On February 23rd Playlist Studios announced that Yoon Hyun-gi had been selected as their new executive producer. In this role, Yoon Hyun-gi will delegate other producers to manage the many ongoing projects of Playlist Studios. Established in 2017, Playlist Studio has become a major name with web dramas in recent years. Playlist Studio works such as "A-TEEN" and "Ending Again" have also been noteworthy for improving the exposure of actors, leading to roles in mainline dramas.
AdvertisementYoon Hyun-gi was formerly a chief producer at Studio Dragon. There he had responsibility over such projects as "Monstar", "Emergency Couple", "Bring It On, Ghost", "Memory", "Chicago Typewriter", "Mother - Drama", "Confession - Drama", "A Piece of Your Mind", "Crash Landing on You", and "Record of Youth". Yoon Hyun-gi had a reputation for focusing on the more humanistic element of dramas, suggesting that Playlist Studio may be headed in that direction creatively.
A representative for Playlist Studios claimed that the hiring of Yoon Hyun-gi was intended to improve their competitiveness by expanding into other genres. The representative stated that Playlist Studios is also hopeful that Yoon Hyun-gi's industry experience may allow them to move more aggressively into traditional television miniseries or over the top platforms. "Live On" is one existing example of Playlist Studios' previous attempts to expand their reach- although its ratings ended up being fairly poor.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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