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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 23 days ago

Lead actresses Song Ha Yoon & Jooyeon of 'Devilish Charm' reportedly received zero payment after finishing their drama

It's been reported that many are suffering from MBN drama 'Devilish Charm's failure to pay its key employees, approximately 2 month since the drama finished airing back in October.

One drama insider revealed on December 28, "The effects of 'Devilish Charm's failure to pay its actors is more dramatic than previously noted. Particularly, the lead actresses (Song Ha Yoon and Jooyeon) received zero payment, resulting in their own company's staff providing the funds during the drama's recording stages. The damages may amount to over 10 million KRW (~ 9,000 USD)."

When the issue became a topic earlier this year, the drama's production company allegedly promised to pay its staff and actors by the end of the year; however, as of December 28, fulfilling this promise seems highly unlikely. 

What's more is that according to drama insiders, lead actor Choi Jin Hyuk and supporting actor Jang In Seob, under G-Tree Creative, have received their personal payments in full due to the fact that their label has close ties with the drama's production company. 

Stay tuned for updates on the issue. 

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Kosmo_Lap 23 days ago 5
23 days ago

"The damages may amount to over 10 million KRW (~ 9,000 USD)."


What? The actors were supposed to be paid that little?

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dania1994 23 days ago 2
23 days ago

ya what is that ???? lol

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Doreensos 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

look butter.

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keyleejeans20 (Banned) 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

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ayanatsume 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I don't think they meant that they were supposed to be paid that amount but, on the contrary they had to spend it on their actress for transportation, clothes maybe and other expenses expected when filming that should have been provided initially by the staff.

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aiyugwiyeoweo 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I think that's how much the actresses' companies paid out-of-pocket to support the drama. So, the drama producers have to pay that much in "damages" and also the individual payments for acting.

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Blueblankety 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

What the actual fuck? Pay the staff and actors

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abracapanda 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

as someone who lives and works here in Seoul, I can say this happens kinda often. the weird thing is that it's usually larger production companies that don't pay quickly. Anything from 1 month to 6 months after job completion is totally normal for them. I've guest spotted on one daily drama from KBS but I was paid within a couple of weeks. However I heard about someone who didn't get paid at all by the same recruiting / talent agent who works with kbs. Really tricky and hard to navigate. For foreigners sometimes there isn't even a real contract; it's all just verbally and by SNS. which makes things a lot riskier. Another time I was also lucky because another company gave me a contract (in English) but I had to sign away all of my usage rights and can't even claim it as work experience : ( this business is really hard.

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jokbal_is_yum 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Thanks for your insight!
Hard or no, companies that treat staff/employees/actors, etc. like this deserve to be taken down.
Nobody should work for free!
>__<

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EyeSpy 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

I'm a visual artist who knows NEVER to work without a contract. When working on a commission, I demand 1/3 pay upfront, when the contract is signed. Another 1/3 payment is due midway through the project, when the client approves the work, so far. Final payment is due at completion -- BEFORE the artwork is handed over. This way, I'm guaranteed payment, even if the client flakes out before the project is completed.


Who is looking out for these actors? Aren't they protected by agents and lawyers?

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Ninjapotato 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Yo pay these women!

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Oh_welll 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

working for free has a name : slavery

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crazyawesomeyall 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

Sometimes when I read American news, I'd go, "ugh, what a disgrace". And then I read Korean news, "God Bless America"

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Oh_welll 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Lol even me from France !

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forgivemenot1 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

This happens far too often and would be so easy to fix and this how I'd do it.


When an actor gets a job you work out a minimal amount they would earn based on the estimated filming days, the Production company would then put that money in something like an escrow account which pays the actor on completion of their role.

The production company would then be liable for any extra wages over that amount caused by delays and overshoots.

By doing this the actors and their company at least know with certainty that they'll get something even if the production goes belly up or they commit fraud and do a runner.

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BTS_Is_Lifea 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

what the hell? this is illegal!

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NgohiongPuso 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

There is going to be another embezzlement case on the news when this case is given attention again.

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nanako_daniel 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

disgusting .i hope they sue the company

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MizzCp 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Not just in Korea. Working for Koreans in general are a bummer that some Koreans are always behind their payments to their employees. I've worked for Koreans not once but twice in 2 different places, 2 different owners here in America. I never got paid fairly. I would have reported them since they're illegal immigrants...traveled all the way here to escape military service for their kids and they would be deported back. But I never did...

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taichou_san 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

hope jyp take action for this...that girl is jyp actress tho and jyp company is not unknown company like some fb comments there said "the actresses' company arent strong and powerful enough to take the payment back. " jyp is not strong and powerful enough? oh dear jyp part of BIG 3 ok?

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Ginger_Crunch 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Where are these agencies that rep these actresses? They should be on to it without hesitation to claim their rightful pay. Gosh it’s nearly 2019 and still no resolution in sight. I’m a fan of Song Ha Yoon so JYP should be fighting this tooth and nail. May she get paid! Sorry don’t know who reps Jooyeon and don’t know her work so yeah.

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