GOQUEST MEDIA SIGNS ACQUISITION DEAL WITH STARLIGHTMEDIA, UKRAINE
Mumbai, 12 October 2020: Global independent content distributor GoQuest Media has closed a deal with one of Ukraine’s largest media group’s, StarLightMedia.
Continuing to strengthen its scripted portfolio, GoQuest Media has acquired worldwide distribution rights for two captivating dramas Mother’s Choice (16 x 45’) and Behind The Shop Window (16 x 45’) from StarlightMedia’s prolific programming catalogue.
Adapted from the award-winning and highly successful TV series (Mother), produced by Japan’s leading broadcaster and production powerhouse, Nippon TV, Mother’s Choice is a story of a desperate escape and a dangerous struggle for the right to be called a mother or a daughter. After learning that seven-year-old student, Inna, is suffering at the hands of her mother and her deadbeat boyfriend, schoolteacher Elena decides to protect her. After unsuccessful appeals to help her through official channels, Elena knows that she has no choice but to walk the uncharted path to keep Inna safe. Together they flee and plan to leave the country, but a chain of fatal circumstances prevents their escape.
Behind The Shop Window is a fairy tale love story following brilliant entrepreneur, Andrey Vetrov, who owns fashion stores in the capital and throughout the country. The young handsome man is a tough businessman, ruthless to any manifestation of weakness, and one of the most eligible bachelors in the city. He never suffers from a lack of female attention. So why can’t he stop thinking about little, ugly, poorly dressed provincial girl, Galya – an inconspicuous saleswoman who is desperately trying to get out of poverty and feed her two brothers? There is a prince charming, Cinderella, an evil stepmother, a brave fairy, enemies, friends, and breathtaking situations Behind The Shop Window.
Both series were produced by Artforms Productions for STB TV channel (Ukraine), written by Tatiana Gnedash and directed by Mila Pogrebiskaya.
Commenting on the acquisitions, Jimmy George, VP Sales & Acquisitions at GoQuest Media said, “We’re delighted to begin an association with Starlight Media and thrilled to bring two successful and diverse dramas to worldwide audiences. Our focus has been to bring universal human stories packed with drama and Mother’s Choice and Behind the Shop Window fit perfectly with that strategy. Both series grapple with powerful messages on the topics of family, love, and hope which are very much needed in these current times.”
“We’re really glad to work with GoQuest, a very experienced global independent content distributor in distributing Ukrainian TV series. Being one team we’re sure our successful TV series will reach many countries and a much wider audience as stories with universal themes are close to everyone in the world”, added Nataliya Gerovska, Head of International Sales at StarLightMedia.
GoQuest Media is one of India’s most prominent independent distributors of global content. Since launching in 2013, it has evolved into a frontrunner in the entertainment industry by emerging as a first-of-its-kind, one stop boutique destination for world-class creation, production and distribution. GoQuest Media also specialises in television syndication, digital distribution, social media monetisation and brand integration. With operations spread across emerging markets including South-East Asia, South Asia, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe, GoQuest Media is a unique marketplace for global content.
StarLight Media is one of the largest media group’s in Ukraine, composed of six television stations — STB, ICTV, Novy Channel, M1, M2, QTV and ten other media companies united by production and distribution of high-quality content and events for mass audiences.
The group also consists of three Sales Houses: StarLight Sales (direct advertising), StarLight Brand Content (sponsorship and product placement), and StarLight Digital Sales (online and mobile advertising).
The company develops its own production and has three production outfits under its belt – StarLight Films (TV serials), StarLight Commercial Production (direct advertising and brand integration into TV shows) and Vavёrka Production (comic TV genres) and includes two service companies for providing video production – StarLight Rental (rental of shooting equipment) and StarLight Scenery (developing and production of scene and props).
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