Korean Romantic Remake Takes a 28-Year Leap
Jung Woo-sung, renowned for “A Moment to Remember,” teams up with Shin Hyun-been from “Hospital Playlist” in the Genie TV original series “Tell Me That You Love Me.” This remake, set to debut on Nov. 27 on Genie’s streaming service and simultaneously on Disney+ in Japan, pays homage to a Japanese hit series from 1995, aired on Tokyo Broadcasting Systems. The narrative, crafted by Kitagawa Eriko, unfolds a tender love story between a budding actress and a hearing-impaired painter, echoing the original’s success.
Directed by Kim Yoon-jin and adapted by Kim Min-jung, the 16-episode Korean adaptation promises a fresh take on the timeless romance. With production by New Studio and Artist Studio, the series is set to captivate audiences on the Korean cable channel ENA, promising a contemporary spin on the classic tale.
Banijay appoints Malgorzata Perkowska-Czaja as Managing Director of Endemol Shine Poland. Tasked with expanding the business portfolio, diversifying offerings, and fortifying the commercial strategy, Perkowska-Czaja brings seven years of experience from Endemol Shine Poland, where she oversaw the execution of popular shows like “MasterChef” and “Big Brother.” Now under the Banijay Germany group umbrella, Endemol Shine Poland seeks to thrive under Perkowska-Czaja’s leadership, reporting to Endemol Shine Germany’s MD, Fabian Tobias.
New Recognition for Series Marketing
Series Mania introduces the “Best Marketing Initiative Award,” a competition celebrating creativity in series marketing. Beyond audience promotion, the award recognizes producers’ and distributors’ efforts in raising awareness among commissioners and buyers. Focused on fostering innovation in marketing campaigns, the competition aims to distinguish exceptional ideas. The winner, chosen by a dedicated committee, will be unveiled during the 2024 Series Mania Forum from March 19-21, 2024.
Optus CEO Steps Down Amidst Outage Fallout
Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, CEO of Australian cable and media giant Optus, resigns abruptly following a recent major outage affecting 10 million customers. The decision comes in the aftermath of intense scrutiny by Australia’s Senate, where she addressed concerns about the outage. In a statement from Singtel Group, Optus’ parent company, Bayer Rosmarin, expressed gratitude for serving as Optus CEO but cited the present moment as the appropriate time to step down.