[Photo] Kim Jong-hak's last 2013/07/24, Source,
The late Kim Jong-hak's funeral ended on the 25th at the Asan Hospital in Seoul and was carried out of the coffin house.
Kim was found dead, apparently having killed himself in his small one-room space, on the 23rd. He left a will saying he's sorry to his family,...More
Director of 'Hourglass' commits suicide 2013/07/23, Source,
By Kim Tong-hyung Kim Jong-hak, a drama director whose 1995 miniseries "Sandglass" was a groundbreaking moment in Korean television, was found dead at a boarding house Tuesday in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, in an apparent suicide. He was 62. Kim was investigated by police in May on suspicions of embezzlement after the cast and crew of the SBS series "Faith" filed a complaint against him over unpaid wages. He had denied any wrongdoing"",...More
Weekend in Seoul 2012/04/28, Source, Clubs The Octagon Nonhyeon-dong This club recently opened near the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon-dong. The venue offers a club stage, lounge bar and dining area in a hip and modern setting. Leave via exit 4 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. Call (02) 516-8847 for more information. Underlounge Seoul Hongdae or Hongik University Area This is the local club of a well-established Japanese chain that also has a branch in Shanghai, located in the famous clubbing district of Hongdae. There are lots of artistic and creative people in the area located near the main entrance of Hongik University. For more information, call (02) 325-5715 or visit www.underlounge.kr,...More
Weekend in Seoul 2012/04/21, Source, Clubs The Octagon Nonhyeon-dong This club recently opened near the New Hilltop Hotel in Nonhyeon-dong. The venue offers a club stage, lounge bar and dining area in a hip and modern setting. Leave via exit 4 of Hakdong Station on subway line 7. Call (02) 516-8847 for more information,...More
Kim Jong-hak to produce pan-Asian blockbuster drama 2010/05/31, Source,
Korean TV production firm The ChainG Group Kim Jonghak Production (left) signs an MOU with Korea's Customs Service on May 28, 2010. [Kim Jonghak Production]
Famed television producer Kim Jong-hak is prepping to make a pan-Asian blockbuster drama about customs agents fighting various international crimes and organizations.
Kim's production company The ChainG Group Kim Jonghak Production signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Korea Customs Service on Friday to help develop his upcoming drama, tentatively titled "Tariff 125",...More
Lee Joon-gi to star in new TV series "Faith" 2010/03/12, Source,
Hallyu star Lee Joon-gi in his previous TV series "Hero - Drama" [MBC]
Korean actor Lee Joon-gi will star in an upcoming historical drama tentatively titled "Faith" in English, according to his agency on Friday.
The actor will play the male lead in the drama, playing a young student of Eastern medicine who grows up be a legendary doctor during the Koryo Period.
The series will be helmed by famed Korean director Kim Jong-hak, who is known for his blockbuster scale dramas such as "The Legend" (MBC, 2007), which starred top actor Bae Yong-joon, and "Sandglass" (SBS, 1995), which scored the highest viewership ratings in local television history.,...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
[10LINE] Lee Byung-hun 2010/02/15, Source,
Clockwise from top center, actor Im Chang-jung, actor Song Seung-heon, actress Choi Ji-woo, director Kim Jee-woon and actress Kim Tae-hee [10Asia]
Lee Byung-hun He grabbed people's attention as soon as he made his acting debut. And he did great. He would then encounter a crisis but everytime, he would somehow find his way back. And he went around the world to look for new work. This is the life of this top star whose life is like a drama or drama turns out to be what his life is.,...More
John Woo selects KIM Jong-hak 2009/06/05, Source, Global star director JOHN Woo puts his faith in Korean director Kim Jong-hak to realize the classic epic Chinese tale Magic Bell's cinematic 3D special effects laden adaptation. KIM was praised for his pan-Asian television hit drama "The Legen,...More
Amid the ongoing search for catchy, stylish, attractive ideas for local dramas, many drama-makers have turned to themes that have already been seen to be popular. Movie-based dramas are no longer new, but the,...More
Medical dramas thrill local TV audience 2007/01/31, Source, Historical dramas have ruled TV screens since last year with all three major broadcast stations in Korea rushing to produce epic series. But recently, local TV dramas seem to have found a new flavor. Making a big jump from using stories from ancient eras, TV screens have begun to focus on the lives,...More
China has been expressing concerns over an array of Korean TV networks' production of big-budget historical dramas set in the Koguryo Kingdom (37 B.C. - A.D. 668) _ one of three Kingdoms of ancient Korea.
The Chinese government has denied access to shoot some of,...More
Four big-budget historical TV dramas set in the Koguryo Kingdom (37 B.C. - A.D. 668) _ one of three Kingdoms of ancient Korea _ are concurrently in production. The last TV drama depicting the Koguryo Kingdom was made in 1964.
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