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Overseas Film Shoots Increasingly Seek out S. Korea

2006/02/08 | 104 views | Permalink | Source

South Korea is increasingly becoming a hot destination for foreign film shoots.

The Korea Tourism Corporation said Wednesday that filming in South Korea by overseas filmmakers or broadcasters is surging thanks to the increasing popularity of Korean pop culture in Asia and the nation's advanced filming technology.

According to the corporation, more than 80 percent of a new Indian film titled "Gangster-Love Story in Seoul" was filmed on location in South Korea and the capital city of Seoul.

The corporation said that the increasing number of Indian film shoots here would bolster the South Korean tourism industry, pointing out that India produces some 900 movies a year and has a domestic film market of some 1.1 billion people.

Thai drama and music video producers were also seen to be increasingly targeting South Korea as a filming location.

Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

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