The two countries’ range of collaboration has evolved a lot from location and talent loans, such as Zhang Ziyi starring in 2001 Korean film “Musa the Warrior,” which was the earliest and most common way of co-production, to investment and special effects service.
Recent joint productions include CGI-heavy sports drama “Mr. Go,” a Korean film conceived with Chinese elements and involving Chinese investment, and Cj Entertainment-initiated Chinese hits “A Wedding Invitation” (pictured) and “20 Once Again” that are set in China, directed in Chinese either by Korean or Chinese directors and star Chinese talent.
Korean dramas and K-pop music are enjoying huge popularity in China and are affecting every part of its entertainment industry. Producers from both countries are keen to make the best use of the cultural wave. Almost all K-pop bands boast at least one Chinese member,