Ay Yapim announced two coproduction in Latin America: with VIS and Mega

Ay Yapım, Turkey’s leading independent media content company, announced two co-productions of his own titles with two of Latin America’s leading player for the first time: Sahsiyet with Viacom International Studios (VIS) as El Asesino del Olvido and popular crime drama 20 Minutes with Chile’s Mega television network.

The first project, a critically-acclaimed psycho thriller that originally aired on puhutv, Turkey’s leading OTT platform, is the gripping story of an old man’s transformation into a vigilante killer in the wake of Alzheimer’s. The 12-episode crime drama will be adapted as a mini-series by Viacom International Studios (VIS) and Ay Yapım. The two companies unveiled a Spanish-language sizzle reel featuring the new Latin cast in LA Screenings.

The second one is a 60-episode drama follows the transformation of an ordinary teacher into a criminal so he can spring his wife from jail, with Mega Chile. Production will be carried out by FoxTelecolombia Studios. ‘We have distributed more than 2,000 hours of content in Latin America so far. In this period we had great partners and built sustainable business with them. Viacom and Mega have always been among the best. Today together with them we go to another phase. I believe we selected the right content to adapt and I am sure the market will show great attention’, explained Kerem Çatay, CEO of Ay Yapım.

Dario Turovelzky, SVP of Global Contents VIMN Americas & VIS, added: ‘Ay Yapım is one of the best content producers of Turkey and this new amazing series is the beginning of a very strong partnership. At Viacom International Studios we look for trustworthy partners to develop more high quality content for every genres and formats’.

Juan Ignacio Vicente, Director of Content and International Business, Mega TV, completed: ‘We are proud to be a part of this alliance.  For us it is an honor that Ay Yapım, a producer that we admire, and follow as a reference in the audiovisual market, trusts the quality standards of Mega's stories and productions. We are sure that together we can produce great stories’.

VIS will handle distribution of El Asesino del Olvideo to all Spanish-speaking territories; while Ay Yapım brings it to the rest of the world through its affiliated distributor, MADD Entertainment, who will also be the exclusive distributor of the adaptation of 20 Minutes.

‘In only a 9-month, we are very happy to have already completed these two co-production deals for the first time in the market, Our goal is to establish real partnerships with our clients’, concluded Ateş Ince, Managing Director of MADD Entertainment.