Netflix Expands Korean Content Commitment as Industry Deepens

Global streaming giant, Netflix is expanding its involvement in the Korean film and TV industries by greenlighting several new shows and renewing others. “When we started three years ago, we had a high degree of confidence that Korean drama would work well in Asia, but we had no internal metrics of our own,” Korean content […]

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Huayi Tencent Invests in Korean Sci Fi Film ‘The Victory’

Huayi Tencent Entertainment has invested a total of $ 4.2 million in “The Victory,” South Korea’s first space sci fi film mainly backed by Korean company Merry Christmas. T investment gives Huayi Tencent Entertainment an ownership position in the film and distribution rights in mainland China. China and South Korea have had frosty political relations for […]

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South Korean Film Parasite Wins Palme D’Or At Cannes

Parasite, a dark comedy thriller exploring social class dynamics, has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Receiving the Cannes top prize from jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho said he never imagined this. This is the first time that a South Korean movie has won the Palme d’Or, one of the highest honors in world cinema. Atlantics, a Senegal
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South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho wins Palme d’Or

“Parasite,” a wickedly humourous suspense movie about class struggles directed by South Korea’s Bong Joon-Ho, won the top Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday Pascale Davies reports.


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Netflix Boards Korean Fantasy ‘Arthdal Chronicles’

Global streaming giant Netflix has come on board “Arthdal Chronicles,” a Korean fantasy drama series. The show has a starry cast headed by Song Joong-ki (“A Werewolf Boy,” “Descendants of the Sun”), Jang Dong-gun (“Taegukgi”), Kim Ji-won (“Descendants of the Sun”) and Kim Ok-bin (“Thirst,” “Steal Heart”). The show was produced by Studio Dragon for […]

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Reaction to the Korean boy band’s TV performance was quick and exuberant. ‘Crushed it!’ said one. ‘I screamed in my living room,’ said another.

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A snub and a last minute Hail Mary. Trump’s tough lesson in North Korean diplomacy

President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was floundering from the start — and it ended with a last-ditch effort by the North Koreans to keep the US at the negotiating table and stop Trump from walking away.


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‘No rush’: Trump redefines success ahead of second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Some aides fear that Trump could offer a major concession to Kim in hopes of securing a reciprocal commitment he can herald as a political victory.
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South Korean cabbies are lighting themselves on fire in protest of a ride-sharing app

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It’s no surprise that taxi drivers aren’t exactly the world’s biggest fans of ride-sharing apps that offer customers cheap fares and the convenience of hailing a ride with just a few taps of a screen — services that have gone on to eat a big chunk out of the industry as a whole around the world. Still, every now and then the intensity of opposition from the taxi industry can surprise you — and, in the case of recent protests in South Korea, downright shock you with the extreme measures that some cabbies are taking to let their feelings be known.

Tens of thousands of taxi drivers in the capital city of Seoul have been protesting for months now against the launch of the ride-sharing service Kakao T Carpool, an Uber-like app the drivers say would exacerbate their already meager standard of living. Some protesters are even taking things so far that they’re committing suicide, by setting themselves on fire.

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Big Movies Saturate Korean Cinemas Over Holiday, Damaging the Box Office

The outlook for South Korea’s film box office business is decidedly guarded. Over Chuseok holiday period, overall sales increased but business ended up being a zero-sum game. According to the Korean Film Council’s report, box office managed to sell almost 32% more tickets in September, compared to the same month a year ago. That’s partly […]

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