Turkish series Mother wins Tokyo Drama Award
Nippon TV’s Turkish version of Mother achieves Special Award at the Tokyo Drama Award.
November 7, 2017
By Ang Yi An
MF Yampim CEO Faruk Bayhan and MEDYAPIM CEO Fatih Aksoy were present to accept the Special Award for MFYAPIM Turkish series Mother at the Tokyo Drama this year.
Founded in 2008, Tokyo Drama Awards recognises excellent dramas that Japan is excited to bring overseas. In order to achieve further global exposure of the nominated dramas, the award’s judging criteria places emphasis on “marketability” and “merchantability” rather than “artistry” or “show quality”. This “Special Award” is presented to excellent dramas produced outside Japan for better cultural understanding and business partnerships.
“It is the first time that a Japanese format receives this award, and we cannot be more honored that our drama’s gripping story captured the hearts of viewers in Turkey and lead to this award. The Turkish version is going to be aired in many international countries and we look forward that drama lovers around the world will enjoy this everlasting drama.” Commented Mr. Atsushi Hatayama, President of International Business Development at Nippon TV.