The reality underlying Esra Bilgiç’s withdrawal from Onur Güvenatam, the owner of OGM Pictures, was the first sign that the actors and producers might come face to face soon. Although there is not much information about the reasons for the crisis of the female lead in the Süslü Korkuluk (Fancy Scarecrow) series, there are some details that are reflected in the backstage, which brings the possibility of a serious disagreement between the actors and the producers soon.
Esra Bilgiç, who was offered an offer after Alina Boz did not want to take part in the project, accepted this and made preparations for her new character with great excitement and attended the rehearsals with the team. However, it was also revealed that there was a contractual problem between Esra Bilgiç and Onur Güvenatam in this process.
In addition to being the lead role in the Süslü Korkuluk series, it is said that Esra Bilgiç refused to accept this and gave up being in the team of the series when the condition was made that she would only take part in OGM Pictures projects until the end of 2023. Although Esra Bilgiç did not mention the cause of the problem, she was afraid to get into a situation that was asked of her but did not know what it was, with her statement on social media.
Esra Bilgiç says, “I don’t have to say yes to every offer put in front of me, and I don’t have to sign contracts whose terms do not suit me,” and states that the problem is hidden in the terms of the contract.
It is understandable that she did not sign and does not want to accept the terms of this contract. It is the natural right of the player to examine each contract in detail and make a decision accordingly. However, it is a fact that Esra Bilgiç’s words “I hope this decision will give encouragement to all my fellow players and my esteemed elders” is a very controversial sentence.
While Esra Bilgiç sees herself as brave in front of the producer, she actually opens the box of pandora by saying that even the professionals cannot do this…
If the allegations are true, the producers are now trying to connect the actors to themselves by considering the work they will do on digital platforms. Because it is very profitable to do business with both Netflix and Disney Plus. It is very difficult to produce productions that will achieve such a profitability without famous actors.
Esra Bilgiç, who wanted to make a 3-season deal for the Süslük Korkuluk series, and tried to impose a condition that she would not take part in another company’s business until the end of 2023, did not accept this. This situation also points to a serious problem that is manifesting itself in the current environment, which is appetizing between producers and actors, offered by digital platforms.
The appetite of the producers, the cautious stance of the actors and the fact that digital platforms have become the center of attraction also show that a new and harsh period has begun in the Turkish TV series industry.
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