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Newsletter Vol.5      31 July 2019

Asian Film Market Taps New Co-Directors
Asian Film Market 2019 selects 30 official projects of Book To Film and E-IP Pitching, the main events of the Entertainment Intellectual Property (E-IP) Market, where 15 original books and 15 web contents will be presented at each event. Official selections will focus more on business meetings slated for the 6th and 7th of October with a grand vision to expand and diversify into a one-source multi-use content platform. From this year onward, Korean English consecutive interpretation services will be provided to support the sale of rights for adaptation. Early registration for E-IP Business Meeting will be open on the official website in early September.
New award sponsors have joined: Showbox, a leading financing and distribution company along with Union Investment Partners, a venture capital company focused on content investment. Returning for another year, global web comic platform Tory Comics rejoins as a corporate sponsor. This year, a total of KRW 70 million in grants will be given to winners selected from among all official selections. Winners will be announced at the E-IP Awards Ceremony after E-IP Business Meeting wrap up.
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Book To Film: Remarkable performance of short stories, eye-catching themes and unique characters
The 8th edition Book To Film is a meeting place for publishers and film and video industry insiders who wish to negotiate contracts for the original property rights of video and film production content. Among last year’s selections, GOSIMAN (MACARON(KYOBO BOOK CENTRE)), signed a contract for drama production and A Week Before I Die (GOLDENBOUGH) also made a contract for the adaptation into TV series and film. Book To Film titles will surely ignite interest in the industry with an increased demand for secondary rights. In particular, the performance of short stories stood out this year along with works selected from the many submissions that featured subject originality and unique characters.
[Book To Film 2019 Selections]
(Book Title in Alphabetical Order)
NO Book Title Company Author Genre
1 Abyss INDIEPAPER BAN Siyoen Mystery, Crime
2 avici1) CABINET
(ALL THAT STORY)
SO Hyunsoo Horror, Thriller
3 The Casebook of Detective Jeon Il Do GOLDENBOUGH
PUBLISHING HOUSE
HAHN Kyun Mystery, Drama
4 Freemasonry in Seoul MACAROON
(KYOBO BOOK CENTRE)
CHOUNG Myung Seob History, Mystery
5 The Girl Who Looks After the Dead HANKYOREH
PUBLISHING COMPANY
CHOUNG Myung Seob History, Drama
6 Good Neighbor EUNHAENG
NAMU PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
LEE Jung-myung Drama, Thriller
7 Jinryunggun, a Flame of Desire BOBBOOK
PUBLISHING COMPANY
LIM Nakyoung History, Drama
8 A Killer Lives Next Door1) CABINET
(ALL THAT STORY)
KIM Seonghui Comedy, Romance
9 Makrye Park- I Can’t Go Just Yet WISDOMHOUSE
MEDIAGROUP INC.
PARK Makrye /
KIM Yura
Comedy, Family
10 Press Jump to End the World2) SAFEHOUSE SHIM Neoul Sci-Fi, Horror
11 QUO VADIS3) MACAROON
(KYOBO BOOK CENTRE)
CHOI Nan-young Sci-Fi, Drama
12 Red Riding Hood GOZKNOCK ENT KIM Jiyeon Thriller, Mystery
13 Soam, the Monk Soldier's Song of the Wind TROJANHORSE BOOK SON Sun Young History, Action
14 Thinking People SANZINI JUNG Young Sun Drama, History
15 Who Are You GOLDENBOUGH
PUBLISHING HOUSE
LEE Heeyoung Romance, Mystery
1) Included in the book A Week
2) Included in the book The Great Extinction
3) Included in the book The Best Short Story Collections by Kyobo Book Centre Story Contest (2019)
E-IP Pitching: Envisioning with contents acclaimed for well-structured storyline and a new set of vision
The 5th edition of E-IP Pitching, launched in 2015, will serve as a marketplace that introduces original content from web dramas, web novels and web comic adaptable by entertainment industry professionals that can fit across multiple media platforms such as film and media. The accomplishments of last year’s E-IP Pitching selections have been astonishing as the story Good Job (All That Story) is set to be published this year, while Devil School (Youthmeans) will be published in series as a web novel. In addition, the web comic Kingmaker (Toyou’s Dream) made a contract for the adaptation into TV series. This year’s selections have a solid story structure and originality in ideas that are clearly fit with film and series adaptation. Thus, these selections are being watched with keen interest to be provided in a variety of platforms.
[E-IP Pitching 2019 Selections]
(IP Title in Alphabetical Order)
NO IP Title Company Author Genre IP Category
1 The Blue Land TOOMICS LEE Jongkyu (Story)
Haerin (Art)
Noir, Drama Webtoon
2 CHA-CHA & Ai WISDOMHOUSE
MEDIAGROUP JUSTOON
YUN Pil (Story)
Jessoo (Art)
Sci-Fi, Drama Webtoon
3 Changeover NAVER WEBTOON CORP. Kingmook Drama, Fantasy Web Novel
4 A Christmas with Jam WISDOMHOUSE
MEDIA GROUP INC.
Lucid Drama, Family Webtoon
5 The Flower Bloomed by the Cloud DAEWON C.I. INC. Bionwho Romance, History Webtoon
6 Designer JAEDAM MEDIA Hatchling Crime, Drama Webtoon
7 Goldfish TOYOU'S DREAM myoung rang (Story)
aepoong (Art)
Noir, Drama Webtoon
8 Hong Doctor's Secret RS MEDIA CORPORATION SEO Ina Romance Web Novel
9 I Never Share My Man WISDOMHOUSE MEDIAGROUP INC. Rei Ko Drama Web Novel
10 I'm Gone LICO CORP. LICO Drama Webtoon
11 It's Mine YJ COMICS Lucks Thriller, Drama Webtoon
12 Mr. 2 STORYCOMPANY PARK Bum Soo (Story)
CHEON Jin Hui (Art)
Action, Comedy Webtoon
13 Pounding TOOMICS LEE Jongkyu (Story)
NA Yeon Kyung (Art)
Action Webtoon
14 Stiletto STORYCOMPANY KANG Jiyeong (Story)
Ninageumho (Art)
Mystery, Romance Webtoon
15 SUM: KILL THE BODY JAEDAM MEDIA LEE Jae-heon (Story)
KIM Tae-sun (Art)
Sci-Fi, Thriller Webtoon
* Webtoon: a term used to describe Korean web comics.
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