China, South Korean City to Collaborate on Films, TV Dramas

Chinese and Jeonju film and media industry bodies will form a joint committee to look for co-production projects.

SEOUL -- The South Korean city of Jeonju will work closely with Chinese film and media industry bodies to set up joint movie and TV drama ventures, the Jeonju metropolitan government announced Tuesday.

Jeonju, best known for hosting Korea's largest indie film event, the Jeonju International Film Festival, said it would create a joint production committee with the China Film Producers' Association (CFPA).

Details of the cooperation will be finalized during next year's Jeonju Film Festival, which is slated to run May 1-9.

The Jeonju Film Commission, the Jeonju IT&CT Industry Promotion Agency (JTIC), the Jeonju International Film Festival organizing committee, China Film Producers' Association, Chinese TV network CCTV6 and other Chinese film bodies will take part.

The committee will help bring together Korean content and technology with China's fast-growing film market and funding. The two sides are expecting to cooperate from pre-production to post-production.