Mark James Russell is a producer, writer and consultant who specializes in Korean and Asian projects. He lived in South Korea for over 13 years, where he wrote about Korean culture and entertainment for the New York Times, Newsweek, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and many other publications. He also spent several years developing and producing several documentaries about Korean pop culture and history.
His book Pop Goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music and Internet Culture (Stone Bridge Press, 2009) was the first book to examine the amazing changes that transformed Korea’s popular culture and entertainment industry from the 1990s to the 2000s. You can find links to some of his more major stories here.
He is currently living in Barcelona, working on several projects (that he hopes to talk about soon).
Mark also apologizes for writing in the third person.
You can reach Mark by email: koreapopwars [at] gmail [dot] com