[Nippon TV] "Mother" and "Woman-My Life for My Children-" to be adapted in France


Nippon TV finalizes deal with Incognita for the French format rights for two of its global mega hit drama series: "Mother" and "Woman-My Life for My Children-"


On the first day of MIPTV, Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV), the leading commercial broadcast network, production powerhouse in Japan, and ratings champion for five consecutive years, announced today Incognita Films, one of France's leading production companies, has finalized a deal for the scripted French-language format rights to Nippon TV's award-winning drama series Mother (60 min eps.) and Woman - My Life for My Children - (60 min eps.). The announcement was made jointly today by Mr. Atsushi Sogo, President of International Business Development for Nippon TV, and Incognita Television, Mr. Edouard de Vésinne, CEO of Incognita.

Comment from Mr. Atsushi Sogo, President, International Business Development, Nippon TV 
"We are delighted that our highly successful scripted formats are being adapted in France. This marks the first time that these formats will be created in Europe, and we are looking forward to watching our dramas gain a new life and presence in France. France is the 'Country of Honour' at this upcoming MIPTV, and I'm proud to announce this deal at this time. We can't wait to see the French version and the French viewers are in good hands with Incognita Films and their remarkable production quality. Of course, we will extend all our expertise in making it the best drama series for the French audience."

Comment from Mr. Edouard de Vésinne, CEO of Incognita
"We are thrilled to develop the French remakes of hit Japanese series Mother and Woman - My Life for My Children -. Both shows are emotional and suspenseful dramas led by strong female protagonists which explore the full range of human emotions and revolve around the universal themes of love, 
family, and what it ultimately means to be a mother. We have found great partners in Nippon TV and we can't wait to treat French audiences with these extraordinary stories. We are actively working to adapt both shows for the French market and we plan to shoot the first one in 2020."

Mother follows an aloof woman who works reluctantly as an elementary school teacher and notices bruises on her first-grade student. Initially, like everyone else, she looks the other way. But the student's wretched desperation soon awakens a passion and determination in this caring teacher. Together they skip town and embark on a risky journey pretending to be mother and child.

This scripted format was adapted in Turkey as Anne by Medyapim, which became a mega hit on Star TV, and airs in 34 countries. It also captured the hearts of the Korean drama audience in 2018, when it was produced by CJ E&M, created by Studio Dragon, and aired on tvN in 10 Asian countries at the same time. 
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An award-winning drama, Woman - My Life for My Children - depicts a woman's fight to survive in a difficult world while shedding light on problems rooted in modern society. This story unfolds the daily life of a young family lead by a single mother with two young children, trying to find peace and happiness without any help, in a world of harsh reality. This format, adapted by Turkey's Medyapim as Kadin, has also been a huge success in Turkey and is now in its second season, being the ratings champion on the day that it airs on FOX Turkey, and sold to 25 countries and territories.
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