Korean crews in China 2011/11/21, Source,
Films from Greater China increasingly employ technical specialists from Korea - KIM Seong-hoon reports
For a long time, the film industry has evolved according to emergences of new technology and this has meant new opportunities for those working in the field. We all know how when "talkies" were invented, many silent movie actors lost their jobs and at the same time, many other people found work as synchronized sound technicians and post-sync supervisors. When things went digital from film, jobs were created in the field of digital intermediate and color calibration. In a similar vein, when 3D films became the trend, new kinds of specialists came to be in demand in post-production. We could perhaps begin to understand the emergence of Korean film makers in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in a same vein - technicians of VFX, special effects, and stunts who hail from Korea,...More
CJ films to stream on Netflix 2011/10/22, Source, By KOFIC Staff
Major Korean entertainment company CJ E&M has announced a deal to stream 20 of its films on Netflix, leading internet subscription service for films and TV shows. Netflix members in the US will be able to watch these CJ films on multiple platforms including televisions, computer, tablets, gaming consoles, and mobile phones.
"CJ E&M is delighted to make our movies available through Netflix for the first time", said Joon CHOI, CEO of CJ E&M America. "Netflix has been a revolutionary force in entertainment, whose members have long enjoyed unparalleled access to a rich selection of films. This deal brings movie lovers iconic films from Asia's top entertainment company",...More
Netflix expanding asian movie selection in deal with korea's top studio CJ E&M 2011/10/07, Source,
LOS ANGELES – October 6, 2011 – CJ E&M today announced an agreement to feature twenty of its acclaimed Asian movies on Netflix, the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. Beginning in October 2011, Netflix members in the US will be able to instantly watch the twenty titles multiple platforms, including TVs, popular tablets, key gaming consoles, computers and mobile phones. All the titles will be available from October 1.
"CJ E&M is delighted to make our movies available through Netflix for the first time". said Joon Choi, CEO of CJ E&M America. "Netflix has been a revolutionary force in entertainment, whose members have long enjoyed unparalleled access to movies from around the globe. This deal brings movie lovers iconic films from Asia's top entertainment company, CJ E&M",...More
Lingerie Brand Gambles on Heartthrob So Ji-sub 2011/08/05, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub has been chosen as the new face of women's lingerie brand Vivien, making him the first man to ever model for a women's lingerie brand in Korea.
Even in the lingerie industry, it is a brave move as brands usually covet only the very top actresses to feature in their advertisements in order to draw attention from female consumers. Vivien is hoping its radical departure from convention will succeed by appealing to women from an emotional rather than sensual standpoint,...More
Sophie's Revenge is Korean-Chinese co-production
Feisty cartoonist Sophie (Zhang Ziyi) is heartbroken when her perfect fiance, Jeff (So Ji-sub), leaves her for another woman ― not just any woman but the glamorous movie star, Anna. She meets a photographer, Gorden (Peter Ho), who is apparently Anna’s ex, and persuades him to be her accomplice in undertaking the perfect revenge. 107 minutes.
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