Drama Casting & News
MBC’s Dong Yi also halts filiming
by | September 2, 2010 | 29 Comments

Historical drama Dong Yi is the second show whose filming has been interrupted by the union strike over unpaid crew and cast wages, following Gloria.

On September 3, union representatives went to the set to talk to the cast of Dong Yi, who agreed to refrain from participating in shoots that day, and filming subsequently halted.

The actors and crew members involved are part of the Korean Broadcasting, Film, Performing Artists Labor Union. At the center of the issue are the wages that remain unpaid as of July 31 in dramas that come outside production companies. Initially thirteen shows were involved, but with KBS and SBS coming to settlement agreements with the union, only MBC remains with four of its outsourced series.

This throws Dong Yi into a tough spot, as it is late in its run and has been enjoying the #1 ratings spot on Mondays and Tuesdays for months. Furthermore, Dong Yi already reportedly received its scripts late, so it has no time to spare.

Both Dong Yi and Gloria are negotiating to settle the problem, so I’m betting we can expect filming to resume pretty quickly; I can’t see MBC letting this drag on and endangering their shows.

Via Star News


29 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. O.O



    omo im going crazyy T.T

    • 1.1 Balletbabe

      I know, this one historic drama I actually enjoy watching because the characters especially the king get to show a different of themselves 🙁 how everything is worked out soon for everyone envolved in this mess!!! I also think Geum ah is just adorable (^^)

      • 1.1.1 Balletbabe

        Typo: I meant show a different side of their characters from the typical historic dramas

      • 1.1.2 yeeee

        Oh same here! I love the show! Particularly the part where the King interacts with Dong Yi and their adorable and bright child, Geum ah~

        MBC, u guys better solve the problem soon. Also, don’t drag the storyline any further, 50 episodes would just fit. 🙂

  2. leenie

    Omg MBC just get your act together. None of this would have happened if they had just paid on time, I mean duh you can’t expect unpaid crew and actors to continue working for you.

  3. zamy

    Oh >.<
    I hope there aren't too many dramas affected.

    They need to sort these issues out D8<

  4. lixin64

    All these articles about union representatives going to sets to talk to cast members about not participating in shoots…I was under the impression when the strike was announced that the actors involved already knew about it and agreed to it previously? Is that not the case, or are some of them maybe not part of the union?

  5. cille

    oh darn it! i hope MBC finds a solution soon because i REALLY like dong yi. it’s my favourite amongst the mon-tues dramas.

  6. Alexis

    PLEASE DON’T DO THAT, DON’T DO THAT to everybody’s favorite drama “Dong Yi”, you know!

    IF you do, I am sure that everybody will be sad and disappointed about this situation, mm. Feel me?

    I hope so. (Tsk Tsk Tsk, repesentatives)

  7. Quirky21

    Oh sheesh.

    Please, Repesentatives, you’all will try their best to solve this problem till it will away & this drama Dong Yi are STILL making everyone so addicting, oh yeah. (nods)

    (claps) FIGHTING & take their time.

  8. Jen Y.

    NUHHHHH I wanna see the ending …

  9. EJ

    Aw man, besides I Am Legend, this is the only show I watch and have been addicted to in a long time. I look forward to mondays and tuesdays now because of Dong Yi. They had better fix this issue, and fast, because Dong Yi was just about to get really good again…

  10. 10 elisa

    NOOOOOOO. we can’t let giant overtake ahhhhh!!! NONONONONONONO.

  11. 11 diy

    noooo, i need a dose of dong yi twice a week!!!

  12. 12 all4movies

    No worries Dong Yi, I will stand by you and wait until you’re up again.


  13. 13 NONO

    NO……please pay them….they deserve every penny…this is the best film of the year and maybe ever for Korean dramas…I believe this is my number 1 Korean drama….I seriously watched it over and over and over…please give them all awards for this drama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 14 Plucky

    I sure hope this strike doesn’t escalate into the level of the 2007 WGA Strike where shows where interrupted, delayed, prematurely shortened, postponed, and we poor viewers had to resort to painfully watching reruns and worse, reruns of reruns. *Groans* I need my Dong Yi fix every week. 🙁

  15. 15 Carinne

    In this case, PK reruns can slide into DY’s time slot to see how ratings score.

  16. 16 anon

    Does Sungkyunkwan S. compete in this timeslot

  17. 17 C

    NOOOOOO! I love Dong Yi!

  18. 18 jeane654

    nooooo….dong yi! ive been watching this since march…but ..why????why this show??

    btw….jb…filming …not filiming..

  19. 19 Mia

    Oh no, this is not good. I feel bad for the actors/actress. Hopefully, all parties will come to a settlement soon.
    I read somewhere that Playful Kiss also gets into this strike mess.

  20. 20 ethel

    i love dong yi ,will wait till she returns, to the end, ethel

  21. 21 sora

    haha i just realized u spelled filming as filiming… maybe there’s a pun lolol

  22. 22 Lilian

    I just want to finish watching Dong Yi. It’s not easy to keep viewers interested after so many episodes so I would say it’s a good drama! Please continue…

  23. 23 marini

    dong yi is very good

  24. 24 darling

    i like so much…love the story….hehehehe

  25. 25 darling

    wish more story like this……

  26. 26 ane shirli

    i wish to have som romantic pictueres of dong yi.is it possible?!!1please

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