Darcy's Articles in Screen International

     In July 2001, I began working as a Korean correspondent for Screen International, a film trade magazine based in London. Apart from their weekly print edition, Screen International also maintains a daily news service about international film through their website at http://www.screendaily.com.

     The following is a list of the bigger articles that appeared in Screen International, for those who have access to libraries that carry the magazine (in Seoul, this would be the Korean Film Council's library and I think the British Cultural Center). Below is another list of articles that have appeared online at Screendaily.com, however since August 2003 this has been a pay service restricted to subscribers only. Subscribers can find a complete list of the articles I have written by logging into the site and doing an advanced search by author.

Articles in Screen International weekly magazine

Issue #1520 (Oct 22-27, 2005), "CJ Entertainment at 10: Seoul sensation," p.21

Issue #1517 (Sep 23 - October 5, 2005), PIFF 2005 Festival Focus
"Pusan opens a window on Asia," p.15
"The Films: Coming attractions," p.17
"Pusan Promotion Plan: PPP makes a date with top Asian suiters," p.21
"The Korean Market: Films on the go move a step closer," p.22
"Shooting in Pusan: From temples to cityscapes," p.23
"Box office: Seoul sees 2005 downturn," p.24

Issue #1514 (Sep 9-15, 2005), "Techno revolution could see Big Three become six," p.23

Issue #1508 (Jul 15-28, 2005), "Women find cold comfort in summer horror trend," p.31.

Issue #1503 (Jun 3-9, 2005), "Korean poll signals top 50 power shift," p.27

Issue #1500 (May 6-12, 2005), "Cannes Special: South Korea," (pullout section)
"A growing presence on the global stage," p.1
"Production: Foreign correspondence," p.2
"Distribution: A matter of import," p.6
"Box Office: Volatile viewers," p.8
"New Films: Hot off the reel," p.10
"Talent Spot: Hotshots to watch," p.12
"Sellers: A great Korea in film," p.14
"Buyers: Seoul searching in Cannes," p.16

Issue #1499 (Apr 29-May 5, 2005), "Korean cinema gains strength from diversity," p.27

Issue #1497 (Apr 15-21, 2005), "Cultural war reaches entente cordiale," p.6.

Issue #1492 (Mar 11-17, 2005), "Korea not yet ready to ditch restrictions," p.27.

Issue #1488 (Feb 11-17, 2005), "Honorary Golden Bear: Im Kwon-taek," p.13.

Issue #1484 (Jan 14-20, 2005), "Talent Watch: Park Chul-soo," p.12

Issue #1482 (Dec 22, 2004-Jan 6, 2005), "Year in Review: South Korea," p.20.

Issue #1481 (Dec 17-21, 2004), "Film Restoration: South Korea," p.20.

Issue #1479 (Dec 3-9, 2004), "Exhibition Focus: Modern Cinema Excellence (South Korea)," p.40.

Issue #1472 (Oct 15-21, 2004), "International Locations: US producers mapping out fresh Korea path," p.4

Issue #1470 (Oct 1-7, 2004), "Pusan International Film Festival: From Asia minor to major league," p.17-18
"Pusan Promotion Plan: The Tomorrow People," p.18
"South Korea: Location Shooting," p.19

Issue #1467 (Sep 10-16, 2004), "International star systems: South Korea," p.17

Issue #1462 (Jul 30-Aug 12, 2004), "Screen Wars: A spat in Korea," p. 5

Issue #1457 (Jun 18-24, 2004), "Digital trickle may become a flood in South Korea," p.22

Cannes 2004 Special Issue: South Korea (distributed at the festival): "A Promising Korea Ahead," p.51
"Ever-increasing circles," p.52
"Film companies diversify in bid for financial security," p.56
"The faces of Korea's film future," p.62
"The film-makers to know," p.63

Issue #1445 (Mar 19-25, 2004), "Digital Projection: Korea's digital dash," p.16

Issue #1438 (Jan 30-Feb 5, 2004), "Well-made in Korea," p. 4

Issue #1427 (Oct 31-Nov 6, 2003), "Leading South Korean film-makers launch low-budget collective," p.6
"Talent Watch, E J-yong: Dressed for Success," p.12

Issue #1426 (Oct 24-30, 2003), "Pusan: Lights, camera and action in South Korea," p.24

Issue #1422 (Sep 26-Oct 2, 2003), "What's new Pusan cat?", p.10
Festival Focus: Pusan, "The crossroads of Asia," p. 14
The Co-Production Market: "Made in Asia," p. 14
Analysis: Remakes, "Korea's double take," p. 15
Case Study: Marrying the Mafia, p. 16

Issue #1419 (Sep 5-11, 2003), "South Korean producers tap into novel source," p.5

Issue #1416 (Aug 15-21, 2003), "Case Study: Invisible Light," p.14

Issue #1412 (Jul 11-17, 2003), "Taewon jilts Cinema Service," p.2

Issue #1410 (Jun 27-Jul 3, 2003), "Focus: South Korea"
(updated version of first 5 articles published in 2003 Cannes Special Issue), p. 8-13

Issue #1409 (Jun 20-26, 2003), "South Korean officials push to terminate quota system," p.2
"Box Office: Triumph of the Two Sisters," p.27

Issue #1408 (Jun 13-19, 2003), "Production Focus: Korea takes rational route," p.13
"Case Study: Legend of the Evil Lake," p.14
"Close Up: Jonathan Kim, producer," p.14
"Production Listings, South Korea," p.15

Issue #1406 (May 30-Jun 5, 2003), "Korean energy group to pump $10m into new film fund," p.4

Cannes 2003 Special Issue: South Korea (distributed at the festival): "Wanted: Experienced Film Investors," p.30
"The Morning After," (on film investment), p.32
"Genre Jumpers," p.34
"A Friend in High Places," (on box-office for 2003), p.36
"Korea Moves," (on distribution), p.36
"VIP Lounge," p.38
"Talent Scouting," p.42

Issue #1400 (Apr 11-17, 2003), "Case Study: My Right To Ravage Myself," p.11
"Close Up: Jeon Soo-il," p.11

Issue #1399 (Apr 4-10, 2003), "Show East pursues ideal of truly independent filmmaking," p.5

Issue #1397 (Mar 21-27, 2003), "S Korean distribs play tough before merger," p.4

Issue #1394 (Feb 28-Mar 6, 2003), "World Box Office 2002: South Korea," p.19

Issue #1390 (Jan 31-Feb 6, 2003), "Production Focus: The South Korean comedown," p.25
"Production Listings, South Korea," p.28
"Box Office: Zhang Yimou's Hero triumphs in South Korea," p.39

Issue #1387 (Jan 10-16, 2003), "CJ, Cinema Service to Merge," p.2
"Korea admissions soar," p.6
"Bond shakes and stirs Korea," p.52

Issue #1380 (Nov 8-14, 2002), "Pusan Festival Focus: Pusan's ambition pays off," p.19

Issue #1378 (Oct 25-31, 2002), "CJ Entertainment launches pilot US multiplex," p.8

Issue #1375 (Oct 4-10, 2002), "Case Study: The Coast Guard," p.17

Issue #1374 (Sep 27-Oct 3, 2002), "Village Roadshow exits Korea," p.4
"Production Focus: Mismatched budgets test investor patience," p.14
"Production listings, South Korea," p. 17
"Box Office: Korean holiday boosts Glory of Our Family," p.27

Issue #1372 (Sep 13-19, 2002), "Exhibition cash pours into Korea," p.1

Issue #1371 (Sep 6-12, 2002), "Korea Redux," (Toronto 2002), p.22

Issue #1367 (Aug 9-15, 2002), "Q&A: Hah Seong-gun, KTB Entertainment," p.7

Issue #1362 (Jul 5-11, 2002), "Production Focus: Korean cinema fit for a fight," p.13
"Production listings, South Korea," p.15
"Close Up: Kwak Kyung-taek," p.14
"Box-Office: Spirited Opening for Japanese Animation in Seoul," p.23

Issue #1359 (Jun 14-20, 2002), "Case Study: Volcano High," p.20

Cannes Special Issue: South Korea (distributed at the festival): "Alternative Futures"
"Close Up: Hong Sang-soo"
"Close Up: Park Chan-wook"
"Territory Focus: Glittering Korea"
"New Buyers: Showbox"

Issue #1357 (May 17-23, 2002), "Rich List: South Korea," p.22

Issue #1355 (May 3-9, 2002), "Case Study: Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance," p.15

Issue #1353 (Apr 19-25, 2002), "Close Up: Kim Ki-duk," p.14

Issue #1352 (Apr 12-18, 2002), "Case Study: My Beautiful Girl Mari," p.15

Issue #1349 (Mar 22-28, 2002), "Korea Gets Competitive," (new distributors) p.1

Issue #1348 (Mar 15-21, 2002), "CJ Ent flotation success fails to spark Korean IPO explosion," p.4
"World Box-Office 2001: South Korea," p.10

Issue #1347 (Mar 8-14, 2002), "Production Focus: Korean film-makers race ahead," p.19
"Case Study: 2009 Lost Memories," p.20
"Production Listings, South Korea," p.21

Issue #1335 (Nov 30-Dec 6, 2002), "Close Up: Jeong Jae-eun," p.27

Issue #1333 (Nov 16-22, 2002), (article on the exhibition market)

Issue #1332 (Nov 9-15, 2002), "CJ Entertainment set to acquire Tube in South Korean shake-up," p.5

Issue #1331 (Nov 2-8, 2002), "Korean surfers in the mood for investing in film on-line," p.3
"The A-teams," (consolidation in film studios) p.11
"South Korea Fact File," p. 12-13

Issue #1330 (Oct 26-Nov 1, 2002), "Production Focus: Korea enjoys biggest boom since 1960s," p.18
"South Korea Production Listings," p.20

Articles on the Screendaily.com website

Foreign sales begin to dominate thinking for Korean producers (November 1, 2005)
Top Korean exhibitors to digitise cinema chains (October 25, 2005)
Grain, Unforgiven take top awards at Pusan (October 15, 2005)
Korean star power on parade at glitzy Pusan opening (October 7, 2005)
Dongmakgol chosen as South Korea's Oscar entry (September 15, 2005)
iHQ launches new Korean sales agency (September 14, 2005)
Pusan unveils tenth anniversary festival line-up (September 6, 2005)
Northern relations boost southern box office in Korea (August 26, 2005)
Cineclick announces global sales deal with Korea Pictures (August 23, 2005)
Pusan project market shortlists 27 Asian features (August 18, 2005)
Lady Vengeance smashes Korean box office records (August 2, 2005)
Puchon festival wraps under shadow of industry boycott (July 24, 2005)
Cinema Service founder Kang steps down as CEO (July 22, 2005)
Empress Chung set for historic Korean release (July 14, 2005)
Asian film commissions move to draw more US shoots (June 28, 2005)
Korea braced for Puchon punch up (June 21, 2005)
Oldboy director joins CJ's digital slate (June 15, 2005)
Pusan festival unveils expansion plans (June 8, 2005)
Korean producers ready string of big budget hopefuls (June 6, 2005)
Korean film giants merge international sales divisions (June 6, 2005)
Hadida acquires remake rights to Korean horror hit (June 5, 2005)
Korean Film Council names new chairperson (June 1, 2005)
Korean industry abuzz as top production houses set to merge (May 20, 2005)
Positive response for Korea's Antarctic Journal at Jeonju (May 11, 2005)
Hewitt's Love grips South Korea (May 4, 2005)
Chinese Peacock struts off with Udine prize (May 1, 2005)
Ousted Puchon director launches rival festival (April 18, 2005)
Infernal Affairs' Lau to direct major pan-Asian feature (April 12, 2005)
Monster movie scores $4.7m pre-sale to Japan (March 30, 2005)
April Snow set to engulf Asia (March 22, 2005)
Spring offers hope for Korean box office (February 22, 2005)
Korean film industry mourns Lee Eun-ju (February 22, 2005)
Top Korean distributor drops assassination drama (January 28, 2005)
Puchon Film Festival loses second artistic director (January 26, 2005)
Korea's Kim Ki-duk shoots The Bow (January 14, 2005)
Korean film enjoys bumper box office harvest in 2004 (January 12, 2005)
Don Kim named as Universal Pictures Korea chief (January 11, 2005)
Controversy sparked by exit of Puchon Film Festival director (January 5, 2005)
2004: All eyes on South Korean cinema (December 24, 2004)
Top Korean director in talks to sign with CAA (November 29, 2004)
Korean Brother raises $1.8m from online investors (November 26, 2004)
Korean talent looks to international break-out (November 25, 2004)
Charming Girl wins top Pusan prize (October 17, 2004)
Pan-Asian network to promote location shooting (October 13, 2004)
Korea's film investors assess future options (October 13, 2004)
PPP shares top prizes between Butter and Help (October 11, 2004)
Phillippe linked to Korea-set thriller Expats (October 11, 2004)
Pusan kicks off with massive outdoor 2046 screening (, 2004)
Korea's 'star directors' aim to shoot to thrill (October 6, 2004)
Korea resolves foreign Oscar controversy (October 6, 2004)
Re-edited 2046 to open Pusan Festival (September 13, 2004)
Pusan project market shortlists 23 Asian features (August 30, 2004)
Exhibition deal to boost arthouse films in South Korea (August 27, 2004)
Korean exhibitor to become producer and distributor (August 19, 2004)
Korean majors finalise separation (August 11, 2004)
Korea's Kim Jee-woon unveils 'action noir' feature (August 6, 2004)
Hou Hsiao-hsien named Asian Filmmaker of the Year (August 4, 2004)
Top Korean directors launch production outfit (July 27, 2004)
Arahan dominates at Puchon Fantastic festival (July 25, 2004)
Japan's Amuse Soft pays record sum for Secrets (July 22, 2004)
Horror summer for Korean cinema (July 14, 2004)
Korea unveils international co-production fund (July 7, 2004)
Film director Lee replaced as Korean culture minister (June 30, 2004)
PiFan unveils 8th festival line-up (June 23, 2004)
South Korean film-makers stunned by quota reversal (June 13, 2004)
Spring, Summer surprise winner at Korean awards (June 6, 2004)
Cineclick ties up Kim Ki-duk financing (May 20, 2004)
Optimum takes Tube's Aachi for UK (May 19, 2004)
Monster sales for Film Transit's Metallica (May 19, 2004)
Shochiku engineers Casshern sales (May 18, 2004)
Korea pledges $33m for digital cinema push (May 17, 2004)
Tokyo festival to launch market (May 17, 2004)
Film-makers vie to remake Japanese Love (May 14, 2004)
Korean distributor unveils debut production slate (May 13, 2004)
Cinema Service strikes Arahan deals (May 12, 2004)
Japanese play with Ouija Board (May 12, 2004)
South Korea damns Breillat's Hell (May 11, 2004)
Silence reigns at Jeonju (May 5, 2004)
Korea launches real time box office tracking service (April 16, 2004)
CJ plays it both ways in South Korea (April 14, 2004)
South Korea mulls substantial film tax breaks (March 31, 2004)
Korean cinema surges on back of Taegukgi, Silmido (March 12, 2004)
New distributor launches in South Korea (March 10, 2004)
Cinema Service opens shop in Japan (March 10, 2004)
Asian film commissions join forces to attract shoots (February 20, 2004)
Korea looks to crowded spring release schedule (February 17, 2004)
Korean war epic is multiple record-breaker (February 11, 2004)
Korean industry stunned as top production houses merge (January 28, 2004)
South Korean cinema scores record market share (January 27, 2004)
Spirit of Bruce Lee conquers Korean box office (January 21, 2004)
Cinema Service splits from Plenus parent (January 16, 2004)
Samaria set for Berlin competition (January 15, 2004)
South Korean blockbuster smashes local records (January 9, 2004)
Korea's CJ Entertainment names new CEO (December 1, 2003)
South Korean quota system wins temporary reprieve (November 24, 2003)
South Korean censors kill Bill's roll out plans (November 7, 2003)
Kim Ki-duk starts Samaria shoot (November 6, 2003)
South Korean production update (November 3, 2003)
Pressure piles up on Korean quota system (October 31, 2003)
Sports marketeer bankrolls Korean car racing feature (October 30, 2003)
9-hour Chinese documentary wins Japanese festival (October 20, 2003)
Iran, Taiwan take top Pusan prizes (October 10, 2003)
Maturing Pusan experiences growing pains(October 8, 2003)
Scandal erupts at South Korean box office(October 7, 2003)
Green Planet dominates Pusan Critics Awards(September 30, 2003)
South Korea fully opens up to Japanese film(September 17, 2003)
Korean pair crank up Cannes targeted films (September 9, 2003)
Kurosawa's Doppelganger to open Pusan (September 3, 2003)
Pusan evolves into full Asian film market (August 29, 2003)
New film studio launches in South Korea (August 27, 2003)
Pusan unveils New Currents jury (August 26, 2003)
Korean summer box office heats up (July 25, 2003)
Puchon kicks off with Wonderful Days (July 11, 2003)
Korea's Taewon and Cinema Service may end partnership (July 8, 2003)
Korean multiplex breaks single-day ticket sales record (July 4, 2003)
South Korea, France re-open co-production treaty talks (June 19, 2003)
Korean horror breaks local opening record (June 17, 2003)
Korean film-makers rage against quota threat (June 13, 2003)
Fantastic line-up for Korea's Puchon festival (June 12, 2003)
Plenus plans merger with Korea's online game giant, NetMarble (June 1, 2003)
Korean energy conglomerate enters film funding (May 25, 2003)
France's MK2 boards Korea's Hong Sang-soo project (May 9, 2003)
Korean Memories Of Murder holds off X2 (May 7, 2003)
Iranian Exam wins Jeonju Int'l Film Fest (May 7, 2003)
Korean mega-merger cancelled (April 7, 2003)
Korea's Good Fellas targets Vietnam for multiplex growth (April 4, 2003)
New film investment, distribution company launched in South Korea (March 31, 2003)
World premiere of If You Were Me to open Korea's Jeonju fest (March 24, 2003)
Distributors jockey for position as Korean majors merge (March 18, 2003)
Film-maker appointed as South Korea's Minister of Culture (March 11, 2003)
Columbia TriStar starts shooting first South Korean production (March 5, 2003)
South Korean cinema risks becoming a victim of its own success (February 18, 2003)
South Korean comedy attracts record admissions (February 14, 2003)
New movie giant emerges in Asia (January 29, 2003)
South Korean exhibitors enjoy robust health (January 17, 2003)
Korea's A-Line to re-launch as independent (January 9, 2003)
Mega-merger set to rock South Korean film industry (January 7, 2003)
Korean cinema admissions break 100m for first time in 29 years (January 7, 2003)
Bomb threat escalates for Korea's CJ Entertainment (January 2, 2003)
Three new Korean films maintain strong local market share (November 27, 2002)
Jealousy, Passion share top honours at Pusan (November 25, 2002)
Asia gets multi-purpose market after Korea's BIFCOM-PPP merge (November 20, 2002)
Pusan's PPP shows way into Asian film (November 15, 2002)
Asian Film Industry Network to be launched at Pusan film festival (November 12, 2002)
Pusan film critics announce annual awards (November 11, 2002)
Jackie Chan suits up for hit in Korea (November 7, 2002)
South Korea's MP Entertainment launches ambitious film production fund (October 30, 2002)
South Korean cinema boosts local market share (October 24, 2002)
South Korea adds to list of foreign-language Oscar submissions (October 23, 2002)
Pusan Int'l film festival unveils 7th edition line-up (October 17, 2002)
Cinema Service boosts investment in Korean film industry (October 3, 2002)
Korean box office hit may be the last of the blockbusters (October 1, 2002)
Village Roadshow unloads 50% interest in leading Korean exhibitor (September 22, 2002)
Loews leads South Korean exhibition push (September 10, 2002)
Six Korean directors to create human rights omnibus (September 6, 2002)
Korean films surprise again but studio titles hold their own at BO (September 3, 2002)
Korean cinemas exceeding local quota requirements (August 2, 2002)
Cinema Service set to join Korean exhibition giants (July 25, 2002)
South Korean film banned from screening in home territory (July 24, 2002)
Korean films keep up record pace set in first half of 2002 (July 17, 2002)
Korean films take 46% local market share in first half of 2002 (July 11, 2002)
PiFan festival unveils fantastic line-up (June 14, 2002)
Korean comedy scores during World Cup fever (June 12, 2002)
Korea's Beautiful Mari wins Annecy animation festival (June 10, 2002)
One Day Out wins top prize at South Korean shorts festival (June 3, 2002)
Korean Film Commission appoints chairman and new staff (May 29, 2002)
The Way Home wins Korea's top Grand Bell award (May 28, 2002)
Shaolin Soccer scores in South Korea (May 22, 2002)
Korea's Cinema Service plans own studio and multiplex circuit (April 14, 2002)
Fourth Korean film to be remade by Hollywood (April 12, 2002)
Female director is Korea's youngest ever (April 9, 2002)
President abduction story opens South Korean fest (April 3, 2002)
Korea's film floatation boom yet to materialise (March 18, 2002)
Columbia Tristar enters Korean film production (March 17, 2002)
Korea's Starmax, Gaonix merger eyes Chinese market (March 14, 2002)
South Korean production steps up activity (March 7, 2002)
Hollywood plans remakes of Korean comedies (February 26, 2002)
Korean investors swarm to country's first film IPO (February 5, 2002)
Korea's Showbox seals strategic alliance (February 4, 2002)
Korean industry supports screen quota system (January 30, 2002)
New entrant swells Korea's distribution sector (January 30, 2002)
A-Line launches South Korean distribution network (January 22, 2002)
Korea celebrates unprecedented domestic successes (January 16, 2002)
Korea's CJE wins film industry flotation race (January 14, 2002)
CJ becomes Korea's first international distributor (December 18, 2001)
Korea's Cinema Service launches distribution arm (December 17, 2001)
Hana Bank launches Korea's first film fund (November 28, 2001)
Hi Dharma sets new S Korean admissions record (November 19, 2001)
Korea's CJ sells Musa to multiple territories (November 8, 2001)
Korea's CJ poised to suck up newcomer Tube (November 5, 2001)
Five Korean directors team to form EGG Films (October 28, 2001)
Korea enjoys biggest industry boom since 1960s (October 25, 2001)
South Korea's Pusan fest's 6th edition line-up (October 10, 2001)
My Wife Is A Gangster breaks local Korean record (October 7, 2001)
South Korean film minister appointed (September 23, 2001)
Korean Film Commission awards production support (September 16, 2001)
South Korea begins construction of film studio (September 13, 2001)
CJ Entertainment could be Korea's first film IPO (September 12, 2001)
South Korean distributor sparks censorship change (September 5, 2001)
Korea may withdraw national film festival support (August 28, 2001)
Wild Beauty (a.k.a. My Sassy Girl) enchants Korean audiences (August 7, 2001)
North Korean films to get South Korean release (July 31, 2001)
'Father of Korean cinema' starts 98th film (July 30,2001)
Local comedy is Korea's biggest summer hit (July 23, 2001)
Korean films leap 14% at local box office (July 12, 2001)
Chen Kaige to direct big-budget Korean epic (July 12, 2001)

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