KOFIC promotes LOCATION KOREA at AFCI 2011/06/02, Source, by Soojin HWANG / Jun 02, 2011
Korean Film Council (KOFIC, Chairperson: Kim Ui-suk) has announced its plan to actively promote location shoot in Korea, with its participation at AFCI Locations 2011 at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, from June 3 to 5. Several major Korean film commissions will also participate in this event under the guidance of KOFIC,...More
Korean Film Night lights up Cannes 2011/05/18, Source, by KOFIC
The Korean Film Council in joint with the Busan International Film Festival, Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism opened a "Korean Film Night" on May 16 at 9pm during the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
The three-hour event was much more vibrant than previous years, with a total 540 guests including directors, actors, programmers of major international film festivals and film distributors, including director Bong Joon-ho, the president of Camera d'Or jury and director Lee Chang-dong, the co-president of Critic's Week jury at Cannes this year,...More
Kim Ui-suk, New Chairman of Korean Film Council 2011/05/08, Source, By HAN Sunhee
KCT: You have previously been to Cannes as a director, when your film "Sword in the Moon" was invited to 'Un Certain Regard' section. Your shoulders must feel much heavier returning to Cannes this time.Kim Ui-suk:Going to the Cannes for "Sword in the Moon" in 2003 was my first time at the festival, and this will be my second visit. It's been about 8 years and it is still the best to be at a film festival as a director. Back then Korea cinema was on the rise with "Old Boy" and "Woman is the Future of Man" competing, so I was relatively out of the spotlight. As a director I had nothing to worry about, but since I am going as a different position it feels quite different. In all, I must introduce Korean cinema and make many formal exchanges with the industry people from around the world,...More
Did you know movie staffs receive 850,000 won a month? [Kim Kyung-min's Fair and Square] 2011/05/03, Source,
A statistics report by the National Tax Service at the beginning of this year surprised the public. It was that a entertainer's average income was less than that of an average office worker's.
The National Tax Office announced the average yearly income of a entertainer in 2009. The result was 24,990,000 won with actors and actresses in first place, then singers then models.,...More
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