News Summary: Asian stars boost Busan film festOctober 9, 2013 @ 9:23 am
(AP) - THE EVENT: The Busan International Film Festival is one of the most important events in the Asian film industry, drawing more than 200,000 visitors last year.
RISING STARS: The South Korean festival has distinguished itself from older film festivals by helping unearth new talent in Asia.
STAR GOODWILL: Asia's biggest movie stars help out for a pittance. Hong Kong star Aaron Kwok opened this year's festival for about $465, the same as Chinese actress Tang Wei accepted last year. Lee Chang-dong, whose "Poetry" won best screenplay at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, is receiving about $928 to serve as dean of the festival's 18-day training academy for novice filmmakers.
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