Suk and Hyun Park to head Korean drama production for Warner Bros
Warner Bros Entertainment has named DramaFever founders Suk Park and Hyun Park as co-heads of production and acquisition for Korean drama TV series.
Suk and Hyun Park first joined Warner Bros in 2016, following the studio’s acquisition of their streaming platform, DramaFever, which they founded with Seung Bak.
In their new roles, the Park brothers will be responsible for acquiring and producing TV content for the Korean market, as well as licensing Korean formats for the US, and importing select Warner Bros TV formats, such as The Mentalist, into Korea.
Suk Park is based in New York and Hyun Park in Seoul. Both will report to Craig Hunegs, president, Warner Bros Digital Networks, for DramaFever-related projects, and Marc Gareton, executive vice president, APAC, Warner Bros Home Entertainment & International Production, for production matters.
“Suk’s great creative taste and relationships with the top Korean production companies and talent have made DramaFever the number one destination for Korean programming in America,” Hunegs said. “With Suk’s new role further enhancing our presence in Korea and Asia, DramaFever is poised for continuing rapid growth.”
“Hyun has great strategic insight and experience, and we are thrilled that he will continue to leverage both in this expanded role,” added Gareton.
“His incredible knowledge will be invaluable as we underline our commitment to local talent and local content in Korea, which now includes TV drama as well as our established film production.”