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 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:
VAST Entertainment was established by Hyun Bin who along with his mentor Kang Keun Taek in 2016, and three years later, it was acquired by Kakao M.
Founded in 1993, MSTeam Entertainment focuses on the actors' overall activities with a system that allows them to show their full potential.
Somea of the celebrities they manage: Son Ye Jin
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."
Some of the celebrities 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.
Hook Entertainment is also on YouTube, where the company posts music videos, interviews, and behind-the-scenes clips.
Some of the celebrities they manage: Lee Seung Gi
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 Yoo Jae Suk and 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."
Some of the celebrities they manage: IU
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
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