MIPCOM Spotlight: Global Agency


CANNES: As singing competitions continue to grab audiences around the world, Global Agency believes it has found “the next big thing” with Stand By Me.

“With the duets and the celebrity jury also taking part as contestants, it is a very exciting new concept,” says Izzet Pinto, the founder and CEO of Global Agency.

The company is also betting on Stars on the Street to attract buyers’ attention. The singing competition sees performers taking to the street to find out who is the favorite of the passersby.

Global Agency is also launching the new dating show Flirt or Fiasco. “Competition and romance mix in the series, and audiences will find it wonderfully entertaining to see who can plan the hottest date in town and find true love,” says Pinto.

On the scripted front, the company is presenting Seeds of Revenge, which was shot in the Cappadocia region of Turkey and is based on a classic Turkish novel.

“This story of impossible love and passion will show audiences new meanings of revenge,” says Pinto. “We are sure it will be a new hit, especially in the Middle East, CEE and CIS territories.”

Pinto also has high hopes for Reaction. “I believe that Reaction will be one of the most in-demand drama series of the market,” he says. “Top actors star in the project, which combines action and romance in a spectacular way. A high-budget production with realistic action scenes, this will be on top of many buyers’ lists.”

The drama The Promise comes from the same producer as the successful series Dila and Iffet.