CJ ENM reveals its list of '2023 Visionaries'
CJ ENM selected 10 people for its list of “2023 Visionaries” to represent the future of the Korean entertainment industry Tuesday.
The list awards pioneering figures who “lead change and innovation,” according to the company Tuesday.
The people selected on the list are actor Kim Hye-soo, producer Na Young-seok, actors Ma Dong-seok, Park Eun-bin, director Park Chan-wook, singer IU, girl group (G)I-DLE, actor and director Lee Jung-jae, actors Lee Jin-joo and Jeong Seo-kyung in Korean alphabetical order.
CJ ENM has compiled the list since 2020, selecting and awarding people who have presented a “new vision” for the culture and entertainment industries based on the originality of their works. “Visionaries” are defined as people who predict the future of the entertainment industry.
CJ ENM said Tuesday that the company plans to hold an offline awards ceremony at the beginning of the year.
The people on the list were selected after a “balanced evaluation” process of quantitative data, expert reviews and global indicators, the company said in a press release Tuesday. The five criteria for selection are performance, cross-boundary power, change of frame of thinking, creating new genres or characters and original creativity and global influence.
About 60 CJ ENM employees and experts with “professional insight” on content production and business participated in the screening and review process. Big data was also used, according to CJ ENM.
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