Nippon TV heads to Series Mania Forum with three new scripted formats

The showcase is scheduled for March 25

TOKYO: Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV), Japan’s leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, announced that the company has been officially invited by Laurence Herszberg, founder-general director of Series Mania, to be the first Japanese company to attend Series Mania Forum.

The company plans to highlight its hit list of scripted titles including Mother, Woman –My Life for My Children-, Abandoned, as well as introduce three of its newest scripted formats, including Top Knife, Off The Record, and Our Dearest Sakura. The announcement was made by KakoKuwahara, Managing Director, International Business Development, Nippon TV.

In addition, Nippon TV will be hosting a one-hour showcase focusing on how its award-winning drama series, led by Mother and Woman – My Life for My Children, were created and went on to become international hits around the world. On stage during the showcase will be the producer Hisashi Tsugiya from the production department of Nippon TV, who is credited with creating and producing both series along with many others. Also on stage will be Incognita CEO Édouard de Vésinne, who is the producer of the upcoming French version of Mother. The showcase is set for Wednesday, March 25 at 15:15 (3:15pm) at the Salle Artois, followed by networking cocktails at the Lille Grand PalaisMatisse space cocktail room.

“Since moving to Lille in 2018, Series Mania Forum has truly become the place in Europe where scripted professionals can find the best talent and projects in development, discover new trends, and connect with the top industry players. This is why we are so pleased that Nippon TV accepted our invitation for this year’s event as the first Japanese company officially attending Series Mania Forum and hosting a showcase. We look forward to putting a spotlight on Nippon TV’s content for all of the industry leaders in the global scripted world and welcoming the team to Lille,” said Herszberg.

“I am delighted to represent Nippon TV as the first Japanese company to host a showcase at Series Mania. When I create my series, I have always focused on the theme of family and its relationships through my dramas such as Mother, Woman –My Life for My Children – and a none. I think this is a theme that is relatable throughout the world at any time. With the big win for Parasite at the Oscars this year, it is a wonderful time to create drama series from Asia. I firmly believe that strong stories from Japan are relevant today and I look forward to meeting many creators from around the world at Series Mania,” stated Tsugiya.

“We are delighted to have been invited to Series Mania Forum. Our series Mother and Woman –My Life for My Children-are both universal stories that have garnered us a wide recognition in the international market, and we are proud to be able to showcase all of our series to the industry leaders attending Series Mania. Our producer, Tsugiya, is very much looking forward to talking about his creation process and we welcome all participants to join the discussion. We also believe this is the perfect venue for unveiling our three new scripted formats,” added Kuwahara.

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