Dorothy Ghettuba

Dorothy Ghettuba is a Kenyan Film and TV entrepreneur. She is currently the Manager, Content for Africa at Netflix[1] She is a co-founder of the Nairobi-based Spielworks Media, an African production company launched in 2009.[2] In 2016, she was named among C. Hub magazine's 100 most influential creative personalities.[3] She is also a 2016 Archbishop Tutu Fellow with the African Leadership Institute.[4]

BiographyEdit

Born and raised in Kenya,[5] Ghettuba studied communications and political science at Andrews University in Michigan, USA. After her graduation, she spent several years living in Canada, where she worked for a period with a venture capital fund.[6] She returned to Kenya shortly after her thirtieth birthday.[7] Ghettuba claims that her original passion was acting, but when she was not selected for roles, she turned to the production side of filmmaking.[8]

She quit her job at a venture capital firm in Canada to pursue her passion in filmmaking.[9] Gettuba-Pala joined a local TV show as a producer before moving on to establish Spielworks Media, a local entertainment production and content creation company for television and digital platforms operating in East and Central Africa.[10] Ghettuba-Pala is also the co-founder of Keja TV, a social media channel on Facebook and YouTube.[11] Ghettuba-Pala is dedicated to developing creative talent and quality talent and as such has won many accolades for 18 television shows, 20 web shows and over 40 movies.[12] Some of her renown projects include a popular Kiswahili TV show, Penzi la Sumu. Other films that she has produced are Lies that Bind, Saints and Higher Learning[13]. The film mogul landed a job at Netflix as manager international originals in March 2019[14] and was also appointed by the Kenyan government as chairperson Kenya Film Commission Board in May 2019.[15] Ghettuba Pala is married to a Kenyan journalist Oyunga.

Spielworks MediaEdit

She launched Spielworks Media in 2009.[16] She claims that her dream is to turn the company into an African version of the US motion picture studio Universal Pictures.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dorothy Ghettuba". IMDb. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ Biko, Jackson. "The woman who found gold in filming". Business Daily Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  3. ^ "100 most influential creatives released by C. Hub magazine". News Ghana. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Dorothy Ghettuba - 2016 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Programme Fellow". African Leadership Institute. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  5. ^ Biko, Jackson. "The woman who found gold in filming". Business Daily Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  6. ^ Biko, Jackson. "The woman who found gold in filming". Business Daily Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  7. ^ Mulupi, Dinfin (9 July 2013). "Television entrepreneur, Dorothy Ghettuba, explains how she got to where she is today". How We Made It In Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Female Kenyan entrepreneur excels in TV production business". Africanews. 8 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Television entrepreneur, Dorothy Ghettuba, explains how she got to where she is today". How We Made It In Africa. 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  10. ^ "About – Dorothy Ghettuba Pala". Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  11. ^ "Keja TV". en-gb.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  12. ^ "Ms. Dorothy Ghettuba Pala - Kenya Film Commission". kenyafilmcommission.com. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  13. ^ "Renowned Kenyan film maker lands a top job in the US – Daily Active Kenya". Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  14. ^ "Kenyan filmmaker Dorothy Ghettuba lands role as Netflix manager international originals". The County. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  15. ^ "Gazette Vol. 56 3-5-19 Special (State Appointments) | Kenya (18K views)". Scribd. Retrieved 2019-06-08.
  16. ^ Lati, Mwikali. "Award-winning TV producer out to teach, inspire and entertain". Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  17. ^ Mulupi, Dinfin (9 July 2013). "Television entrepreneur, Dorothy Ghettuba, explains how she got to where she is today". How We Made It In Africa. Retrieved 8 December 2016.

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