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Bong Joon-ho Charms Hollywood with Sense of Humor, Respect for Fellow Cineast at Oscars

Bong Joon-ho Charms Hollywood with Sense of Humor, Respect for Fellow Cineast at Oscars

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — It took about 40 years for a timid 12-year-old South Korean boy who dreamed of becoming a film director to grow up and capture four Oscar statuettes, including the most prestigious best picture. His black comedy “Parasite” was the biggest winner of this year’s Academy Awards held at Dolby [...]

‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into Drama Series on HBO

‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into Drama Series on HBO

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon-ho’s sensational thriller “Parasite” will be made into a TV series on U.S. premium cable channel HBO, the film’s production house said Friday. “Director Bong and Adam McKay will participate in the project as executive producers, with HBO,” said an official from the film’s investor-distributor CJ ENM. The [...]

Bong Joon-ho’s Interpreter Wows U.S. Film Industry amid Award-winning Rally of ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon-ho’s Interpreter Wows U.S. Film Industry amid Award-winning Rally of ‘Parasite’

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho of “Parasite” might be the busiest man in the ongoing U.S. winter awards season, hoisting numerous trophies and delivering acceptance speeches onstage. As the director has been increasingly doing media interviews and making it onto talk shows, moreover, the person next to the eclectic [...]

Golden Globe for ‘Parasite’ Marks Mainstream Success in U.S.

Golden Globe for ‘Parasite’ Marks Mainstream Success in U.S.

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon ho’s “Parasite” has made history again. The class satire was named best foreign language film at this year’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony on Sunday (U.S. time), becoming the first South Korean movie ever to receive a prize from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the annual [...]

‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into U.S. Drama Series

‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into U.S. Drama Series

SEOUL, Jun. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Following the previous globally acclaimed film “Snowpiercer,” director Bong Joon-ho’s latest, Cannes-winning “Parasite” is presumed to become his second flick to be dramatized in the United States. Winning the top Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film was sold to film distributors in 192 foreign [...]

S. Korea’s First Palme d’Or Winner Sounds Alarm for Broadcasting Industry

S. Korea’s First Palme d’Or Winner Sounds Alarm for Broadcasting Industry

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon-ho, director of “Parasite,” which won South Korea’s very first Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is also being recognized for signing standard labor contracts with each and every member of the production staff. In the broadcasting industry in South Korea, only a few have signed [...]