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S. Korea’s Trio Unio Wins 2nd Prize in Austria’s Chamber Music Contest

S. Korea’s Trio Unio Wins 2nd Prize in Austria’s Chamber Music Contest

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Trio Unio has won the second prize at an international chamber music competition in Austria, its organizer said. The trio, consisting of Kim Eun-ji (violin), Nam Ah-yeon (violoncello) and Choi Young-sun (piano), clinched the prize in the piano trio category at the 11th International Chamber Music Competition [...]

Naver-published Webcomic ‘Lore Olympus’ Awarded Eisner Award

Naver-published Webcomic ‘Lore Olympus’ Awarded Eisner Award

SEOUL, July 24 (Korea Bizwire) — “Lore Olympus,” a romance webcomic published by the South Korean platform for digital comics Naver Webtoon, has been awarded the Best Webcomic prize at this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the award’s website showed Sunday. The webcomic series, created by New Zealand artist Rachel Smythe and published by [...]

Protracted COVID-19 Pandemic Pushes Out Non-profitable Art House Theaters

Protracted COVID-19 Pandemic Pushes Out Non-profitable Art House Theaters

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Independent and art film-only theaters have been losing ground as the protracted novel coronavirus pandemic pushes multiplex operators to tighten their belt. CJ CGV, South Korea’s largest multiplex chain, said earlier it will close Myeongdong Station Cine Library, located in downtown Seoul, next month, citing financial issues. “Due to [...]

S. Korean Webtoons Set to be Adapted into Animations in Japan

S. Korean Webtoons Set to be Adapted into Animations in Japan

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Popular South Korean web-based comics are set to be adapted into animated series in partnership with Japanese productions amid rising global demand for Korean digital content. According to Kakao Entertainment, a subsidiary of Korean internet and entertainment giant Kakao, earlier this week, an animation adaptation of the action fantasy [...]

Chinese TV Series Copies Korean Original and Distorts Culture

Chinese TV Series Copies Korean Original and Distorts Culture

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A Chinese-produced TV series available on Disney+, the flagship streaming service of U.S. media giant Walt Disney Co., has sparked a controversy after being accused of copying a Korean program and distorting culture. South Korean online communities have recently been sharing negative views on “Delicacies Destiny,” a Chinese drama [...]

Busan Film Festival Launches Crowdticketing Service for ‘Request Cinema’

Busan Film Festival Launches Crowdticketing Service for ‘Request Cinema’

BUSAN, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Request Cinema program will launch a crowd ticketing service during the 27th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). Request Cinema is an audience participation program that decides what films to screen and which guests to invite based on requests from the audience. The audience can participate in the process [...]