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As Korean formats go on their worldwide growth, Michael Yudin’s MY Leisure has partnered with Seoul-primarily based formats agency A little something Specific to cultivate a lot more resourceful IP.
“Ghost Adventures” output outfit MY Enjoyment has struck a co-enhancement deal with the Korean formats group, which was established by Hwang Jin Woo (pictured, proper), president and govt director, and Kim InSoon (still left), executive VP and head of content material. Underneath the offer, the firms will build a few unscripted formats for major U.S. networks and streaming platforms as nicely as the international marketplace. Ever because the achievement of Fox’s breakout strike “The Masked Singer” (now on Year 6), Korean unscripted IP has been a warm commodity in the international Tv sector.
The trio of formats span fast-paced primetime sport present “Smashed Hits,” relationship present “Inseparables” and dread-based opposition sequence “The Quizzy Horror Demonstrate.” The displays all stem from a Korean Creative Information Agency (KOCCA) initiative in Might that brought together major Korean producers to “spark creativeness.” Three of people producers and their concepts ended up chosen by MY Amusement as top formats for U.S. and intercontinental success.
“Smashed Hits” (operating title) finds contestants doing work to detect common tracks that have been combined collectively and creatively reinvented so that they’re hardly recognizable. Each and every episode will attribute guest appearances by the major names in the music field who accomplish other artists’ hits in shocking means. The format is developed by Eunseol Mo, whose credits incorporate “Fantastic Duo” (SBS) and “Qualification of Men” (KBS).
Elsewhere, “Inseparables” (w/t) assessments the patience of partners who — in order to acquire their desire home — are locked down with each other in a single position as they attempt to get over the problems introduced by more compact and scaled-down quarters. Producer is Kim Sehwa, inventive director of extensive-running quiz display “Scholarship Quiz” (EBS) and a producer on “1 vs 100” (KBS).
Lastly, “The Quizzy Horror Show” (w/t) dares contestants to flip their worst fears into hard cash prizes by inquiring them not to blink at any heart-beating moment. Producer is Kim Jiyoon, whose credits incorporate “My Little Television” and “Cashback” (CJ E&M, co-created with Bunim/Murray).
A thing Special’s Hwang and Kim said: “We are thrilled to bring A little something Particular collectively with MY Leisure. Our talented Korean producers look ahead to collaborating with Michael and his amazing group at MY Leisure. They have extensive been a prominent sector player with their eyes on the Korean marketplace and it is the fantastic time for us to ultimately stroll down the aisle primarily when Korean creativeness is being recognized additional than at any time.”
Yudin additional: “Coming on the heels of our thriving international marketplace collaboration with Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and MTV for the greatest fact opposition display, ‘The Electricity,’ our new partnership with Something Unique marks another benchmark for MY Entertainment’s tactic of growing its pursuits with leaders in the Korean inventive creation community.”