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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) [...]

‘Guardian’ Sweeps Five Awards from U.S. Asian Drama-Streaming Site

‘Guardian’ Sweeps Five Awards from U.S. Asian Drama-Streaming Site

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s most-viewed cable TV series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” has won five awards from an annual drama awards hosted by an American online Asian drama-streaming site.  The drama’s star Gong Yoo received best actor of 2016 in the fifth DramaFever Awards announced on its website on [...]

Taiwanese President Pledges to Support Local Film Industry after Megahit Korean TV Series

Taiwanese President Pledges to Support Local Film Industry after Megahit Korean TV Series

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s recent commitment to nurture the local motion picture industry comes after a TV series by tvN, Guardia: The Lonely and Great God (also referred to as “Goblin”), became a major hit on Taiwanese television.  During a luncheon meeting on Tuesday, President Tsai emphasized the importance [...]