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Sat, December 3, 2022 | 01:08
Disney focuses on Asian content in showcase
SINGAPORE - The Walt Disney Company showed it is increasingly focusing on content creation and distribution in the Asia Pacific region during a two-day showcase in Singapore from Wednesday to Thursday. The company unveiled at the event, which drew 400 people from the international press and media industry, the upcoming lineups of its major studios, as well as Disney+ original...
Jung Hae-in on his first sci-fi series with Disney+, 'Connect'
SINGAPORE - Actor Jung Hae-in offered a peek into his role as an immortal human in the first sci-fi genre series in his career, Disney+ original series “Connect.” “This is the first sci-fi project I've taken part in and there were more computer graphic-made scenes than I expected. I came to realize how impressive those actors in the Marvel superhero projects that have a lot o...
Disney+ unveils upcoming Korean originals, 'Soundtrack #2,' BTS' new docu-series and more
SINGAPORE - Disney+ announced a list of upcoming Korean original series, from the sequels of its hit series to documentaries of K-pop stars BTS and Super Junior, during Disney Content Showcase APAC 2022 held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Wednesday. The second season of three originals - the romantic series “Soundtrack #2,” the thriller suspense series “Shadow detective 2,...
[INTERVIEW] Kim Young-kwang satisfied with his psychotic killer role in 'Somebody'
Actor Kim Young-kwang has spent most of his career as a heartthrob, starring in romantic comedies like the 2018 film “On Your Wedding Day” and the 2021 series “Hello, Me!” But with Netflix's latest Korean original series “Somebody,” the actor steps out of his comfort zone to broaden his repertoire, playing a psychotic serial killer.
[INTERVIEW] Startup helps organizations win funding for ASEAN projects
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Korea have a long history of cooperation, which was strengthened by the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF). Since its establishment in 1990, the fund has been utilized for Korea to provide technological, economic and human resource development and people-to-people exchanges to the 10 ASEAN member states - Brunei, Cambodi...
IVE notches Best Female Group at MMA 2022
K-pop group IVE has bagged four awards, including the highest honor for girl groups, at this year's Melon Music Awards (MMA), a music award organized by Kakao Entertainment. The six-piece girl band won Best Female Group, beating out strong contenders like (G)I-DLE, aespa, BLACKPINK and NewJeans, during the ceremony held Saturday at Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro District, Seoul.
Korea Times Translation Awards open doors for aspiring literary translators
Aspiring translators said that the Modern Korean Literature Translation Awards, hosted by The Korea Times, have become a stepping stone for their literary translation dreams. The Korea Times held the award ceremony for the 53rd edition of the contest, sponsored by KB Financial Group, at the Korea Press Center in central Seoul, Thursday. Gene Png, who won the highest honor, th...
[INTERVIEW] Park Ji-hoon, Choi Hyun-wook share how 'Weak Hero Class 1' became turning point
Actors Park Ji-hoon and Choi Hyun-wook, the lead characters of Wavve's new original series, “Weak Hero Class 1,” have said that taking part in this recent series has been a life-changing experience. Based on the webcomic of the same name, the teen action series revolves around a smart, model high schooler, Si-eun (Park), who devotes his time to studying rather than socializin...
Choi Min-sik shares glimpse of his role in Disney+ series 'Big Bet'
Veteran actor Choi Min-sik, who won global acclaim for his performance in the films, “Oldboy,” and “Lady Vengeance,” is set to star in his first series in about 25 years with Disney+'s new Korean original series, “Big Bet.”
Eric Nam successfully wraps up world tour with Seoul concert
Korean-American singer Eric Nam successfully held a concert in Seoul on Sunday, ending his eight-month-long “There And Back Again” world tour with his second album of the same name. This was the first concert the solo artist held in the country since “I COLOR U” in 2019.
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