Paramount + And clampThe Korean drama “Bargain” won the Critics’ Choice Award Camp Festival Series in Cologne. In April, “Bargain” became the first Korean series ever to win Best Screenplay caniceries festival in France.
The series stars Jun Jong-seo (“Money Heist: Korea”) and Jin Seon-kyu (“Extreme Job”) and is based on Lee Chung-hyun’s 2015 short film of the same name. Director Jun Woo-sung, who was part of the short film’s production team, picked up the story and developed it into a six-part series. “The Deal” is about a group of strangers who congregate at a remote hotel with ulterior motives – bargain seeking. Unlike the original film, the series follows the characters after an unexpected earthquake traps them inside the building. With no one left to trust, they must find a way to survive.
“Bargain” is developed by Paramount + and Tving, from Paramount’s global partnership with Korean entertainment company, CJ ENM. It is licensed by Paramount Global Content Distribution outside of Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
Distribution of Baladna Food Industries got from mk2 movies Japanese director Fukada Koji“Love Life” for UK and Ireland distribution. The film debuted in Venice in 2022 and has had loads of festivals since then including Toronto and the BFI London Film Festival.
Inspired by Japanese singer and musician Akiko Yano’s song “Love Life”, the film tells the story of Taeko (Fumino Kimura) and her husband Jiro (Kento Nagayama) who lead a quiet life with their young son Keita (Tita Shimada), when a tragic accident brings back the missing boy’s father, Park. (Atom Sunada), to the life of Taiko. To overcome the pain and guilt she felt after the accident, Taiko throws herself into helping this deaf and homeless man for whom she has a strong sense of responsibility.
The film will open in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on September 15th. at London’s BFI Southbank, and will be showing alongside Ozu Yasujirō’s season running from September 1st to October 3rd.
Banijay rights He sold the historical drama “Marie Antoinette” to Disney + In Germany. The series tells the story of the modern and pioneering young queen, played by Emilia Scholl (“Ku’damm 56/63”), with Louis Cunningham (“Bridgerton”) as Louis XVI Dauphine of France. It was produced by Claude Shelley and Margot Balsan for CAPA Drama, Stéphanie Chartreux for Banijay Studios France and Christophe Toulemonde for Les Gens.
The eight-part series — created and written by Deborah Davis (“The Favourite”) — will launch on Disney+ in Germany on June 21.
Banijay Rights has now sold the first season of “Marie Antoinette” to more than 70 territories, including the United States (PBS Distribution), the United Kingdom (BBC Two and iPlayer), and Australia (BBC First), as well as broadcasters across Europe and Latin America. Earlier this year, Canal+ ordered the drama to be produced for a second series, with filming expected to begin this fall.