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India’s Eros and Korea’s Say On Media Team/B&C Group Up for Period Drama
Mar 07, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Life of Princess HEO Hwang-ok to Breathe Life into Film & Web Series
The Korean production companies Say On Media and B&C Group and the Mumbai-based Indian outfit Eros International are teaming up to co-produce both a feature film and web series that will be drawn from the life of Princess HEO Hwang-ok.
Thought to have been born in India, HEO Hwang-ok is believed to have moved to the Gimhea area of the South Gyeongsang Province in the year AD 48, where she then married a local monarch. The project, desired as a period romantic adventure, will be called Heo Hwang-ok, Embrace Of Gaya.
The project is designed to be bilingual and expects to employ writers, cast and crew from both India and Korea. In a statement, Eros said about the story, “A true tale of love, political intrigue and trade rivalry form the crux of this epic saga.”
The company Say On Media is a major name in the Korean web series market and has also co-produced seven series with China. They are well known for the popular show Doctor Stranger in Korea. Meanwhile B&C Group is a talent firm, content production and financing company based in Seoul and Los Angeles.
The Eros Group chief content officer Ridhima LULLA went on to say that “We are honored to associate with these powerhouse entities to build bridges between both regions. With our similar cultures, we want to tell stories with a mainstream appeal that transcend language and geographical boundaries.”
LIM Sung-kyun, CEO of Say On Media, said “The production of the movie based on HEO Hwang-ok would shed new light on Indian influence in Korean culture and activity. Also, it would have a huge impact both in India and pan-Indian markets.”