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S. Korean Film Distributors Jump into NFT Market

S. Korean Film Distributors Jump into NFT Market

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — With non-fungible tokens (NFTs) rising as a new industry trend, the film industry has also joined the rush to come up with NFT goods. Local film distribution companies are following suit after Lotte Entertainment launched NFT goods for “Matrix: Resurrection” released in December last year. The recently released Korean [...]

Webtoons Carve Out Role Behind Popular Films

Webtoons Carve Out Role Behind Popular Films

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — On the South Korean entertainment scene, webtoons, or web-based comics, have carved out a unique role as a source of fresh ideas for producers and screenwriters. TV series like “Itaewon Class” (2020) and “Mystic Pop-up Bar” (2020), dramatized adaptations of popular web cartoon series with the same titles, are [...]

Releases of Homegrown, Hollywood Blockbusters Postponed Again Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Releases of Homegrown, Hollywood Blockbusters Postponed Again Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent spike in new coronavirus cases has dealt another heavy blow to the South Korean film industry, pushing distributors to postpone the release of titles set to hit theaters next month. Distributor Merry Christmas said Thursday that it will put off the premier of the science-fiction adventure “Space [...]