Press Release: SOMOS DISTRIBUTION OFFERS TURKISH NOVELAS AS SPEARHEAD FOR LA SCREENINGS
LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/29/2014) – SOMOS Distribution offers at the LA Screenings over 30 scripts and finished Turkish telenovelas, including ” Ezel “, “20 minutes” and the most prestigious production ever produced in that country in the genre ” Kurt Seyit & Sura “. Turkish productions are impacting now the global industry due to the internationalization of the telenovela, the exceptional quality of the artistic talent, the beauty of the locations and the extensive use of exteriors and attractive locations.
Francisco Villanueva , vice president and COO of the company said ” several years ago we anticipated the impact of the Turkish productions for their quality, attractiveness and the budgets invested . Since then we have concentrated on developing expertise in the subject and in establishing the corresponding relationships to support this content internationally. Today, the Turkish telenovelas have begun to cause sensation and record high ratings in several Latin American markets and we have access to the leading producers in Turkey. “
Turkish telenovelas feature innovative twists on traditional romantic stories, enriched by a lavish production. ” Kurt Seyit & Sura ” for example , is about the adventures of two people in love, who are separated from their magnificent lives in Russia and were dragged to Istanbul. Kurt Seyit, a lieutenant of Crimea, and Shura, the beautiful daughter of a noble Russian family , travel from the days of a magnificence life to the front line of the Carpathians, the riots of revolution, from Alushta to the occupied Istanbul, on what is in a sense the journey of love. ” Ezel “, meanwhile, is the story of Ömer Uçar, who betrayed by his trusted friends and the woman he loved, returns as Ezel to exact his revenge.
These approaches to successful stories have been very well received by Latin American producers. In this regard, Francisco Villanueva advanced ” as evidence of this good reception, at MIPTV we recently closed the sale of the scripts of “Tulip Age” ( “Late Devri”) and “Forgive Me ” ( “Beni Affet” ) as an example of these opportunities and of our expertise in the subject.”
Apart from the Turkish soap operas, SOMOS Distribution will also offer in Los Angeles the unitary series “Secretos ” directed by Peky Andino with over 200 recognized actors and comprising 21 original stories that blend the suspense, psychological thriller, drama and comedy. In addition there will also be an extensive offering of films from agreements with Shoreline Entertainment and Outside PIctures (over 200 titles ) , sports programming related to the World Cup such as the most important goals in soccer’s history around the world ( 300 micros, 1 minute duration ) and lastly, the formats COMEDY COMBATY BEAT tHE CHAMPIONS and the telenovela ” 11-1 ” from Nickelodeon.
Somos Distribution will be at the LA Screenings 2014 from May 13 to 15 in Los Angeles, Suite 660.
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