shanthi and Jennifer plan a couples’ getaway, but it comes with all kinds of surprises. The film is directed by Jayan Moodley and stars actors including Jailoshini Naidoo, Maeshni Naicker, Madhushan Singh, Mishgah Parthiephal.

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Netflix acquires One Lagos Night

Global streaming platform Netflix has acquired the exclusive rights to Ekene Som Mekwunye’s film One Lagos Night, which will be released on May 29.

Ekene Som Mekwunye

One Lagos Night tells the story of a desperate man who attempts to burgle the home of a wealthy woman but finds himself face-to-face with a crew of armed robbers who have the same idea. It stars Nollywood actors Ikponmwosa Gold, Frank Donga, Ali Nuhu, Eniola Badmus, Gbubemi Ejeye and Genoveva Umeh.

Producer and director Mekwunye revealed the news on Instagram, saying: “Happy to announce that Netflix has acquired the exclusive rights to my film One Lagos Night. We launch in a few days. Can’t wait for you to see this.”

This news comes soon after the movie was selected to be the closing film at Nollywood Week Film Festival, which was held in Paris earlier this month.

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Netflix to debut South African thriller

I Am All Girls is directed by Donovan Marsh

A South African thriller movie I Am All Girls is set to premiere on global streaming platform Netflix.

The film, about a sex-trafficking syndicate operating in South Africa, will arrive on Netflix on May 14.

Directed by Donovan Marsh, I Am All Girls is based on real events that unfolded in South Africa in the 1980s in the final days of the apartheid era.

The film is produced by South African production house Nthibah Pictures with producers Simon Swart, Wayne Fitzjohn, Jozua Malherbe and Lucia Mayer-Marais.

It stars Erica Wessels as a special crimes investigator who teams up with a police officer, played by Hlubi Mboya. Together, the two work to take down a human-trafficking ring that enjoys the support of some powerful people.

Marsh said: “I Am All Girls demonstrates Netflix’s commitment to telling meaningful African stories and reaching audiences across the globe on important issues, while supporting groundbreaking local entertainment.”

Swart added: “This distribution partnership with Netflix is kismet, as they share our goal of bringing unique, diverse South African voices to global audiences. Donovan and the creative team crafted something deeply moving and atmospheric, with a strong social message that will gain greater awareness and social impact through Netflix.”

As well as Wessels and Mboya, the cast includes Deon Lotz, Brandon Daniels, Mothusi Magano, Masasa Mbangeni and Nomvelo Makhanya.

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South Africa’s Octopus Teacher wins Bafta

Craig Foster’s feature doc My Octopus Teacher

South African documentary My Octopus Teacher from Netflix has won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Documentary.

The 1×85’ doc was directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed and captured the year filmmaker Craig Foster spent building a relationship with a wild female octopus in a South African kelp forest, dubbed the Great African Seaforest.

My Octopus Teacher focuses on time Foster spent observing and interacting with the octopus during daily dives made to rekindle his connection with the natural world.

Indian documentary filmmaker and environmental journalist Swati Thiyagarajan told NDTV that the intention was for the film to be a story of hope and of love.

“Through Craig’s personal story we wanted to show the healing power of nature and how humans are an intrinsic part of the natural world, not separate from it,” said Thiyagarajan.

My Octopus Teacher has also been nominated for an Oscar, but despite such acclaim, Thiyagarajan said: “The greatest gift this film has given us is our deepening connection to this wild, wonderful ecosystem on our doorstep, where even I have given over my fear to wonder and swim and dive every day in the Great African Seaforest.”

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Netflix lines up more Nigerian movies

Global streaming service Netflix has lined up a number of Nigerian titles to launch this month.

They include crime caper flick Ojukokoro (arriving on Netflix on April 9), street hustler documentary Awon Boyz (April 14), adventure drama Doctor Bello (April 16), action thriller Oloibiri (April 21), romantic drama This Lady Called Life (April 23) and survival flick Seven (April 30).

Ojukokoro follows the story of a cash-strapped manager in a money-laundering petrol station who decides to rob the petrol station that employs him. It is directed by Dare Olaitan, produced by Olufemi Ogunsanwo and stars Linda Ejiofor, Wale Ojo, Zainab Balogun, Oyetoro Hafiz and others.

Awon Boyz is a 38-minute documentary exec produced by Steve Babaeko. It provides a picture of life for people living on the streets and follows the story of eight ‘area boys’ in Lagos.

Doctor Bello is directed by Tony Abulu and tells the story of a cancer specialist who tries to save a seven-year-old boy. It stars Genevieve Nnaji, Rachael Oniga, Stephanie Okereke-Linus and Femi Brainard.

Oloibiri is an action thriller directed by Curtis Graham and looks at how oil companies and government agencies exploit newly discovered oil in the historic town of Oloibiri. Nollywood stars Olu Jacobs and Richard Mofe Damijo feature.

This Lady Called Life tells the story of an ambitious cook who aspires to become a chef despite the fact she is a young, struggling single mother. It stars Jemima Osunde, Bisola Aiyeola, Paul Utomi, Asaah Samuel and Tuke Morgan.

Lastly, Seven follows a rich and irresponsible man who has to survive seven days in Lagos neighbourhood Ajegunle or lose his inheritance. It stars Sadiq Daba, Richard Mofe Damijo, Bimbo Manuel and Daddy Showkey.

Netflix has stepped up its activities in Nigeria recently, not only licensing Nollywood and other locally produced movies but also commissioning original Nigerian films.

These include Òlòtūré from Ebonylife, Citation from Golden Effects Pictures and King of Boys II, the sequel to Kemi Adetiba’s 2018 crime thriller.

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Netflix, SA Tourism agree partnership

Global streaming platform Netflix and South African Tourism have partnered to explore opportunities to showcase South African stories to the world and attract tourists to the country.

Ben Amadasun

The companies plan to collaborate on projects through locally produced series that will be made available on Netflix.

The streamer entered SA in 2016 and has since invested in both original and licensed productions made locally.

South African content already released by Netflix includes Queen Sono, Blood & Water, How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding, Kings of Joburg, Seriously Single, Catching Feelings, Santana and Baby Mamas.

Sisa Ntshona, CEO of South African Tourism, said: “As we continue to lure the world to our beautiful country in these trying times, we have to look at non-traditional tourism partnerships as a source of driving arrivals.

“Netflix reaches millions of eyeballs globally, and by working closely with Netflix, we are able to latch onto a massive opportunity to influence the audience to think more closely about South Africa and thus convincing them to visit our country.

“We have 11 global country offices and there will always be opportunities for our international offices in key source markets to latch onto opportunities to showcase South Africa through the title Netflix launch.”

Ben Amadasun, Netflix director of content in Africa, added: “This past year, when entertainment mattered more than ever, our 204 million members around the world connected with new worlds, and most importantly with each other, through stories from South Africa and across the globe.

“Storytelling is a powerful tool that can foster connection and understanding while creating greater affinity towards a culture or place. That’s a big responsibility and, at Netflix, we don’t take that lightly. It’s why we value this important collaboration with SA Tourism as it will help us create more opportunities to support local creatives as they showcase the beauty of South Africa through their stories delivered to millions of entertainment fans around the world on Netflix.”

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Netflix, TikTok launch SA creative project

Global streaming platform Netflix, video-sharing social networking service TikTok and South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) have teamed up to launch a project aimed at helping content creators and filmmakers.

Makhosazana Khanyile

Rising Voices is open to all black South African creators on TikTok, offering training and grants and providing the community with opportunities to make a career out of content creation.

Around 100 creatives will be trained to use the platform to create high-quality content. They will also undergo digital skills training in an intensive boot camp and learn personal branding, how to monetise their account and the importance of catering to a diverse audience.

TikTok content operations manager Boniswa Sidwaba told South Africa’s Independent Online: “South Africa is a market brimming with creative talent from black creators and we are committed to providing the best local support to help amplify the voices of this community. Through this initiative, we will empower these creators to thrive on TikTok and beyond, as we aim to provide them with career-building resources and programmes.”

NFVF CEO Makhosazana Khanyile said: “We are excited to witness the launch of TikTok’s Rising Voices initiative in South Africa. Projects like this one provide black content creators with vast opportunities to further develop their digital skills while learning from some of the industry’s leading content experts.

“We look forward to seeing the incredible content and content creators that will emerge from this programme, and we are confident it will add tremendous value to the film and video industry in South Africa.”

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Netflix finds Happiness Ever After

Global streaming platform Netflix has lined up a South African drama titled Happiness Ever After as a sequel to Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, which debuted in 2016.

Directed by Thabang Moleya, the original film is based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele’s award-winning book of the same title, which follows three women looking for happiness while maintaining images of success and acceptability.

Moleya returns to helm Happiness Ever After, which will continue the story from five years ago while including sisterhood and friendship, as well as a new romantic story arc.

Production will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, while the film will debut on Netflix later this year. It is produced by Bongiwe Selane (Nomalanga & the Witch) and Ayanda Halimana is the screenwriter.

Cast member Khanyi Mbau said: “The sequel lives independently from the book but obviously with some of the old characters returning to bring more drama and more sizzle in the sequel.”

Another cast member, Renate Stuurman, added: “We wanted to take audiences somewhere new. The story picks up five years later from where we left our characters and it is on all of us (the cast, the producers, the crew) to take our audiences somewhere new.”

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Netflix backs $1.9m SA film deal

Global streaming platform Netflix has partnered with Johannesburg-based National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) to invest US$1.9m in the production of South African micro-budget feature films.

Ben Amadasun

The move is aimed at supporting the South African film industry’s recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as alleviate the pressure filmmakers face in raising additional funding and ensure job creation.

SA publication Business Tech noted that each partner will contribute R14m (US$950,000) towards the production of local films that will receive exclusive debuts on Netflix.

The partnership will entail the funding of six local films including four by emerging filmmakers with budgets capped at R4m and two feature films by established filmmakers capped at R6m.

Ben Amadasun, Netflix’s director of content in Africa, said: “The past year has been incredibly difficult with the pandemic hitting so many industries around the world. The creative community that we are a part of has supported us through the good times so we want to help them continue to create the stories our members love. Now we’re excited to take this a step further with this joint fund with NFVF for above-the-line talent.”

NFVF CEO Makhosazana Khanyile added: “The inclusion of digital platforms into our traditional processes can only profit the industry further. We hope that this is a start of a long and fruitful relationship.”

The submission portal for funding will go live on April 1 and all filmmakers can apply here in accordance with the eligibility criteria.

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