Gov't to enforce new measures to protect aspiring young talent

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Gov't to enforce new measures to protect aspiring young talent

Many global talents are getting a dance lesson at Global K Center in Paju, Gyeonggi. [GLOBAL K CENTER]

Many global talents are getting a dance lesson at Global K Center in Paju, Gyeonggi. [GLOBAL K CENTER]

The government will enforce stricter measures to protect the rights of aspiring underage talents working in the entertainment scene.
 
The Culture Ministry announced Monday that management agencies will have to disclose more information about their practices, such as information about the company, which entertainers it represents, as well as general information like its registration number, on the online system operated by Korea Creative Content Agency (Kocca). 
 
The government will also crack down on any monetary demands in exchange for debut opportunities.
 
With the global spotlight on many Korean talents like BTS, as well as the actors and producers of the movie “Parasite,” many worry that young entertainers may be exposed to unsafe environments in which someone asks for money in exchange for air time, said the ministry.
 
The government will also consolidate information about upcoming auditions released through industry-related associations and groups. 
 

It has also created a sample format of a contract specifically for underage talent, which will be updated every three years to reflect any changes seen in the industry. The ministry also vowed to protect young talents' rights to study and rest and enforce stronger measures to deal with cases of sexual harassment.
 
BY LEE SUN-MIN   [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]
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