INTERVIEW Actor Ji Sung

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Ji Sung

Do not become too alarmed by the close-up shots of actor Ji Sung. He has had make-up put on to create chapped lips and dark circles under his eyes for the role of a Kim Su-ro who is currently sick in bed in MBC TV series "Kim Su-ro." But even if we met with Ji Sung on a different day, it seems unlikely we would have been able to see him bright and ...

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PHOTO Director, cast of "Man from Nowhere" screening

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

director Lee Jeong-bum

From left, director Lee Jeong-bum, child actor Kim Sae-ron and actor Won Bin pose during a photo session of a press screening for film "The Man From Nowhere" held at a CJ CGV multiplex in Seoul, South Korea on July 27, 2010

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INTERVIEW Korean actress Kang Sora

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

actress Kang SoraMy

Interview with actress Kang SoraMy name is Kang Sora. I was born on February 18, 1990. I was born early in the year so according to the Lunar calendar, I am a year older, which makes it easier for me to become friends with people born in 1989 but a bit weird to have people born in 1990 call me unni [older sister in Korean], so it's a bit difficult....

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Song Hye-kyo ponders new film by Lee Jung-hyang

Jul 27 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Song Hye-kyo

Korean actress Song Hye-kyo may be returning to the big screen through a new film by director Lee Jung-hyang, best-known for 2002 hit pic "The Way Home." "She is considering appearing in director Lee Jung-hyang's new film but it has not been finalized," an official at Song's agency Eden 9 Entertainment told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Tue...

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PHOTO Ji Jin-hee, Han Hyo-joo appointed ambassadors for Population and Housing Census

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Ji Jin-hee and actress Han Hyo-joo

From left, actor Ji Jin-hee and actress Han Hyo-joo, named honorary ambassadors of this year's Population and Housing Census, pose at the appointment ceremony held at the Press Center in Seoul, South Korea on July 26, 2010

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Ku Hye-sun's first feature pic "Magic" invited to JIMFF

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Ku Hye-sun

Korean actress Ku Hye-sun will be presenting her first feature film "Magic" at the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) next month, according to her agency YG Entertainment (YG) on Monday.YG announced in a press release that actress-turned-director has been invited to show her film at JIMFF, to be held in the city of Jecheon in N...

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"Inception" bows into Korean box office at No. 1

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Inception

Hollywood action film "Inception" successfully bowed into the Korean box office at No. 1 over the weekend, taking the top spot from Korean thriller "Moss." The Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) revealed on Monday that "Inception," which premiered in local theaters on July 21, brought in 796,854 moviegoers during the weekend of July 23 to 25. The cri...

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"Bread, Love and Dreams" stays at No. 1 for fourth week

Jul 26 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bread Love Dreams

KBS drama "Bread, Love and Dreams" remained the most-watched television show in the country last week, hanging onto the No. 1 spot on viewership ratings charts for the fourth consecutive week. Figures by TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) and AGB Nielsen Media Research revealed that the series brought in ratings of 38.4 percent and 37.6 pe...

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NAFF hands It Project award to James Leong "Camera"

Jul 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

NAFF hands

The third edition of the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), the industry program of Asia's largest genre film fest Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), wrapped up Thursday, presenting the top Puchon Award for the It Project market to "Camera" by Singaporean filmmaker James Leong.The one million dollar production, about a surv...

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Korean filmmakers see need for global audience

Jul 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Korean filmmakers see global audience

The Korean film industry is increasingly recognizing the need for big screen productions to be targeted toward the global audience as a way of helping the currently struggling industry revive and keep alive the "Hallyu," or Korean Wave.At a forum titled "Solution for the Improvement of Korean Film Industry - In Matters of Investment and Distributio...

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Park Jae-beom dances back into spotlight at "Hype Nation"

Jul 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

ParkJae-beom

Korean singer Park Jae-beom danced his way back into the spotlight yesterday, making his first public appearance since being infamously ousted from popular boy band 2PM last September. All eyes were on the Korean-American entertainer as he showed up, accompanied by his co-stars, crew and director, at the press conference for film "Hype Nation 3D," ...

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PHOTO "Hype Nation" cast attend press conference

Jul 23 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Hype Nation

From left, Dennis Oh, T-ae, Park Jae-beom speak during a press conference for film "Hype Nation 3D" on the movie's set located in the city of Namyangju, South Korea on July 22, 2010

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Shin Hye-sung featured in a TV special in Japan

Jul 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

ShinHye-sung

Korean singer Shin Hye-sung is being featured in a special television program in Japan, which premiered last week and is set to run until December. According to a press release by PR firm The J Story, Japan's DATV is running a five-month long TV special on the singer titled "Music Factory Special." "Starting July 12, Shin Hye-sung's feature program..

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Lee Dong-gun appointed celebrity military officer

Jul 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Dong-gun

Korean actor Lee Dong-gun, who entered the military last month as part of fulfilling the country's mandatory army duties, will be working as a celebrity military officer for the remainder of his serving period.According to Korea's Defense Media Agency on Friday, the actor was recently assigned to the PR department in the agency after receiving five...

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Lee Young-ae confirmed to be 4 months pregnant

Jul 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

LeeYoung

Actress Lee Young-ae's agency has confirmed that the heroine of smash hit TV series "Jewel in the Palace" is four months pregnant."It is true that she is pregnant and we were going to inform the press at an adequate time because this is when a pregnant woman is most cautious but it seems like the news has gone out through her father," Lee Ju-yeol, ...

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"Bread, Love and Dreams" still cooking up high ratings

Jul 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bread, Love

KBS TV series "Bread, Love and Dreams" remained the most-watched drama in the country this week, even cooking up the highest viewership ratings the show has ever seen since its premier early last month. Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Friday indicated that "Bread," sitting atop TV ratings chart for the seventh consecutiv...

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PiFan draws eyes to Swiss art and design

Jul 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

PiFan draws

Swiss art and design have been garnering much attention from the Korean audience for the past few days through a special event introduced in Korea for the first time ever at the 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. PiFan has picked up a program on Swiss fantasy art under the title of "Swiss Design in Hollywood," as this year's topic

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Chae Rim in talks to star in Chinese TV series

Jul 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Chae Rim

Korean actress Chae Rim is high likely to play the female lead in an upcoming Chinese TV series tentatively titled "Jie Zi Tui."According to Chae's agency Sidus HQ on Thursday, the actress is currently in the final stage of negotiations to star in the drama, set to air on CCTV (China Central Television) at the end of this year. The 31-year-old actr...

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Jung Woo-sung to advertise Guinness Beer

Jul 22 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Jung Woo-sung

Korean actor Jung Woo-sung will be lending his starpower to advertise Guinness beers, which produces world-famous dry stout beers. This is the first time that the Irish beermaker has hired an Asian star to promote the brand, perhaps in a bid to seize Korea's alcoholic drinks market. Jung will be filming television commercials and get involved in va...m

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