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7 July 2022

Eccho Rights recruits digital acquisition and sales director in London

We are thrilled to announce that Melis Hamamcioglu has joined our team, as Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales.

Hamamcioglu joins Eccho Rights from Calinos Entertainment, where she has been International Content Sales Director for the past three and a half years, having previously held various sales and acquisitions roles at Fox Networks Group and Digiturk (now beIN). She will be joining the team at Eccho’s London office, which opened in 2021.

At Eccho Rights, in addition to managing sales of our full catalogue in MENA, Israel and India, Hamamcioglu will handle Turkish Drama sales in Western Europe, and is also taking on a newly created position, acquiring content specifically for digital platforms.
16 June 2022

Turkish Drama Insider, remade in Romania

Romania’s PRO TV have started production on THE CLAN, a local adaptation of Turkish Drama INSIDER, having licensed the format from Eccho Rights. The original, produced by Ay Yapim, was an enormous hit that scored unprecedented ratings for broadcaster Show TV.

“INSIDER was a giant hit, not just here in Turkey, but all around the world. With PRO TV’s brilliant track record in script adaptation, and their commitment to bringing a unique take on existing fantastic stories, we are in no doubt that THE CLAN will be just as successful,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights, who will also be licensing the Romanian version of the series when it launches later this autumn.

Antonii Mangov, Programming Director at PRO TV says: “With every production, we aim to go to the next level. This is the promise of our new fiction series that will bring that cutting edge experience. High production, cinematic value, tons of locations and many exterior shoots, are all part of THE CLAN experience... .”
19 May 2022

Viaplay’s critically acclaimed drama ‘Threesome’ returns for 2nd season!

The London-set series sees returning stars Matilda Källström (‘Likea’) and Simon Lööf (‘Eagles’) headline an outstanding cast of upcoming international talents. Produced by Yellow Bird, ‘Threesome’ is created by first-time director Lisa Linnertorp, known for on-screen roles in worldwide Nordic hits such as ‘The Bridge’ and ‘The Restaurant’.

The show picks up immediately after the emotionally intense finale to season one, in which Siri (Matilda Källström) and David (Simon Lööf) pushed the boundaries of their relationship by embarking on a threesome with French art student Camille. In season two, the couple’s jealousy, regret and desire continue to build, as they struggle to grasp what the events of one rainy evening mean for their future together.

“This new season is about breaking up. It deals with leaving and being left by the person you love, and the moment when love is transformed, distorted and no longer conquers everything. I’m looking forward to continuing David and Siri’s journey together with our fantastic team.” says Lisa Linnertorp, director of Threesome.

Threesome season 2 will be released late 2022.
18 May 2022

Eccho Rights and Dopamine join BBC and LA Productions on Granite Harbour

Eccho Rights and Mexican studio Dopamine (Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston vehicle Close to Me) are partnering on bringing upcoming BBC Drama Granite Harbour to the international market!

Granite Harbour centers on the story of Lance Corporal Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson). Having completed his final tour with the Royal Military Police in Jamaica, Lindo dreams of being a detective at New Scotland Yard. However, he finds himself being sent to train as a Detective Constable in the North East of Scotland, and he must quickly adapt to his new life in Aberdeen, a world away from anything this soldier has known before. Together with his mentor DCI Tara ‘Bart’ Bartlett (Hannah Donaldson) he must navigate the choppy waters of their first case – the murder of one of Aberdeen’s most recognisable faces from the Oil Industry. Suddenly, Lindo and Bartlett find themselves thrust into a corporate battle between old and new energy.

“This fish-out-of-water story spoke to us as perfect for the international market. It provides a unique insight into the UK from an outsider’s perspective, as Lindo has to navigate the complex world of British police work - something he thought would feel familiar but ultimately wasn’t at all what he was expecting,” says Adam Barth, Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions and Development at Eccho Rights.

“As an international company with a different perspective ourselves, Lindo’s story resonated with us and we are delighted to partner with Eccho Rights, the fantastic team at LA Productions and of course the BBC on bringing this exciting new series to viewers all over the world,” says Fidela Navarro CEO of Dopamine.

The series, produced by UK LA Productions for BBC One, BBC Scotland and iPlayer, is currently in production and Eccho Rights will launch the series for international sales later this year.
10 May 2022

Chrysalis renewed for a third season

CHRYSALIS, the long running drama hit from OGM Pictures in Turkey, has been renewed for a third season. The series, currently airing its second season on Kanal D, has been one of the most popular dramas each week in Turkey since its launch in April 2021, regularly winning a fiercely fought Thursday primetime slot.

“In the highly competitive premium Turkish Drama market, a third season commission is very rare, and therefore testament to the quality of CHRYSALIS, a series with beautiful production values, that is well written and has stunning performances from its central cast,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

CHRYSALIS has already been licensed to broadcasters in more than 40 territories around the world, including Spain, South Africa, a raft of Eastern European territories and throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
9 May 2022

Compulsion licensed to Paramount+ in Australia, LATAM and the Nordics

Channel 5 drama COMPULSION has been licensed to Paramount+, to debut exclusively as an Original scripted series in Australia, LATAM and the Nordics by international distributor Eccho Rights.

Produced by LA Productions in association with Eccho Rights, COMPULSION is a thrilling family drama that follows Jenny, a woman on the verge of losing everything, who meets a stranger who seems to have the answers to her problems. But just how far is Jenny prepared to go to save her family?

"COMPULSION is a gripping thriller, but with a human story at its core, and though Jenny finds herself in an extraordinary situation, international audiences will easily relate to her predicament of just wanting the best for her family,” Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales, Western Europe at Eccho Rights.
14 April 2022

Eccho Rights to distribute new US/European drama coproduction

The new US/European drama coproduction “Europe by Train”, from Mark Williams, creator of Netflix hit Ozark, has now received the green light.

Europe by Train (8×60’) is a coproduction between Irish, Dutch, Portuguese and US partners. It will be produced by Leif Lillehaugen and Adhrucia Apana, at LA-based Curiosity Entertainment. Adam Barth, director of coproductions, acquisitions and development here at Eccho Rights is handling international distribution and pre-sales for the upcoming series.

Europe by Train follows a young American undercover agent posing as a backpacker to infiltrate a pan-European smuggling ring. Shooting will begin in late summer 2022 in Portugal and the Netherlands.

Read more about this coproduction on c21media.net.
13 April 2022

C More and Martin Wallström join As Long As We Live

Eccho Rights have brought Swedish SVOD platform C More on board to partner with Icelandic producers Glassriver and broadcaster Stod 2 on relationship drama AS LONG AS WE LIVE.

The drama is created by and will star Aníta Briem (The Tudors), and today we also announced that she will be joined onscreen by Swedish actor Martin Wallström, known to worldwide audiences from four seasons of hit US drama Mr Robot, as well as four Beck  movies.

The series is now greenlit to go into production this summer.

Read the full article on Deadline.com.