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MediaCorp and TBS-Japan co-produce TV drama

Thursday 27 Oct 2011
 Singapore’s MediaCorp and Japan’s TBS Television have signed a bilateral agreement to co-produce a television drama, ChannelNews Asia reports.

Singapore's MediaCorp and Japan's TBS Television

It is the first collaboration of its kind between both countries.

The single-episode, one-hour drama called Mooncake is a love story between a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer and a Japanese woman.

TBS proposed the idea for this first drama project, after being inspired by the assistance rendered by SCDF to Japan after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The drama has a strong underlying theme of friendship and will be shot entirely in Singapore.

“MediaCorp is delighted to partner TBS on this inaugural project. The collaboration offers a platform for our creative talents to exchange their expertise and introduce our MediaCorp artistes to the Japanese audience,” said MediaCorp Deputy CEO Chang Long Jong.

“We are confident that this first project will be the start of a wonderful working relationship for both companies.”

Mooncake is scheduled for broadcast on MediaCorp’s Channel U by end December.