Jung Seung-hye

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Jung Seung-hye
Born (1965-03-00)March , 1965
Died (aged 44)
Occupation Film producer
Years active 1989–2009
Korean name
Hangul 정승혜
Revised Romanization Jeong Seung-hye
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Sŭng-hye

Jung Seung-hye (March 1965 – 17 May 2009) was a South Korean film producer.

Jung began her career as a film promoter for Shin Cine in 1989, working on the film Happiness Does Not Come From Grades. She later moved to Cine World where she produced a number of films, including Anarchists (2000) and Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield (2003). Following the commercial success of King and the Clown in 2005, Jung founded her own company, Achim Pictures, and produced films such as Radio Star (2006), Shadows in the Palace (2007) and Sunny (2008).[1] In 2006 she was honored with the annual Women in Film Award by the Women in Film Korea organization.[2][3]

In addition to her production work, Jung was a film columnist and worked as a copywriter on a number of domestic and foreign film productions. She was the author of several books, including Jung Seung-hye's Cartoon Theater and Jung Seung-hye's Lion's Cage.[1]

Jung died from colon cancer on 17 May 2009, aged 44. She had been suffering from the illness since 2006, and was hospitalized a month prior to her death after the cancer spread to her lungs.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Han, Sang-hee. "Female Film Producer Jung Dies". The Korea Times, 17 May 2009. Retrieved on 22 May 2009.
  2. ^ Park, Soo-mee. "Women’s film awards suggest that Korean cinema is changing". Korea JoongAng Daily, 25 December 2006. Retrieved on 22 May 2009.
  3. ^ D'Sa, Nigel. "Top Women Filmmakers of 2006 Awarded". Korean Film Council, 3 January 2007. Retrieved on 22 May 2009.

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