Domestic filmmakers in November will set up a sales booth for Korean movies at the world's largest trade expo in Santa Monica, California.
The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, Korea Film Council and cinema distributors will promote eight domestic movies at the annual American Film Market opening Wednesday.
The nine South Korean distributors to run a Korean film sales booth are CJ Enterprise, Tube
Entertainment, Cineclick Asia, Showbox, Showist, Koa Studio, Mirovision, MK Pictures and Film Messenger.
Among the Korean movies up for sale are the melodrama "All For Love" - "My Lovely Week
A promotion of Korean films will be launched at the American Film Market (AFM) in early November. The AFM, the world's largest trade fair for films, will be held in Santa Monica in the U.S. on Nov. 2-9.
Public and private Korean agencies will proactively engage in the promotion of Korean films at the event by jointly opening a PR hall for Korean films. Such agencies include the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), as well as nine private film distribution agencies.
The AFM is the world's largest trade fair for independent films, where about 500 million dollars' worth of films and TV products are produced and distributed annually. It is held under the sponsorship of the ITFA, a global agency of independent film and TV program producers and distributors. About 7,000 independent film producers from around ...More
The Korean showbiz firm Web has signed a contract with the U.S. entertainment agency CAA, which manages actors Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Cameron Diaz as well as movie director Steven Spielberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The contract paves the way for Korean actors and movies to enter the global arena.
Web inked the contract with CAA on May 16 (local time). Earlier, the company established partnerships with the investment and distribution company Tube
Entertainment and the entertainment agency Player Entertainment, which manages top Korean stars such as Lee Byung-hun
, Sin Eun-kyeong
, Kim Sang-kyeong
Plus the 55th International Berlin Film Festival, 7 Korean film producing companies enhance Korean film's phase by taking part in EFM (European Film Market) which will be held till Feb. 20.
EFM is a movie sale market whose phase is on a par with established three largest movie markets in the world such as Cannes, Milan, and AFM (American Film Market).
In particular, as AFM took place in Feb.-March previously, takes place in autumn from this year, EFM's significance is being heightened as a sole movie market, which is held in the first half of the year.
According to Korean Film Council (KOFIC), 7 film producing companies from Korea have prepared a ...More
Korean international sales companies saw strong business at the recent MIFED film market in Milan, Italy. A large number of Korean films were sold to other territories, with strong interest being shown in titles Old Boy, Untold Scandal, Legend of the Evil Lake and others.
's critically acclaimed Old Boy, which received its premiere at the festival, received strong praise from buyers and reviewers, and managed to secure a record-breaking sale to Japan. The film was sold to Amuse Pictures and Toshiba in Japan as well as Metro Tartan for the UK. Sales company Cineclick Asia has also reported strong interest in the title from Hollywood majors looking to purchase remake rights.