FormatEast Creative Lab (FC Lab)

Our Project

Korea Content Creative Agency (KOCCA) is a South Korean government agency affiliated with Ministry of Culture, charged with governing and providing supports for various cultural industries such as television, film, game, animations and etc.

At the end of 2018, KOCCA has announced that there will be a new government-funded project for the purpose of supporting creating new Korean original entertainment show formats, which has long been in discussion within KFA, Korea Format Alliance. From 2019, KOCCA annually selects official companies to operate “KOCCA Format Lab Project”

For 4 years since 2019, FormatEast has been officially selected as one of the operating companies for“KOCCA Format Lab Project”, and successfully ran “FormatEast Creative Lab (FC Lab)”.

“FormatEast Creative Lab(FC Lab) Project” is an official title of the KOCCA Format Lab project ran by FormatEast. From 2019 to 2022, FC Lab was operated with the following program.
Through FC Lab Project, under the umbrella of KOCCA, we
- gather 10 top-notch Korean Creators to join the FC Lab project
- organize 4-5 “Global Development Seminar”
- co-create/develop 10 new format IPs each month
- select 3~5 formats with the most potential in the international market
- package new format IPs (produce international marketing materials including pitch-decks and sizzle reels)
- pitch the shows to TV & OTT platforms (including Korean networks)
We have been creating, developing and securing about 200 new format IPs since 2019, and sharing the rights with each of the creator under the support of KOCCA. We always try our best to maximize business opportunities by seeking appropriate global players to partner-up with Korean creators.
FormatEast and FC Lab Project is open to various business opportunities such as
- Paper Format Licensing
- International Distribution
- Co-development (exclusive/non-exclusive)
- Co-production (ex : in China)
- Co-finance
…and many more
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