배우 변요한이 현 소속사 사람엔터테인먼트(이하
사람엔터는 “변요한은 스크린과 브라운관을 넘나드는 다재다능하고 에너지 넘치는 배우이자, 새로운 도전과 변화를 두려워하지 않는 진정한 아티스트”라며 “7년여간 이어온 두터운 신뢰와 깊은 유대감을 바탕으로, 앞으로도 배우의 연기 세계를 더욱 확장하고 국내외 무대에서 끊임없이 활약할 수 있게끔 전폭적으로 지원할 것”이라고 밝혔다.
변요한은 2014년 사람엔터와 인연을 맺은 후 tvN 드라마 '미생'으로 드라마에 데뷔, '육룡이 나르샤', '미스터 션샤인' 등 다채로운 작품에서 폭넓은 연기 스펙트럼을 바탕으로 다양한 매력을 선사하며 탄탄한 연기력을 입증해왔다. 뮤지컬 ‘헤드윅’과 영화 '소셜포비아', '당신, 거기 있어줄래요', '하루' 등 무대와 스크린을 넘나드는 깊은 연기 내공을 바탕으로 탁월한 캐릭터 소화력을 선보이며 명실공히 대체 불가 배우로 자리 잡았다. 이처럼 장르 불문하고 매 작품 열연을 펼치며 자신만의 필모그래피를 쌓아 온 배우 변요한은 대중에게서 높은 인지도와 호감도를 보이며 다수의 브랜드 모델로 활약, 그 인기를 증명하는 등 여러 방면에서 열일 행보를 보여주고 있다.
현재, 변요한은 설경구와 함께 주연을 맡은 이준익 감독의 영화 '자산어보' 국내 개봉과 오는 3월 '태양은 움직이지 않는다' 일본 현지 개봉을 앞두고 있으며, '보이스(가제)', '한산: 용의 출현' 촬영을 마친 뒤 곧바로 '그녀가 죽었다' 촬영에 매진하며 그 어느 때보다 활발한 작품 활동을 이어가고 있다.
한편, 사람엔터는 공명, 권율, 김성규, 데이비드 맥기니스, 박규영, 박예진, 변요한, 엄정화, 이기홍, 이제훈, 이하늬, 정호연, 조진웅, 최수영, 최원영, 최희서, 한예리 등 30여 명의 아티스트를 보유한, 양질의 문화 콘텐츠를 발굴•기획하는 종합 엔터테인먼트사다. 자선 단체 화보•다양성 영화 프로젝트 G-시네마 사업•환경 캠페인 'LET'S SAVE EARTH' 등 다양한 사회공헌 활동과 영국 거장 감독 마이크 피기스(Mike Figgis)와 협업한 옴니버스 프로젝트 ‘셰임(SHAME)’, 스타트렉 시리즈 작가 ‘조 메노스키(Joe Menosky)’와 함께한 ‘킹 세종 더 그레이트(King Sejong The Great)’ 프로젝트 등 의미 있는 글로벌 행보를 보여주고 있으며, 현재 제작한 영화 <유체이탈자>의 개봉을 앞두고 있다.
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Actor Shin Juhwan signs with SARAM Entertainment
SARAM Entertainment stated that “Shin Juhwan is an actor who has a wide spectrum of acting abilities reaching various genres in films and dramas. He has a passion for acting, as well as patience and bursting energy, and he has a very creative perspective and directing experience. We will fully support him that he can reach his full potential in various areas.”
Making his debut in 2013 in a short film, ‘Young Artists,’ Shin has further acted in ‘Fashion King’ ‘Hit-and-Run Squad,’ ‘0.0MHz,’ ‘The Producers,’ ‘Cheese in the Trap,’ ‘Arthdal Chronicles,’ ‘Café Midnight,’ and so on. He has shown his uniqueness and strong acting skills in playing various roles. In addition, he also wrote and directed a short film ‘Sexking’ and won the Best Korean Short award at the Toronto Korean Film Festival and FLYASIAN best Short film at the 8th Festival du film coreen a Paris, proving himself as a talented artist in both acting and directing.
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Actress Moon Choi (aka Choi Heeseo) signed with SARAM Entertainment.
SARAM stated that “Moon is an actress who has played significant roles with her detailed acting skills, and has continuously proven herself in all the films she played. We’ll provide utmost supports and energy to help her expand her acting career.”
Moon has made her debut in 2009 with a film ‘Lifting Kingkong’ and has played various roles in ‘Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet,’ ‘Anarchist from Colony,’ ‘Okja,’ ‘Big Forest,’’ and so on.
Also in the movie ‘Anarchist from Colony’, she played the role Fumiko Kaneko, a lover and a supporter of Park Yeol (played by Lee Jehoon), which lead to her to receive the Best New Actress award and the Best Actress award at the 54th DaeJong Film Awards, and she swept total of 12 awards.
In addition, she has multiple language abilities, fluent in Japanese, English and good in Italian, and Chinese.
Recently she has been acclaimed through a recent hit, ‘Deliver Us from Evil’ and tvN’s tv-show ‘Stranger 2’ which is available on Netflix with her detailed and rich emotional performance.
The future of the actress is more promising as we witness how she makes whatever character she faces into her own.
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As a recipient of the Best Actor Award at the 24th Fantasia International Film Festival, actor Cho Jinwoong will appear at the 18th Florence Korea Film Fest on the 23rd of September.
From August 20th to September 2nd at the Fantasia International Film Festival held in Montreal, Canada, Cho Jinwoong received an Award for the Special Mention in the Cheval Noir Competition for his portrayal in the movie, Me and Me (Dir. Jung Jin-young •Production- BA entertainment, Danee film •Distributor - Ace Maker Movie Works). As the director of Me and Me, Jung Jin-young, also received an Award for Special Mention in the First Feature Film, Cho Jinwoong received both awards for this film.
The judges at the Fantasia International Film Festival stated that ““The sophisticated and truly heart-wrenching work of one performer deserves a Special Mention: for his gripping ode to a man experiencing everything from the unnerving absurdity to existential agony of an uninvited “New Normal” with stunning grace and undeniable emotional honesty, Cho Jinwoong lifts the bar of the classic noir detective to a whole new level in his portrayal of Me and Me’s Hyeong-goo. Previously, Me and Me was invited at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival and further enhanced of status of Korean film industry.
Through SARAM Entertainment, Cho Jinwoong stated, “the movie Me and Me is a very film like film in that even while he was filming, there were times when he was confused as to what was real and what was not.” He stated that he hopes “this movie helps the viewers learn about how we are so sure about ourselves, how we are so lenient but also critical of ourselves.” In ending, he stated that “the Korean film industry is at the world class level” and that he will “do his best so as to not disappoint other actors and their efforts.”
[CREDIT : COURTESY OF ACEMAKER, CineGuru Kidarient Company, NEW, CJ E&M]
For the upcoming 18th Florence Korea Film Fest to be held on September 23rd, cho appears on the screen as a main actor. The festival will not only introduce his main six films but also showcase ‘Black Money’(co-starred with Lee Hanee), as its opening piece. The executive chairman, Riccardo Gelli also stated that “The Florence Korean Film Fest has introduced many Korean actors, but I think that Cho Jinwoong is an actor who can represent Korea” and that he planned this film fest so that he can “share Cho Jinwoong’s excellent films with other Italian audience”. This Florence Korea Film Fest has also prepared a special interview video ‘Man of Will’ for the audience. A special space will be provided for the audience to learn more about the actors and their acting.
Cho Jinwoong’s films have been introduced and acclaimed in many film festivals in the past. A Hard Day was invited for the Director’s Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and the foreign press praised him as a “monster like actor,” and in Believer his unprecedented charismatic acting skills were praised as “very convincing and powerful,” and sold its copyright in all 55 countries. Also, The Handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-wook, was invited at the 69th Cannes Film Festival and he was picked as the actor one most wishes to meet in person.
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Actress Park Gyuyoung who stars in a tvN’s show, ‘It’s Okay Not to be Okay’ have attracted a lot of attention from Korean and international viewers. She plays a psychiatric nurse , Nam Joori who has a crush on Moon Kangtae (Kim Soohyun).
‘It's Okay to Not be Okay’ is currently on tvN and also streaming through 190 countries by Netflix.
In July, it has ranked Top 6 rating in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippine, Thailand, Japan, and other Asian countries. The show has also ranked 9.3 out of 10 on IMDB. The World wide viewers have commented, “Addictive story and beautiful directing,” “It’s not a typical K-drama,” “It’s not your traditional romantic drama,” “I was drawn to its first episode and I’m still addicted to it.”
Park’s impressive performance has been well commented for not only showing the innocent and young love, but also for sentimentally portraying the growth of love and friendship as the stories continues.
Park commented, “I appreciate the heartful feedbacks on the show and hope that the audience enjoys the rest of the season seeing how the story unfolds”.