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‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – “Running Man,” a South Korean variety show enjoying pan-Asia popularity, hit a snag this week following revelations its producers failed to properly communicate their plans with the cast.  On Wednesday, SBS TV announced that Kang Ho-dong, a popular show host and former traditional Korean wrestling champion, would join the [...]

Exports of Hallyu Goods Dip on THAAD Row With China

Exports of Hallyu Goods Dip on THAAD Row With China

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean exports of its pop culture products have been on the wane in recent months, central bank data showed Monday, as major importer China seems to be toughening regulations due apparently to Seoul’s decision to deploy a U.S. missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula.  According to the [...]

Korean Film ‘Train to Busan’ to Be Remade in English

Korean Film ‘Train to Busan’ to Be Remade in English

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The popular Korean action film “Train to Busan” will be remade in English, its distributor said Thursday.  NEW said the film’s remake right was sold to France’s Gaumont Film Company, a major global film studio behind such hit films as “Leon,” “The Fifth Element” and “Point Blank.”  “We are [...]

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean girl group 2NE1 has officially disbanded, its agency revealed on Friday, confirming that only two of the three remaining members will continue their careers with the company.  With Gong Minzy leaving in April and the remaining members’ contracts expiring on Nov. 5, the group and management agreed [...]