Korean Lawmakers Move Toward Limiting Daily Filming Hours to 18 Hours Per Day

Korean lawmakers are currently discussing plans to limit daily filming hours to 18 hours a day during the “Public Hearing for the Re-Revision of the General Arts & Culture Standard Contract.”

During this public hearing, according to the tentative standard contract revisions, production staff must deliver the scripts and other materials to understand the project to the actor, 3 days before filming. Another part of the contract stated, the maximum amount of hours for filming is 12 hours per day with the possibility of up to 6 hours of overtime for a total of 18 hours per day. Also, there cannot more than 3 consecutive 18-hour days.

However, much opposition is expected to come from the broadcast companies about this 18 hour daily limit. A source from a certain drama stated, “It’s the broadcast companies rather than the celebrities, who wish to receive the scripts 3 days beforehand. Also, if these rules are broken, then we must pay compensation to the actor and we must figure out a system with the directors and everyone else. I think this will only be a temporary measure and we need to figure out a more fundamental solution.”

This news brings back the controversy that surrounded Han Ye Seul during her “Spy Myung Wol” days.