“If you were to ask me three years ago if it was possible to sell a Turkish drama series to South America I’d laugh at you,” says Özlem Özsümbül, head of sales and acquisitions at Istanbul’s buzzing D-Productions. “But we recently had big stands at the Mipcom and Miptv fairs in France where three big soap opera producers from South America were very interested in importing our series – some wanted to show them, others wanted to buy the formatting rights and produce them locally,” says Özsümbül, clearly more focused on sales than acquisitions of…
On location in Istanbul during filming of the Kanal D series Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki
Actress Ayça Bingöl
Actress Nilperi Sahinkaya
Reading through the dialogue on set
Actresses Farah Zeynep Abdullah and Ayça Bingöl
Star of the series, actor Erkan Petekkaya
Camera crew take a break from filming
On set in Istanbul
Director Deniz Kalas
Giving directions on set
In the offices of Kanal D, part of Turkish tycoon Aydın Dog˘an’s Dog˘an Holding empire
A poster in the sales and acquisitions office of Kanal D
Özlem Özsümbül and her team discuss global sales strategy
Viewing a proposal for a new series in the office of Kanal D editor-in-chief, Pelin Dis¸tas¸ Yas¸arog˘lu
Yas¸arog˘lu (far right) discusses the proposal
A poster for the series As¸k-ı Memnu in the Kanal D sales and acquisitions office
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