How To Become A Star In Korea- Korean Star Making Systems and Cases

How To Become A Star In Korea- Korean Star Making Systems and Cases

Case 1.

There’s an aspiring young actor.
He hasn't gotten any more holidays for 2 years.
He goes to acting school after public school on weekdays, and even weekends.
He takes classes for 6 hours on even Sundays.
Even if he would like to hang out with his friend as usual freely, he must endure to become multi-talented entertainer.

He has trained Korean traditional opera.
His tutor suggested that it would be good to him to train Korean traditional opera(Pansori) as an individual talent, because his voice so unique.
He also trains Japanese fencing because he set the goal that he plays his part for martial arts well without stunt doubles in Korean historical drama.

And he has played a minor role in a popular drama, recently.
It's just the beginning to him.
His dream is to become an actor who combines both good acting skills and individual talents.

Case 2.

There’s an aspiring young actress.
She is 21 years old.
She listens to her own voice recorded and plays back every day.
She has a habit of talking like a man, and she wants to fix those habits.
She continues to practice to have a large assortment of facial expressions such as smiling with her eyes and bashfully, etc.

She tries to change her image from a girl of easygoing attitude to an image of purity and innocence following the advice of her image consultant.

Above this, there are too many things would be prepared to debut: how to walk in high heels and feminine, and how to answer tough interview questions, etc.

All of this is managed by professional image consultants.

Star making industry is emerging as the glory days in Korea.
With the huge success of teenage stars like Boa, a growing number of children are knocking on the doors of entertainment agencies seeking ways to become the next superstar.

The persons concerned of entertainment industry in Korea say that total aspirant to entertainer who want to have a career in Korea has topped one million in from all over the world.
The market size of entertainment industry in Korea has made it to 16 trillion won.

But, to become a star is really difficult as much as asking for the moon in Korea.
On the other hand, 'Star making' industry in Korea is thriving day by day.

Acting school & Star Making Industries 'Diversification and Specialization'

Nowadays, acting schools in Korea do not teach their students only how to perform.
They may be difficult to survive unless they provide customized consulting to their students.
So that they should help their students to have individual skills commensurated with each personality and image.

It is also the role of acting school that their students can learn various skills such as hip-hop dance, singing, walking, dancing, Pansori singing, horseback riding, etc., using their broad network.

If aspiring artists in a condition of an absolute blank slate consult an expert from an image consultant, it would be cost at least 30 million won, and even more as much as one hundred million won.


Even if the star making industry in Korea is on the state of oversupply, it is growing rapidly.
This is because there are ‘specific Korean systems’.
And there is another reason. That is, there’s a practice that acting school or entertainment agency offers ‘total services’ to the aspiring entertainers.

Entertainment agencies in Korea shall carry out a wide range of business: dig out hidden talent(foster), undertake to promote and manage(management), and found a work and contract(agent), and even more.

This is the way the Korean talents can be nourished to become true lasting stars.
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