We all knew that country of honour was Korea and we were ready to join conferences and screenings about this marvellous country.
Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak forced all the Entertainment Industry at home, so we would like to ask a couple of questions to Diane Min, Head of Format sales at CJENM in order to understand better their offer of unscripted formats.
What were the new formats CJ ENM was supposed to take to Miptv ?
We were planning to pitch various shows that can continue to prove the power of K-format like The Masked Singer and I Can See Your Voice.
Our focus is on making sure that CJ ENM formats, currently being developed beyond Asia in Europe and North America (e.g. "300" which has been commissioned in Germany and "Love at First Song" which is being developed for the U.S.) travel to more countries.
We are looking to diversify CJ ENM's formats by creating big entertainment shows as well as factual realities on topics that resonate both at home and abroad. At this year's MIPTV, we will introduce new formats to more buyers.
What are the hot title of your catalogue?
For Non-scripted, we would like to present these titles.
Love at first Song is a hybrid music dating show that has already been aired successfully in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam, and has also been optioned in many other countries. In the U.S especially, a U.S version of "Love At First Song" is being developed by Critical Content, John Legend's Get Lifted Film co. and Simon Lythgoe, three-time Emmy Award-nominated producer of ‘American Idol’ and ‘Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.’ This show matches people looking for their soulmates through musical taste. Without seeing one another, the matched pair practice together and on the day of the duet, get to see one another’s appearance and decide whether to continue the duet and become a couple.
300: War of United Voices is a show where a superstar and 300 super fans get together with a united choreography and perform one song together. It is set to premiere on March 13th 2020 on SAT.1 in Germany under the local title «United Voices – Das größte Fanduell der Welt». The 3 episode series will be produced by Tresor TV and will be aired prime time.
Falling in Dance is a unique format combining dating and dance reality genre. The show recorded #1 rating in 15-34 targets among all pay-tv platforms in South Korea. It is a hybrid dating show where 10 dancers of various genres look for someone they can connect with in both dancing and in something more.
D. ‘Double Casting’ is a music competition show of musical ensembles and a new format of 2020. This show gives the ensembles a once in a lifetime opportunity to show themselves to the world and step into the spotlight. Ensembles, who dream of having their moment in the spotlight as the lead actor of a musical, battle it out amongst the most thirsty, passionate and talented ensembles of the nation.
As Miptv was cancelled are you planning a new strategy on line in order to meet your clients?
We're very sorry that Miptv was cancelled. We are trying to expose our format trailers more online. CJ ENM has a website "watch.cjenm.com" that can introduce its content to global buyers. Through this special website, we are allowing our international buyers to meet our content anytime and anywhere. We are implementing online advertising of our global trailers as well. We are also planning a new strategy to continuously update new content to our clients by providing digital brochures