Heo Jong-ho, director of "Countdown" 2011/10/24, Source,
He has a mere 10 days. Ruthless debt collector TAE Geon-ho (Jung Jae-young) can only survive if he can get a liver transplant from compulsive scam artist CHA Ha-yeon (Jeon Do-yeon). This is the set-up of newcomer Heo Jong-ho's crime thriller "Countdown", a film that made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Q: How did you come to make this film? A: The financial crisis that started two to three years ago provided the motif. The film industry was having a hard time attracting investment, too, and I was one of the many that were effected and had to give up a film that I had been preparing. So I had decided to make film that was firmly based on reality,...More
Global Star Agency, United Asia Management 2011/05/13, Source, by Lee Hwa-jung / May 06, 2011
This April, six major Korean talent management agencies joined forces to launch the Asian management agency, UAM (United Asia Management). With 'Hallyu' or better known as the 'Korean Wave' becoming a significant factor in Asia's Entertainment businesses such as KEYEAST, AM Entertainment, Star J Entertainment, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment all came together to create a joint investment corporation called "UAM", an international talent agency with the purpose of strengthening the foundations of 'Hallyu', promoting collaborative exchange and establishing an efficient casting system. The main operations will focus on overseeing the portrait rights of all talents managed by the six agencies and intellectual rights as well as establishing an efficient talent database,...More
Mnet "20's Choice" -- needless to explain with words 2010/08/27, Source,
All artists attending the 4th annual cable music channel Mnet's "20's Choice" ceremony held at the River Park pool of the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010, sing and dance to trio DJ DOC's song "Run to You". [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
On the stage that miss A sang "Bad Girl Good Girl" and 4minute "Hot Issue", veteran actor Kim Kap-soo yelled to the audience to call him 'hyung' [a Korean term men use to men who are slightly older than them] and 'oppa' [a Korean term women use to men who are slightly older than them],...More
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