History

Our history in the entertainment business began in 1995 when we participated in DreamWorks investment.
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2022

  • COMPANY
    Acquired stake in Hyperreal® Digital Inc, a U.S.-based Metaverse entertainment and media company
    Established CJ ENM Studios
    Signed an MOU with KT to cooperate in all areas of the media/content business
    Acquired Hollywood production studio "Endeavor Content"
  • TELEVISION
    Launched sports channel "tvN SPORTS"
  • FILM
    <Broker> won the Best Actor Award at the "75th Cannes Film Festival"
    <Decision to Leave> won the Best Director Award at the "75th Cannes Film Festival"
  • MUSIC
    Hosted KCON 2022 Premiere in Seoul, Tokyo, Chicago and LA
  • DIGITAL BUSINESS
    Studio Dragon and The Sandbox signed an MOU
    <Work Later, Drink Now> and <Monstrous> invited for the Cannes Rendez-vous at the "2022 Cannes International Series Festival"
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Co-produced musical <Moulin Rouge! the Musical> won Best Costume Design at the "2022 UK Laurence Olivier Awards"
    Co-produced musical <Back to the Future> won Best New Musical at the "2022 UK Laurence Olivier Awards"
    Co-produced musical <MJ the Musical> officially opened on Broadway
    <Beetlejuice> won Best New Actress at the "6th Korea Musical Awards"
    <MJ the Musical> won awards in 4 categories at the 75th Tony Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design
    <MJ the Musical> won Outstanding Choreography at the 71st Outer Critics Circle Awards
    <MJ the Musical> won awards in 3 categories at the 66th Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Orchestrations, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical, Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical

2021

  • COMPANY
    Established a cooperative relationship with Viacom CBS, one of the four major media companies in the US
    Hosted the 2021 Visionary Awards
    Established a content partnership with Japanese Toei Animation to co-produce TV series, movies, and animated content
    Signed a partnership with Samsung Electronics to build a state-of-the-art virtual studio
    Signed a strategic partnership with Japanese terrestrial broadcasting TBS Group
    10th anniversary of establishment, renewed CI and announced entertainment sector's slogan Untold Originals
  • TELEVISION
    Mnet's <I Can See Your Voice> is exported to total 23 countries and regions, including the UK, France, and Canada
    tvN's <It's Okay to Not Be Okay> and Mnet's <I-LAND> were respectively nominated in the TV Movie/Mini-Series, Non-Scripted Entertainment categories at the 2021 International Emmy Awards
    tvN's <Vincenzo> won Program of the Year (Drama) category at the 2021 Brand of the Year and Best Drama Series at the 2021 Asian Television Awards (ATA)
    tvN's <Navillera>, <Youn's Stay>, and <Sixth Sense> are respectively nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Best Non Scripted Entertainment, and Best General Entertainment, Game or Quiz Programme at the 2021 AACA
    tvN's <Mouse> nominated in the International Panorama category at the SERIES MANIA 2021
    tvN's <Vincenzo> and <Start-Up> won Outstanding and Excellent Korean Drama, respectively, in the Korean Drama category at the 2021 Seoul International Drama Awards
    tvN's <You Quiz on the Block> won the group category at the 2021 Veterans Affairs Culture Prize
    tvN's <You Quiz on the Block> won Excellence Award in the Society Culture Development category at the 2021 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards, and won Program of the Year (Talk) category for 2 consecutive years at the 2021 Brand of the Year
    tvN's <Crash Landing On You> won TV Grand Prize at the 2021 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
    tvN's <Flower Of Evil> won Best Director at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Amazing Saturday> won in the Program (Music Entertainment) category at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards
    tvN's <On and Off> won in the Observational Entertainment Program category at the 2021 Korea First Brand Award
    The final episode of OCN's <The Uncanny Counter> reached an average viewership rating of 11%, the highest rating in OCN history
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2021 MAMA in Korea
    Hosted KCON:TACT Season 3, 4, and 5
    Exclusive broadcast of the Grammy Awards in Korea for 21 years
  • DIGITAL BUSINESS
    TVING’s <Transit Love> was nominated for the Best Original Programme by a Streamer/OTT category at “2021 AACA”
    Naver expands equity stake in online streaming service (OTT) TVING
    TVING signed partnership with JTBC
    tvN D's <Daytrip to DMZ> won in the Government/Public/Local Government Digital-Advertising Campaign category at the 2020 A.N.D. Award
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Co-produced musical <Moulin Rouge! The Musical> won a total of 10 awards, including Best Musical at the 74th Tony Awards
    <Beetlejuice> first international licensed performance at Seoul Sejong Center
    <42nd Street> won the Best Ensemble Award at the 5th Korea Musical Awards
    <Big Fish> won the Best Staging Techniques Award at the 5th Korea Musical Awards
    <Maybe Happy Ending> won Female Rookie at the 5th Korea Musical Awards
  • STUDIOS PRODUCTION
    Signed joint planning and production contract between Studio Dragon x Skydance x Apple TV+ (The Big Door Prize)
    Bon Factory signed a strategic partnership with Endeavor Content for global content co-production

2020

  • COMPANY
    Announced 10 symbolic figures as 2020 Visionaries who contributed to the Korean pop culture world
    Signed MOU with Dexter Studio, which specializes in visual effects (VFX) and content
    Signed strategic partnership with Hollywood production company Skydance
  • TELEVISION
    Variety USA selects tvN's <Crash Landing on You> as the Best International TV Series of 2020
    New York Times selects tvN's <It's Okay to Not Be Okay> as The Best International Shows of 2020
    Mnet's <I Can See Your Voice> format airs on the U.S. channel FOX, recording no.1 in ratings, the Dutch channel RTL4, the German channel RTL, and the Romanian channel PRO TV
    tvN's <Hospital Playlist> won the 2020 Brand of the Year in the Program of the Year's Drama category
    tvN's <You Quiz on the Block> won the 2020 Brand of the Year in the Program of the Year's Talk Show category
    tvN's <Crash Landing on You> won the Outstanding Korean Drama category at the 2020 Seoul International Drama Awards and Best Drama Series at the 2020 AACA
    tvN's <Hotel Del Luna> won the Excellence Award in the Hallyu Expansion category at the 2020 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
    tvN's <Cashback>, a co-developed format with Bunim/Murray Productions in the U.S., gets scheduled for regular broadcasting
    tvN's <The Cursed> is nominated in the International Panorama category at SERIES MANIA 2020, and wins the Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 AACA
    The final episode of tvN's <Crash Landing on You> reaches an average viewership rating of 21.7%, the highest rating in tvN history
    Mnet's <Queendom> won the Entertainment Program category at the 2020 Korea First Brand Award
  • FILM
    Signed an investment partnership with Hollywood investment company LPI for overseas local film production
    <Extreme Job> won the Best Planning at the 56th Daejong Film Awards
    <Parasite> scores multiple awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards; Best Picture – Non-English Language at the 77th Golden Globe Awards; Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 26th American Actors Guild Awards (SAG); Best Film Not In The English Language and Best Original Screenplay at the 73rd British Academy Awards; Film Grand Prize and Best Film at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards
    U.S. TV series version of <Snowpiercer> premieres on TNT
    <Exit> won the Film Best Screenplay at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2020 MAMA in Korea
    Hosted the first contactless K-Culture convention & festival KCON:TACT
  • DIGITAL BUSINESS
    Established TVING Co., Ltd.
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    <Beetle Juice> won the Outstanding Set Design for a Musical and nominated in 7 categories at the 65th Drama Desk Awards
    Co-produced musical <Moulin Rouge!> won awards in 5 categories at the 65th Drama Desk Awards in the United States: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical, Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical
    Co-produced musical <Moulin Rouge!> won 2 awards at the 86th Drama League Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
    Co-produced musical <Moulin Rouge!> won the most awards in 11 categories, including Outstanding New Broadway Musical at the 70th Outer Critics Circle Awards
    Manchester tryout performance of the co-produced musical <Back to the Future> started
    <Cyrano> won the Best Actor Award at the 4th Korea Musical Awards
  • ANIMATION
    Tooniverse's <Rainbow Ruby> is sold to 46 broadcasters in 91 countries worldwide
    <The Haunted House: Ghost Ball Double X 6 Prophecies> recorded the highest viewership rating in Tooniverse history (target audience rating 10.2%)
  • STUDIOS PRODUCTION
    Netflix original series <My Holo Love> produced by Studio Dragon won the Excellence Award in the SF Awards' Video Category
    Studio Dragon X Skydance signed a joint planning and production partnership for <Hotel Del Luna> TV series

2019

  • COMPANY
    Signed a strategic partnership with Netflix
  • TELEVISION
    tvN's <60 Days, Designated Survivor> won the Best Adaptation of an Existing Format at the 2019 AACA
    tvN's <A Battle of One Voice: 300> won in the Best Music or Dance Program category at the 2019 AACA
    tvN's <Memories of the Alhambra>, OCN's <The Guest>, and tvN's <300 X2> were each nominated in the Global Spotlight Best Musical Format category at the 2019 Content Innovation Awards
    French remake of tvN's <Grandpas Over Flowers> recorded 7.4% household ratings and confirmed season 2
    Mnet's <I Can See Your Voice> format aired on the Cambodian channel Hang Meas HDTV
    OCN's <The Guest> is nominated in the International Panorama category at SERIES MANIA 2019
    tvN's <My Mister> won the Television Best Drama and Best Screenplay at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Mr. Sunshine> won the Excellence Award in the Society Culture category at the 2019 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
    tvN's <Memories of the Alhambra> won the Television Technical Award at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • FILM
    <Extreme Job> achieved the second highest record at the Korean box office with 16.27 million audience, and won the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film at the 40th Blue Dragon Awards
    <Parasite> won the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival
    <Parasite> is viewed by 10.29 million audiences in Korea
    Filipino remake of <Miss Granny> premieres
    <Aruna & Her Palate> is invited to the 69th Berlin International Film Festival for the Culinary Cinema category
    <The Spy Gone North> won Best Film at the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2019 MAMA in Japan
    KCON is held in Japan, NY, LA, and Thailand in 2019
    Established Lapone Entertainment as joint venture with Yoshimoto Kogyo
  • DIGITAL BUSINESS
    tvN D's <It's Okay To Be Sensitive> Season 1 and 2 won the Best Drama Production at the 2019 BCWW New Media Content Awards
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Official Broadway debut of co-produced musical <Moulin Rouge!>
    <Beetle Juice> is nominated in 8 categories at the 73rd Tony Awards
    <Beetle Juice> won the Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) and is nominated in 4 categories at the 69th Outer Critics Circle Awards
    <Beetle Juice> won the Founder's Award for Excellence in Directing and is nominated in 4 categories at the 85th Drama League Awards
    Approved as a full member of the "Broadway League," an American producer and theater association, for the first time in Korea, and secured judging rights at the Tony Awards
  • ANIMATION
    <The Haunted House> won the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award in the character and animation categories at the 2019 Korea Content Awards
  • STUDIOS PRODUCTION
    Acquired drama production company Bon Factory
    Acquired GTist Co., Ltd.

2018

  • COMPANY
    Acquired the Swedish broadcasting and copyright distributor Eccho Rights
  • TELEVISION
    tvN's <Grandpas Over Flowers> is the first Korean show to renew for Season 2 on NBC; Dutch remake airs on RTL
    tvN's <Amazing Saturday> and <The Great Escape> each won the Gold and Silver Awards in the Best Outdoor or Print category at PromaxBDA Asia 2018
    tvN's <Mr. Sunshine> is selected as Drama of the Year by viewers at the 2018 Consumer Rights Day KCA Cultural Entertainment Awards, and won the Drama of the Year at 2018 APAN Star Awards
    tvN's <Street Food Fighter> won the Best Infotainment Programme at Asian Television Awards 2018
    tvN's <Circle: Two Worlds Connected> won the Gold Award in the Best Drama Campaign category at PromaxBDA Asia 2018
    tvN's <My Mister> won the Best Production Director at the 2018 APAN Star Awards and Actor Lee Seon-gyun receives the Prime Minister's Commendation at the 2018 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards
    tvN's <Salty Tour> received the Travel Variety Program of the Year Award at the 2018 Brand of the Year
    tvN's <Mother> won the Television Best Drama at the 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards and the Mini-Series Golden Bird Prize at the 2018 Seoul International Drama Awards
    tvN's <Stranger> won the Television Grand Prize and Best Screenplay at the 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards and the Excellence Award in the Social and Cultural category at the 2018 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
    tvN Factual Studio's documentary <Wild Korea> aired on BBC2 and entered top 10 in weekly viewership ratings on BBC2
    Mnet's <I Can See Your Voice> format is aired on the Malaysian channel NTV7
    Mnet's <I Can See Your Voice 5> won the Excellence Award in the Hallyu category at the 2018 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
    OCN's <Life on Mars> won the Best Adaptation of an Existing Format at 2018 AACA
  • FILM
    <The Handmaiden> won the Best Film Not In The English Language at the 71st British Academy Film Awards
    <Oh Baby!>, Indian remake of <Miss Granny>, premieres
    <The Spy Gone North> received Best Director and Best Art Direction at the 39th Blue Dragon Awards, and Best Art Direction at the 55th Daejong Film Awards
    <1987> won the Film Grand Prize and Best Screenplay at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2018 MAMA in 3 regions: Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea
    Established BELIFT LAB, a joint venture with Hybe Entertainment
    KCON 2019 is held in Japan, LA, NY, and Thailand
    Established Stone Music Entertainment
  • DIGITAL BUSINESS
    Launched tvN D Studio
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    <Finding Mr. Destiny> received the Popular Culture Award in the musical category at the 8th Korean Wave Awards
    <Seopyeonje> won 3 awards for Best Musical, Best Supporting Actor, and Best New Actress at the 2nd Korea Musical Awards
    <Cyrano> won the Best Actor Award at the 2nd Korea Musical Awards
    <Maybe Happy Ending> won in a total of 6 categories, including Best Screenplay/Lyrics, Best Composing, and Best Director at the 2nd Korean Musical Awards
  • ANIMATION
    <The Haunted House> is selected by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and appointed as a PR ambassador for Children's Day 2018
    Signed a domestic master agent contract with Warner Bros
    Tooniverse channel is selected as an “Excellent Broadcasting Operator for the Disabled” and receives a commendation from the Korea Communications Commission

2017

  • COMPANY
    Opened the O'PEN Center, a project to discover and nurture new creators
  • TELEVISION
    tvN's <Stranger> is selected on New York Times' 2017 Top 10 Korean TV Series list
    Mnet's <I Can See Your Voice> format is aired on the Malaysian channel 8TV and the Filipino channel ABS-CBN
    tvN's <Youn's Kitchen> received a commendation from the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the Broadcasting and Video Industry Development category at the 2017 Korea Content Awards
    tvN's <Grandpas Over Flowers> format aired on Italy's largest national broadcaster Rai2
    tvN's <Guardian: The Lonely and Great God> won the Television Grand Prize, and <Dear My Friends> wins the Television Best Drama and Best Screenplay at the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Signal> and <Guardian: The Lonely and Great God> received the Excellence Award in the Creative Innovation category and Society Culture category, respectively, at the 2017 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
  • FILM
    <Sweet 20>, an Indonesian remake of <Miss Granny>, enters into the Top 5 local movies in the first half of 2017
    <The Merciless> won the Best Cinematography and Lighting at the 38th Blue Dragon Awards
    <The Handmaiden> won the Film Grand Prize at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2017 MAMA for the first time in 3 regions: Hong Kong, Japan, and Vietnam
    KCON 2017 is held in Mexico, Japan, NewYork, LA, and Australia
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    <Maybe Happy Ending> won in a total of 4 categories, including the Musical of the Year at the 6th Yegreen Musical Awards
    <Broadway 42nd Street> won the 2017 Brand of the Year in the musical category
    <Kinky Boots> won the Best Actor Award and Best Ensemble Award at the 1st Korea Musical Awards
  • ANIMATION
    Tooniverse's <Rainbow Ruby> won the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award in the Animation category at the 2017 Korea Content Awards
    <The Haunted House> children's musical premieres, and performs Seoul encore and national tour
  • STUDIOS PRODUCTION
    Studio Dragon Co., Ltd. listed on KOSDAQ

2016

  • TELEVISION
    Mnet's <I Can See Your Voice 3> was nominated in the Non-scripted Entertainment category at the 2016 International Emmy Awards
    <I Can See Your Voice> format airs on the Thai terrestrial channel Workpoint, the Chinese channel Jiangso Satellite TV, the Indonesian channel MNC TV, and on the Bulgarian channel Nova TV and ranks 1st place in viewership ratings for the time slot
    Mnet won the Best Entertainment Award at the 21st Asian Television Awards, and Hit Expectation Brand Award at the 2016 Korea Brand Awards
    U.S. remake of tvN's <Grandpas Over Flowers> format aired on NBC as <Better Late Than Never>
    tvN's <Society Game>, a joint planning/production program with the global production company Endemol Shine Group, was first broadcasted in Korea
    tvN's <Youth Over Flowers Iceland> received the Excellence Award at the 2016 Media Awards in the paid TV content variety category
    tvN's <Signal> received the Excellence Award at the 2016 Media Awards in the paid TV content drama category
    tvN's <Actor's School> won the Best Television Entertainment Program at the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Signal> won in 7 categories including Best Television Drama, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Oh My Ghost> won the Best Television Screenplay and Popular Actor/Actress Awards at the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Reply 1988> won in 8 categories including Television Best Drama, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Twenty Again> received the Paid TV Content Drama Excellence Award at the 2016 Media Awards and Encouragement Award at the 2016 Gender Equality Media Awards
  • FILM
    Acquired JK Film
    <The Handmaiden> sets the record in history for the most sales of a Korean film to other countries (pre-sales in 176 countries), and won the Vulcan Award (Technology Award) at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, and Best Art Direction at the 37th Blue Dragon Awards.
    Remake of <Miss Granny> premiered in Japan and Thailand
    <Veteran> and <Chinatown> each won the Film Best Director and the Best New Director, respectively, at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2016 MAMA in Hong Kong
    Hosted KCON 2016 in Abu Dhabi, Japan, France, NY, and LA
  • DIGITAL BUSINESS
    Launched Mnet Digital Studio, M2
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Co-produced musical <The Bodyguard> premiered in Korea for the first time in Asia
    Co-produced musical <Kinky Boots> won 3 categories including the Best New Musical at the 40th Laurence Olivier Awards in the UK
    <Kinky Boots> won 3 major categories including the Best New Musical, Best Actor, and Best Choreography at the 16th WhatsOnStage Awards in the UK
    <Kinky Boots> received the Best Musical Award at the 5th Yegreen Musical Awards
    Chinese version of <Thrill Me> premiered at Shanghai Grand Theater
    Exported license for <Finding Mr. Destiny> to Japan and performed Japanese version <Anata No Hatsukoi Sagashimasu> in Tokyo and Osaka
    <Finding Mr. Destiny> became the first Korean musical to be licensed and exported to both China and Japan
    <Werther> won the 15th National Assembly Grand Prize
  • ANIMATION
    In-house planned animation <Rainbow Ruby> appointed as an ambassador for the UNESCO Girls Education Campaign for the first time as an animated character
  • STUDIOS PRODUCTION
    Acquired Culture Depot Co., Ltd. and Hwa & Dam Pictures Co., Ltd.
    Divided the drama business and established Studio Dragon

2015

  • TELEVISION
    <Hwayangjeje>, Chinese version of tvN's <Sisters Over Flowers>, aired on Eastern TV
    tvN's <The Genius> and <Misaeng: Incomplete Life> won the Best Game or Quiz Programme and Best Asian Drama Series, respectively at the 2015 Asian Television Awards (ATA)
    tvN's <Misaeng: Incomplete Life> producer Kim Won-seok received the Presidential Commendation in the drama category at the 2015 Korea Content Awards
    tvN's <Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village> received the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award at the Korea Content Awards, and won the Best Television Entertainment Program at the 2015 Baeksang Arts Awards
    tvN's <Reply 1988> won the Best Picture in the drama/TV movie category at the Korea UHD Award 2015
    tvN's <Misaeng: Incomplete Life> won four awards, including Television Best Drama and Best Director, at the Baeksang Arts Awards; also received International Drama Special Award at the International Drama Festival and Best Drama at the Korea Drama Awards
    Mnet's <M Countdown> won Best Picture in the K-POP category at Korea UHD Award 2015
    OCN's <Bad Guys> trailer won the Silver Award in the Best Drama Campaign category at PromaxBDA 2015, and the KDA Award at the Korea Drama Awards
    OCN's <Bad Guys> won the KDA Award at the Korea Drama Awards
  • FILM
    Korea-Vietnam joint film <Sweet 20> broke the record and became 1st place in Vietnam's box office history
    The Chinese remake of <Miss Granny>, <20 Once Again>, accumulates over 10 million audiences and sales of over 50 billion won (365 million yuan) (highest performance ever for a Korean-Chinese joint film)
    <Ode to My Father> was invited to the 65th Berlin International Film Festival for the Panorama category
    <Ode to My Father> won Best Art Direction and the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film at the 36th Blue Dragon Awards; and Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Planning, Special Advanced Technology Award, and Best Sound Effects at the 52nd Daejong Film Awards
    Korean-Indonesian joint film <A Copy of My Mind> was invited to the 72nd Venice International Film Festival for the Horizons category
    <Veteran> won the Best Director at the 36th Blue Dragon Awards
    <Veteran> watched by 13.41 million viewers and ranked 3rd at the Korean box office
    <The Admiral: Roaring Currents> won the Film Grand Prize at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2015 MAMA in Hong Kong
    Held KCON 2015 in Japan, LA, NY, and Jeju
    Signed contract with AOMG Label
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    <Kinky Boots> won the Best Musical at the 61st Evening Standard Theater Awards in the UK
    Started production of <Kinky Boots> in West End, England
    <Kinky Boots> received the Musical of the Year Award and Best Actor Award at the 9th Musical Awards
    Debuted creative musical <Pungwolju> and is adapted into a webtoon for the first time in Korea
    <Run to You> exported to Japan with Tokyo performance
  • ANIMATION
    <Robot Train> received the Korea Creative Content Agency President's Award in the character category at the 2015 Korea Content Awards
    Started <Super Wings> video and licensing business development in North America, South America, and Europe region
    Launched animation division's first business project <Robot Trains> in SBS
    Official launch of animation division and establishment of Studio Bazooka

2014

  • TELEVISION
    tvN's <The Genius> became the first Korean show to export its format to Europe (Netherlands, France)
    tvN's <Grandpas Over Flowers> became the first Korean show to export its format to one of the biggest broadcasting network in the U.S. (NBC)
    tvN's <Grandpas Over Flowers> won the Best Television Entertainment Program at the 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards, and the Best Entertainment Program Award at the Korea Entertainment Arts Awards
    tvN's <Misaeng: Incomplete Life> won the Excellence Award in the paid TV content drama category at the 2014 Media Awards and the 2014 Broadcast Criticism Award in the cable category
    tvN's <Reply 1994> won the drama category at the 2014 Korea Content Awards, and producer Shin Won-ho received the Presidential Commendation for the Broadcasting Image Industry Development Contribution Award
  • FILM
    <The Target> and <A Girl at My Door> were invited to the 67th Cannes Film Festival in the Midnight Screenings and the Un Certain Regard category, respectively
    The first Korean-Vietnamese joint film <Fool for Love 2> became 1st place in Vietnamese box office history
    <Snowpiercer> was invited to the 64th Berlin International Film Festival for the forum section
    <Snowpiercer> won the Film Best Director at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards
    <Ode to My Father> attracted 14.25 million viewers and became 2nd place at the Korean box office
    <The Admiral: Roaring Currents> won Best Director and the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film at the 35th Blue Dragon Awards, and Best Film, Technical Award, and Best Planning at the 51st Daejong Film Awards
    <Miss Granny> won the Best Music at the 51st Daejong Film Awards
    <The Admiral: Roaring Currents> surpassed 10 million viewers in the shortest period of time with 17.61 million viewers and ranked 1st at the Korean box office
    <Tazza> won Film Grand Prize at the 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2014 MAMA in Hong Kong
    KCON 2014 LA attracted more than 42,000 fans
    Exclusively distributed K-POP music to Beats Music as Asia's first K-POP curator
    Established MMO Entertainment (now WAKEONE Entertainment)
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Became the 3rd Asian member to be approved to join the American Broadway Producers Association <Broadway League>
    Chinese remake of <Finding Mr. Destiny> conducted encore performance in 3 major cities in China
    Non-verbal performance of <Bibap> toured in 28 cities of China
  • ANIMATION
    Signed domestic master agent contract with Dreamworks
    <Super Wings>, jointly invested by China's largest toy company Alpha, sold in the U.S. and Europe

2013

  • TELEVISION
    Co-production of Mnet's <Super Star China>, aired in Hubei, China
    tvN's <Sisters Over Flowers> reached 10% viewership rating for the first time as a paid show
  • FILM
    <Snowpiercer> won Best Director and Best Art Direction at the 34th Blue Dragon Awards, as well as Best Editing and Best Art Direction at the 50th Daejong Film Awards
    <Snowpiercer> became the first movie in Korea to achieve pre-sales in 167 countries
    <Masquerade> won Best Film and Best Director at the 49th Baeksang Arts Awards
    <A Wedding Invitation> premiered in China, grossing more than 192 million yuan, recording the highest box-office revenue among all Korean-Chinese joint films
    <Pluto> won the Competition section and <Behind the Camera> was invited to 63rd Berlin International Film Festival
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2013 MAMA in Hong Kong
    G-dragon and Missy Elliott headline KCON 2013 LA
  • DIGITAL BUSINESS
    Launched Korea's first MCN business DIA TV
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Korea-China joint musical <Feast for the Princess> performed in Beijing and Shanghai
    Globally co-produced musical <Kinky Boots> premiered on Broadway
    <Kinky Boots> won 6 awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor, and Best Original Score, at the 67th Tony Awards; and Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Actor at the Outer Critics Circle Awards in the U.S.
    <Finding Mr. Destiny> became the first Korean creative musical to be licensed in China, and performed in Chinese version <Finding Destiny> in Shanghai
    Opened a theater dedicated to Asian musicals in collaboration with the Japanese general entertainment company Amuse (8 Korean creative musicals performed)
    Premiered the remake version of Korea's first creative musical <Please Come Softly>

2012

  • TELEVISION
    tvN's <In Need of Romance> became the first cable TV series to be aired overseas on terrestrial channels (Japan)
    Began Mnet's <M Countdown> global tour
  • FILM
    First in Korea to start direct distribution business in Indonesia
    <Punch>, <My Way>, and <Hindsight> were invited to the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in the In Competition section
    <Masquerade> won Best Art Direction at the 33rd Blue Dragon Awards, as well as in 16 categories at the 49th Daejong Film Awards, including the Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay
    <Masquerade> attracted 12.31 million audiences
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2012 MAMA in Hong Kong for the first time
    Hosted KCON, K-Culture convention & festival, for the first time
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Chinese version of the musical <Cats> performed in over 10 regions

2011

  • COMPANY
    Merged On Media, CJ Internet, Mnet Media, CJ Media, and CJ Entertainment and launched CJ E&M (now CJ ENM)
  • TELEVISION
    tvN special <Dad's Pregnancy> won the Encouragement Award at the 2011 Gender Equality Awards
    Mnet's <Superstar K2> won the Excellence Award in the Society Culture category at the 2011 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards
    Mnet's <M Countdown> is aired in 10 Asian countries
    OCN's <Quiz of God 2> received the Grand Prize in the paid TV content category at the 2011 Media Awards
  • FILM
    <The Unjust> won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at the 32nd Blue Dragon Awards and was invited to the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in the In Competition section
    <Sunny> won Best Director and Best Editing at the 48th Daejong Film Awards
    First in Korea to start direct distribution business in Vietnam
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2011 MAMA in Singapore for the first time
    Launched Mwave, a global platform for K-POP fans
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Targeted the Chinese market with the Chinese version of the musical <Mamma Mia>
    Signed MOU with Shochiku, a leading producer/distributor in Japan
  • ANIMATION
    Produced and aired Korea's first children's variety show <The Unlimited Show>

2010

  • TELEVISION
    tvN Asia launched in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar
    tvN's <Golden Villa> won the New Media Award at the 2010 Korea Drama Awards
  • FILM
    First Korean company to start direct distribution business in Japan
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2010 MAMA in Macau for the first time
    Signed a business partnership with JYP Entertainment to jointly enter the Asian music market
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Presented non-verbal performance <Bibap> at the Edinburgh Festival

2009

  • TELEVISION
    tvN Asia launched in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and the Philippines
  • FILM
    First company in Korea to start direct distribution business abroad, starting with the U.S. and China
    <Thirst> won the Jury Prize at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, and is invited in the In Competition section
    <Mother> is invited to the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category, and won Best Picture and Best Lighting at the 30th Blue Dragon Awards
    <Haeundae> became the first film to surpass 10 million viewer mark in Korea, recording a total of 11.45 million viewers
    <Haeundae> won Film Grand Prize at the 46th Baeksang Arts Awards, and Technical Award and the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film and <Thirst> wins Best Music at the 30th Blue Dragon Awards
    <Haeundae>, <The Good, The Bad, The Weird>, and <Thirst> each won Best Planning, Best Costume Design, and Best Lighting at the 46th Daejong Film Awards
  • MUSIC
    Hosted 2009 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards)
  • STUDIOS PRODUCTION
    Established JS Pictures Co., Ltd., a TV series outsourcing production company

2008

  • TELEVISION
    Acquired ZHTV, a channel that specializes in Chinese programs
    First in Korea to win the 2008 BDA World Gold Awards for 3 consecutive years
    tvN documentary <World Special> won the Grand Prize in the broadcasting category at the 2008 New Media Awards
  • FILM
    <The Good, The Bad, The Weird> is invited to the 61st Cannes Film Festival in the Out-of-Competition section, and won Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film at the 29th Blue Dragon Awards
    <Secret Sunshine> won the Film Best Director at the 44th Baeksang Arts Awards
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Korea-China joint project premiered in China (2 times at the National Centre for the Performing Arts)
  • ANIMATION
    Began theater business with <Case Closed> and <Sergeant Keroro>

2007

  • TELEVISION
    First in the Korean broadcasting industry to win the Promax & BDA World Gold Awards for 2 consecutive years
    The first Korean-Vietnam joint TV series <Mui O Ngay> reached Vietnam's highest viewership rating of 32%
  • FILM
    <Secret Sunshine> won Best Actress at the 60th Cannes Film Festival
    <I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK> won the Silver Bear: Alfred Bauer Prize at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival
    <Like a Virgin> is invited to the 57th Berlin International Film Festival in the Generation section, and won Film Best Screenplay at the 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards, as well as Best New Director and Best Screenplay at the 27th Blue Dragon Awards
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Co-sponsored <Mamma Mia> London original team's Beijing tour

2006

  • TELEVISION
    Launched tvN (Total Variety Network)
  • FILM
    <The City of Violence> is invited to the 63rd Venice International Film Festival in the Out-of-Competition section
    <King and the Clown> won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography at the 43rd Daejong Film Awards; Best Music at the 27th Blue Dragon Awards; and Film Grand Prize at the 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Started first in-house creative musical production with <Finding Mr. Destiny>
  • ANIMATION
    Aired Tooniverse's self-produced children's TV series <Alien Sam>, the first for a cable channel

2005

  • TELEVISION
    Established CJ Victor Entertainment (now CJ ENM Japan Inc..)
  • FILM
    <Lady Vengeance> won the Little Golden Lion Award, Future Film Award, and Best Innovation Award at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival

2004

  • TELEVISION
    Strategic alliance with Chinese movie channel CCTV6
    Started airing Mnet's signature music ranking program <M Countdown>
  • FILM
    <Lady Vengeance> won Best Picture at the 26th Blue Dragon Awards
    <Silmido> won Best Picture and Best Director at the 25th Blue Dragon Awards; Best Planning, Special Jury Prize, and Best Screenplay at the 41st Daejong Film Awards; and Film Grand Prize at the 40th Baeksang Arts Awards

2003

  • FILM
    <Memories of Murder> won Best Cinematography and the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film at the 24th Blue Dragon Awards, as well as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Lighting at the 40th Daejong Film Awards
  • PERFORMING ARTS
    Started performance business with <Jekyll and Hyde>, <Mamma Mia>, and <Cats>

2002

  • TELEVISION
    Established CJ Media
  • FILM
    <Chi-hwa-seon> was nominated for the Palme d'Or and won Best Director at the 55th Cannes Film Festival; also won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at the 23rd Blue Dragon Awards
    Established film production company JK Film
    First in the film industry to be directly listed on KOSDAQ

2000

  • FILM
    <JSA> won Best Film at the 38th Daejong Film Awards, and Best Picture and the Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film at the 21st Blue Dragon Awards

1999

  • TELEVISION
    Tooniverse gained foreign investment from TBS, a Time Warner affiliate
  • MUSIC
    Hosted first Mnet Video Music Awards (now MAMA)

1997

  • ANIMATION
    <Soul Frame LAZENCA> was produced in-house and won the Gold Prize at the "Korea Video and Comics Awards"

1995

  • TELEVISION
    Launched Mnet, a cable channel specializing in music
    Launched Tooniverse, a cable channel specializing in animation
  • FILM
    CJ invested in DreamWorks as the 2nd largest shareholder, and began movie business as CJ Entertainment (now part of CJ ENM)