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Global Agency & South Korea’s SBS Sign Representation Agreement


South Korea’s SBS Contents Hub (SBSCH) has signed a deal that sees Global Agency representing ten of the company’s titles in Turkey.

Global Agency will also be the distributor of Turkish remakes of these projects worldwide. Turkey’s HECE Medya shortlisted ten titles out of the SBS catalog for Global Agency. They will handle negotiations with Turkish production companies to localize the projects together in Turkey.

The CEO of SBSCH, Tiger Yeong-Seop Kim, said that he is “really glad to work with Global Agency, the best distribution company not just in Turkey but also internationally.”

The CEO of Global Agency, Izzet Pinto, said, “SBS is one of the biggest entertainment brands in Asia and we are extremely proud to be their partner in this special collaboration. We look forward to announcing the outcome of this cooperation soon.”

Also in Cannes, Global Agency hosted Can Yaman, the leading actor in the hit Turkish romantic-comedy series Daydreamer and Bitter Sweet.

Yaman said: “With Daydreamer’s finale having been screened in Turkey, for some time I have been taking part in different events in various countries. I have been met with a very warm response in the countries to which I have been invited. MIPCOM is a very important fair for the sector. It was a source of great pride to have the experience of taking part in such an important platform with two separate images and two separate projects of mine. For me, one of the special aspects of the market was that for the first time a poster was prepared for an actor, independent from the special projects. It was also a special moment for me that my fans waited patiently for me in front of the poster. Separately, while I was at the fair I gave interviews to the media of more than 10 countries. While I was giving the interviews, one of the nice surprises was that our colleagues from the press had closely followed the work I have done.”

He continued, “Indeed, despite our series still not having been screened in some countries, it was really nice that there was such great interest and shows of affection. To be honest, it is a powerful motivation for me that the projects in which I am involved have been sold to so many countries and have attracted so much interest on the channels on which they have been screened.”

About Alison Skilton

Alison Skilton is an associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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