Kim Seon-ah Wins Breach-of-Contract Suit

Actress Kim Seon-ah Actress Kim Seon-ah


Actress Kim Seon-ah (32) has won a suit for breach of contract brought against her by a film production company. The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday ruled against the production company, who sued the actress and her agency for damages. In June, production company Yoon and Joon sued Kim for damages worth W1 billion (US$1=W925) claiming that Kim failed to carry out her obligation to play the leading role in the film ¡°Thursday¡¯s Child¡± and it caused damages worth W2.3 billion by halting production last year.

But the court said the shoot was halted not because the actress made irrational demands but because the director, whom the production company chose, failed to handle procedures smoothly. ¡°The responsibility lies with the movie production,¡± it said. Kim will not have to repay her fee.

¡°Thursday¡¯s Child¡± eventually turned into ¡°Seven Days¡± starring Kim Yun-jin role. Yoon and Joon and Prime Entertainment jointly produced the film, which went on release nationwide last month.

englishnews@chosun.com / 12¿ù 14, 2007 10:35 KST