VIP 2000 TV and GoQuest to Co-Produce the Turkish Drama Kuma

VIP 2000 TV and GoQuest to Co-Produce the Turkish Drama Kuma
Miami-based VIP 2000 TV, an independent distribution and production company of films and content for the Hispanic market together with global independent content distributor GoQuest Media, will co-produce the Turkish drama series Kuma” / ‘’The Other Wife. Both companies will partner in this IP and distribute the series. The production will be helmed by Stellar Yapim, a prominent independent Turkish film and television production company founded by Inci Gulen Oarr, showrunner of the hit drama series “Elif”. With more than 1,000 episodes the series sold to more than forty countries. Stellar Yapim is also the name behind the popular dramas Canim Annem (Querida Madre), Wounded Birds (Omer: Sueños Robados) and Broken Destiny.

Kuma follows a young woman from eastern Turkey forced to become a 'kuma' or second wife to the brother of the man she is accused of killing. An archaic form of marriage practiced in isolated communities, a ‘kuma’ has no legal status. Pre-production for this new 100-hour series has already begun, and shooting will commence in the Spring of 2024 in Turkey.

“We’re lucky to have viewers around the world. An international collaboration like this only makes sense. These days, Turkish drama is truly global content,” added Inci Gulen Oarr, CEO Stellar Yapim.

Commenting on the partnership, Vivek Lath, Managing Director at GoQuest Media stated, “The current market dynamics reveal a valuable shift towards a B2B licensing model, and we are therefore strategically transitioning to produce and license content. Partnering with VIP 2000 TV and Stellar Yapim, leaders in their respective fields reinforces this new direction and ensures that we have the best allies as we navigate and capitalize on these market shifts”.

Rosalind Rotundo’s team from VIP 2000 TV will introduce the series at NATPE Global (Stand B8) and Content Americas (Stand 312). Mikaela Perez from GoQuest Media (Stand MT14) will join the team at Content Americas next week to present the series to the Hispanic market.