Increase in Global Casting Creates Learning Curve for Producers
Management agencies should familiarize themselves with the differences in film production systems when working with cast members from different countries.
Based on his experience co-producing a film with Japan, Jonathan H. Kim explained that his Asian partners are often not aware that Korean film actors get paid per film rather than production time.
“Often the production time in Korea can go over a year,” he said. “And since they’re paid for a title, they try to charge as much as possible, whereas Japanese or Chinese actors get paid by production time and can shoot two or three films a year.”
Director-producer Solon So said that China currently faces a “dearth of actors,” but that more schools to train actors, choreographers and action stars are being established around the country.