Expanding The Bridge into all TV genres with Asia; including drama, formats, fact. entertainment and factual TV
TALKING SHOP: Amanda Groom, MD of Argonon joint venture The Bridge, discusses Asian market trends and tips for Western prodcos looking East as the 2015 Korea TV Content Showcase gets underway in London.
The deal was brokered by The Bridge, a joint venture set up between Argonon and former C4 and Sony Pictures executive Amanda Groom, to help international indies win business in Asia.
EBS and Bethel have signed an agreement with The Bridge, which is a joint venture between UK-based Argonon and producer Amanda Groom that aims to partner British producers with Asian firms, for a production venture.
Argonon-backed media consultancy The Bridge has struck a production deal with Korean broadcaster Educational Broadcasting System and Bethel Global Media Content.
The Bridge offers all English-speaking producers a unique opportunity to tap into all that the Asian production market offers.
THE BRIDGE opens up over £400K from South Korea for three co-productions from the UK indie production community
THE BRIDGE, an innovative and independent company acting as a conduit bridging English-speaking producers, production companies and broadcasters with their counterparts in Asia, today reveals details of the first round of funding successfully secured from co production partnerships in South Korea.
Co-production links are being forged between Korea and the UK, says Amanda Groom.
The stunning National Museum of Korea in Seoul was recently home to an event that signposted an exciting road ahead for UK indies.
The Bridge launched earlier this year, with former Channel Health managing director Amanda Groom attached as founder and MD. It has already secured its first funding round for a trio of new projects.
The cash on the table is for projects that already have a broadcaster attached and that are relevant to the Korean audience. The organisations will generally ‘match-fund’, mirroring the budget already committed to a project.
The cash injections come with various stipulations that can be hard to navigate for international firms, which is where the likes of The Bridge come in.
One example of how that trade is being boosted is UK company The Bridge. Having launched earlier this year, it specialises in creating, securing funding for and managing coproduction opportunities between English-speaking and Asian companies.