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Korean ‘Snow’ falls to Click Stars in U.S.

Deal arranged by ShowEast at Pusan

Talent agent and concert promoter Click Stars has snapped up all U.S. rights to “April Snow,” the Korean meller with Asian superstar Bae Yong-joon that has grossed $21 million in Japan in three weeks.

Deal, finalized at the Pusan Film Festival, which wraps Friday, was arranged by pic’s financier and international sales rep ShowEast.

Click Stars had previously bought theatrical and TV rights to the pic for Hawaii only. But anticipating the response among Asian-Americans, it returned for the full U.S. theatrical and home entertainment package. Low-to mid-six-figure deal excludes Canada.

Click Stars is controlled by Korean-American Seo Won-joon and promotes Korean-language acts including the Maya and Yoon Do Hyun Band. Theatrical distribution will be handled by Rob Fried Films, with the Hawaii release set for late November.

Universal’s Japanese arm acquired “Snow” in February for $7 million, demonstrating the enormous strength of Japanese interest in Korean culture.

Chinese outfit Zonbo Media has rights to “April Snow” for mainland China in a flat fee deal. Pic will be released in November through distributor Huayi.

Meanwhile, Tokyo-based management company IMX, which reps Bae in Japan, has picked up Japanese rights to Pusan competition film “The Shoe Fairy” from Hong Kong seller Focus Films.

Pic is tyro Taiwanese director Robin Lee Yunchan’s adult fairy tale about a crippled girl who collects shoes. Cast includes Vivian Hsu and Duncan Lai. It was produced by Three Dots Entertainment, headed by Michelle Yeh.

As an event promoter, IMX was recently involved in UIP’s Japanese release of “April Snow.”

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