France’s Dandelooo hires former deputy director at KOCCA for sales & acquisitions

French animation company Dandelooo has hired the former deputy director at Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) to work across its distribution operations. Hyeo Jin Moon becomes international sales & acquisitions manager at the Margot And The Space Robot firm and will be responsible for activities in Latin America, Asia and Spain. She reports to Emmanuèle […]

Unpacking the risk & rewards of format funds

New formats have always had to fight for space against the exploitation of proven IP, so what has prompted broadcasters to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in schemes to create new shows, asks Richard Middleton Formats are designed to be exploited again and again. This repeatability is baked into the essence of the industry, […]

MIPTV organisers reveal first batch of distributors signed up to reimagined market

All3Media, Discovery and Warner Bros. are among the distributors to have signed up for next year’s reimagined MIPTV market. MIP organiser Reed Midem today (8 October) revealed 13 distributors and studios that have confirmed attendance at the April event. The group includes Beyond International, Blue Ant Media, Deutsche Welle, Global Agency, Global Screen, KOCCA, Shoreline […]

CJ ENM under fire in ‘Produce X 101’ voting scandal

CJ ENM-owned broadcaster Mnet is facing legal action as its talent show Produce X 101 comes under fire for alleged vote manipulation. Seoul-based legal firm MAST Law & Consulting is representing a group of 272 viewers who have filed a legal complaint against the South Korean music channel, accusing Mnet of fraud and obstruction of […]

Korea’s Bethal Media preps US/UK copros

South Korean prodco Bethal Media Contents Group has struck a deal that will see it team with its counterparts in the UK and the US. Seoul-based BMCG has inked an MOU with The Bridge, the company set up earlier this year to facilitate content deals between Western and Asian companies. BMCG plans to become a […]

Korea, Singapore firms link for CGI action series

Animation companies from South Korea and Singapore have for the first time come together to coproduce a CGI action adventure series. G-Fighter will be a 26x22mins boys-skewed series from South Korea producer Electric Circus and Singaporean animation studio studio Tiny Island Productions. Korean pubcaster EBS is among those supporting the project, along with funding body […]

Asian Animation Summit launches in December

The first Asian Animation Summit is set to launch in December and will present 36 animated television series from producers across the region. Producers from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Korea will present their series in the hope of finding international coproducers and financiers. The event will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 10 […]