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Korean Creators in High Demand in Global Content Productions

Korean Creators in High Demand in Global Content Productions

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Thanks to the growing global presence of South Korean content through online streaming platforms, the world’s entertainment industry is wooing Korean professionals who are behind big-name films and TV series. Not only screenwriters and directors who have come into the spotlight for their global hits like Netflix originals “Sweet [...]

Cancellation of ‘Joseon Exorcist’ Affects Upcoming Period TV Series

Cancellation of ‘Joseon Exorcist’ Affects Upcoming Period TV Series

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean drama production industry has snapped to attention as intensifying controversy over distorting Korean history led to the recent termination of the period series “Joseon Exorcist.” Set in the early 15th century during the reign of King Taejong, the third on the throne of the 1392-1910 Joseon [...]

TV Series ‘Joseon Exorcist’ Terminated over History Controversy

TV Series ‘Joseon Exorcist’ Terminated over History Controversy

SEOUL, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean broadcaster SBS said Friday that it will put an end to its historical fantasy series “Joseon Exorcist,” which has aired just its first two episodes, amid intensifying controversy over distorting Korean history. “As we are aware of the seriousness of the current situation, we decided to terminate [...]

Korean Drama Stokes Controversy over Historical Distortions, Igniting Boycott Against Advertisers

Korean Drama Stokes Controversy over Historical Distortions, Igniting Boycott Against Advertisers

SEOUL, March 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Tension between South Korea and China is escalating as the latter presents groundless claims that elements of the former’s inherent culture such as hanbok, kimchi and pansori originated in China. Against this backdrop, a new South Korean drama is under fire for featuring a string of scenes that have [...]

Movie Theaters Screen TV Drama Series amid Protracted Pandemic

Movie Theaters Screen TV Drama Series amid Protracted Pandemic

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s movie theaters have been opening their doors to television series as part of efforts to survive the protracted novel coronavirus pandemic. CGV, a multiplex chain run by entertainment giant CJ Group, will start screening the fantasy romance “Breakup Suspension” on Wednesday before the series hits the small [...]

‘Snowpiercer’ to Be Made into American TV Series

‘Snowpiercer’ to Be Made into American TV Series

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s English-debut film “Snowpiercer” will be remade into a TV series in the United States, according to foreign news reports on Thursday.  Oscar winning actress Jennifer Connelly has signed on for a role in a one-hour pilot for the U.S. television network TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” Variety [...]