NIPPON TV FINALIZES DEAL WITH MEDYAPIM FOR ARABIC VERSION OF LEADING DRAMA SERIES “MOTHER” AND “WOMAN – MY LIFE FOR MY CHILDREN –” FOR MBC SAUDI ARABIA
Deal makes Nippon TV's first Arabic scripted format adaptation.
CANNES, FRANCE -- October 17th 2023 -- Marking a one-of-a-kind deal, Nippon TV, Japan's leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse currently celebrating its 70th Anniversary, announced today that it has licensed to Medyapim, the leading production group in Turkey, the Arabic language adaptation rights of their highly successful scripted formats Mother and Woman – My Life for My Children – which are aimed to be produced for MBC, the largest and leading media company in the Middle East and North Africa.
The announcement was made jointly today by Keisuke Miyata, Head of Sales for Nippon TV, and Fatih Aksoy, Chairman of Medyapim.
QUOTE FROM NIPPON TV
“This is a new initiative for two of our most valuable scripted formats, Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children-, for the Arabic speaking territories, with our long-time strong partner Medyapim and a new collaboration with MBC, the largest media company in the MENA region. The Turkish adaptations of Mother and Woman -My Life for My Children- produced by Medyapim were huge global successes, and we have no doubt that the Arabic adaptations will achieve the same success.”
QUOTE FROM MEDYAPIM
“We have successfully adapted these two Nippon TV titles in Turkey into two long running tv series and then distributed our productions worldwide. Now we have another challenge of producing both of them for Mena territory. I have no doubt that we will achieve the same success.”
QUOTE FROM MBC
Ali Jaber, Group Director of TV and Shahid Content at MBC GROUP commented: “This partnership between Nippon TV, Medyapim, and us at MBC GROUP signifies an exciting milestone that unites a global entertainment powerhouse with regional ones. We are very excited to bring the critically acclaimed stories of ‘Mother' and ‘Woman -My Life for My Children-' to a wider audience, reflecting our commitment to showcasing diverse and compelling content for our loyal viewers across the MENA. This unique collaboration exemplifies our dedication to providing world-class storytelling, and we look forward to more partnerships of this kind in the future.”
Child abuse is arguably one of the cruelest of crimes. Just as horrendous is the all-too common tendency of society to turn a blind eye to this abuse. Mother is the story of a woman who responds to an abused girl's silent cries of help. The heroine of this drama is a woman in her mid-thirties who has apathetically lived her life without interest in romance, society or even her own life. Working as an elementary school teacher, she learns that one of her students is being abused at home. Although unable to comprehend her sudden impulse, she decides to kidnap the young, abused girl to bring up as her own. During her life on the run, she re-examines her past lifestyle and searches for her path in life. Pivotal to this drama is the word “maternal.” The heroine, who had never awakened to her own maternal side, discovers this instinct deep within herself. This drama portrays how this unexpected discovery stirs the feelings of hesitation and conflict, which help her to mature as both a woman and as a person.
About Woman-My Life for My Children-
Produced by the same writer, director and production team of Mother, Woman – My Life for My Children – is another heart-gripping story of a mother's unconditional love for her children and her economic plight in a harsh reality. It tells us the story of a single mother who is widowed by her beloved husband who died in an accident one day. Left with her two young children, she is suddenly faced with a reality as a single mother. With a compelling script that takes you inside her struggles and her sweet moments with her two adorable children, this story unfolds the daily life of a young family trying to find peace and happiness…like anyone else.
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