[CREDIT COURTESY OF = SARAM ENTERTAINMENT]
Saram Entertainment (Saram) held the <Global Open Seminar with SARAM> on October 5th at Haeundae Centum City Culture Hall.
The event was split into two parts: the showcase of <Shame> and the seminar on global content business and vision.
CEO of Saram, Lee Soyoung who is the producer of the project announced the Omnibus project <Shame>, which is to be directed by Mike Figgis.
<Shame> is the Omnibus project, depicting the various emotions of Asian people who live their lives in different ways. The film will capture the irony, pain, and reconciliation that come from the indiscreetness of the world. Additionally, a prestigious English film director Mike Figgis is joining with Asian writers and staff for this project, increasing the public expectations for the cooperation of professionals between East and West.
Figgis is best known for his film <Leaving Las Vegas> (1995), which helped Nicolas Cage to win Academy Award. He first visited Korea in 2018 and was impressed with Korean actors and actresses through K-dramas and films. Then, he decided to launch the Omnibus project <Shame>, produced by Saram Entertainment, for an Asian project. At the 24th Busan International Film Festival, he participated as a president of the jury for New Currents and explained his plan on the Asian market.
Actress Lee Hanee and CEO of Artist International Group (AIG), David Unger joined the seminar for the second part of the event. They shared ideas on the content of business vision in the “multi-platform” period and the Hollywood perspectives on content production and in the Asian Market. The keywords of the seminar were ‘sharing’ and ‘expanding’ in today’s multi-platform period.
Lee Soyoung said in the event, “Marking the 100th anniversary of Korean film, every Saram members congratulate this meaningful day. I thought it would be great to have the time of sharing visions on the future of content and films. I believe that ‘human’ and ‘content’ are the most important things. We need to share the people and content to develop our business in this multi-platform period.”
The host of the event, Saram, had produced films such as <Ghost Sweepers>, directed by Shin Jungwon, and <An Ethics Lesson>, directed by Park Myoungrang. The company is now at the post-production stage of <Spiritwalker(w/t)>, directed by Yoon Jaekeun. Moreover, hosting some events like charity picture, G-cinema project, and environmental campaign <LET’S SAVE THE EARTH>, Saram is well known for its contribution to meaningful social activities