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Despite the quantitative and qualitative growth of the Korean film industry, filmmakers experience extreme job insecurity. This study's findings are that the most important factor in overcoming job insecurity is professional identification. Based on Bourdieu's theory of culture, the study found that Korean filmmakers cope with difficult working conditions by means of their "artistic identity". The study also revealed how filmmakers perceive commercial films as belonging to cultural production.  In exploring these issues, this study used a qualitative research methodology to provide an in-depth study based on the actual experiences of filmmakers. In-depth interviews were conducted with 15 filmmakers to explore the professional identity of Korean filmmakers. The significance of this study lies in the ability to know filmmakers specifically through a study of professional identity. Thus, this study can be used as a basis for improving the working environment of filmmakers in the future.

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Kyuha Ryoo 1*

1Lecturerr, Department of Entertainment, Joongbu University, Korea,

* Corresponding author: Kyuha Ryoo


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