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GoQuest Media acquires global distribution rights to two Serbian dramas

Civil Servant and Debt to the Sea are very popular thriller series.

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NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based global entertainment content distributor GoQuest Media has inked a deal with Serbian telecom cable TV operator Telekom Srbija to get exclusive rights to two of its most popular thriller series.

The deal gives GoQuest Media worldwide distribution rights to the intriguing Serbian dramas, Civil Servant, a spy thriller produced by Telekom Srbija and Film Danas, and Debt to the Sea, a mystery drama created in association with Monte Royal Pictures International.

Directed by Miroslav Lekic and Ivan Zivkovic, Civil Servant is a gripping thriller series that follows young and ambitious Serbian Secret Service agent Lazar Stanojević as he negotiates the rules of the international spy game in the modern world. The character is played by Milan Marić, who recently received the Shooting Stars Award at Berlinale and the Chopard Talent Award at the Moscow Film Festival. During the journey, he quickly learns that all is not what it seems, and he is left fighting the distrust that he has for everything he thought to be true.  Despite this, his sense of duty still leads him to make dangerous decisions to try to protect his nation, his family and himself.

The series is created and produced by Predrag Antonijevic, the director and producer of Dara Iz Jasenovca (Dara of Jasenovac), an epic WWII feature film which has been chosen by Serbia as its official entry for the 2020-2021 Academy Awards.

The other series, Debt to the Sea is directed by Goran Gajic and produced by Bojan Maljevic. The story begins with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in a beautiful but deadly Montenegro coastal village and narrates how the incident triggers an unstoppable wave of events for its unnerved inhabitants. Fractured families, old friends and young lovers are forced to find answers in their tragic pasts and uncertain futures.

"As the new year sets in – with viewer demand for high-quality series rising – we are excited to team up with Telekom Serbia, who have been a steady leader in the recent boom of premium content emerging from Serbia.  We are thrilled to partner with them on these unique, stand-out series and pleased to bring them to the global stage,” said GoQuest Media head of Europe and North America Paula McHarg.

Telekom Srbija CEO Vladimir Lučić remarked that through these two series, the worldwide audience will get a chance to watch and recognise the quality of Serbian productions. “For two decades now, Telekom Srbija has been the leader in the market of telecommunications services, both in Serbia and regionwide.  Keeping up with global trends, we have over the past few years expanded our operations to production, predominantly in the series genre, which has rapidly become synonymous with quality,” added Lučić.

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