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‘Saimdang’ Earns Net Profit, Recoups 75 Pct of Budget from Overseas

‘Saimdang’ Earns Net Profit, Recoups 75 Pct of Budget from Overseas

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “Saimdang, Memoir of Colors,” an anticipated high-budget TV series that has yielded weaker-than-expected results, has managed to earn a net profit thanks to strong performance overseas, according to the its production company Thursday.  According to production agency GROUP 8, the SBS TV drama earned 17 billion won (US$15 million) [...]

‘The Walking Dead’ Producers to Shoot Korean Drama

‘The Walking Dead’ Producers to Shoot Korean Drama

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Producers of the American zombie drama “The Walking Dead” will film a new series in Korea for worldwide distribution, their distributor said Friday. “Five Year” is written by “The Walking Dead” executive producer and Skybound Entertainment founder Robert Kirkman, according to online TV site Viki. In the show that [...]

Korean Drama Clichés Seen By an American

Korean Drama Clichés Seen By an American

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Dominic Dickens, an English teacher from Detroit, U.S.A., uploaded an infographic about Korean dramas on the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Facebook page. The posting drew much attention. The picture Dickens posted on Korea Clickers (www.facebook.com/KoreaClickers), a page that introduces Korea, has attracted a considerable amount of attention, [...]

Korean Dramas: Glamorous on the Outside, Deadly Inside

Korean Dramas: Glamorous on the Outside, Deadly Inside

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The unreasonable and deadly shooting schedules common in the Korean TV industry have once again received criticism as Korean actor Joo-won spoke of the difficulties and lack of sleep he experienced during the shooting of his recent hit drama, ‘Yong-pal’. As the actor recalled the hardships he went through [...]

[Quote] Chinese Regulator Tightens Video Streaming Websites

[Quote] Chinese Regulator Tightens Video Streaming Websites

“Chinese film Tiny Times has little difference from Korean popular drama My Love from the Star, and both of them have its own distinctive style. However, some Chinese people highly appreciate the Korean drama while criticizing the Chinese movie, which is a bad attitude to degrade our own culture.” “The value of Tiny Times is [...]

CJ E&M Launches New Supernatural Detective Drama

CJ E&M Launches New Supernatural Detective Drama

SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Leading the exploration of new themes for the Korean drama genre, CJ E&M, Asia’s No.1 Total Contents Company, has launched the new mystery crime drama Cheo Yong: The Paranormal Detective. Starring Oh Ji-Ho and Oh Ji-Eun, and Jun Hyo-Seong from popular K-Pop girl group Secret, Cheo Yong portrays the [...]

“Wedding Palace” has K-Pop and Korean Drama Fans Buzzing Online

“Wedding Palace” has K-Pop and Korean Drama Fans Buzzing Online

HOLLYWOOD, California, Feb, 10 (Korea Bizwire) – On the heels of its US theatrical run, WEDDING PALACE has been released by Gravitas Ventures throughout North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. To celebrate WEDDING PALACE is hosting a social media event to promote fun, Korean food, and romance for Valentine’s Day and beyond. Winner of  [...]