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The Korean government spared no effort in getting its man placed at the National Center for Traditional Korean Performing Arts, and went as far as to change the membership of the judging committee.
Culture policymakers are in talks with Hollywood filmmakers to separate the screen quota system from the issue of sealing a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) between Seoul and Washington.
Lee Chang-dong, the outspoken South Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism, denied numerous reports that the administration is seriously considering easing the screen quota system, which requires theatres to fill 40% of their schedule with domestic films.
South Korean film director Lee Chang-dong has been named Minister of Culture and Tourism in a surprise appointment by new Korean president Roh Moo-hyun.
Two centrally located museums, the Museum of History and Museum of Art, have opened in Seoul. Within the art museum, a digital unit called Media City is seen as part of a massive government campaign to promote the country’s information technology.
Boris Eifman, one of the most successful choreographers working today, and his Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg will present their acclaimed creations 'Russian Hamlet,' 'The Karamazovs' and 'Don Quixote' in December at the LG Arts Center in Seoul.