Fatih Aksoy worked in a number of corporate settings before making his move to media in 1988 as an assistant director. Five years later, Aksoy started his own media production company, MEDYAPIM, which has brought the best of the world to Turkish television — and Turkish TV to the rest of the world. In 2000, Mr. Aksoy produced and directed the Turkish version of The Nanny, and he went on to adapt many of the world’s most popular shows, including Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Dancing on Ice, and Popstar, which set viewing records for private television in Turkey.
Mr. Aksoy pivoted to drama in 2010, producing a string of hit adaptations for audiences in Turkey and around the world, including Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Shameless (known in Turkey as Our Story), Mother, Woman and My Fair Lady (My Little Girl). MEDYAPIM also produced the long-running original series Girl Named Feriha, Burning Obsession and Forbidden Fruit. Most recently, his adaptation of the hit Japanese drama The Teacher has become a phenomenon in Turkey.
In addition to MEDYAPIM, Mr. Aksoy is also the co-founder of MF Yapim, which produced the award-winning drama series A Miracle, and No. 9 Productions, which adapted a famous 1977 Turkish TV film into the series Fall in Lie, currently airing on FOX Turkey. Mr. Aksoy is also a co-founder with Ay Yapim of MADD Entertainment, a distribution company that markets these companies’ dramas worldwide.