PROGRES.ID – CJ ENM has announced its Visionaries for 2024. CJ ENM is a South Korean mass media and entertainment company under the CJ Group, established in 2011.
On January 3rd, CJ ENM announced their pioneer figures bringing new visions to the entertainment world, showcasing their authenticity.
The selected Visionaries for 2024 are writer Kang Full, director Kim Yong Hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, Monika, Song Hye Kyo, Stray Kids, and Uhm Jung Hwa.
This recognition is based on quantitative data, expert opinions, and global indicators.
Those chosen are deemed capable of presenting a fresh vision for K-Entertainment through their originality and the impact they’ve generated.
Song Hye Kyo and director Kim Yong Hoon were selected as figures inspiring creators and the industry through their portrayal of realistic fantasies.
Song Hye Kyo was praised for her extraordinary acting transformation in “The Glory,” while Kim Yong Hoon, as the director of “Mask Girl,” tackled challenging social issues.
This director shook the industry with a novel perspective, tasteful direction, and depicting multi-faceted human nature by casting three individuals for one role.
Uhm Jung Hwa and Stray Kids were chosen as standout artists reinterpreting unique perspectives in line with the present time.
Uhm Jung Hwa garnered significant attention through her performance in the hit drama “Doctor Cha” and the variety show “Dancing Queens on the Road.”
By producing their own songs and with their unique musical style, Stray Kids debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with four consecutive albums.
Writers Kang Full, Ryu Seung Ryong, and Monika are individuals broadening their audience reach through their “freshness.”
Kang Full and Ryu Seung Ryong captivated audiences with their creativity, birthing new genres and characters through the Korean hero drama “Moving.”
“Street Woman Fighter” star Monika, also acting as a Battle Judge in Season 2, captivates viewers with sharp and objective criticism grounded in empathy and affection.
Congratulations to the selected visionaries!