Sony Pictures Television has struck a deal to rep six titles from Taiwan’s Studio76 in 11 Asian markets.
The multi-year, multi-territory distribution agreement covers Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei and other parts of South East Asia.
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The six titles covered in the agreement include 76 Horror Bookstore: Tin Can Of Fear, which won Best Horror Series at the ContentAsia Awards and Best Television Movie at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in 2020. Another is Kill For Love, which won Best Television Movie at the ContentAsia Awards and Best Television Movie at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in 2021. Crime drama You Have to Kill Me clinched the Best Male Lead prize for Cheng Jen-shuo at the Asian Television Awards in 2022.
The remaining titles in the deal include Fly the Jumper, Fluffy Love and Meow Meow Boss.
“This new regional partnership with Sony Pictures Television builds on our shared commitment to bring compelling original stories made by talented Taiwanese storytellers to audiences across the South East Asia region,” said Studio76 CEO Dennis Yang.
“The partnership also strengthens Studio76’s mission to distribute the outstanding stories co-developed by top Asian writers and produced in Taiwan to more audiences around Asia, and we’re thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures Television, one of the preeminent distribution organizations in Asia and the world, to deliver on this mission.”
In 2023, Studio76 held the second edition of its RisingStories International Story Pitching Competition, in collaboration with Singapore’s Weiyu Films. The Chinese-language competition sought to expand feature film and series co-production opportunities for the global market.
Studio76 has backing from KKBOX Company, Taiwan’s National Development Fund and Japan’s Dream Ventures of Asahi Broadcast Group.
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