'2014 MAMA' Paved Phenomenal Cultural Roads across Asia 2014/12/04, Source,
- With 10 months of preparation and 16 years of production know-how, CJ E&M successfully hosted Asia's premiere music awards ceremony - The show has reached 2.4 billion people in 16 countries and garnered 65 million online votes worldwide - Renowned Korean, Chinese, and US artists such as EXO, Taeyang, and John Legend delivered stunning performances in front of 10,000 audiences The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was successfully held in Hong Kong on December 3 announced Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M today. In its sixth year since evolving into Asia's premier music festival, MAMA's impact has spread far beyond its origins in Korea to across Asia and other parts of the world,...More
6th Annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival Announces Full Line-up 2014/04/25, Source,
The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival (TFEFF) will be held in two central London venues over ten days from Friday 23 May to Sunday 1 June, showing 23 films including International and European premieres. The festival is one of the UK's biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, boasting an electrifying mix of movies from emerging and established artists across a range of genres. The 2014 edition will open on Friday 23 May with the UK premiere of ON THE JOB, the latest ground-breaking work from Erik Matti which premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2013 in the 'Directors' Fortnight'. The closing film of the festival, screened on Sunday 1 June, will be the International premiere of JUDGE! with special guest appearance from director Akira Nagai,...More
[UK] 5th Terracotta Festival 2013 Full Line-up Announcement 2013/05/08, Source,
Tickets are now on sale for the fifth edition of the annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival. Over the years the festival has seen the event go from strength to strength. This year is set to be the biggest yet, expanding to 27 films spread over 4 sections and 2 venues from 06 - 15 June 2013. The core of the festival will remain a hand-picked selection of the best CURRENT ASIAN CINEMA at The Prince Charles Cinema. This all UK Premieresectionreflects the vibrancy and energy in Asian filmmaking today. Ranging from realist dramas to romance, light comedies to spy action thrillers, swordfighting epics to gothic fairytales, the festival aims to balance the representation of Asian countries.
Terracotta Festival 2013 (TFEFF13) will open with Hong Kong action COLD WAR on Thursday 06 June 2013,...More
Oh Ji-ho: shrewd actor hidden behind dimples 2012/08/14, Source,
Actor Oh Ji-ho poses during an interview with The Korea Times in Samcheong-dong, downtown Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Kwaak Je-yup
By Kwaak Je-yup Ask any Korean entertainment fan about heartthrob actor Oh Ji-ho and you would most likely receive an answer related to his signature smile. The singular focus on his facial expression - as well as his even more famous dimple - has been a mixed blessing. His good-guy image led him to be typecast in romantic comedy roles for most of his 15-year career, hitting a peak in MBC drama "My Wife is a Superwoman" (2009), where he played the nice but not so bright husband to co-star Kim Nam-joo's character. Then, in 2010, he wiped out that stereotype, playing an extremely serious general in period TV series "Chuno" ("The Slave Hunters") on KBS,...More
Kwon eyes Chinese film career 2011/05/30, Source,
SHENZHEN, China (AP) - After building a name for himself in the South Korean film and TV industries, kwon Sang-woo is setting his sights on another booming Asian entertainment market - China.
The 34-year-old actor is shooting a Chinese-language romance alongside Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung and will next join the Jackie Chan project "Chinese Zodiac",...More
Sino cinema strikes back with costs for Hong Kong 2011/04/05, Source,
A scene from "Aftershock", a mainland China-Hong Kong co-production that was the highest grossing Asian film in 2010 Koreans, mainlanders should learn from Cantonese filmmakers' mistakes'Hong Kong cinema's golden age waned as it saw too many movies featuring the same stars and stories. "South Korea is going through the same thing, and I fear the mainland will soon, too". By Lee Hyo-won HONG KONG - In the South Korean remake of "A Better Tomorrow", Song Seung-heon made a point of wearing dark shades and a long camel-colored raincoat for the part immortalized by Chow Yun-fat,...More
Actor Lee Jeong-jin's Movie Picks 2010/11/18, Source, Lee Jeong-jin [10Asia]
"I am actor Lee Jeong-jin and I'm still best-known for 2004 film 'Once Upon A Time In Highschool'," said the actor at the press conference for his new film "Troubleshooter" that premiered in September. It is not that he did not star in other films during the past six years. In film "Mapado" (2005) he evoked laughter by appearing in embarrassing 'mompe' pants (loose-fitting attire usually worn by old woman) and practically betraying his former career as a model and in MBC drama "9 End 2 Outs" (2007)" he offered his viewers with a different form of fun by playing a character full of twists called Byun Hyung-tae who looks like a perfectly charming guy only on the surface. And although he acted like a loser in the drama, writing down all the misdeeds his girlfriend makes and even fighting with her physically if necessary, he was still able to win women's hearts by being there when his girlfriend needed him the most. Nonetheless, it is the 2004 film "Once Upon A Time In Highschool" that stands as the most important character to refer to when describing actor Lee. Nothing could stop his character, the charismatic Woo-sik, who could scare off his opponents with just a few words. And he was the same when he had to leave school after losing in a fight against his rival or falling in love, knowing no hesitation. Just like Eun-joo (Han Ga-in) had chosen Woo-sik over the gentle, exemplary student Hyun-soo (kwon Sang-woo), it is this captivating aura that made Lee unforgettable to the audience,...More
Choi Si-won says "never dreamed of being a singer or actor" 2010/06/23, Source,
Korean singer and actor Choi Si-won appears on celebrity talk show "Win Win" [KBS2]
Super Junior member Choi Si-won, who recently starred in TV series "Oh! My Lady", has confessed that he had never dreamed of becoming a singer or an actor.
"It was not my dream to be a singer", the singer said during an appearance on KBS2 TV's celebrity talk show "Win Win", which aired Tuesday evening. "I just had the dream that I wanted to make my name known quickly and becoming a celebrity was the fastest way to do that, so I went to an entertainment agency",...More
Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's latest war epic drama "The Assembly" will open this year's Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) scheduled Oct. 4-12 in the southern port city, festival organizers announced Wednesday.
KOFIC Announces Fellows for The 2007 Filmmakers Development Lab. 2007/07/02, Source, Officiating in Los Angeles at the opening of the first representative office of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) outside Korea, Chairperson Ms. An Cheong Sook today announced the line up of Fellows and Mentors for the second KOFIC Filmmakers Development Lab aimed at emerging filmmakers of Korean and,...More
PUSAN _ The 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will finish tonight its nine-day festival. Thousands have enjoyed a range of films and avidly greeted the stars when they saw them walking on the red carpet or even bumped into them on the streets.
Pusan Film Fest in Full Swing 2006/10/13, Source, Let's go down to Busan now, where the film world is celebrating one of Asia's largest annual movie events, the Pusan International Film Festival.
Besides the hundreds of films on show including dozens of world premiers, the festival gives fans a chance to get up close and personal with some of thei,...More
Fireworks light up the night sky during the opening ceremony of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) at the Yachting Center in Haeundae, southeastern port city of Pusan, Thursday. More than 6,000 festivalgoers and celebrities packed the venue. The nine,...More
People Counting Down Hours for PIFF 2006/10/11, Source, People are now counting DOWN the HOURS to the opening of the Pusan International Film Festival, otherwise known as PIFF.
We are going to go LIVE to Busan, where Son Heekyung is standing by.
Hello Heekyung .
SON HEEKYUNG, REPORTER: Hello Sunhee.
MIN SUNHEE, ANCHOR: Heekyung, it sounds pretty,...More
What is the best thing about the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF)?
The hint is that all you need is a bit of luck, and more importantly, a good digital camera.
Most people would answer the range of movies available, but many would also say the chance,...More
PIFF Unveils the Main Guest Listing 2006/10/01, Source, Busan — PIFF unveiled the main guest listing for its 11th edition that includes numerous internationally renowned names in film industry. The award-winning director Istavan SZABO and Bruno DUMONT are coming to the fest as president and jury of New Currents, respectively.
Oscar Winning Director to Attend Pusan Festival 2006/09/22, Source, The Pusan International Film Festival has released its list of domestic and foreign guests headlined by acclaimed Hungarian director Istvan Szabo .
Szabo's 1981 film "Mephisto" won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Veteran Hong Kong actor,...More
11th PIFF Announces Line-Up 2006/09/21, Source, Last week in Seoul at an unusually crowded press conference, Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) director Kim Dong-ho and his team, presented an impressive line-up of premieres, programs, and celebrity events, all to take place during its,...More
Jeon Ji-hyeon Vehicle Aims Straight for the Tear Ducts 2006/03/19, Source, The only way for a romantic tearjerker with an obvious storyline to avoid failure is to put as much emphasis as possible on the adorable couple. If people just can't keep their eyes off the gorgeous hunk and the stunning girl, no matter how jealous they may be of either, and if on top of that the we,...More
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