On Hollowhood, “the best independent film magazine in the UK”, Story TV have signed up Hollywood screenwriter, Paul Ekstein, to write a real-life movie based on figure of the Jamaican underworld.
South Korean production company, Story TV, is set to produce a film based on the notorious, real-life Jamaican figures of the international underworld. Master in the Korean drama industry, Sunhae Bae, will serve as executive producer, with Cheolyong Yoo as director/producer. Veteran entertainment attorney Bret D. Lewis and Swedish documentarian, Peter Rinaldo join as co-producers, and Paul Eckstein has boarded the project as screenwriter.
Eckstein, who is most known for his shows Narcos and Godfather of Harlem, has been writing, producing, and acting for over 40 years and has received international acclaim for his gangster film, Hoodlum.
Cheolyong Yoo has directed masterpieces in Korea over the last 30 years, including All-In, which featured Hollywood actor Gianni Russo, who is best known for his role as Carlo Rizzi in the 1972 film, The Godfather.
Story TV is best known for its Emmy nominated TV drama series, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, which streamed on both tvN and Netflix, and was referred to as “one of the Best International Shows of 2020.” Story TV is known as the leading production company in Korea, producing mainstream hits for over a decade, with Love Is For Suckers currently streaming on ENA and Amazon Prime Video.
“We are so excited to be in Jamaica and to relate Jamaica’s hidden stories to the world,” said Story TV’s CEO and executive producer Sunhae Bae. “We look forward to filming here and believe Paul Eckstein is uniquely qualified to write this script. This is just the beginning of our commitment to Jamaica as we expect numerous TV dramas will follow and flow from our work together.”
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