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Netflix Signs Deal with Rapman following New Collaborations To Diversify Programming

Netflix Signs Deal with Rapman following New Collaborations To Diversify Programming

Author: Wardah Sempa | Monday 14th December 2020

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Rapman has signed a deal with Netflix as part of their commitment to increase diversity and promote British talent.

Netflix announced a series of partnerships with U.K. creatives to diversify its programming. The streaming platform plans to put new voices at the forefront in a global diversity push.

Speaking to The Guardian, Anne Mensah, Netflix’s Vice President of original series, stated the demand to amplify diverse voices from the U.K. market with upcoming collaborations mentioned Akua Agyemfra, Rapman and Sex Education writer Bisha K Ali.

Mensah said in the first-time interview since taking the position: “We’ve got to get to a place where if somebody is doing something that doesn’t take an inclusive approach that should be surprising to you. It should be like washing your hands; it should be just what you do.”