Jonathan Hyong-Joon Kim, Chief Creative Officer, Signal Pictures

Veteran producer Jonathan Hyong-Joon Kim has served two terms as the Chairman of the Korean Film Producer’s Association. With a career in the Korean film industry that spans over 27 years, Kim has produced over 20 feature films. He recently concluded his appointment as an executive-level film consultancy role at South Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M where he played an integral part in success of “Masquerade” and “A Wedding Invitation”. Currently, he is the Chief Creative Officer at multinational production company Signal Pictures.

His 2004 blockbuster “Silmido”, based on the true story of a team of South Korean commandos trained to assassinate the North Korean President, blew away all records with 11 million sold tickets, representing one quarter of the South Korean population. In 2004, Mr. Kim was awarded the Daejong Award for Best Executive Producer, the Korean equivalent of Oscar.

An Advisor to Korea-EU Committee on Cultural Cooperation, a member of Korea-Japan Culture Exchange Committee and an International Advisor to the Asian Film Awards (AFA), Kim has also been an advocate of intra-Asian co-productions. A regular speaker at various International Film & Contents industry forums, he sells Korean contents as cool and the most vibrant industry in Asia.

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