2nd Japan Contents Pitch Event Held

On June 22, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, along with JETRO Los Angeles and United Talent Agency (UTA), co-hosted the 2nd Japan Contents Pitch Event via online.
After opening remarks by Consul General Muto, actor and producer Mr. Masi Oka who is also an adviser to this event, was joined by TV Tokyo, Nippon Television Network Corporation, TBS Television Network Corporation, Fuji Television Network, and Kansai Television Network, to pitch five Japanese TV dramas for adaptation for the US Market.
This was the second such pitch event, following up on the first event which was hosted in June of 2019.  It has been said that the U.S. contents industry is experiencing a dearth of novel ideas, and that there is an increasing demand for fresh and unique concepts from overseas to be recrafted for the U.S. market.  
The event was attended by a total of 60 people, including buyers and producers in TV broadcasting and major studios, who are involved in program production and on the front lines of Hollywood. This event is expected to foster business negotiations between Japanese TV broadcasters and U.S. industry professionals, which will lead to further overseas adaptation and development of Japanese media contents.
・First Japan Contents Pitch Event