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[News] Korean IPR trade surplus of $1.8 billion 'largest ever'

"While demand for Korean cultural content such as music, dramas and webtoons remained robust, cultural and artistic copyrights achieved the largest surplus ever as overseas performances expanded after the coronavirus pandemic,"

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[Movie] On the Possibility of Nationalistic Occultism: 3.1 Movement and <EXHUMA:破墓>

Perhaps the most controversial movie of the year, "EXHUMA" stands on two delicate points. The "Asian universals" of goodness and shamanism and the "limitations of 100 years of time", which are the three dimensions of the soul's dispersion, collide in an interesting way.

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[ESSAY] How Will Short-Form Videos Impact Korean TV Drama Reception?

Short-form content also plays a crucial role in the popularity of dramas in the entertainment industry. Recently, the younger generation tends to consume TV dramas not only through global SVOD platforms such as Netflix, but also through short-form platforms such as TikTok, Reels, and Shorts.

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[Essay] Hallyu Drama About The Frustration And Dreams Of Ordinary People

Many Hallyu experts have already analyzed, "The background of the spread of Hallyu is directly related to the aspiration of the middle class, which is spreading all over the world. In fact, the middle class in 21st century Korea is the thickest and most robust in the world.

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[Column] Key Considerations for Success in the OTT Market: Investment, Distribution, and Survival Strategies

In the past, the South Korean film industry was vibrant, producing tens of millions of box office hits each year with active investment. However, the impact of COVID-19, coupled with a three-year period of disrupted production, investment, and exhibition, has hindered the film industry's recovery.

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[Column] Can IP Business Solve the Problems in the Content Industry?"

The production cost of a movie or drama series is getting higher and higher, while the profit margin of a streaming platform is very low. That is the nature of the platform business. The platform's monthly subscription....

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[Book| 한류외전] The Story Behind the Success of the Korean Wave

A critical turning point occurred with the release of Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" in 1993, marking a pivotal moment in Korea's cultural and industrial policy. Recognizing the film's substantial box office success—equivalent to the export revenue of 1.5 million Hyundai cars

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[Interview] Secrets Behind the Popularity of K-dramas and the Challenges They Face

The drama I mentioned earlier, "A Business Proposal," is based on a web novel and a webtoon. The use of content intellectual property, or IP, not only leads to the success of one work,

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[Event] Issues and Research Topics in the Field of K-Dramas

The Global Era of K-Dramas Amplified by the Impact of NetflixWhat have K-drama researchers ignored and shouldn't?Suggestions for Basic Research to Structure K-Drama Discussions Reporter | Sangmi Park & Vanessa Date | October, 2023 Yong-jin Won, Professor Emeritus of Sogang University The discussions surrounding the immensely popular Korean commodity, "K-drama,

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[Event] K-drama and Korean studies, similarities and differences

Professor Won said, "Coincidentally, thanks to the Korean Wave (Hallyu), there is a heightened interest in Korea's modernity, the encounter between Korea's modernity and tradition, and especially in everyday life through Hallyu-related research.