Will this be a source of new energy for the Korean film industry, or a new era in which it will have to compete with Hollywood's studio system in making Korean-language films? Fox International Production (FIP), part of the 20th Century Fox Entertainment group, has declared it is officially entering the Korean film production market. FIP was established in 2008 to invest in, produce and distribute local language films in major territories around the world. Simply put, this means that a major Hollywood film company will be making Korean-language films in Korea. Dohoon KIM met with FIP's Korean Creative Executive Paul HUH to talk about their plans. After studying finance in New York, Huh started working in the Korean film industry first at MK Pictures's international sales team and later became a producer...More
Korean production house MK Pictures is to merge its operations with Myung Films under the single corporate identity of the latter. MK was formed in 2004 from a partnership between Myung Films and Kang Je-gyu
MK and Myung have coordinated their film-making endeavors for several years and will now operate solely as Myung Films from August 7. Myung is one of Korea's most successful film companies since its establishment in August 1995. The merger is timed for the 15th anniversary of the company.
The company has produced many local blockbuster hits including "...More
Korean film production company Myung Films [Myung Films]
Myung Films and MK Pictures, the latter from the 2004 merger of Myung Films and Kang Je-gyu Films, will become a single company brand next month.
Myung Films announced in a press release on Wednesday that the two brands, who integrated their film-making businesses six years ago, will be working under the name 'Myung Films' starting August 7, also the fifteenth anniversary of the company...More
Korean distributor MK Pictures is to release Park Chan-ok
's second feature, "Paju"
, which recently had its World Premiere in competition at the Pusan International Film Festival where it won the NETPAC award. A release date on select screens across the nation is set for October 29.
Starring Lee Seon-gyoon
A full-scale production supports to be provided for 2 full-length and 7 pilot animations
Evaluation System introduced to assess marketability of local animations overseas
Direct investment has been drawn due to the system
To discover animations which can be marketed in the global market and provide support for its production, 'Global Animation Project 2009' kicks off with recipients selected.
Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA, President & CEO: Lee Jae-woong) hosted 'Global Animation Project 2009' at its headquarters located in Sangam-dong Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.
For the section of full-length animation, two works such as 'the Hen that Went outside the Yard (MK Pictures) and PiyoPiyo Friends (Roivisual) have been chosen. The former is the first animation made based on know-how of MK Pictures, a production company known for its '...More