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S. Korean Entertainment Field on Alert amid Deadly Virus Outbreak

S. Korean Entertainment Field on Alert amid Deadly Virus Outbreak

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean entertainment and broadcasting industries have been on full alert amid continued concerns over the Chinese coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 130 people and spread to many other countries and regions, industry sources said Wednesday. An increasing number of entertainment agencies have decided to defer [...]

‘Parasite’ Team Beefs Up Last-minute Oscar Campaign

‘Parasite’ Team Beefs Up Last-minute Oscar Campaign

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Director Bong Joon-ho and the cast of “Parasite” are entering the final stretch in the heated race for the upcoming Oscars. The genre-bending family satire was nominated in six categories — best picture, best director, best screenplay, best editing, best production design and best international feature film — for [...]

BTS Tweaks K-pop Marketing Playbook with ‘Map of the Soul: 7′

BTS Tweaks K-pop Marketing Playbook with ‘Map of the Soul: 7′

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the smartly organized, decadelong K-pop marketing formula, boy band BTS has unexceptionally heralded its new album releases with advance teaser videos and music samples during its past seven-year career. But instead of getting advance SNS hints and teasers about the band’s newest song, fans of BTS were completely [...]