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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Sat, October 8, 2022 | 06:13
[INTERVIEW] Kwon Sang-woo, Lim Se-mi portray comical yet relatable reality in 'X in Crisis'
Local streaming platform Wavve's recent comedy series “X in Crisis” garnered popularity by touching on the relatable lives of people living through tough economic struggles these days with sitcom-style humor. “'X in Crisis' didn't have the plot structure that we have normally seen in most series,” actor Kwon Sang-woo, who plays the lead, said during a recent interview with Th...
[INTERVIEW] KOCCA helps link K-content creators to investors
In the fast-paced, rapidly evolving content industry, Korean content, from music and TV dramas to webcomics and fashion, has been growing its presence in the global market more than ever. And as the country's content business has pushed for new horizons, the role of the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a state-run organization under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and T...
[INTERVIEW] Singaporean producers help create stunning visual scenes for 'Little Women'
Korean dramas have been increasingly spotlighted by international audiences and the entertainment industry, with many of the programs becoming hugely successful, such as Netflix's biggest hit, “Squid Game,” last year. More and more Korean series are expanding their reach to overseas audiences, and their production is increasingly utilizing global locations as their stage to m...
Jung Ryeo-won to attend London, San Diego film festivals with 'The Woman in the White Car'
Actress Jung Ryeo-won will be attending this year's BFI London Film Festival and San Diego International Film Festival with her latest film “The Woman in the White Car.” The actress' agency, H& Entertainment, said that the thriller, in which Jung is the lead, has been invited to two international film festivals. Jung will attend the screening of the film at the 66th edition o...
Monsta X's Kihyun to make solo comeback
Kihyun of K-pop boy group Monsta X will be picking up his solo act, dropping his new mini-album “YOUTH,” this month. The singer's agency, Starship Entertainment, announced that he will release the mini-album on Oct. 24, unveiling a teaser poster for the album. Earlier this year, Kihyun made his solo debut seven years after beginning his music career with the group, rolling ou...
[INTERVIEW] Jung Il-woo satisfied with his versatile character in 'Good Job'
For actor Jung Il-woo, his recent role as a detective-cum-CEO in ENA's comedy detective series, “Good Job,” was an opportunity to explore his creative freedom. “I feel like I did everything I've wanted to do with this series,” the actor told The Korea Times in a recent interview at a cafe in central Seoul. “'Good Job' had such a unique concept and gave me a chance to play the...
Astro to globally release first film highlighting its concert
K-pop boy group Astro's first movie, “STARGAZER: ASTROSCOPE,” about the group's recent concert, will be released soon around the world, starting in Korea in October. The new film will document the group's third concert series, which was held in Seoul on May 28 and 29. It was Astro's first concert in almost four years since the last one in 2018.
'The Zone: Survival Mission' producers create large-scale disaster survival show
Disney+'s Korean original variety show “The Zone: Survival Mission” garnered high anticipation from fans even before its premiere, as it brings together the producers of the hit show, “Running Man,” and its cast members, Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Kwang-soo. The large-scale survival show invites three players ― Yoo, Lee, and Kwon Yu-ri ― to a fictional world consumed in a pandemic, ...
Netflix's new genre-bending series, 'Glitch,' to tell story of friendship, trust
Netflix's upcoming sci-fi thriller series, “Glitch,” will follow the story of a special friendship between two women with trust as the keyword, the director said. “The important part (of the series) is faith. From the early stages of production, it has been the series' keyword,” the series' director, Roh Deok, said during a press conference for the series, held at a theater i...
Popular short films get adapted for cinema, streaming series
A string of well-received short films are getting picked up and adapted for film and streaming series. Tving's upcoming original series “Bargain,” scheduled to hit its streaming service in October, is based on the short film of the same name which came out in 2015.
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