3rd Japan Contents Pitch Event Held

On March 1st, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, along with JETRO Los Angeles and the United Talent Agency (UTA), co-hosted the 3rd Japan Contents Pitch event via online.
After opening remarks by Consul General Muto, Mr. Masi Oka who is also an adviser to this event, was joined by Yomiuri TV, TV Tokyo, Kansai TV, TBS TV, and TV Asahi, to pitch five Japanese TV dramas for adaptation for the U.S. Market.
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 first in-person event was held in June 2019 and the second via online in June 2021, making this Japan Contents Pitch event as its 3rd round.
The event was attended by approximately 50 buyers and producers of drama productions for streaming and cable broadcasters in Hollywood. Some of the contents featured at the past two events have resulted in script productions, and it is expected that more Japanese entertainment contents will be exported overseas through this event.
・First Japan Contents Pitch Event
・Second Japan Contents Pitch Event