The University of Hawai’i Academy for Creative Media and the Korean Film Council (YÃ…Ânghwa ChinhÃ…Âng WiwÃ…Ânhoe) 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 MÃ„Ânoa 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/.