Eccho Rights to Take Turkish Drama Bitter Sweet Life Global


STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has added to its catalog the new drama Bitter Sweet Life from Turkish producer Surec Film.

The series follows a young teacher battling against the school system and unruly pupils. The drama, which debuts on Star TV in Turkey later this month, continues the relationship between Eccho Rights and Surec Film that began with the sales of Kacak and Cherry Season.

Handan Özkubat, the head of the Istanbul office at Eccho Rights, said: “We have enjoyed a really strong partnership with Surec Film in the past, and we look forward to continuing this with Bitter Sweet Life. The school system is something everyone has had experience [with], as children, parents, and even teachers, so this story is going to be relatable for people all around the world.”

“With the sales of Cherry Season and Kacak in particular, Eccho Rights have proven their capability time and again to get our series in to international TV schedules, and we are very excited to work with them again on our newest project,” added Ali Gündoğdu from Surec Film.

Additionally, Eccho Rights has taken on distribution for You’re My Home, a ratings hit from the Philippines. The series tells the story of a government lawyer who finds himself in a professional and private catastrophe following his move to a private practice. Eccho Rights is representing the readymade and the format.

Nixon Yau Lim, the head of Asia Pacific at Eccho Rights, commented: “This story really gripped Filipino audiences with thrilling crime elements blended together with a hugely emotional family back-story. It makes for unmissable TV as reflected in the phenomenal ratings performance.”