MIPCOM 2015 ‘Country Of Honour’ launches in Istanbul

Events to include exclusive Kosem The Empress/Magnificent Century screening.

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Istanbul – As part of the Turkey Country of Honour events at MIPCOM 2015, Reed MIDEM announced during a press conference at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, attended by a large delegation of TV industry executives and media, that a screening of Kosem The Empress/Magnificent Century will be shown during the MIPCOM 2015 International Drama Series screenings.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPCOM 2015 will take place in Cannes, 5-8 October.

Produced by Tims Productions and distributed by Global Agency, Magnificent Century has become a top-rated show in the international marketplace. The Ottoman Empire costume drama series symbolises how Turkish TV output has broken onto the international stage. Turkish TV drama exports are now estimated to be worth around $200 million annually.

The screening announcement was made during a press conference at the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (ICOC), the official partner of the Turkey Country of Honour programme at MIPCOM, in the presence of major MIPCOM exhibitors from the Turkish TV industry.

Ä°brahim ÇaÄŸlar, President of the ICOC, outlined details of the events planned for the October tradeshow, in front an audience including top Turkish acting talent Ä°smail Filiz and Burcu Kara,stars of the popular local series Milat, actress Wilma Elles from the local series Filinta and famous Turkish actor Tamer Yigit.

Turkish exhibitors currently confirmed to be attending MIPCOM include TRT, Kanal D, Global Agency, ITV- Intermedya, ATV, Calinos Entertainment, AyYapim.

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