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[INTERVIEW] Equal Table CEO strives to create bridge for refugees settling in Korea
Living in a foreign country can be tough, especially when one has been forced out of their own country amidst difficult circumstances, and must find a new place to call home as a refugee. To help refugees put down roots in Korea, Mun Jun-suk, the founder and CEO of social startup Equal Table, has been striving to step in and create bridges for refugees to integrate into Korea...
BTS' Jimin, Ha Sung-woon collaborate on song for tvN's 'Our Blues'
Jimin of BTS and singer Ha Sung-woon have collaborated on a song to be featured in the soundtrack of the star-studded new tvN series “Our Blues.” Nyam Nyam Entertainment, the label responsible for producing the series' soundtrack, announced Tuesday that the two have joined hands to release a new song, although its title has yet to be revealed.
Networks, film distributors enter NFT market
TV networks and film companies are dipping their feet into the non-fungible token (NFT) market, offering blockchain-based digital assets of their content. Broadcaster MBC signed a memorandum of understanding with a local digital entertainment company, Sandbox Network, on April 12 to join hands to expand their NFT and metaverse businesses.
'Pachinko' becomes local best-selling book
The novel “Pachinko” has become the best-selling book in Korea about four years after its release in the country, as its live-action adaptation on Apple TV+ has been gaining popularity.
President-elect's 'You Quiz' appearance divides viewers
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's scheduled appearance on the popular TV talk show, “You Quiz on the Block,” has divided its viewers, irking many for inviting the powerful politician onto the show. The show's network, tvN, announced recently that Yoon filmed the show with its hosts, Yoo Jae-suk and Jo Se-ho, on Wednesday and will feature in the upcoming episode to air on April ...
Seolhyun offers glimpse of her character in 'The Killer's Shopping List'
Actor and singer Kim Seol-hyun, who is also known as Seolhyun from K-pop girl group AOA, spoke about her role as police officer Do Ah-hee in tvN's upcoming series, “The Killer's Shopping List.” “I was drawn to the character of Do Ah-hee as she is a professional at her job and has the admirable objective of watching over the town and protecting her boyfriend Ahn Dae-seong,” Ki...
EXO's D.O., Lee Se-hee to co-star in new series
Actors Do Kyung-soo, who is also known as D.O. of K-pop boy group EXO, and Lee Se-hee, will be taking the lead in KBS' upcoming series, “Prosecutor Jin's Victory” (literal translation from Korean).
Park Min-young says 'Forecasting Love and Weather' was like hard assignment
Actress Park Min-young has referred to her recent romantic comedy series “Forecasting Love and Weather” as overcoming a difficult homework. “I wasn't in my best place mentally and physically before I took part in this work. So 'Forecasting Love and Weather' felt like a major assignment,” Park said during a recent interview with The Korea Times.
[INTERVIEW] Kim Se-jeong portrays different aspects of character in 'Business Proposal'
Kim Se-jeong, who rose to stardom as a member of K-pop girl group I.O.I after competing in Mnet's hit audition show “Produce 101,” has taken her first step in a romantic comedy with the recent SBS series “Business Proposal.”
Netflix-led media environment changes benefit K-content's popularity: scholars
Global streaming platforms, Netflix in particular, have sparked a new hallyu trend, appealing to a broader range of audience members, as evidenced by its smash-hit series, “Squid Game” and “All of Us Are Dead.” Park So-jeong, an assistant research professor of communication at Seoul National University, said the new media environment, led by Netflix, has reshaped the viewing ...
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