Largest ever Korean Film Night at Busan 2011/10/10, Source,
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) held a booming Korean Film Night reception at the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on Sunday night (Oct 9) at the Paradise Hotel in Haeundae. The governmental organization estimates about 700 guests came to the reception, making it the largest it has thrown yet,...More
Chungmuro aims to link past and present 2008/07/29, Source, When the Chungmuro International Film Festival (CHIFFS) hit central Seoul last year, it was widely regarded as somewhat of a throwback festival. The event featured films dripping with nostalgia from when Chungmuro was the heart of the Korean film industry.
Chungmuro film fest gets competitive 2008/05/07, Source, The 2008 Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul will introduce a competition section this year in a bid to expand its coverage and attract more foreign movies for local moviegoers, organizers said yesterday.
"The Chungmuro festival will feature the international feature film category as a,...More
Cine 21 Names CJ's KIM Joo-seong Most Influential 2008/04/22, Source, Local film weekly magazine, Cine 21, provided its annual list of the most powerful players in the Korean film industry, with CJ Entertainment president KIM Joo-seong at the top for the first time. With the industry taking a downturn last year, CJ Ent. has grown to become the key investor and distri,...More
The event is a result of KOFIC's continuous efforts to expand the market base for Korean films in Japan by presenting Korean films of both quality an,...More
Filmmakers seek cost cuts to secure profits 2007/05/16, Source, Korean filmmakers are initiating a campaign to slash production costs to improve profitability amid growing concerns over a slump plaguing a domestic film industry hurt by intensifying competition both at home and abroad.
Filmmakers, led by the Korea Film Producers' Association, are poised to lau,...More
Movie Industry Coy About Massive Losses 2007/03/14, Source, IM Pictures, a movie distributor and investment firm, has delayed the release of its 2006 movie business summary which was expected at the beginning of this year. IM Pictures has released an annual profit-and-loss report on Korea's film industry since 2001. It has cited a lack of data for the delay,,...More
Korea's 30 Most Influential Pop Culture Figures Released 2006/12/28, Source, CJ Entertainment Vice Chairwoman Lee Mi-kyeong has been cited as the most influential figure in Korean popular culture, according to the results of the Herald Business Daily's survey of the country's top 30 pop icons released on Thursday.
The business daily said that the survey was conducted on a,...More
The forum will bring leaders of the culture industry from nine nations--including the U.S., Germany, C,...More
Production companies to form new hub outside of Seoul 2006/08/25, Source, A group of Korean film companies has committed to move to the city of Paju, outside of Seoul. A total of 18 production companies will move to a 170-acre stretch of land being developed in Paju, located 20 miles northwest of Seoul. The city, located close to the North Korean border, has been branded,...More
Sidus producer Noh Jong-yoon "Success is the Result of Coexistence". 2004/05/11, Source, "Movies are like children to scenario writers. They want it to become a good movie when their writing leaves their hands. No one will leave us with his/her scenario if we're obsessed with money. Will you send your child to a school where tuition is treated solely as a business revenue?"
CJ Entertainment CEO named 'power leader' 2003/12/31, Source, Reflecting a year in which Korean films reached new heights, CJ Entertainment CEO Park Dong-ho was named the pop culture "power leader" of 2003 by The Herald Business, a sister newspaper of The Korea Herald.
CJ Entertainment, a film investment and distribution company, claimed 20.6 percent of th,...More
"Noble Affair" Appeals to Audience 2003/10/14, Source, "Untold Scandal" premiered on October 2 and sold two million tickets in 11 days, remaining the top box office hit for two consecutive weeks. The long-term box-office record is expected as it claimed more than 60 percent of total online,...More
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