One of South Korea’s largest entertainment agencies, Kakao M recently announced a large-scale acting audition, to discover new talent!
On September 5th KST, it was revealed that Kakao M (formerly known as Seoul Records, YMB Seoul Records and LOEN Entertainment) will be teaming up with six other artist management companies, namely: Management SOOP, King Kong by Starship (the acting division of Starship Entertainment), BH Entertainment, Awesome ENT, E&T Story Entertainment and JWide-Company, in search of new acting talent with large-scale auditions “Kakao M Actors Audition“.
This is the very first time that major management companies, home to top actors, are holding an integrated large scale audition. A source from Kakao M stated, “In addition to original super-IPs and imaginative creators, actors who breathe life into the content are also very important factors that determine the competitiveness of original content. While fully supporting our existing actors’ challenges and growth,we are actively engaged in exploring new actors with potential and continuously expanding the influence of the group.”
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“Kakao M Actors Audition” will be open from September 9th KST (monday) till October 10th KST (sunday) worldwide, for anyone born between 1984-2003, regardless of their gender and nationality. Interested applicants can apply for the auditions online, via link provided at Kakao M’s homepage, Kakao M Actors’ social media account and casting platform MUSE’s mobile application.
Experts from the six management companies will review all the applicants and participate as judges. The auditions will be conducted in four rounds/stages, including online application and offline acting screening, starting with the online application. The successful applicants of the first round will be notified individually around mid-October.
The winner of “Kakao M Acting Audition” will get a chance to sign an exclusive contract with one of the respective artist management companies, along with featuring in various videos and dramas produced by Kakao M.
Kakao M has established itself as a comprehensive content company by actively carrying out its original video contents business, such as dramas and short-form contents, along with expanding in the music distribution market. With this, the company plans to establish itself as a major K-content leader, by securing competitive edge in the rapidly evolving industry with investments, to strengthen production capabilities.
Taking a step further with “Kakao M Acting Audition“, Kakao M aims at discovering potential Hallyu stars to grow its influence with “strong group of new actors“, in addition to their original lineup of 130 actors.