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Five finalists were selected in the first Catalyst Korea Content Competition.


The winners are as follows: 

Hoon Ryu (Webtoon: “Court of Puppet”),

Kim Tak Hoon (Animation: “The Curious World of Linda”)

Christopher Weatherspoon (Scripted Comedy: “Electricland”)

Kim Doh Hun (Unscripted format, “Real Volume Up”)

So Kyung Seop (Short form series: “PTSD”)


Winners will present their winning projects at the US Festival in Duluth, Minnesota September 29-October 3.

Join us!  Catalyst Stories Festival 

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Identifying/Connecting/Creating Global Opportunities For Asian TV, Film, and Animation Creators.

Breakthrough Now Media was founded on the belief in the power of TV and film to broaden our worlds. Our passion is to champion the best content from Asia and help that content find new audiences in the US and around the world. TV and film, now more than ever, have the power to reach beyond language, borders, and cultures, to enlighten and entertain viewers worldwide.   


We have strong relationships with some of the best new voices and content creators across the region; and work with content creators, production companies and broadcasters from across Asia with a particular focus on Korea, Japan, and China. 

Breakthrough Now! Media brings the very best of Asian to the rest of the world.

Breakthrough Now! creates borderless content opportunities.

Sales agents and Distributors for:

  • Broadcasters

  • Film and TV Production Companies

  • Animation Studios

  • Producers

Content Development

  • Scripted and unscripted content film

  • Short-form content

  • Animation

  • Films/TV/IP

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Rosemond Perdue and Elaine Kim bring a wealth of diverse expertise to Breakthrough Now enabling them to counsel and connect top broadcasters, digital platforms, distributors, production companies, and educational entities to discover new cross-border production and educational opportunities. 


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Rosemond Perdue


Rosemond brings a deep international and marketing-driven focus to BNM.  Rosemond was recently named a 2020 "Global Producer to Watch" by the MIP television conference. Rosemond is a guest lecturer and consultant for The Format People and KOCCA, the Korean creative content agency (Seoul) leading seminars for Korean producers on creating effective international promos and pitches for their TV series.

Previously, Rosemond served as VP, Sales and Marketing for Small World IFT, where she placed formats from companies like CJ ENM, JTBC, TV Asahi, and TV Tokyo both internationally and within the US.


On the production and digital side, Rosemond created short form web series for broadcasters including Lifetime, Discovery, HGTV, and The Science Channel. She created Lifetime TV’s first scripted short-form series: Mommy Madness which ran for 3 seasons online.


She was chosen as one of BlogHer 2016’s Voices of the Year for video content and has created content for site’s like Disney’s Babble, She Knows and The Huffington Post.

Rosemond was a founding partner of award winning, female owned marketing agency Bungalow 3 which specialized in creating international marketing trailers and marketing for clients who market TV properties internationally. Bungalow 3’s clients included CBS, Sony, Disney, Universal, and Nippon TV. In addition, the firm created series and specials for Scripps Networks channels (HGTV, Food Network, Fine Living) and the firm even created a series about 1970’s era muscle cars for MTV US.


Elaine Kim


Elaine Kim is an innovator with groundbreaking experience in bringing Hallyu, the Korean content wave to mainstream audiences worldwide. Early on, she recognized the growing cultural significance and power of Korean media and its impact on the world.

Elaine was the Associate Director of the USC Korean Studies Institute where she established new programs to strengthen ties between Korea, the Korean American community, and the university.  

During her years at the USC Korean Studies Institute, she produced and managed over 30 academic and media events centered around Korea’s growing worldwide cultural, social, and economic significance. These events held in both LA and Seoul, featured world-renowned scholars, researchers, politicians, government officials, entertainers, and artists.

In 2013, Elaine produced the first USC/Korean Studies Institute Global Conference in Seoul, raising the profile of USC within Korea. This conference featured one of the first panel discussions on the growing influence of K-Pop and the Hallyu/Korean content wave of movies, music, and TV across the world to an international audience.

The highlight of Elaine’s achievements at USC was founding the annual Korean film festival in collaboration with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The festival introduced LA audiences to Korea’s best film directors, producers, and filmmakers. (USC Korean Film Festival > Korean Studies Institute > USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences) She worked with Korean government agencies and festivals including KOFIC, KOCCA, Korea Foundation, Busan Film Festival, and production & distribution companies from Korea to make the film festival a success.

Elaine began her career in the corporate world working with global technology companies including Apple, AT&T, and Samsung SDSA.


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