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Korean family-themed films reach global audience
Jan 27, 2014
Eight Korean family-themed movies are now available across more than 110 countries in eight languages, including simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian an...


Foreign stars on the rise
Jan 24, 2014
Not that long ago, one could only see a few foreigners in Korean movies or TV shows. Now, however, befitting the modernized world created by economic development and glob...


Film archive selects top 3 films of the past century
Jan 22, 2014
The concept of film is presumed to have been first introduced to Korea in 1901. It was American photographer and traveler Burton Holmes (1870-1958) who first brought a mo...


‘Korean producers tap into Broadway’: New York Times
Jan 07, 2014
The New York Times, the U.S. newspaper of record, published an article about the development of Korea’s and Asia’s musical and theater industry, “Korean Cash Takes Broadw...

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Animated 3D film ‘The Nut Job’ hits North America
Jan 03, 2014
A Korean-made animated 3D film will soon reach movie-lovers across North America. “The Nut Job” is a Korea-Canada joint production on which the animation studio Redrover,...


Korean moviegoers set new record
Dec 23, 2013
The number of moviegoers in Korea exceeded 200 million for the first time in 2013. By midnight on December 18, the number of tickets sold stood at 204,009,513, the Korean...


Nah Youn-sun to jazz up Seoul for four days
Dec 19, 2013
“At the upcoming Seoul concerts I’d like to spin a yarn of all the experiences I’ve gone through over the years.” So said jazz star Nah Youn-sun, whose deep and alluring ...


G-Dragon becomes global style icon
Dec 19, 2013
Exchanging Twitter messages with Pharrell Williams about the next album; having fashion houses such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent desperately waiting for their garment...


Drawing a new world
Dec 13, 2013
Comic book artist Kim Jung-gi ( creates amazingly complicated worlds, satiated with the most intricate and delicate of details. His tool, however, is a s...


Werther’s heartbreaking story revived on Korean stage
Dec 06, 2013
The story of the pitiful Werther and his unrequited love has been revived as a musical on the Korean stage. The well-known heartbreaking story about his pure, passionate ...