On September 24, The Hospital Club welcomed a number of important personalities from the Korean drama industry, as producers and executives from the major broadcasters came to attend a K-Drama Showcase – part of the KCCUK’s K-Drama Week. After a first session dedicated to explore collaboration opportunities between South Korea and the UK, which the […]

Every year, increasing volumes of high quality TV productions come out of South Korea. Those include of course television series, also called “dramas”. Until recently, their international distribution had been on local specialized cable channels (KBS World, Arirang TV, Mnet, TKC, MBC America), sometimes on national broadcast channels (notably in South East Asia) and of […]

Today, Monday 13 October, DramaFever will premiere its second coproduction project, Tomorrow’s Cantabile, based on the popular Japanese manga, on its VOD service in North America and Latin America. Its first venture was with Hwa & Dam Pictures for The Heirs, a 20-episode romantic drama series starring Lee Min-ho (Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter) and […]

The Hospital Club Soho 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ Thursday 25 September, 9:30-14:30   This event is a private showcase and reception of selected Korean Drama pitching and panel discussions with major Korean broadcasting companies (KBS, SBS, CJ E&M), indie producers (Goldenthumb Pictures) and writers (Kwon Eun-mi of Gapdong), as well as influential contributors […]

While it has been known for many months that My Love from Another Star was getting a Chinese remake, the interest of U.S. broadcast networks in Korean scripted TV series is confirmed once again with ABC optioning the script for a remake. Behind such move are, once again, Korean-American consultants, Sebastian Dong-hun Lee and David […]

We mentioned earlier the possibility of a Korean drama festival in London. Possibility became certainty today as the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) broke the news of a K-Drama Week to take place end of this month, from September 24 to 28, 2014. The event will kick off on September 24, at 6.30pm, with a […]

After six years of trying, Western markets finally started to open up. Turkey was the first of them. Fox Turkey picked up the format rights for popular drama I’m Sorry, I Love You from KBS and broadcast it in March 2013. Later that year, in October 2013, Turkey’s Show TV repeated the experience with King of Baking, Kim […]

The 21st and last episode of Jeon Ji-hyeon’s return to drama, My Love from Another Star, was broadcast on February 27 on SBS with a 29.6% audience share in the Seoul area. Although it never overcame the 30% threshold (29.9% at the 18th episode) on Korean television, the drama series has enjoyed an amazing success locally […]