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‘Saimdang’ Earns Net Profit, Recoups 75 Pct of Budget from Overseas

‘Saimdang’ Earns Net Profit, Recoups 75 Pct of Budget from Overseas

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “Saimdang, Memoir of Colors,” an anticipated high-budget TV series that has yielded weaker-than-expected results, has managed to earn a net profit thanks to strong performance overseas, according to the its production company Thursday.  According to production agency GROUP 8, the SBS TV drama earned 17 billion won (US$15 million) [...]

Nostalgia Boom Attracts ‘Forgotten’ K-Pop Celebs to Make Comebacks

Nostalgia Boom Attracts ‘Forgotten’ K-Pop Celebs to Make Comebacks

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Even before the term “K-pop” entered the global pop culture lexicon in the mid 2000s, South Korea did have a big and vibrant pop music scene.  During the ’80s and ’90s, Korean pop music — then, and still, commonly referred to as “gayo” at home — was influenced heavily [...]