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“Squid Game” star O Yeong-su will stand trial on charges of indecent assault after being accused of inappropriately touching a woman in 2017, a South Korean court said Thursday.

“I apologized because [the person] said she wouldn’t make a fuss about it but it doesn’t mean that I admit the charges,” he said.

Oh Yeong-su, the Korean actor who recently won a Golden Globe for his performance in hit series “Squid Game,” has been indicted on sexual misconduct charges. He was released without detention. Prosecutors in Suwon, near Seoul, revealed on Friday that they had charged Oh a day earlier. The 78-year-old Oh…

After enduring long-lasting COVID restrictions, many of the Korean executives attending the AFM this week will be making their first U.S. business trip in more than two years. In the time that they were away, the Korean entertainment scene has undergone a transformation. The changes have proved tricky for some…

South Korea’s the Fair Trade Commission said Monday that it has approved the merger between Tving and Seezn, two Korea-based video streaming platforms. The deal was proposed in July this year. “We have concluded that (the merger) will not limit competition in the market for the supply of content to…

There isn’t a typical co-production model when it comes to international drama, said panelists at Mipcom.   “I wish there was. That’s our struggle now: finding the model that would make everyone happy,” noted Fremantle’s Christian Vesper.   “It all starts with the passion of the writer or creator, who really wants to make…

The free concert by K-pop sensation BTS in Busan, Korea, was viewed by upwards of 49 million people on Saturday. The free-of-charge “BTS ‘Yet to Come’ in Busan” concert was held in support of Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo and represented an attempt to introduce the city…

Achieving a balance between artistic creativity and commercial appeal has been a key component of the success of the Korean film and TV industries, said senior executives at the Asin Contents & Film Market, held this week as part of the Busan International Film Festival. Leading U.S. producer Ted Hope…

“Avatar” producer Jon Landau, Charles Rivkin, chairman of the Motion Picture Association, and the MPA’s Asia regional chief Belinda Lui, were on hand Wednesday in South Korea to tread the red carpet at the Busan International Film Festival. It has been a struggle for Asian film festivals and rights markets…