Nippon TV, Sera Film Align for New Format


Nippon TV is working with Turkey’s Sera Film to co-develop a new unscripted format to be rolled out globally, combining Turkish storytelling with Japanese game shows.

The two companies are currently collaborating on a family-friendly game-show concept, with a pilot being planned for production in Turkey.

“Nippon TV has been engaged in great partnerships with Turkish companies for quite a while focusing more on the scripted side and have always been amazed by their talents in strong, emotional storytelling,” commented Sayako Aoki, sales and licensing, international business development, at Nippon TV. “We are now excited to explore what the collaboration with Sera Film, the company which has previously beautifully produced the Turkish version of our format, Dragons’ Den, can bring to the unscripted format business. We have already started creative discussions and witnessed the active exchange of lots of new perspectives, ideas and stories, which we are thrilled to embed into the new format.”

Idil Belli, managing director at Sera Film, added, “We are proud and very excited to enter into a co-development relationship with a company like Nippon TV, whose formats we adore and had the opportunity to produce in the past. We, as Sera Film, have been involved before in many local co-development projects. Now, the opportunity to co-develop with an established multinational firm, which will bring in different cultural aspects and perspectives to new projects, excites us immensely. We are confident that this partnership will create a significant synergy and successful results.”