You may have heard the news about Netflix picking up Malenga Mulendema’s Mama K’s Team 4, an animation story about an all-girl teenage spy team in Lusaka. Read here if you missed it.
Netflix, in collaboration with Cape Town based Triggerfish Animation studio and London-based entertainment company CAKE, is putting together a one-of-a-kind creative team: an all-African team of female writers. The search is continent-wide so, so it doesn’t matter where you live.
Here is the call for writers posted by Triggerfish on their website. Follow this link to apply:
Triggerfish are looking for experienced African female writers on a Netflix animated TV series based in Zambia. Applicants must have had their work produced for either TV or film and should be English-speaking African citizens or permanent residents who can identify with the source material centering on four teenagers from Zambia navigating the hurdles of daily school life, while working together to save the world. Prospective writers must submit a maximum one-page letter of motivation, a CV and a script sample in English of no more than a combined 10 pages, preferably demonstrating a passion for animation and an ability to write for children in the action-comedy genre. DEADLINE for submissions – 17 MAY 2019
Starts 15 July 2019