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Allison Triegaardt

Allison Triegaardt

Allison is the lead for Grow Creative in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META) regions for Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. In Allison’s role, she nurtures industry skills development and drives the training strategy across the 3 regions to support Netflix’s content aims and membership growth across the continent. Her evolution into one of Africa’s leading creative executives has been polished by academic success and impressive credentials. She has more than 20 years’ experience in story development, production, and commissioning across Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds an MFA (Film & TV) from the University of Cape Town for her research into fictional character development in TV Drama. Prior to joining Netflix, Allison served as Founding Director of The Televisionaries. She served as a professional mentor in Story Masterclasses for the Multichoice Talent Factory (Southern Africa) and lectured in Screenwriting to senior students at The University of the Witwatersrand. She also enjoyed prior success as GM of M-Net Nigeria, Commissioning Editor: Drama of M-Net SA and Key Creative: Endemol SA. Allison’s Story Consulting portfolio includes South Africa’s critically acclaimed multi-award-winning drama Isibaya and Tinsel, the longest-running studio-based soap opera in Nigerian television history.

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