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AZ Works Opens Post-Production Complex in Busan

2009/03/19 | Permalink | Source

South Korea's leading post-production company AZ Works has opened a new 4-story complex in the southern port city of Busan, home to the Pusan Int'l Film Festival. Called 'AZ Works on the Beach' the building is fully-equipped for film processing, editing, graphics and other digital post-production work.

Second only to Seoul in location shooting, Busan accommodates on average 40 feature film shoots a year, but up to now the city has been lacking in post facilities. 5 years in-the-making, the new complex is located at Centum City, a fast-developing beachside borough not far from Haeundae Beach, Busan's premiere resort area.

AZ Works CEO LEE Yong-gi has worked with a number of Korean blockbusters including Bong Joon-ho's "The Host" and Kim Jee-woon's "The Good, the Bad, the Weird". The company already has post labs in Seoul and Beijing, and top director Park Chan-wook has just completed post-production at AZ Works for his upcoming thriller "Thirst".

Busan with ambitions to be the center of Korea's film industry - hopes to keep the momentum going, planning to build additional state-of-the-art facilities by 2010 including the Busan Image Center and Film Experience Museum. It also plans to complete its new home for the Pusan International Film Festival by 2011.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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