The Seoul-based format agency Something Special has won two top international KOCCA funds for 2022: the Format Lab Fund and the International Co-Production Fund.
The Format Lab Fund will allow Something Special to select three teams of Korean creative producers to develop new paper formats. Last year, two of the formats created from the fund were Quizzy Horror Show and Smashed Hits.
Something Special extended its partnership with Michael Yudin’s MY Entertainment Productions to produce the pilot of Quizzy Horror Show, which was created by Jiyoon Kim. The International Co-Production Fund will be used to produce the pilot.
Smashed Hits, meanwhile, has brought on Simon Lythgoe (Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) as showrunner. The game show is being developed by MY Entertainment.