The first Comscore Awards Turkey will be presented November 20 at the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 2019 in Istanbul. The Comscore Awards recognize the achievements of the people, companies and organizations that work to support, develop and grow the industry.
The awards are decided by criteria established by Comscore to recognize film and cinema achievements in Turkey. Comscore is proud to present the following awards:
Sinema Genel Mudurlugo – Erkin Yilmaz
Special Award: The Turkish Cinema and Film industries faced many challenges at the end of 2018 onwards. Erkin Yilmaz mediated between all sides to find an effective solution which enabled the implementation of a comprehensive new laws and regulations for the industry in 2019.
CJ Entertainment Turkey – Kiyun Lee
Distributor of the Season: Most cinema tickets sold by a single company from October 5, 2018 to October 3, 2019.
Cinema X Kilis – Memduh Okur
Cinema Exhibitor of the Year: Working under very difficult conditions in Turkey's South-Eastern region near the Syria border, this Anatolia theater company kept the cinema business open, trying to help citizens living there and continues to teach the universal language of cinema to the people of the region while at significant personal risk. To be presented by SİSAY's President İrfan Demirkol.
CGV Mars Cinema Group – Jeonghun (Mark) Nah
Fastest Growing Cinema Exhibitor of the Year: Turkey has benefitted from the investment in cinemas delivered by CGV Mars Cinema Group who now operate in 108 locations across the country. From November 2018 CG Mars Cinema Group opened nine new locations with 53 new screens and more than 4,000 seats in Bingol, Mardin, Mersin, Bursa, Ankara, İzmir and İstanbul.
Muslum – Dijital Sanatlar – Mustafa Uslu
Local Production of the Season: Most tickets sold to a single film release from October 5, 2018 to October 3, 2019.
Deniz Yavuz, Turkey country manager of Comscore said; “We are honored to be able to present these awards to truly outstanding people and companies working within the Turkish market at ECM2019. Comscore will continue to support Turkey’s Film Industry and contribute to the strengthening and development of local dynamics; and by best using the universal power of cinema. We would like to congratulate all our friends and colleagues who have received awards. And we look forward to celebrating further successes with you in future years.”
Rob Arthur, co-founder of DCS Events said, “Turkey has world-class cinema, film and broadcast facilities. As organizers of the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, Istanbul offers us the opportunity to showcase these facilities to delegates from all over the world. It is important too that we recognise the achievements of our host nation in developing a thriving, innovative and engaging market, which is one of the top twenty markets worldwide. We congratulate all of the award winners and wish them every success in their future endeavors.”
Comscore is a Gold Sponsor of the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference.
Emerging Cinema Markets Conference 2019 www.ecm2019.com