Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Online videos subject to review as of Oct. 29| Korea.net News: "Date: October 27, 2006
Beginning Oct. 29, Internet movie and video downloads will be reviewed and rated by the Korea Media Rating Board when new regulations concerning movies and videos go into effect, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said on Thursday (Oct. 26). "
U.S. Hallyu: Korean-American roles become more visible in Hollywood | Korea.net News
Kim Duk-soo reinvents tradition| Korea.net News: "Date: October 30, 2006
“Hallyu,” or the Korean wave that has swept Asia, has been serving as a driving force in Korean pop culture _ dramas, songs and films _ in recent years.

Do you know, however, that there is a man who has pioneered the true meaning of hallyu, successfully adapting the spirit of Korean tradition to the flavor of international pop music? "
Over 80 Korean films to be shown at American Film Market | Korea.net News: "Date: October 31, 2006
Most Korean films released this year, including Lee Joon-ik's 'Radio Star' and Kim Ki-duk's 'Time,' will be entered in the American Film Market this week in an effort to find foreign buyers, the market's website said Monday (Oct. 30). "
'StarCraft' quarterfinals to kick off | Korea.net News
Kids become 'digital natives'| Korea.net News: "
Date: October 30, 2006
In Korea, “digital natives” are sprouting up at a fast pace to help cement the nation's global status as a high-tech pacesetter full of technology gurus. "
INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "Korea, France sign deal for film co-productions

October 28, 2006 ㅡ South Korea signed its first-ever film co-production with France yesterday, paving the way for their film industries to advance into each other's markets and enjoy the same status as domestic movies.
Culture and Tourism Minister Kim Myung-gon and his French counterpart Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres inked the Film Co-production Accord in Seoul. The agreement centers on a barrier-removing policy that will recognize films co-produced between the two countries as domestic ones. "
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Half Korean Lands Lead in New ABC Drama "
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Ads Pit Jeon Ji-hyun Against Lee Hyo-lee

TV Spot Pitches Korea's Sexiest Against Each Other
Top Korean stars Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Hyo-lee are pitted against each other in single combat in the new commercials for the Samsung Anycall mobile phones."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Click Fraud Sets Back Internet Advertising
There had been over 134 million cases of so-called click fraud until the end of the third quarter this year, it has emerged. Click fraud makes use of the practice whereby online advertisers pay per click on their ads, by generating scores of “fake clicks” and then getting a commission from advertisers."
Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "Daum Shares Soar on ‘Google Effect’ "
Ghost writers : Arts & Entertainment : Home: "Ghost writers" [Satirical short piece on "shocking" spy news in the meida.]