TV Dramas From Turkey Draw Hollywood’s Eye

This story first appeared in the July 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. our editor recommends Anti-Piracy Efforts, Turkey, Web TV to Boost Middle East Pay TV Business Looking for the next hot TV drama? Head to Istanbul. Sure, Israel, which produced the original versions of Showtime’s Homeland and HBO’s In Treatment, still is a go-to foreign territory for network execs.
Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tv-dramas-turkey-draw-hollywoods-586183

According to the Korea Film Council (KOFIC), the number of Hollywood remakes of Korean films has been sharply rising since late 2000s. Korean melodrama Il Mare directed by Lee Hyeon-seung was reworked as The Lake House, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, the first-ever Hollywood version of a Korean film in 2007. In 2008, the new Mirrors, casting Kiefer Sutherland, was spawned from the Korean original Into the Mirror starring Yoo Ji-tae.The Hollywood version of My Sassy Girl, one of the representative works by Jun Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun, was remade with the same title. However, such remakes have not often been successful as changes to the originals can be awkward and cultural differences remain huge. Also, the films copyrights sold to the Hollywood studios dont necessarily lead to actual productions or releases to the public as the cost and time needed to adapt them for a totally new audience is challenging.
Source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/culture/2013/07/386_139638.html

Farrah Abraham Makes Shocking Allegation Against Michael Lohan

Uri Schanker/FilmMagic Abraham was asked to leave on more than one occasion, but was given a second chance Radar reports. RELATED: FARRAH ABRAHAM UPRADES HER BREASTS FROM C-CUP TO D-CUP “Farrah pleaded with them to stay last week and pledged her commitment to the program,” the source added. “Lukens was reluctant but offered her a second chance.” “The staff didn’t throw her out then because they wanted her to get the treatment that she needs.” RELATED: FARRAH ABRAHAM: ‘I’M NOT WATCHING’ MY SEX TAPE Doug Meszler / Splash News/Doug Meszler / Splash News ‘At this time in my life, I need to stay focused on the positive to get through all of the negative that a DUI has caused in my life,’ Abraham previously said. Despite her behavior, the “Backdoor Teen Mom” star is still expected to graduate from the program. It’s a far cry from the reflective Abraham, a single mother to 4-year-old Sophia, who wanted to turn her life around days ago.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/farrah-abraham-booted-rehab-disruptive-behavior-article-1.1393705

Now, she is taking aim at Lindsay Lohan ‘s father, Michael Lohan, who is a spokesperson for the Lukens Institute, where Farrah went to rehab. When Michael spoke out about his experience with the Teen Mom turned porn star, he told RadarOnline that Farrah is desperate to become famous and dreams of becoming a Kardashian. He also said, “When you look into her eyes, all you see black, darkness, evil.” Farrah, who reportedly got kicked out of the rehab facility for being disruptive, claims that her manager was the one who said that and that she is a “lying b*tch.” About Michael, Farrah claimed, “I don’t even care what he says. My old PR person had me go to the Lukens Institute where he is the marketing person for them.” Then, she took it a step further, alleging that Michael cheated on his girlfriend with the agent, saying, “My PR person was basically screwing him and you know, he just had a child and every other thing.” Cambio called Farrah’s old PR agency, GR Media, who claimed that the agent in question (Gina Rodriguez) had “no comment.” However, she seems to have changed her mind and posted the following on her Twitter page: Also, Michael’s current girlfriend Kate Major doesn’t seem to be buying Farrah’s side of the story, either. After Farrah made the allegation, Kate tweeted this: Sounds like both of them are completely fed up with Farrah.
Source: http://www.cambio.com/2013/07/20/farrah-abraham-slammed-by-former-pr-person/

QOTD: Farrah Abraham is beyond clueless!

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