By Seo Dong-shin
Seoul-based agency SM Entertainment yesterday announced a plan to tour 11 cities in the United States and Canada to recruit new talent for the entertainment industry.
SM Entertainment has fronted stars in representation of hallyu, or the Korean wave, across Asia, such as female singer BoA and boy bands TVXQ and Super Junior.
Regardless of age or nationality, all Asian candidates are welcome in the field of songwriting, singing, dancing, modeling and acting, according to the agency.
Starting in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, the agency will hold preliminary auditions in cities such as Houston, Seattle, New York, and San Francisco as well as Toronto and Vancouver.
”We encourage all those who have entertainment talents to apply. We expect Asia to become the next big hub of the world’s entertainment market,’’ an SM Entertainment official said.