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Seoul To Develop World-Class Film & Entertainment Hub By 2014

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Seoul will create a film and entertainment complex hub by 2014, aiming to promote local entertainment business and tourism, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted city officials as saying on Wednesday.

The city government will spend 170 billion won (US$151 million) on expanding the Digital Media City (DMC) in western Seoul, to develop a cluster for the film, game and animation industries with a central emphasis on South Korean pop culture, known as “Hallyu,” officials said.

“We will create DMC as the best Hallyu contents hub, just like America’s Hollywood and England’s Sheffield,” Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon said.

“(The project) will greatly contribute to realizing Seoul’s vision to emerge as one of the world’s top five cities.”

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