Cannes Film Market: Korea’s Ma Dong-seok Flexes Muscles in ‘Champion’

Ma Dong-seok, the star of hits “Train to Busan” and “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds,” next stars in “Champion” a Korean sports comedy that will make its debut at the Cannes Film Market. The film is backed by Warner Bros. as part of its local film production incentive and will be released next […]

Ma Dong-seok, the star of hits “Train to Busan” and “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds,” next stars in “Champion” a Korean sports comedy that will make its debut at the Cannes Film Market. The film is backed by Warner Bros. as part of its local film production incentive and will be released next […]

AFM: Lee Chang-dong’s Haruki Murakami Adaptation ‘Burning’ set at Finecut

International sales rights to “Burning,” the new film by leading Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong, have been picked up by Finecut. The picture is an adaptation of “Barn Burning,” a short story by Japan’s Haruki Murakami (“Norwegian Wood”) that first appeared in The New Yorker. The story involves the encounter of two young men and a […]

International sales rights to “Burning,” the new film by leading Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong, have been picked up by Finecut. The picture is an adaptation of “Barn Burning,” a short story by Japan’s Haruki Murakami (“Norwegian Wood”) that first appeared in The New Yorker. The story involves the encounter of two young men and a […]

Busan: Hong Sang-soo Film Trio Set for U.S. Release

Specialty distributor, The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. rights to a trio of films by South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo. It acquired “The Day After,” “Claire’s Camera,” and “On the Beach at Night Alone,” which were represented by Finecut at Busan’s Asian Film Market. Cinema Guild aims to release them theatrically in 2018, most likely […]

Specialty distributor, The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. rights to a trio of films by South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo. It acquired “The Day After,” “Claire’s Camera,” and “On the Beach at Night Alone,” which were represented by Finecut at Busan’s Asian Film Market. Cinema Guild aims to release them theatrically in 2018, most likely […]

Busan Market Holds Firm, Expands Production Support Functions

Busan’s Asian Film Market, which opened for business yesterday, continued its transformation from film rights market to generalized — and sub-regional— commerce platform. It now also contains pitching, project funding, locations expo and virtual reality elements. Held, once again, within the cavernous halls of Bexco’s #2 exhibition hall, the market does not lack for space. […]

Busan’s Asian Film Market, which opened for business yesterday, continued its transformation from film rights market to generalized — and sub-regional— commerce platform. It now also contains pitching, project funding, locations expo and virtual reality elements. Held, once again, within the cavernous halls of Bexco’s #2 exhibition hall, the market does not lack for space. […]

Finecut Inks Sales Deals for Warner’s Korean ‘V.I.P.’

Currently riding high as the top film at the Korean box office, Warner Bros.’ third Korean-language production, “V.I.P.” is to get wider distribution. Sales agent Finecut has scored a series of sales deals in Asia. The film had been picked up by Klockworx for Japan, Neofilm for Hong Kong and Macau, Moviecloud for Taiwan, Viva… Read more »

Currently riding high as the top film at the Korean box office, Warner Bros.’ third Korean-language production, “V.I.P.” is to get wider distribution. Sales agent Finecut has scored a series of sales deals in Asia. The film had been picked up by Klockworx for Japan, Neofilm for Hong Kong and Macau, Moviecloud for Taiwan, Viva... Read more »

FilMart: Finecut Signs Sales Pact With Oh Jung-wan’s Bom Film

Finecut has struck a deal to handle international sales of film titles flowing from leading Korean indie producer Bom Film Productions. Set up in 1999 by producer Oh Jung-wan, one of the country’s first generation producers, Bom is best known for producing early films of Kim Jee-woon, Park Chan-wook, E J-yong and Hong Sang-soo. All now… Read more »

Finecut has struck a deal to handle international sales of film titles flowing from leading Korean indie producer Bom Film Productions. Set up in 1999 by producer Oh Jung-wan, one of the country’s first generation producers, Bom is best known for producing early films of Kim Jee-woon, Park Chan-wook, E J-yong and Hong Sang-soo. All now... Read more »

Finecut Picks Up Warner Bros.’ Korean Thriller ‘V.I.P.’

Leading South Korean sales company, Finecut has picked up Warner Bros.’ latest Korean-language movie production, “V.I.P.” Directed by Park Hoon-jung (“New World”), the crime thriller stars Jang Dong-gun (“My Way”,) Kim Myung-min (“Deranged”,) Park Hee-soon (“The Suspect”,) and Lee Jong-suk (“The Face Reader”.) “V.I.P.” is the story of a national intelligence agent, a detective, and… Read more »

Leading South Korean sales company, Finecut has picked up Warner Bros.’ latest Korean-language movie production, “V.I.P.” Directed by Park Hoon-jung (“New World”), the crime thriller stars Jang Dong-gun (“My Way”,) Kim Myung-min (“Deranged”,) Park Hee-soon (“The Suspect”,) and Lee Jong-suk (“The Face Reader”.) “V.I.P.” is the story of a national intelligence agent, a detective, and... Read more »