Fantagio

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Fantagio Corp.
Native name
주식회사 판타지오
Public
Traded as KRX: 032800
Industry Entertainment
Music
Production
Genre K-pop
Founded September 16, 2008 (2008-09-16) (as N.O.A Entertainment Co., Ltd.)
Founder Na Byeong-jun
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Na Byeong-jun (founding chairman)
Wei Jie (CEO)
Cho Sung-sik
Services Talent agency
Production company
  • SteadyKR₩14.1 billion (2012)
  • KR₩14.1 billion (2012)
  • SteadyKR₩1.6 billion (2012)
  • KR₩1.6 billion (2012)
Owner Gold Finance Korea Co. Ltd. (50.07%)
Subsidiaries Fantagio Pictures
Fantagio Music
Madin Entertainment
Solid C&M
Website Fantagio Official Website

Fantagio (Korean판타지오) is a South Korean entertainment company. The company was founded in September 2008 as NOA Entertainment (standing for "Network of Asia"), before being renamed as Fantagio in June 2011.[1][2] In 2012, the company had a reported operating income of KR₩14.1 billion with a net income of KR₩1.8 billion (approximately US$1.6 million).[3]

Subsidiaries[edit]

Madin Entertainment[edit]

In January 2011, Fantagio founded its acting management division Madin Entertainment. As of 2015, Fantagio managed over 50 actors and actresses.[4][5]

Fantagio Pictures[edit]

Fantagio Pictures is a film and TV drama production division that was founded in November 2011 along with other subsidiaries Fantagio Music and Solid C&M.[6] Fantagio Pictures is credited with production or co-production of the following works:[7][8]

Fantagio Music[edit]

Fantagio Music is a record label and music production division. In May 2012, Fantagio launched the girl group Hello Venus as part of Tricell Media, a joint venture with Pledis Entertainment; this was dissolved in 2014 and Hello Venus continued under Fantagio Music.[9][10] In September 2013 it debuted 5URPRISE, a boy group whose members were previously in Fantagio's acting division.[11] Then in February 2016 it debuted the six-member boy group Astro, after they starred in their own drama, To Be Continued. In August 2017 Fantagio debuted the eight-member girl group Weki Meki, with two members from former group I.O.I, Doyeon and Yoojung.

Solid C&M[edit]

Solid C&M is Fantagio's division for restaurant franchises, education, distribution, and other ventures.[12] Cafe Fantagio was launched in September 2012, and Fantagio has also invested in dessert restaurant franchise Mango Six.[13][14]

On March 4, 2013, founder Na Byeong-jun established Fantagio's Manager Training Academy, aiming to train future celebrity managers through a curriculum including classes in film and media relations.[15][16]

Artists[edit]

Actors and actresses[edit]

Recording artists[edit]

Youtubers[edit]

  • Dave (The World Of Dave)
  • Vai (The World of Vai)
  • Jaein (한국인 재인)

Former artists[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jang, Yeon-joo (30 June 2011). "N.O.A, '판타지오(fantagio)'로 사명 변경, 스타마케팅 사업 확장". Herald Biz (in Korean). Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  2. ^ "N.O.A Entertainment changes their company name to "Fantagio"". Allkpop. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ 판타지오 코넥스시장 신규 상장 승인. Financial News (in Korean). 9 December 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Fantagio Company Profile 2015" (PDF). Fantagio. Fantagio. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  5. ^ "차수연 하정우 한식구된다, 판타지오 메이딘 계열사 편입". news.joins.com. Archived from the original on 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  6. ^ "Fantagio Company Profile 2015" (PDF). Fantagio. Fantagio. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Ha Jung-woo, Ji Jin-hee's Agency Gears Up for Wider Activities". TenAsia. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  8. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (28 August 2013). "HA Jung-woo's Directorial Debut Set for October Release". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Members Yooara and Yoonjo to Leave HelloVenus". www.mnetamerica.com. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  10. ^ "헬로비너스, 유아라·윤조 빠지고 4인조 활동". www.asiae.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  11. ^ "New 'Actor group' 5urprise to make a debut soon | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  12. ^ "Fantagio Company Profile 2015" (PDF). Fantagio. Fantagio. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  13. ^ Park, Min-young (28 May 2012). "Entertainment agencies expand into new areas". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  14. ^ "healthy dessert 'CAFE MANGOSIX2.0'". www.mangosix.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  15. ^ Kim, Ji-soo (13 March 2013). "Fantagio trains stars' assistants". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.
  16. ^ Lee, Cory (18 February 2013). "Fantagio to Fully Fund Academy for Managers". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2014.

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