Master Class on the Korean Film Industry

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i Acad­e­my for Cre­ative Media and the Kore­an Film Coun­cil (Yŏnghwa ChinhÅ­ng Wiwŏnhoe) will present a spe­cial mas­ter class on the Kore­an film indus­try Fri­day, August 31, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. in Craw­ford Hall 115 on the UH Mānoa cam­pus. The event is open to all.

The pro­gram will fea­ture Jonathan H. Kim, the pro­duc­er of Silmi­do and the forth­com­ing Vir­gin Snow; Jooick Lee, the CEO of Boram Enter­tain­ment, Inc., and pro­duc­er of Sev­en Swords; and Denise Hwang, Kore­an Film Coun­cil Inter­na­tion­al Depart­ment Manager.

Kim and Lee are among the men­tors for the sec­ond inter­na­tion­al Filmmaker’s Devel­op­ment Lab being con­duct­ed in Hawai’i from August 26 to Sep­tem­ber 2 under the spon­sor­ship of the Kore­an Film Coun­cil, the Acad­e­my for Cre­ative Media, the Inde­pen­dent Film Project in New York, and the Cen­ter for Asian Amer­i­can Media in San Francisco.

Five emerg­ing film­mak­ers of Kore­an descent were select­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the lab on the basis of scripts sub­mit­ted through an inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tion. They are matched with men­tors drawn from the film indus­try in Korea and the Unit­ed States and spend a week in one-on-one ses­sions devel­op­ing their scripts. They will present their projects to pro­duc­ers, financiers, and pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies at the Inde­pen­dent Fea­ture Film Mar­ket in New York in Sep­tem­ber and at the Pusan Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val in October.

For more infor­ma­tion about the Filmmaker’s Devel­op­ment Lab, vis­it the Acad­e­my for Cre­ative Media Web site: http://www.hawaii.edu/acm/.