Posts Tagged ‘scriptwriters’

Drama Casting & News
Plagiarism gets Yawang writer ousted from scriptwriters association
by | October 23, 2013 | 62 Comments
Here’s an interesting story (or is it just interesting to me?) about the fate of the scriptwriter for Yawang, Lee Hee-myung, who has been accused of plagiarism and has now been kicked out of the Korean TV & Radio Writers Association as a direct result. This is actually the second time Yawang has been accused... More »


Drama Casting & News
Golden Time writer puts foot in mouth, insults cast
by | November 14, 2012 | 148 Comments
javabeans: So, did you read this news? *passes story along.* *waits for spit-take reaction.* girlfriday: *SPIT TAKE* javabeans: Because it’s crazy, right? To be the writer of a successful television drama (in this case, scriptwriter Choi Hee-ra of MBC’s medical series Golden Time), and then give an interview bashing all your stars and calling them... More »


Drama Casting & News
Thousand Day Promise writer Kim Soo-hyun tackles two dramas at once
by | October 4, 2011 | 19 Comments
Kim Soo-hyun‘s latest TV series, melodrama Thousand Day Promise, hasn’t even begun airing yet and already the star scriptwriter is taking on another project: Kim recently announced that she’s going to be taking a short break from Thousand Day Promise to pen the three-episode for CSTV, a general broadcast station run by Chosun Ilbo. I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter signs on for new drama
by | December 10, 2010 | 34 Comments
Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter Lee Jung-ah (also known as Lee Sun-mi) has contracted with production company Chorokbaem Media, the company behind hit series Chuno, Jumong, and High Kick, for whom she will be writing a new drama project. According to a Chorokbaem representative, they’re aiming for Lee Jung-ah’s new drama to come out sometime... More »


Drama Casting & News
Interview with Pasta’s scriptwriter
by | March 8, 2010 | 26 Comments
Here’s an interview with Seo Sook-hyang, who is the scriptwriter behind MBC’s drama Pasta. (The interview came out before last week’s two episodes aired.) With Pasta, Seo is now in her third miniseries, having previously written 2006′s Mr. Goodbye and 2008′s Lawyers of Korea, and has earned the designation of being “a writer of well-made... More »


Celebrity News
Profile on Hong Sisters writing duo
by | November 24, 2009 | 140 Comments
Scriptwriters Hong Mi-ran, Hong Jung-eun With SBS’s You’re Beautiful ending this week, I thought I’d like to take a look at the brains behind its wonderfully addicting appeal. I’ve compiled the information below from various interviews over the past few years and highlighted some of their statements about their past dramas. In case you’re unfamiliar,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun busy at work on her next film project
by | November 10, 2009 | 50 Comments
Actress-musician-director-screenwriter-artist-novelist Gu Hye-sun is currently engrossed in work on her next screenplay, as she explained at a “Good Downloader Supporters Day” event that took place on November 10 at Myungdong’s Lotte Avenuel. (She was described as looking very tired, but smiling.) A rep from her management company explained in an interview the following day that... More »


Drama Casting & News
Writer jumps from spy comedy to fusion historical
by | April 29, 2009 | 18 Comments
Who’s seen this movie? Is it as entertaining as it seems? (And do Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Haneul have fabulous chemistry like they do in my imagination (and the previews)?) In any case, the new action-spy rom-com Level 7 Civil Servant [7급 공무원], which also goes by the English title My Girlfriend is an Agent,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun’s cheerful caretaker
by | July 5, 2008 | 16 Comments
The debut directing project for actress Gu Hye-sun — currently starring in KBS’s Strongest Chil Woo — now has a name, thanks to CEO Jung Seung-hye of Morning [아침] film studio. Jung had suggested the title The Cheerful Caretaker [유쾌한 도우미], which Gu Hye-sun liked and has now adopted. The short film tackling the subject... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
From uljjang to actress to writer-director
by | June 1, 2008 | 20 Comments
Gu Hye Sun joins actors like Yoo Ji Tae in expanding her resume to film directing. Her debut project is the short film Gaze [시선], which starts filming on June 2 in Gangwon-do, and boasts a pretty large scale for this kind of work: approximately 50 crew members and name casting which includes sageuk actor... More »


Drama Casting & News
An actor to be grateful for
by | March 26, 2008 | 46 Comments
Obviously I love Kang Ji Hwan, but I didn’t have to add any superlatives to the following praise given by Hong Gil Dong‘s writing team, the Hong sisters. Normally I take these kinds of end-of-series interviews with a pinch of salt (because the comments are almost always going to be positive — who wants to... More »