Just a quick sum-up of rewards for your efforts in Arang and the Magistrate:
Lee Joon-gi and Shin Min-a’s latest MBC drama “Arang and the Magistrate” has already broken the record set by “The Moon Embracing the Sun” earlier this year.
The broadcast rights to Lee’s drama have been sold at a price that is the highest that the network has ever made per episode.
Although the sum is undisclosed as yet, the announcement was made on Aug. 28 following a meeting attended by MBC’s board members a day prior.
Lee Joon-gi did it again and this time, the actor did it even before wrapping up his current TV series.
In a strong start to Korea’s new drama season, “Tale of Arang” has been sold to Japan with a record-breaking sales amount that easily surpass the number set by this year’s biggest hit, “Moon Embracing the Sun.”
“What I can say is that this is even more surprising than the amazing record set by ‘Moon Embracing the Sun’–100 million Korean won [about 882,000 in U.S. dollars] per episode,” a PR official from MBC told the magazine Wednesday, refusing to reveal the exact amount.
Industry watchers assume Lee Joon-gi and Shin Min-a’s starrer could have been measured up to 200 million won per episode, which makes the 20-part story worth a whopping number of 4 billion in total, around 3.5 million U.S. dollars.
Lee Joon-gi, Suzy Chosen as Top Hallyu Acts at Seoul Drama Awards 2013.
Korean actors Lee Joon-gi and Suzy will take the honor as the top Korean TV stars at this year’s Seoul Drama Awards.
The two stars have each been chosen as the Outstanding Korean Actor and the Outstanding Korean Actress, the organizing committee of Seoul Drama Awards 2013 (SDA) announced through a press release Tuesday morning.
Lee’s “Tale of Arang” and Kwone Sang-woo’s “King of Ambition,” both of which are the top-selling TV series sold to over 15 countries or surpassed three million USD in exports, will receive The Excellent Korean Drama and The Outstanding Korean Drama Awards, respectively.
2012 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award - Lee Joon-gi and Shin Min-ah
I am really proud of you ^_^