The View from the Creators: Our Interview with “Yeşilçam” Screenwriters

Levent Cantek and Volkan Sümbül are the clever and erudite screenwriters of “Yeşilçam,” whose first season was recently released with great fanfare on BluTV – the largest digital TV platform in Turkey. The series marks their third collaboration. “Yeşilçam” stars Çağatay Ulusoy as Semih Ateş – a struggling cinematic producer, who seeks love and redemption…

“Yeşilçam”: Dealing with a Difficult Past (Review of Episodes 3 & 4)

The second installment of “Yeşilçam” was even better than the first. New and interesting characters appeared, existing ones became more delineated, and the narrative took an unexpectedly complex and remarkably substantive turn. Marketed as a dramedy set against the glamorous background of the golden age of Turkish Cinema, “Yeşilçam” is turning out to be a…

“Yeşilçam”: An Elegant Blast From The Past (Review of Episodes 1&2)

If for any reason you are still on the fence about “Yeşilçam,” it is definitely time to get off it. This series has it all. Comedy, drama, action, suspense, rivalry, love, family, and history all wrapped up into a glamorous package. A very smart script comes to life thanks to outstanding interpretations by many talented…

Yeşilçam​ Revelations

Did you catch all the hints contained in the “Yeşilçam”​ teaser? No worries! We put together this video/blog with a lot of careful research, to point out the many historical and artistic references in the recently released “Yeşilçam” teaser. So that viewers, especially those who are unfamiliar with the history of Turkish cinema, might fully…

“Yeşilçam” – What is Behind Çağatay’s Next Project

The much-awaited news about Çağatay Ulusoy’s next project has finally arrived. As of January 2021, started filming “Yeşilçam” — a limited series produced by Eastern Sunrise Films (ESFilm) for BluTV — where he will perform the leading role. The series is directed by acclaimed and extremely prolific film-maker, writer, and producer Çağan Irmak, well known…