Cannes: Turkish Sales Company Match Point Scores Sales to Asia (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 5/17/2018 | Nick Vivarelli
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Turkish sales company Match Point Entertainment at the Cannes Film Market, has scored Asian sales on four mainstream local titles including action packed “Hurkus: The Legend in the Sky,” ahead of the biopic’s release in Turkey on May 25.

A Turkish aviation pioneer, Vecihi Hurkus designed and manufactured the first airplane in Turkey and was a fighter pilot during World War I and the Turkish War of Independence. The historical actioner, directed by Kudret Sabanci, has been picked up for South Korea by distributor Poong Kyung So Ri.

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While Turkey is the second-largest global exporter of scripted TV content after the U.S., selling Turkish movies abroad, especially non-arthouse titles, has been a struggle. But they seem to be making inroads in Asia.

Prominent Turkish multi hyphenate Yilmaz Erdogan’s romancer “Sour Apples” (pictured) which has performed solidly at the home box office, was acquired by Chinese distributor...
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