Darcy Paquet

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    Foreign sales begin to dominate thinking for Korean producers


    The most widely-publicised change has been increasedemphasis on casting stars with name recognition in Asia but the new-found focus on overseas salesis also affecting the kind of films getting made.

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    Top Korean exhibitors to digitise cinema chains


    Two of South Korea's top exhibition companies, Megabox Cineplex and CGV, have announced the completedigitalisation of their entire chain of cinemas. Market leader CGV, owned and operated by local distributor CJ Entertainment,has unveiled plans to install digital projectors for all 266 screens of its32-venue network by early January 2006. The ...

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    Grain, Unforgiven take top awards at Pusan


    Chinese-Korean co-productionGrain In Ear and Korean independent film The Unforgiven dominatedthe awards at the tenth edition of the Pusan International Film Festival (Oct6-14).

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    Korean star power on parade at glitzy Pusan opening


    The 10th edition of Asia's leading film showcase and industry event, the Pusan InternationalFilm Festival (PIFF), kicked off on Thursday with a glitzy opening thathighlighted South Korea's emergence as the new star factory of Asia.

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    Dongmakgol chosen as South Korea's Oscar entry


    South Korea has selected blockbuster hit Welcome ToDongmakgol as its submission to the best foreign-language film category ofthe 78th Academy Awards.

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    iHQ launches new Korean sales agency


    iHQ, an up-and-coming Korean companythat has diversified from talent management to film production and investment,has launched a new international sales division under Catherine Park, formerlyof CJ Entertainment.

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    Pusan unveils tenth anniversary festival line-up


    The Pusan International Film Festivalwill present a record 307 films to celebrate its tenth edition, which runs fromOctober 6-14 in South Korea.

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    Northern relations boost southern box office in Korea


    Korea's top grossing films amass such high numbers ofadmissions by reaching out beyond the young demographic to pull in olderviewers, who rarely visit the theater. In this sense, films based on suchtimely issues as North-South relations have a built in advantage in beingeasily picked up and discussed in the mainstream ...

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    Cineclick announces global sales deal with Korea Pictures


    "We are happy to establish a stronger relationshipwith Cineclick Asia, not only in terms of foreign sales but more in finding theoptimum partner for our overseas operations," said Jae-young Kim, the newCEO of Korea Pictures.

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    Pusan project market shortlists 27 Asian features


    Asia's highest-profile project market, the PusanPromotion Plan (PPP), has unveiled a record 27 projects that will be introducedto potential co-producers and financiers at the upcoming Pusan InternationalFilm Festival.

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    Lady Vengeance smashes Korean box office records


    Park Chan-wook'sVenice-bound Sympathy For Lady Vengeance has notched the highestgrossing opening weekend in South Korean history, narrowly beating out lastyear's record-breaking Tae Guk Gi.

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    Puchon festival wraps under shadow of industry boycott


    Programmer Zeong Cho-sin, who alsofulfilled the duties of festival director, told the audience he had learned the"aesthetics of suffering and the philosophy of solitude" afterholding the festival under a widely-observed boycott called by the KoreanAssociation of Film Art & Industry and other interest groups in April.

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    Cinema Service founder Kang steps down as CEO


    South Korean distributorCinema Service has announced thatVice President Kim In-soo will take over as thecompany'snew CEO/President.

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    Empress Chung set for historic Korean release


    Empress Chung, an animated feature based on a Korean folk tale, isset to become the first ever film to receive a simultaneous release in Northand South Korea.The $6m North-South Korean co-production will bere-dubbed into Pyongyang dialect by famous local actors and released into sixtheaters in North Korea on August 15.The ...

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    Asian film commissions move to draw more US shoots


    The Asian Film CommissionsNetwork (AFCNet) is gearing up for a push to draw more Hollywood productions tothe region.

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    Oldboy director joins CJ's digital slate


    Korean major CJ Entertainment is teaming withmerchandising and licensing company Barunson to finance eight upcoming projectsby star directors, including Oldboy's Park Chan-wook.

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    Korean producers ready string of big budget hopefuls


    Korean audienceshave always had a complicated relationship with big-budget local movies.

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    Korean film giants merge international sales divisions


    The development will see all of the two companies'current and library titles represented by an expanded sales team operatingunder the CJ name. The merger iseffective as of June 1, and the new team will make its market debut at thePusan and AFM markets in the autumn.

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