Ha Ji-won to Coach Aspiring Chinese Moviemakers
Actress Ha Ji-won and director Kim Ji-hoon will serve as mentors for China’s future filmmakers by participating in a cultural education program called Toto’s Workroom organized by CJ CGV in Beijing from Aug. 13 to 17, the cinema company said on Tuesday.
The event, which is in its second year, is a cultural exchange program that sees 40 students from Korea and China make eight films over a period of five days.
Ha and Kim, whose profiles in China have been raised by the recent release of the movie “Sector 7” there, will lecture students on filmmaking and participate in fun events such as a photo puzzle. They will attend a screening of movies produced by the students and present awards in honor of excellent works on the last day of the program.
“With this year celebrating the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and China, I hope that can act as mediators in cultural exchanges between the two countries”, said Ha.