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‘Every Show’s a First Today!’: Experimental Musical Lets Audience Decide Performers and Songs On The Spot

‘Every Show’s a First Today!’: Experimental Musical Lets Audience Decide Performers and Songs On The Spot

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The new South Korean musical “Every Show’s A First Today!” is about to completely change the dynamics between musical theatre actors and the audience. The self-explanatory show will see the performers improvise depending on what the audience wants to see when it kicks off in mid-April. Every show over the [...]

Black Panther’s Korea Film Shoot Attracts Local Film Talent

Black Panther’s Korea Film Shoot Attracts Local Film Talent

BUSAN, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The first film shoot for Marvel’s upcoming superhero film Black Panther began on Friday in Busan, South Korea’s largest port city, with hundreds of local film students (or former students) participating as staff or assistant staff members in this rare Hollywood experience.  Some 450 students and graduates applied for the shoots [...]

SM Entertainment Plans Talent Audition in Indonesia

SM Entertainment Plans Talent Audition in Indonesia

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – SM Entertainment will hold auditions in Indonesia to scout talent for its “NCT” idol group project, the nation’s top entertainment agency said Wednesday. Company founder Lee Soo-man unveiled the plan for its first-ever talent audition in Indonesia at a South Korea-Indonesia business summit in Jakarta the previous day.  “Last [...]

S. Korean-Chinese Film Co-Production Called off amid THAAD Spat

S. Korean-Chinese Film Co-Production Called off amid THAAD Spat

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korea-Chinese film co-production project starring Korean actor Ha Jung-woo has been canceled apparently in the fallout from China’s anger over the planned deployment of a U.S. missile defense system known as THAAD in South Korea, the actor’s talent agency said Wednesday.  “Ha was scheduled to film the [...]

Another Woman Indicted for Alleged False Rape Accusation Against JYJ’s Park

Another Woman Indicted for Alleged False Rape Accusation Against JYJ’s Park

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Another woman has been indicted on charges of a false sexual assault accusation against singer-actor Park Yu-chun, who was mired in a series of similar allegations last year, prosecutors said Tuesday.  The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office said the 24-year-old defendant, identified only by her last name Song, is [...]

Director Hong Sang-Soo Confirms Romance with Actress Kim Min-Hee

Director Hong Sang-Soo Confirms Romance with Actress Kim Min-Hee

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Award-winning Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo on Monday publicly admitted to being in a relationship with actress Kim Min-hee for the first time since media speculations on their relationship emerged last June.  “I don’t know if this is the right place to unveil this, but we’re in love. We truly [...]

Video Game Addiction Passed Down From Parents to Children

Video Game Addiction Passed Down From Parents to Children

  SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Children with parents who are avid gamers are more likely to be addicted to video games, a recent report conducted by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) revealed. The report conducted on the current state of video game addiction among adolescents found [...]