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Global Agency’s Izzet Pinto Honored at TOA Awards


Global Agency CEO Izzet Pinto has received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the TOA Awards 2019 for his contributions to Turkey’s cultural promotion and his role in bringing Turkish series to the world.

The TOA Awards this year bestowed an award for the first time to the series and film export sector. The TOA Awards are given to Turks and Americans who have made a name for themselves with international outstanding achievement in the fields of business, culture, society and academia. At the award ceremony in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pinto was the only person from abroad to be honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Pinto said: “Receiving such an award at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, I am very honored, and I think that Turkish series have a positive impact in relations between the two countries as a result of Turkey’s cultural power. I believe that us being the second biggest exporter of series in the world after America will be positive in opening a path for other sectors and will give support to many other export areas. At the same time, this success gives extra importance to culture exports.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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