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S. Korean Film Industry on Full Alert amid Coronavirus Spike

S. Korean Film Industry on Full Alert amid Coronavirus Spike

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean film industry is struggling to stem further COVID-19 infections as some filmmakers have tested positive for the virus. Earlier this week, director Min Kyu-dong, who directed the romantic comedy “All About My Wife” (2012) and the drama “Herstory” (2018), tested positive for COVID-19. As Min, co-president [...]

Cinema Chains, Distributors Remain in Red in Q3, but Have Likely Bottomed Out

Cinema Chains, Distributors Remain in Red in Q3, but Have Likely Bottomed Out

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean movie theaters and film distributors again struggled with operating losses in the third quarter due to the protracted novel coronavirus pandemic, but their deficit contracted from three months earlier, industry reports showed Monday. CJ CGV, the leading multiplex chain in South Korea, saw its third-quarter operating loss [...]