Japan’s Nippon TV & Turkey’s Sera Film strike format co-pro pact

Sayako Aoki

Japan’s Nippon TV and Turkish production and distribution firm Sera Film have partnered to co-develop a new unscripted format for the global market.

The first project in development is a “hilarious and heart-warming studio game show” targeting family audiences, with the production of a pilot episode currently planned in Turkey.

Sayako Aoki, sales and licensing, international business development, Nippon TV commented: “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.

Idil Belli

“We are now excited to explore what the collaboration with Sera Film, the company which has previously beautifully produced 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, MD of 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.”

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