Showbox, a film investment and distrib company set up earlier this year, officially kicked off business Oct. 15 with a ceremony at the Megabox Theater in Seoul.
Mi Hui Kim
The Korean film industry, led by the Korean Film Commission (Kofic), is working to save the local art film industry, fueled by a sense of urgency after several critically praised movies flopped in…
A steamy love story about a senior citizen couple in their 70s has produced a new round of controversy over South Korea's film rating system.
Despite grim forecasts that the current boom in the Korean film sector cannot last, the local movies' market share in the first half hit 46.1% in Seoul, proving that the industry's success thus far…
The Korea Broadcasting Commission plans to raise the cap on foreign investment in cable operators and program providers from 33% to 49%.
Cheating husbands, vengeful wives and "bad" single women are dominating primetime TV in Korea as once-traditional family dramas now tell tales of highly romanticized extramarital affairs. And while…
Recently rising as one of the most active film markets in Asia, Korea has had just two key players in the distribution sector, Cinema Service and CJ Entertainment, with Korea Pictures a distant third…
A low-budget movie about a 7-year-old city boy who must live with his 77-year-old deaf and mute grandmother in a remote country town is taking Korea by storm, overtaking both "E.T. The…
When a movie called "Dream of Warrior" was about to debut last year, there was no small amount hype: the film was Korea's first major attempt at the sci-fi genre, it cost a then-record breaking $3.2…
After posting an all-time high 50% market share last year, Korean films have hit a rut, barely making it into the top 10 at the box office during the last few weeks.
Columbia TriStar will invest up to $10 million in a Korean pic to be produced by Hanmac Films and directed by Woo-seok Kang, helmer of recent box office hit "Public Enemy."