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S. Korea Seeks to Adopt Ceiling on Screen Domination by Big-budget Films

S. Korea Seeks to Adopt Ceiling on Screen Domination by Big-budget Films

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is seeking to put a ceiling on the number of movie screens allotted for a single film in a bid to prevent a screen monopoly by big-budget blockbusters, the culture ministry said Monday. “The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will seek a revision of the ‘Promotion [...]

Cannes-winning ‘Parasite’ Invited to Multiple Int’l Film Festivals

Cannes-winning ‘Parasite’ Invited to Multiple Int’l Film Festivals

SEOUL, Jun. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Parasite,” the winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, will hit several other international film festivals in 2019, the movie’s management agency said Thursday. CJ ENM said “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho have been invited to three more international film festivals — the Munich International [...]

Moviegoers Raise Controversy over ‘Soul Sending’ Movement

Moviegoers Raise Controversy over ‘Soul Sending’ Movement

SEOUL, May 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Heated discussion is ensuing as moviegoers are trying to comprehend the new ‘soul sending’ movement. The movement refers to the act of purchasing movie tickets without actually going to the theater. It is a way for one to express support for a favorite movie. The movement took center stage [...]

Massive Popularity of ‘Avengers: End Game’ Leads to War Against Spoilers

Massive Popularity of ‘Avengers: End Game’ Leads to War Against Spoilers

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The global craze for “Avengers: End Game,” the fourth film in the Avengers series, has also hit South Korea. There are also a variety of unusual scenes that are a testament to the movie’s popularity, with ‘spoiler alert signs’ and even a ‘black market for tickets’ appearing. According to [...]