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Finecut closes sales on 'House Of The Disappeared'

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Finecut closes sales on 'House Of The Disappeared'
Sales agent also announces deals on One Step, The Age Of Shadows, The Wailing and Operation Chromite.

South Korean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of deals from the European Film Market (Efm) and Hong Kong Filmart led by Yunjin Kim-starrer House Of The Disappeared pre-selling to major Asian territories including Japan (New Select) and the Philippines (Viva Communications).

Other titles that Finecut has closed sales on include One Step, The Age Of Shadows, The Wailing, Operation Chromite, The Net, Misbehavior and The World Of Us.

Lim Dae-woong’s mystery thriller House Of The Disappeared, which also stars K-pop group 2Pm member Ok Taec-yeon, also pre-sold to Taiwan (Long Shong International), Vietnam (Red Pictures) and Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei (mm2 Entertainment). The film is still in post-production with a local release set for April 5.

Directed by Juhn Jai-hong (Poongsan, Beautiful), music drama One Step starring K-pop group 2NE1 member Sandara Park locked deals to Thiland
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Missiles May Shoot Down Korea-China Love Affair

The love-in between the Chinese and Korean film and TV industries that has fueled dozens of remakes and the inclusion of a token K-pop idol in multiple Chinese shows, may be taking a time an enforced relationship break. Once again, international politics and nationalistic tendencies appear to be pouring cold water on a cultural industry romance.

A growing number of Korean producer sources have told Variety that their Chinese partners have received written notices from China’s Film Bureau, warning that any Korean-Chinese films produced this way would not be approved.

Others are reporting that Korean stars will not be allowed to appear in Chinese films and series.

Local TV stations in Guangdong province have been told by China’s media regulator that they will no longer receive approval for shows that include Korean pop stars, according to a report in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post.

Multiple sources
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Hk FilMart: Finecut Tunes in to Sandara Park Music Drama ‘One Step’

Hk FilMart: Finecut Tunes in to Sandara Park Music Drama ‘One Step’
Leading Korean indie sales company Finecut has picked up rights to “One Step,” a music drama starring top K-pop girl band 2NE1’s member Sandara Park, TV veteran Han Jae-seok, and rising indie actor Cho Dong-in, who is managed by Finecut’s own talent management wing.

Currently in post-production, the new Juhn Jai-hong film sees a girl who lost her memory and hears sounds in colors after a car accident, a composer and a rock guitarist who offer to help find her past by completing the song that she hears in her dream.

As a former Kim Ki-duk protégé, Juhn directed a stellar Kim-produced debut feature “Beautiful,” which premiered in Panorama at Berlin in 2008. His follow-up, “Poongsan” was also written and produced by Kim. “Step” is Juhn’s second film without Kim’s touch, following 2014’s “Gifted.”

Produced and presented by McC Entertainment, a production house better known for its
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Finecut picks up music drama 'One Step'

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Finecut picks up music drama 'One Step'
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has picked up music-themed drama One Step, starring K-pop singer Sandara Park, Han Jae-seok and Cho Dong-in.

Juhn Jaihong, whose credits include Poongsan and Beautiful, is directing the film with Kim Sujin (The Great Queen Seondoek) as music director.

Park, a member of K-pop band 2NE1, plays a woman who has lost her memories and suffers from synesthesia following a car accident. While dreaming, she hears a song which could be the key to her forgotten past.

Han plays a composer who offers to help her identify the song she is hearing, while Cho plays a rock guitarist who is secretly in love with her.

Park’s previous acting roles include 2015 web drama Dr Ian, for which she won best actress at the first KWeb Festival. Han is a TV actor who gained popularity through hit shows including All About Love and Taiwanese production Amor De Tapapaca. Cho won best
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Justin Bieber: Hooking Up With Korean Pop Singers While On Tour?

Looks like Justin is a big fan of K-Pop! After finishing his concert in Seoul, South Korea on Oct. 10, the Biebs partied with a group of Korean celebs and got very cozy with a couple female singers! So is Justin trying to keep his mind off of Selena Gomez while on tour in Asia?

Justin Bieber has been traveling to the far reaches of the world on his “Believe” tour, most recently making stops in Asia. And while in South Korea on Oct. 10, he appeared to make a bunch of new friends — and even flirt with a couple Korean pop singers in particular.

Justin Bieber Kisses K-Pop Singers

In a picture snapped by Korean-American jeweler Ben Baller, Justin is getting very close to Sandara Park, a member of the Korean pop girl group 2NE1, and even kissing her on the cheek!

“Last night in the VIP room with Justin & Dara #heartbreaker,
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K-Pop Gives American Pop A Run For Its Money

K-Pop Gives American Pop A Run For Its Money
The Associated Press, Teresa Cerojano

Manila, Philippines — How did Seoul become Asia's capital of cool?

Even here in the Philippines, once an undisputed bastion of American pop and Hollywood movies, South Korean pop music, soap operas and fashion are now all the rage.

"I want the same brown, but slightly blonde color, as Sandara's hair," says 22-year-old hotel worker Kins Wu, referring to girl band singer Sandara Park as she sifts through color samples at a Manila branch of a Korean hair salon.

The phenomenon, known as "Hallyu" in Korean, took off around the start of the millennium with TV soap operas that became huge hits with Asians of all ages. Then came K-pop music, with its flashy choreographed dance moves, now imitated by teenagers from Beijing to Bangkok.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ranks the overseas success of "K-pop" among his country's top achievements, and the government operates a
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