Services, VFX and VoD all expanded, while rights sales slipped
KOFIC had been without a full time leader for nearly nine months.
BUSAN — After hosting short-term teaching sessions for ten years, the Busan Film Commission is to give a permanent home to the Asian Film Academy. Oh Seok-geun, director of the Busan Film Commission…
South Korea has seen a dramatic increase in the number of IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) subscribers in the past six years, but the lack of cooperation between the players and transparency of…
HONG KONG — South Korea has selected “Sea Fog” (aka ‘Haemoo’) as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film, directed by Shim Sung-bo, is a largely sea-borne tale of human…
Deal reflects existing swell of cross-border Korean-Chinese film-making
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has relocated from the South Korean capital Seoul to Busan, the southern port city that is also home to Asia's biggest film festival.
HONG KONG — "Juvenile Offender," a tough mother and son drama featuring a youngster released from a correctional facility, has been selected to represent South Korea in the foreign-language category…
Business will be booming at Busan -- at least, going by the healthy numbers of companies headed to Asian Film Market, it will.
Going global is practically a mandatory slogan for industry insiders in South Korea.