Endeavor Content material has struck a multi-year take care of CJ ENM-backed South Korean manufacturing outfit Bon Factory, with a watch on creating tv sequence in each English and Korean languages for the worldwide market.
Ensuing sequence will probably be produced with each world and Korean expertise, and the companions may also look to cross-pollinate codecs in every market. Endeavor Content material beforehand inked an identical take care of Exile Content material Studio in Latin America.
Led by Ken Oh and Suk-Hwan Moon, Bon Factory’s manufacturing credit embrace the sequence “You Are Stunning,” “Grasp’s Solar,” “She Was Stunning,” “What Occurred to Ms. Kim,” “The Secretary” and “Encounter.” Korean powerhouse CJ ENM, which had a significant hit on its arms with Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar winner “Parasite,” acquired the corporate in 2019.
“We’re thrilled to associate with Endeavor Content material to carry Korea’s top-notch artistic abilities and IPs to the worldwide viewers,” stated Ken Oh, co-CEO of Bon Factory. “Because the rising fandom of Korean content material has prolonged its boundaries past Asian market with a rising need to attach with its artistic abilities, the time is ripe for Bon Factory and Endeavor Content material to work collectively to develop an alliance.”
Kelly Miller, vice chairman of worldwide technique for Endeavor Content material, added: “Compelling narrative ought to at all times discover a world viewers, and world tales demand top-tier expertise in immediately’s market to be informed as genuinely as doable.
“South Korean tradition has impacted the world globally, and Bon Factory’s storytelling fashion and talent to weave native and world approaches to content material make this the right partnership.”
The deal comes as Korean fare soars to new heights abroad. The Korean wave, often known as “Hallyu,” now encompasses all the pieces from music in world superstars BTS, to hit worldwide motion pictures comparable to “Peninsula” and TV sequence like “Crash Touchdown on You.”