Established by Umut Egitimci, a Turkish national with her signature on many successful projects in the industry, Umut Productions aims to create bridges among cultures. With an experience over 20 years, Umut has worked in the different branches of media and entertainment industry in Turkey and USA.

Umut Productions

Umut Egitimci (Umut Tayyibe Eğitimci Kadıoğlu)

Producer of quality films, tv shows & plays that focus on psychological and social issues.
Director for documentaries.
Writer for quality publications, TV programs and films.
Consultant for Media, PR & Marketing.

“I, Anatolia” (off-off Broadway Show) @ Fazil’s Studio, New York City, USA, 2000
“1001 New York Nights” (off-off Broadway show) @ Kraine Theater New York City, USA, 2002
“Student Seduction” movie, Lifetime TV, USA, 2003
“U Dönüşü” (Interactive/One woman show) @ Dulcinea, Istanbul, 2005
" Wall ” (Play), 15th International Theatre Festival @ Kenter Tiyatrosu, Istanbul, 2006
“Bir Varmış, İki Yokmuş”, (Interactive/One woman show) @ NarPera Cafe, Istanbul, 2006
“The Magical Call of Oryantal’’, Documentary Film, Istanbul, 2007
“Kronik Cambaz”, (Interactive/One woman show) @ NarPera Cafe, Istanbul, 2008
“Umut’lu Vakalar” Stand Up Comedy Show @ Mask, Beyoglu, 2013
 “Umut’lu Vakalar-2” Stand Up Comedy Show @ Komedi Klubü, 2014-2015

Professional Experience
Producer / DJ for Radio: “Twin’s Corner” on Fenerbahce FM, 1994, Istanbul
“Umut`la Yolculuk” on Capitol FM, 1994, Istanbul
“Umut`la Yolculuk” on Kiss FM, 1995, Istanbul
Reporter : Barometre  Newspaper, 1995, Istanbul
Reporter: Kanal E, Turkey’s first Economy TV channel, 1995, Istanbul
Producer & Director: “Ozel Bir Erkek” , TV magazine for businessmen on Kanal E, 1996, Istanbul
Producer & Reporter/Editor: “Sabah Kahvaltısı” & “Hanımlar Sizin İçin” & “Merhaba”, TV Magazines for TGRT TV, 1997, Istanbul
Music Video Director & Music Album Art Director: “Aşina`yım”, Deniz Müzik, 1997, Istanbul
Producer & Reporter/Editor: “Top Secret” & “Lifestyle” & “Biz Kadınlar”, TV Magazines for Kanal 6 TV channel, 1998, Istanbul
Executive Editor: “Turkish Voice”, Newspaper in New York City, 1999, NYC, USA
Production Assistant: “That Money Show’’, on PBS/ Channel 13, 2000, NYC, USA
Journalist & Contributing Columnist: & Elele Magazine, 1999-2003, NYC, USA
Director of Development:  LeFrak Productions (TV&Film Production Company) 2000-2004, NYC, USA
Editor in Chief: Marka Group Publications, 2008, Istanbul
Line Producer for Turkey: NieuwsLLİNK TURKIJE, Documentary for Dutch TV, 2008, Istanbul
Producer & Director: Fashion Hackers, Video pod for Current TV, 2008, USA
Producer & Director: Sindy TV Commercials (Sindy Skater & Sindy Megabag), 2009, Istanbul
Video Journalist: Ankara City Portrait for CityGuide, 2009, Ankara
Video Journalist: Culture&Arts, Southeast Europe Project, 2010, Istanbul
Writer/Contributor for "I was in Turkey" & "Olive Oil Times", 2010, Istanbul
Host for “Mutfak” Food & Travel show on TRT Avaz, 2010-2011
Head of Programming, ACT World TV, 2011-2013
Founder for global art & travel platform, Cultured World, 2012-2017
Consultant for Media & PR-Communications, Stober, Poltavets & Associates-2015-Still
Head of International Relations & Contributing Editor @ GET Publishing-2012- Still
Writer & Producer for TV & Film @ Umut Productions- Current

Amasya Anatolian High School, Amasya, Turkey
Eurocom, Radio & TV Production, Istanbul, Turkey
University of Istanbul, Business Administration, Turkey
University of The New School, NYC, Media Studies (Film and Video Production), USA
Education To Go, Online Certification of Breaking Into Sitcom Writing
University of Istanbul, Sociology, Turkey

Charities & Organizations
Volunteer for; ÇEKÜL (Environmental Cultural Heritage Foundation) Turkey, 1992-1999                 
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, USA, 2001-2003
Teaching Turkish to Syrian children, Turkey, 2016