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United Asia Management to hold a ‘talent meeting’ at the 16th ‘Busan International Film Festival’

The United Asia Management has announced that they will be attending the 16th ‘Busan International Film Festival’ (BIFF) to establish Korea’s first ‘talent meeting’.

The BIFF will be holding a press conference at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul to provide details on their new annual talent meeting event.  Artists under the six agencies included in the United Asia Management (SM, YG, JYP, Star J, AM, Key East) will receive the opportunity to meet with directors and producers for a casting opportunity at the ‘talent meeting’.

The United Asia Management previously expressed plans of using each other’s resources to advance the entire entertainment industry of Korea, and they seem to be doing just that.  Aside from ‘talent meetings’, the giant will also be throwing networking parties to allow natural communication to flow between artists and major officials in the film industries across Asia.




Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

by VITALSIGN @ allkpop

Idol groups to judge new show, ‘Cover Dance Festival K-POP Roadshow 40120′

A total of eight idol groups will be judging the qualifying rounds of MBC‘s ‘Cover Dance Festival K-POP Roadshow 40120′, which will take place in various parts of the world.

The show will cover five continents and ten countries, including Russia, Brazil, the U.S., Japan, and Spain. ’40120′ refers to 4,0120 km, which is the distance the idols will travel to experience K-Pop dance covers as judges on the show. The idol groups participating in the show include KARA, 2PM, miss A, SHINee, B2ST, MBLAQ, f(x), and T-ara.

MBC announced, “This show will fall into a new genre, ‘Entertainment Documentary’, which is a combination of a variety show and a documentary detailing the idol groups’ hands-on experience with the popularity and the reality of K-Pop”.


B1A4 Mini Album Tracklist Released

After a successful debut, rookie boy group B1A4 is set to make a comeback with their upcoming mini album titled, it B1A4. Building up the anticipation, they have released a series of teaser photos including leader Jinyoung, Baro, CNU and Sandeul. Now with only with one member (Gongchan) to go, the tracklist for their 2nd mini album has been revealed.

Consisting of 5 songs, this mini album includes songs that the members have participated in themselves, from writing the lyrics to the creation of the song. In addition to that, Oneway‘s Chance lent a helping hand in creating of one of the tracks, My Love.


Ludacris Invited to Visit YG Entertainment

American hip hop musician Ludacris, who will be making his way to Korea for the very first time on September 19, has revealed that he’s been invited to visit and meet up with officials from YG Entertainment. Ludacris previously expressed his interest in the K-Pop market and praised YG Entertainment’s level of influence and musical power in an interview.

Officials of the label thanked Ludacris as one of the most world renowned traditional hip hop musicians for taking interest in their music. Ludacris’s hopes of earning an opportunity to work with the label just might come true through this unique meeting between the two giants.

YG Entertainment has been taking steps towards marketing their music outside of Korea lately, especially with the establishment of “YGEX” with Avex Entertainment and working with Will.I.Am. Adding Ludacris to the list, this only means more exciting things to come for fans of the label!

Source: soompi

By : bigbangupdates.com

G-Dragon Voted “#1 Best Rich Idol” by Other K-Pop Idols

Big Bang’s G-Dragon was chosen as the #1 ‘idol that makes a lot of money’.

On MBC’s Everyone “Weekly Idol” broadcast on the 10th, the results of a survey titled, “Powerful money force! Rich idols BEST10“, will be revealed.

For this study 90 idols that are currently active were directly involved in the survey and were asked to reveal their most honest answers.

In this survey, the #1 idol picked was Big Bang’s G-Dragon. A lot of idols said, “G-Dragon has the most royalties (copyright fees)“, MBLAQ’s G.O was cited saying one of the reasons was, “He is the one icon.“, showing praise in his words.

In addition to G-Dragon, BoA, Kara, beast’s Yong Junhyung, SNSD’s Yoona, IU, etc were ranked as well.

Source: nate
Translation: Sammi@ibigbang

By : bigbangupdates.com

G-Dragon Voted “#1 Best Rich Idol” by Other K-Pop Idols

Wan Deuk becomes no. 1 keyword search in portal sites

The movie Wan Deuk, which held its production report conference on the 6th at 11:00 a.m at a CGV in Gangnam, Seoul, became one of the hot keyword searches in various portal sites.

The appearance of actor Kim Yoon Seok and Yoo Ah In, who became popular in KBS 2TV’s Sungkyunkwan Scandal, are getting many viewers excited. Yoo Ah In is creating a stir by appearing as a rebellious teenager that is contrary to his usual weak image.

The production crew said that the movie will be a big hit. The movie Wan Deuk will premiere in October.

Source: TvReport

ilnungcha @ korea.com

Yang Hyun Suk wanted a G-Dragon, Taeyang and Jay Park unit?

Yang Hyun Suk revealed that there were once plans for a Big Bang + Jay Park unit.

On SBS‘s ‘One Night of TV Entertainment’ that aired on the 7th, two of the judges from SBS’s ‘KPOP STAR’, YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyun Suk and JYP Entertainment’s J.Y. Park, came together as guests on the show.

Yang Hyun Suk astounded the viewers by saying, “This is the first time I’ve revealed this secret, but during the beginning stages of Big Bang, we were thinking about having a separate G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Jay Park unit“. He further explained, “But in the end, separate teams were formed due to their busy schedules, and they weren’t combined“.

J.Y. Park also talked about what it was like to engage with Yang Hyun Suk on a program stating, “In addition to liking him as a person, I think that he is a producer who has a good sense for things and is better than me in certain areas, so collaborating with hyung is quite enjoyable for me“.