The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series

Turkish television dramas (dizis) have grown exponentially in international popularity in the last decade. Today, the Turkish television market is the second biggest exporter of content after US television. In the last few years, Netflix has shown interest in Turkish series, ordering their first ever original production from the country, The Protector(2018) followed by The Gift(2019) and Love101(2020). Prior to the global pandemic, they announced six new shows that were simultaneously under development. In June, the first ever Turkish Netflix Original film, One-way to Tomorrow(2020) was released. While the growing popularity of Turkish TV in the world is on the rise, the catalogue of Turkish TV on Netflix is also ever-expanding. In that sense, it seems timely to take a snapshot of the Netflix ecosystem and explore where Turkish content fitsin?

Yunus Emre Institute in London is delighted to host another interesting talk as part of the Arts & Culture Lecture series with Orçun Can to explore “The Netflix Ecosystem: A Focus on Turkish Series” on Friday 19th of June 2020 at 19:00 (BST).  The talk will be moderated by Carla Figueira , an academic in the field of international cultural relations and cultural and linguistic policies.

Guest Speaker: Orçun Can

Moderator: Carla Figueira

Date: Friday, 19th of June 2020

Time: 19:00 pm (BST)

The Talk will take place through ZOOM, an online platform.

For online booking please CLICK HERE.

Orçun Can is a writer, filmmaker and a PhD candidate at King’s College London, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. His research focuses on Netflix Originals’ narrative forms. Utilising a formal analytical tool, the STNA Model, Can aims to map out different narrative possibilities that the SVOD platform facilitates. Additionally, he teaches Creative Industries module in University of Bedfordshire and leads seminars for various modules at King’s College London.

Carla Figueira is an academic in the field of international cultural relations and cultural and linguistic policies. She is the Director of the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy and of the MA in Tourism and Cultural Policy at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London. Carla is an international relations graduate of the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal), she moved to London after a career in arts management. In the UK, she went on to gain an MA in Arts Management (City University, UK, Chevening Scholar) and a PhD in Cultural Policy and Management (City University, UK, Praxis XXI Scholar).

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