Midnight Runners is coming to Singapore 2017/08/17, Source,
Midnight Runners has a date for the Singapore release!
Golden Village Pictures, Singapore's leading independent film distributor and sister company of Golden Village theater chain has announced that "Midnight Runners" will be screened in Singapore starting September 7,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Showdown" 2016/09/24,
Kang-ho (played by Lee Jung-jin) and Poong-ho (played by Lee Joo-seung) are brothers who have always fought. Not in the general normal way brothers fight, but in actual straight-up fistfights. Kang-ho has usefully parlayed this skill into becoming an action movie detective, which is like a regular detective except they get into a lot more massive Hong Kong style action sequences. Through†the mysterious disappearance of an Indonesian immigrant, the brothers run across Jae-hee (played by Oh Ji-ho),†a wealthy businessman†who beats people into disability and/or death mostly just for the fun of it,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Veteran" 2015/08/15,
Do-cheol (played by Hwang Jung-min) is a cop that doesn't play by the rules. That makes him a good guy. Tae-oh (played by Yoo Ah-in) is a corporate heir who doesn't play by the rules. That makes him a bad guy. That's "Veteran" on the most basic level. Both of its lead characters want to have fun, often in equally pointless and gratuitously violent ways, but Do-cheol's antics are funny and Tae-oh's antics are evil because that's what it says in the script,...More
Hallyu's two face in China? 2014/12/14, Source,
50 million, 120 million and 200 million won per episode; this is the cost of the Korean drama publication rights in China.
The entertainment industry is smiling at the breeze of Hallyu in China. The enormous Chinese market is no doubt an attraction compared to the limited Korean market.
The more Hallyu enters the Chinese market, the dependence on Chinese capital is rising. When the breeze turns into a chilling wind, no one will know how the situation will turn out,...More
Ha Ji-won, the new NGO promotional ambassador 2014/11/11, Source,
KOTRA named Ha Ji-won as the next promotional ambassador for the International Medical Treatment NGO "Operation Smile". The celebration event will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam this month.
"Operation Smile" is a global and medical NGO that treats children in over 63 countries who have facial deformation,...More
Yeon Jung-hoon to star in "Skiptrace" with Jackie Chan 2014/10/08, Source,
Actor Yeon Jung-hoon is starring in the new movie "Skiptrace".
SB Entertainment announced that Yeon Jung-hoon is starring in "Skiptrace" directed by Renny Harlin who also directed "Die Hard 2", "Cliffhanger", "The Long Kiss Goodnight" and other Hollywood movies. Yeon Jung-hoon will play the role of Willy, the right hand man to a high profile criminal. He is leaving for Beijing on the 9th and will be occupied with filming in Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macao and others until mid December,...More
Hallyu stars featured in Chinese movies 2014/07/22, Source,
Hallyu stars are making it big in the Chinese film and drama industry.
For the past few years, Hallyu stars have been appearing in Chinese dramas, but it's been a common thing for them to appear in movies as well.
Drama casting is an important factor as it has everything to do with viewing percentage, but in films, ticket sales affect the success of the movie.
Like Hollywood cast Lee Byung-hun and Rain to target the Asian market, it seems like China shares a common purpose for doing the same,...More
6th Annual Terracotta Far East Film Festival Announces Full Line-up 2014/04/25, Source,
The sixth Terracotta Far East Film Festival (TFEFF) will be held in two central London venues over ten days from Friday 23 May to Sunday 1 June, showing 23 films including International and European premieres. The festival is one of the UK's biggest showcases for contemporary Asian cinema, boasting an electrifying mix of movies from emerging and established artists across a range of genres. The 2014 edition will open on Friday 23 May with the UK premiere of ON THE JOB, the latest ground-breaking work from Erik Matti which premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2013 in the 'Directors' Fortnight'. The closing film of the festival, screened on Sunday 1 June, will be the International premiere of JUDGE! with special guest appearance from director Akira Nagai,...More
Jackie Chan Invites Korean Stars to 60th Birthday Bash 2014/04/12, Source,
Actress Kim Hee-sun (left) speaks at a party celebrating Jackie Chan's 60th birthday in Beijing on Sunday. /Xinhua
Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan has celebrated his 60th birthday with extended parties and invited celebrities from around the world. Starting with a concert in Beijing on Sunday, on the eve of his birthday, the star of movies like "Drunken Master", "Police Story" and "Rush Hour" has been holding events for five days in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He has invited over 1,000 stars and movie fans to attend the celebrations. Around 30 Korean celebrities were also invited including actress Kim Hee-sun, actors Lee Byung-hun and Lee Seung-gi, and members of K-pop boy band EXO,...More
Jackie Chan Invites Korean Stars to 60th Birthday Bash 2014/04/11, Source,
Actress Kim Hee-sun (left) speaks at a party celebrating Jackie Chan's 60th birthday in Beijing on Sunday. /Xinhua
Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan has celebrated his 60th birthday with extended parties and invited celebrities from around the world. Starting with a concert in Beijing on Sunday, on the eve of his birthday, the star of movies like "Drunken Master", "Police Story" and "Rush Hour" has been holding events for five days in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong,...More
As Heat Wave Continues, Could Ice Cream Help You Stay Cool, Lose Fat, and Feel Happy? 2013/08/31, Source,
As the sweltering heat and humidity that greets Korea every summer continues, people search for ways to stay cool. Some wear shorts and sandals. Some remain indoors in the comfort of fans and air conditioners. Others head to the beach and swimming pool. While some even brave cold showers and ice baths. However, perhaps the most enjoyable way to escape the sizzling summer blaze is with ice cream. While people eat ice cream all year long, summer is unquestionably the ultimate season for its indulgence, even in countries where ice cream is not a traditional dessert, like Israel. In Korea, too, more ice cream is consumed in the summer than in any other season, according to online trade data system Global Trade Atlas. Summer and ice cream are so synonymous in America that July is designated as National Ice Cream Month,...More
[Hancinema's Box Office Review] 2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10 2013/03/11, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2013.03.08 ~ 2013.03.10)Park Hoon-jung's "The New World" enjoyed its third successive weekend as Korea's number one film. Park's action thriller added 508,889 (30.9%) stubs to move its total admissions count to 3.3 million. Park's second feature withstood the continuous pressure from Lee Hwan-gyeong's silver bullet hit "Miracle in Cell No.7", which itself is now standing in its eighth week. "Miracle in Cell No.7" has never slipped past second place, and its numbers continue to swell to record-breaking heights. Three other films came into the charts this past weekend that, although weren't able to cause much distress at the top of pile, did cause a shuffle in the upper echelons of Korea's top ten,...More
[HanCinema's Weekend Box Office Review] 2013.03.01 ~ 2013.03.03
2013/03/04, HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2013.03.01 ~ 2013.03.03)
Leading us into it the month of March was Park Hoon-jung's "The New World" as it stretched its lead on Lee Hwan-hyeong's golden child "Miracle in Cell No.7". The two films were separated by just 5,000 admissions last weekend, but it was Park's latest that managed to pull ahead this time around. This cops and robbers action film scored 849,378 (29.43%) admissions, moving its total to 2.5 million since its release two weeks ago. In addition to the top local films slugging it out there were a number of new inclusions that came into the fray this week, including Park Chan-wook's first English-language film "Stoker",...More
Jackie Chan Hails 'Stuntman' Kwon Sang-woo in New Movie 2013/02/19, Source, Jackie Chan visited Seoul on Monday to promote his latest movie "12 Chinese Zodiac Heads", which he produced, directed and starred in. He also talked about his experience of working with Korean actor kwon Sang-woo and singer Yoo Seung-jun. The 59-year-old, who made a name for himself performing his own stunts in movies like "Drunken Master", "Armor of God" and "Rush Hour", said he was impressed by Kwon's passion and determination, as he also avoided using a stunt man for many of his stunts despite injuring his ankle along the way,...More
Kwon Sang-woo Wins Back Fans as Jilted Lover in SBS Soap 2013/01/29, Source, kwon Sang-woo returning to the spotlight from which he has faded in the last few years as he is appearing in a hit Chinese movie and a popular new SBS drama that is garnering positive feedback from TV viewers and critics alike. The soap, "Yawang" revolves around a man who takes revenge on his ex-girlfriend after she betrays him. In the first few installments of the show, Kwon focuses on showing his utter devotion to his partner,...More
Mnet America to Bring Exclusive English Stream of the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards and Red Carpet to Fans,
LIVE from Hong Kong on November 30 2012/11/27, Source, K-Pop Megastars PSY, Super Junior and the United States' Adam Lambert and B.o.B. Slated to Perform, Jackie Chan to present. Exclusive Video Diary of Verizon Wireless and Mnet's "Share the Love of K-Pop" Contest Winner's Experience in Hong Kong and at MAMA 2012 to beLive Streamed on MCube
Mnet America, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture, will stream the highly anticipated 2012Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) through their new digital port, MCube (www.mnetamerica.com) on November 30 at 12 am PST / 3 am EST. The live stream will include exclusive English content with three hosts providing commentary throughout the broadcast so that fans will know exactly what is going on at MAMA 2012. Hosting the exclusive English experience will be Danny Lim (Producer, Danny from LA), Hannah Jun (Actress, Model) and Eunice Kiss (Recording Artist, Model, Actress),...More
Art and Culture 2012/11/21, Source, It's Wednesday and it's celebrity news time with our Michelle Kim. I hear that today, she has news on the AMAs for us. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So how was the awards show[Reporter : ] Well, with Justin Bieber, MC Hammer, PSY, and Nicki Minaj, the event was a star-studded affair. My favorite part of the night was of course the performance by Psy and MC Hammer, which I'm sure many of our viewers have seen. Up next, I have a recap of the big winners of the night. Justin Bieber was the big winner at the American Music Awards, held Sunday in Los Angeles. The Canadian pop star swept the awards show, winning all three categories in which he was nominated, including the night's biggest award, artist of the year, over Rihanna, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Drake,...More
[Press Release] Mnet America to Stream the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards 2012/11/14, Source, Mnet America to Stream the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Asia's Biggest Music Festival, LIVE from Hong Kong on November, 30K-Pop Megastars PSY, Super Junior, Big Bang, SISTAR Slated to Perform, Jackie Chan to present. Exclusive Video Diary of Verizon Wireless and Mnet's "Share the Love of K-Pop" Contest Winner's Experience in Hong Kong and at MAMA 2012 to be Live Streamed on MCube
Mnet America, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture, will stream the highly anticipated 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) through their new digital port, MCube (www.mnetamerica.com) on November 30 at 1 a.m. EST / November 29 10 p.m. PST. The award show will be simulcast on the network and be replayed the next day in primetime,...More
Interview with critic and Beijing Film Academy professor HAO Jian 2012/02/20, Source,
Film critic and Beijing Film Academy professor HAO Jian has written and talked about what he considers the little-known, real start of the Korean Wave in China. At the International Film Festival Rotterdam while serving on the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) award jury, he spoke to Jean NOH about it and his thoughts on Korea-China cooperation.
KOBIZ: You've written and talked about how you think a certain Korean film festival at the Beijing Film Academy was really what started the popularity of Korean films in China. Tell us about that festival,...More
Bittersweet Life: Korean cinema's secret popularity in the UK 2011/12/07, Source,
International distribution expert and analyst and former Screen International journalist Robert Mitchell looks at the gulf between artistic and business successes of Korean cinema in the UK.
Ask any cine-literate film-goer, critic, blogger or tweeter in the UK about Korean cinema and you'll be greeted with an enthusiastic response. They will talk of the Hallyu period of the past decade, a wealth of some of the most creative and interesting film-making in the world. They will speak with passion about Park Chan-wook, Kim Ki-duk and Bong Joon-ho.
International festivals like Cannes play a major role in building this awareness. "The route to the international market is through festivals", says Danny PERKINS, CEO of StudioCanal UK, which released Bong's "The Host" and Kim's "3-Iron" amongst other Korean titles. "If a director's film features in one of the bigger festivals it can put them and their work permanently on the map",...More
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
Kwak Jae-yong to shoot Yang Gui Fei in China 2011/10/07, Source, By KOFIC Staff
Korean director kwak Jae-Yong was present at the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) todaywith Chinese stars Fan Bingbing, Leehom WANG and Korean actor On Joo-wan to announce his next film "Yang Gui Fei". The project is based on the life and love of the famous Tang Dynasty consort who was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China.
Kwak announced the film will be a Korea-China co-production. "It's on the scale of a US$15 million budget but preparing it in China, I've found that's not a lot of money. It costs a lot to shoot in China, and there are a lot of locations", he said,...More
"City Hunter" : Who is the City Hunter? 2011/08/13,
Who is the City Hunter? You might say, of course Lee Min-ho is the City Hunter. Right. But he's not the only one.
This suave character is owned by three different people. One, certainly the most inspiring Ryo Saeba from the original manga by Tsukasa Hojo. Two, the most adorable Lee Min-ho. Anyone doesn't know who Lee Min-ho is? Knowing Lee Min-ho is probably like understanding the alphabet for K-drama lovers. The third one is likely the most 'infamous' for our generation. He was one the most hailed womanizer, the greatest shooter, and nonetheless the best actor ever since. He is Jackie Chan,...More
KOFIC attends 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival 2011/06/10, Source, by PARK Hee-sung / Jun 10, 2011
Korean Film Council (KOFIC, Chairman Kim Eui-suk) opens Korean Film Center at 2011 SIFF Film Mart (June 13-15) to promote Korean films and support international sales for Korean films and Korean post-production company's advancing to the Chinese market. 2011 Shanghai Film Mart
KOFIC opens Korean Film Center at 2011 SIFF Film Mart to intensively promote Korean films, support sales business, and build a network by attending Shanghai International Film Festival and CO-FPC,...More
Kwon Sang-woo: 'I Begin Filming in Paris with Jackie Chan' 2011/06/01, Source,
Hallyu star kwon Sang-woo (35) will begin filming the action blockbuster movie "12 Chinese Zodiac Heads" in Paris with world famous Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan. The film "12 Chinese Zodiac Heads" is an action adventure movie to be produced with 100 billion won (~US$100 million) funding, and it will be the third movie of the "Armor of God" series, which was very popular worldwide. This Chinese movie will be released worldwide thanks to the fame of Jackie Chan,...More
Kwon eyes Chinese film career 2011/05/30, Source,
SHENZHEN, China (AP) - After building a name for himself in the South Korean film and TV industries, kwon Sang-woo is setting his sights on another booming Asian entertainment market - China.
The 34-year-old actor is shooting a Chinese-language romance alongside Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung and will next join the Jackie Chan project "Chinese Zodiac",...More
Korean cineastes sweep Asian Film Awards 2011/03/22, Source,
From left, actor Ha Jung-woo, the winner of Best Actor award, Youn Yuh-jung, the winner of Best Supporting Actress award, and director Lee Chang-dong, the winner of Best Director award, pose with their trophies at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, Monday. / AP-Yonhap By Lee Hyo-won
HONG KONG ― South Korean cineastes shone at the Asian Film Awards Monday, winning Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing.
The fifth edition of the awards, held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Film Festival, featured a tough competition among some of the most renowned Asian cineastes and the red carpet event beamed brighter than ever with the attendance of top stars. Yet it was marked by many absences in the aftermath of the disastrous earthquakes in Japan, and ovations were respectful rather than enthusiastic,...More
Actor Lee Jung-jin's Movie Picks 2010/11/18, Source, Lee Jung-jin [10Asia]
"I am actor Lee Jung-jin and I'm still best-known for 2004 film 'Once Upon A Time In Highschool'", said the actor at the press conference for his new film "Troubleshooter" that premiered in September. It is not that he did not star in other films during the past six years. In film "Mapado" (2005) he evoked laughter by appearing in embarrassing 'mompe' pants (loose-fitting attire usually worn by old woman) and practically betraying his former career as a model and in MBC drama "9 End 2 Outs" (2007)" he offered his viewers with a different form of fun by playing a character full of twists called Byun Hyung-tae who looks like a perfectly charming guy only on the surface. And although he acted like a loser in the drama, writing down all the misdeeds his girlfriend makes and even fighting with her physically if necessary, he was still able to win women's hearts by being there when his girlfriend needed him the most. Nonetheless, it is the 2004 film "Once Upon A Time In Highschool" that stands as the most important character to refer to when describing actor Lee. Nothing could stop his character, the charismatic Woo-sik, who could scare off his opponents with just a few words. And he was the same when he had to leave school after losing in a fight against his rival or falling in love, knowing no hesitation. Just like Eun-joo (Han Ga-in) had chosen Woo-sik over the gentle, exemplary student Hyun-soo (kwon Sang-woo), it is this captivating aura that made Lee unforgettable to the audience,...More
Jeong looks to China beyond Hollywood 2010/10/11, Source,
Korean heartthrob Jung Woo-sung, right, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from John Woo's "Reign of the Assassins". Su Chao-bin co-directed the film, which is showing at the ongoing Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival, before opening in theaters nationwide on Oct. 14. /Courtesy of SBS Contents Hub
By Lee Hyo-won
As Asia's leading cinema event, the Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF), whose 15th edition opened Thursday, most appropriately showcases the latest trends, including most notably the ever-expanding influence of Sino-cinema,...More
Rain, Kara and AKB48 join line-up of Asia Song Festival 2010/10/01, Source,
2nd line-up of Asia Song Festival (from left to right): Rain, Kara, 2AM and Film
The second line-up of performers have been announced for the upcoming 2010 Asia Song Festival (ASF), to be held in Korea later on this month.
According to a press release by PR agency Prain, Korean superstar Rain, four-member boy band 2AM, girl group Kara and international stars including Japanese group AKB48 and Taiwanese singer Film will take the stage at the Olympic Park in Seoul for the event on October 23,...More
[JIMFF] Kim Chang-wan says "no need for tech for hearts to interact" 2010/08/13, Source,
Singer and actor Kim Chang-wan [Lee Won-woo/10Asia]
There is probably nobody better suited than Kim Chang-wan to act as a bridge between music and cinema. That is probably also why he was chosen for the trailer of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival. "I like artists who believe in the power of music, people who don't stand proud in front of music, people who are willing to become slaves to their music. I don't like people who say they want to become the king of music,...More
[INTERVIEW and PHOTOS] Rain says "want to brag" about MTV Movie Awards win 2010/06/08, Source,
Korean entertainer Rain in Los Angeles [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Rain says "really want to brag about this one", referring to his win at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards It was only a year ago that Rain was overwhelmed after winning a trophy at an awards ceremony which looked a lot like the MTV Video Music Awards. Of course, it was a television commercial for a Korean mobile telephone company. When Rain gave his acceptation speech at the fully-packed venue amidst the applause from the crowd, the sight looked so unattainable that it felt like "a miracle" or "a fictional news event". But this young man, who claims that "a miracle is something you create, not something somebody hands you", has eventually grabbed that very dream in his hand. Instead of uttering some unknown magic words, Rain endured extremely demanding, five-hours-a-day training sessions and kept on running like "a tiger on the verge of starving to death" to make it to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. At the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, 10Asia met with Rain -- a man who, like his name, exudes a freshness to the desert-adjacent, hot city of Los Angeles,...More
Korean star Rain was Sunday crowned Biggest Badass Star at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards for his role in ",...More
Rain and Jackie Chan team up for music video 2010/05/19, Source,
Official poster of "Karate Kid" [Sony Pictures]
Korean pop sensation Rain and Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan have come together to create a music video promoting the most recent works of both stars, according to the Rain's agency J.Tune Entertainment on Wednesday.
A press release from J.Tune stated that the music video, aimed at promoting Rain's current single "Hip Song" and Chan's upcoming action flick "The Karate Kid", will be produced by famed actor Will Smith and feature the Korean singer's song and scenes from the Hollywood-Chinese remake of the 1984 hit "The Karate Kid",...More
VOV says Kim Hee-sun image being tarnished 2010/04/06, Source,
Korean actress Kim Hee-sun [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean cosmetics brand VOV has issued a public statement saying actress Kim Hee-son's image is being tarnished by her endorsing a fake make-up company in China.
Yesterday, both the actress's agency and VOV had denied that Kim had shot an advertisement for China's VOV but is rather a spokesmodel for a brand called LANCHEN, considered one of the top three cosmetics brands in China.
VOV issued a press release today, however, saying that a Chinese company named Yace, along with several others, had built its business by pirating the successful Korean brand and selling knockoffs of its products, eventually accumulating enough capital to establish its own cosmetics brand LANCHEN,...More
Kim Hee-sun to make comeback in film "Warring States" 2010/03/10, Source,
Actress Kim Hee-sun [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Kim Hee-sun will be making a comeback to the big screen for the first time in five years through a Chinese film tentatively titled "Warring States", according to her agency on Wednesday.
An official at her agency In House told Asia Economic Daily over the phone that the actress is "expected to make a special appearance in 'Warring States'", about the Warring States period in Chinese history.,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] Yoo Seung-joon in "Junior Soldiers" 2009/12/09, Source,
World Star Jackie Chan will be costarring with Yoo Seung-joon the Korean ex-popstar! The movie is titled, "Junior Soldiers" and it is a Chinese film! This is Yoo's first challenge as an actor and the still photo has been released!
Yoo is seen with a long hair and looking very different from what we always imaged him!
He looks like a rough and tough soldier from the Jin Dynasty!
This war movie is about three men. The old warrior acted by Jackie Chan who tries to kidnap the opposing enemy's general acted,...More
"Dragonball: Evolution", the Hollywood adaptation of the internationally loved comic, topped the South Korean box office during its opening weekend after its world premiere here March 12, according to 20th Century Fox Korea.
Singer Steve Seungjun Yoo, 32, once derided and deported from Korea due to his evasion of military service is making his way back here through the help of world celebrity Jackie Chan, Yonhap news reported, Monday.
The 30 stars, all dressed in a white T-shirt with the,...More
Hallyuwood Hoping to Make it Big in Korea 2008/05/30, Source, Korea's Gyeonggi Province is hoping to take a socio-cultural phenomenon, known as Hallyu, here in this part of the world to a new level.
Officials there are planning to construct an entertainment complex called 'Hallyuwood', a play on the words 'Hallyu' and 'Hollywood'.
Yoo Jihae has more on the u,...More
Stars Come Together for Earthquake Victims 2008/05/29, Source, Korean stars have come together to help out the victims of a devastating earthquake in China. Celebrities who joined the recording of "I Love Asia", a joint earthquake relief project, at a studio in southern Seoul included singer/producer,...More
Hong Kong star Jackie Chan and Korean actress Choi Ji-woo will be the honorary ambassadors of Hallyuwood, an" Asian entertainment mecca" in Goyang, Gyeo,...More
Stars to Come Out for Hallyuwood Start Festival 2008/05/27, Source, A star-studded event is planned for the Hallyuwood Start Festival, which celebrates the groundbreaking of Hallyuwood in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province. The festival is to be held on May 29th and some 20 entertainers are invited to mark the meaningful event.
The celebrities who will attend the festival,...More
Korean in the Coke Ad Speaks Out 2008/03/11, Source, A Korean beat 599 rivals to become the model for Coca Cola's new Asia-wide TV commercial, which has been aired in 30 countries from March 1. Hwang Jun-ha won at auditions held in France, Britain, the,...More
BUSAN _ Megastar Michelle Yeoh sent a buzz throughout this port city when she finally made a public appearance in a press conference at the 12th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF). Returning to the festival for the first time in six years, the star of,...More
Busan Shapes Up as Another Hong Kong 2006/12/04, Source, "It feels like I'm in Hollywood" "This is such a fabulous city that it can compete with the world's top class cities". These are just some of the compliments hotel staff and public officials in Busan heard from ethnic Korean businesspeople from around the world who were in the southern port city for,...More
To celebrate the Chusok holiday, millions of people are expected to hit the roads to their hometowns enduring severe traffic congestion. But with longer leaves from work this year, many people will also be spending the holiday at theaters.
This Week's New Movie Releases 2006/09/29, Source, It's Friday, which means it's time to check on what's playing in movie theatres throughout Korea.
With the Chuseok holiday just around the corner, most of this week's new releases are comedies and dramas.
AHN CHAK-HEE, ANCHOR: Here's Son Hee-kyung.
SON HEEKYUNG, REPORTER: First up is the much,...More
Spoilt for Movie Choice During Long Chuseok Break 2006/09/25, Source, This year's Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving holiday will be the longest ever since it comes right after the Foundation Day holiday. Theaters will not miss this golden opportunity to draw as many viewers as possible by showing the best movies. Competition will be fiercer than ever.
On its official homepage, Jang's agency said on June 1, ",...More
[Festival] PARIS CINEMA, the festival of every cinema 2006/04/25, Source, The PARIS CINEMA Film Festival was launched in 2003 by the Mayor of Paris Bertrand DelanoŽ as a popular summer event. Presided over by director Costa-Gavras and supported by the Paris City Hall, PARIS CINEMA has become, year after year, an eclectic and ambitious festival with more than 450 films scr,...More
Kim: It feels as if the lines that I exchange with kwon Sang-woo match up with each other smoothly. When I read my lines and my partner answers back, there is a sense of sauciness. If the sauce is tasty, that is chemistry,...More
Whether or not they know who Hou Hsiao Hsien is, and whether or not they are mad about Jackie Chan's films, Pusan citizens love the city's annual film festival, which has fast grown into the port's trademark. "I,...More
Asia's sweethearts meet fans up close 2005/10/10, Source, BUSAN - There is no question that people go to film festivals to see films, but that's not all. They are also drawn to their favorite film stars just like iron to magnet.
Last Friday must have been a very special day for those male fans of Asian films coming to enjoy the 10th Pusan International,...More
Korean Wave Brings in Crowds at Pusan Film Fest 2005/10/09, Source, The 10th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is the hottest ever, with an eye-boggling 153,000 tickets sold in the first three days of the festival. That is close to the 166,000 tickets sold during the whole of last year's festival.
One thing that is different is the large number of overseas,...More
Info Plus: Pusan International Film Festival 2005/10/07, Source, Time for our weekly look at Korea's cultural scene.
This week, we're devoting this segment to one of Asia's largest film events, the Pusan International Film Festival.
Son Hee-kyung is here for that.
AHN CHAK-HEE, ANCHOR: Welcome Hee-kyung.
SON HEE-KYUNG, REPORTER: Good to be back. As I told,...More
Lee Byung-hun to meet Tsumabuki Satoshi 2005/10/07, Source, Actors Lee Byung-hun, 35, and Tsumabuki Satoshi, 24, both regarded to be among the most handsome actors in their home countries, will meet at the Pusan International Film Festival, reported the festival's organizers. The two will hold an "ope,...More
Live to Busan: Pusan International Film Festival 2005/10/06, Source, One of Asia's largest film events, the Pusan International Film Festival, which is simply known as PIFF, kicked off this evening in the southeastern city of Busan.
We are going to go live to Busan where our Sohn Hee-kyung is standing by.
PIFF aims high in its 10th year 2005/10/06, Source, Busan, Korea's biggest port city, will see more celebrities of the world's film industry than ever during the 10th annual Pusan International Film Festival, which kicks off a nine-day-run tonight in its beautiful sea village of Haeundae and downtown Nampo-dong.
The event's secretariat said 77 ticket offices nationwide sold 72,000 tickets for the general showing of 20 films. In particular, tickets for the opener "Three Times" by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien,...More
The biggest port city in the nation will throw its biggest party for moviegoers yet as the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will celebrate its 10th edition with special programs and events next month.
"This year's event will be especially dedicated to Pu,...More
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