Strong female characters take center stage in the series Woman, Our Story and The Girl Named Feriha, which are being presented by Istanbul-based distributor Calinos Entertainment to international buyers at DISCOP Johannesburg.
These programs will appeal to African buyers “because they all contain everyday life stories that the majority of African audiences can relate to,” says Ismail Dursunov, the company’s deputy general manager. “We share similarities when it comes to strong family values, family ties and different class relations in society.”
Calinos Entertainment has attended DISCOP Johannesburg before and is enthusiastic about returning to the South African city. “Africa is a really fascinating region; we are very thrilled to explore all its different countries and develop new business in the region,” adds Dursunov. “Apart from selling TV content, we have big projects and collaborations aligned.”