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Korea’s Blue Dragon Award Nominees Announced

Five nominees for the best picture of the Blue Dragon Film Awards given to innovative Korean films of the year were unveiled today. The nominees are "The Man from Nowhere," "Moss," "Secret Union," "A Taoist Wizard" and "Housemaid."

9ers Adds ‘Miss Conspirator’ to Slate

9ers Entertainment, a Seoul-based sales company, added "Miss Conspirator," an action-crime comedy starring actress Ko Hyun-jung (“Woman on the Beach”) to its slate. The new title about a woman tangled in a drug delivery will be invested and distributed by N.E.W., and produced by Dorothy Films ("Epitaph").

KOFIC Chairman Resigns After Only 14 Months

Cho Hee-mun, the chairman of the Korea Film Council, was forced to resign from his post because of a violation of public organization management, a spokesman from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Monday.

Korean Films Take Bigger Share for October, but down for the Year

Korean films took 60.4% market share in October, according to a report by the Korean Film Council, but overall audience numbers dropped by 3.86 million admissions from 11.67 million in September to 7.8 million last month.

‘Shotgun Love’ to Load in Seoul

"Shotgun Love," a co-production between Seoul-based WE Pictures and Vancouver-based Seoul Sisters, will be shot in Seoul.

‘Shotgun Love’ to Load in Seoul

"Shotgun Love," a co-production between Seoul-based WE Pictures and Vancouver-based Seoul Sisters, will be shot in Seoul.

Kristin Davis Visits Seoul

Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York on HBO’s "Sex and the City" and the subsequent movies, was in Seoul last week for the opening of the Chaum Center, a beauty-healthcare clinic in an upscale neighborhood in southern Seoul.

‘Poetry’ Rings Korea’s Grand Bell with Multiple Wins

"Poetry," a film by helmer Lee Chang-dong, won the Best Picture at the 47th Grand Bell Award held Friday evening in Seoul, also picking up trophies for Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.

KOFIC Moves to Attract Japanese Producers

The Korean Film Council announced a plan to introduce a 20% cash rebate incentive, which will start as early as next year, to promote Korea as a shooting location for Japanese producers, the Council and Seoul Film Commission said.

One Region, Different Worlds

Management agencies should familiarize themselves with the differences in film production systems when working with cast members from different countries, an industry professional at UNIJAPAN’s “Asia Casting Forum” said Tuesday.

‘Ghost’ Remake to Debut at TIFFCOM

The Japanese-remake of the 1990 hit Ghost will screen publicly for the first time on Wednesday at TIFFCOM, a chance to show the potential for re-makes of U.S. films for the Asian marketplace and to encourage investment in productions in the region.

TPG a Hot Ticket for Global Crowd

Varied genres and a team of unlikely pairs sum up this year’s Tokyo Project Gathering, a project market at TIFFCOM to help producers and directors find funds and production partners.