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Mediacorp and TAICCA strike agreement to jointly develop original content for international audiences

The agreement paves the way for both parties to collaborate on a range of projects.

Singapore, 7 December 2022 - Mediacorp and the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that paves the way for both parties to collaborate on a range of projects to bring fresh creative concepts from script to screen in both Singapore and Taiwan, and beyond. A key highlight is the opportunity for Mediacorp and TAICCA to source original story ideas across a variety of genres conceived by independent Taiwanese writers.

As part of the agreement, Mediacorp and TAICCA undertake to collaborate in several areas:

  • TAICCA will facilitate opportunities for Mediacorp to work with Taiwanese screenwriters, content creators and artistes;
  • Mediacorp will employ its scriptwriting and production resources to develop selected concepts in various genres into on-screen productions, such as drama series and feature films;
  • TAICCA will provide investment in these content projects through its Creative Content Development Program and Taiwan’s International Co-funding Program schemes;
  • Both Mediacorp and TAICCA will jointly drive efforts to promote and market these productions to a global audience; and
  • They will also co-organise training workshops to promote the cross-sharing of knowledge and industry expertise between both parties.

This MOU is the first ever between Mediacorp and TAICCA, and builds on a history of creative tie-ups between Singapore and Taiwan in recent years, such as: 2019’s suspense drama All Is Well (你那边怎样?我这边OK), a groundbreaking co-production with Eightgeman; and the production of award-winning anthology series Twisted Strings (良辰吉时) by Mediacorp and Screenworks Asia, together with other partners.

Virginia Lim, Chief Content Officer, Mediacorp, said, “We are excited to join hands with TAICCA to identify and develop new, compelling story ideas into quality productions for our audiences. This MOU opens the door for us to tap on a wellspring of Taiwanese talent and creativity, while giving us another platform to bring Mediacorp’s strengths in screenwriting and production to the table. We look forward to a fruitful partnership and hope that this can serve as a springboard for more cross-border collaborations in future.”

Izero Lee, Chief Executive Officer, TAICCA, said, "The collaboration with Mediacorp is another connection showing TAICCA's engagement in co-creating valuable contents with our partners around the world. Through the collaboration and impact of Mediacorp, we look forward to encouraging talents from both sides to have opportunities to exchange ideas and to develop intriguing stories fit global markets. TAICCA will keep supporting potential international co-production and co-funding projects through our Creative Content Development Program (CCDP) and Taiwan’s International Co-funding Program (TICP) scheme."

The MOU takes immediate effect and will be in place for a period of two years.