The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism promised to prevent the Lee Seung Gi crisis from happening again

In November last year, Lee Seung Gi sent proof to his former agency Hook Entertainment, saying that he had not received the profits and advertising fees for 137 songs. Hook unilaterally paid Lee 5 billion won to resolve the unpaid bills. Since then, Lee Seung Gi has sued four former and current executives, including Hook CEO Kwon Jin Young, for embezzlement and fraud.

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In order to prevent the recurrence of this situation, workers related to the entertainment management industry have gathered in one place to come up with a solution.

On Jan 9th, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held an association and group meeting to collect opinions to improve the working environment and protect the labor rights and interests of workers in the entertainment management field.

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The meeting was attended by officials from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Employment and Labor, as well as officials from the Korea Entertainment Producers Association, the Korea Management Association, and the Korea Entertainment Management Association.

At the meeting, the results of labor supervision in the entertainment management sector conducted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor last year were announced. According to the labor supervision at 2 entertainment agencies and 10 fashion stylist companies, a total of 43 cases of basic labor rights violations were caught.

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In order to create a better working environment, The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced measures such as a survey on the status of the 2023 pop culture and arts industry and a revision of the pop culture and arts industry development law.

The Ministry of culture, Sports and Tourism also asked the industry to make efforts to improve itself to prevent disputes such as that between Lee Seung Gi and his former agency from occurring again.

Source: Insight

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