If there's one thing we've learned about the K-entertainment industry after being fans for so long, it's that nothing is ever official until a celeb's agency makes an announcement, LOL. Anyway, we've decided to do some research and list down all the agencies of some of our fave K-drama actors and actresses—you'll be surprised by how many belong to the same companies!
Wonder which entertainment agencies your fave K-drama actors and actresses belong to? Check out our list:
Founded in 1993, MSTeam Entertainment focuses on the actors' overall activities with a system that allows them to show their full potential.
Keyeast Entertainment does not only present celebrity management as their forte: Their portfolio also includes video content planning and production, events and performances, and investments, to name a few. In 2018, it was purchased by SM Entertainment, the agency that houses K-pop acts such as EXO, Super Junior, and Girls' Generation.
Salt Entertainment's vision is to allow their actors to enjoy both their professional and personal lives, and '"respect each other based on trust, and work together by side."
Established in 2018, Awesome Entertainment "plans to expand into the global market by focusing on enhancing the capabilities of artists through a systematic management system."
Like VAST Entertainment, Management Soop is also a subsidiary of Kakao M. The Korean word "Soop" actually translates to "forest."
United Artists Agency (UAA & Co.)
According to PR Newswire, UAA & Co. is a subsidiary of Spackman Media Group, which also owns a number of companies, including ones in the film industry.
GOLDMEDALIST aims to be the "real gold medalist" in the Hallyu world as it brings Korean culture content across the globe.
King Kong by Starship Entertainment
King Kong by Starship is the actor management sector of Starship Entertainment, which also handles K-pop groups like Monsta X and Cravity.
Blossom Entertainment is a "creative group that plans and produces various cultural contents such as management, albums, dramas, movies, performances, and events."
Fantagio continues to expand its business in areas like "management, record production, film and drama production, and overseas performance business."
MYM stands for "Me And You Making Entertainment." The label is co-founded by Lee Min Ho's sister. Soompi writes that the company is "managed through the combination of the strengths of an integrated management system, as opposed to a one-person agency, and an agent system housing professionals from a variety of fields."
The celebrity they manage: Lee Min Ho
Namoo Actors started in 2004, and the company calls itself "a truthful friend, a reliable supporter, and trustworthy partner" of its many artists.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Ji Chang Wook
A-MAN Project is an entertainment agency founded by Lee Jong Suk, where he partnered with YNK Entertainment.
Aside from managing actors, FNC Entertainment is also the team behind K-pop groups like SF9 and CNBLUE, and Korean variety show hosts such as Moon Se Yoon. It's focused on providing "high-quality entertainment services."
When you spell it backward, EDAM becomes "Made" and it signifies the agency's "determination to help create a new world for the next generation."
CultureDepot began in 2010, and it continues to strive and grow as a comprehensive entertainment agency
TH Company specializes in actor management and wants to be "your tree house where you can catch your dream in comfort."
Some of the celebrities they manage: Kang Ha Neul
According to Han Cinema, AM Entertainment has merged with SM Entertainment's SM C&C. It houses not only A-list actors but also well-known comedians.
Founded by BFFs Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung, the artists under this agency have a relationship similar to a family as they provide support to each other.
Company On, established by actor Lee Je Hoon, is pronounced like the word "companion." The agency's name wants to relay that it's a place where people with the same interest can be together.
The celebrity they manage: Lee Je Hoon
After his 17-year stay in Hook Entertainment, Lee Seung Gi decided to put up his own agency called Human Made which is in partnership with his former label.
The celebrity they manage: Lee Seung Gi
The letter "K" in this agency's name stands for "kingdom" and it desires to be with its artists for a long time.
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