January 5, 2024
SEOUL – Jisoo of Blackpink is following her bandmate Jennie’s lead in establishing her own agency for her solo career.
According to industry sources, Jisoo is setting up a K-pop agency with her brother to be called Blissoo.
The new agency recently began recruiting employees, including video editors, producers, designers and security guards.
“We offer a unique experience of working with an artist in a startup company,” the Blissoo job announcement said.
With the support of her new agency, the artist is to focus on building up an acting career.
Jisoo’s first dive into the world of cinema will be in “Omniscient Reader.” The film is based on a Korean web novel of the same title that has recorded 200 million views so far.
The story revolves around Kim Dok-ja, an ordinary man who suddenly comes to live in a world that mirrors a novel he has been reading for more than a decade.
Jisoo is to play Lee Ji-hye, a former student of the male protagonist.
Jisoo is also set to star in Coupang Play’s highly anticipated zombie drama “Influenza,” which is expected to premiere this year.
Fellow Blackpink member Jennie also announced in December last year that she had established her own agency, OA, with her mother.
She is set to be a guest on KBS late-night music talk show “The Seasons: Lee Hyo-ri’s Red Carpet,” premiering Friday.
Jennie is also taking part in tvN’s new variety show “Apartment 404,” starting Feb. 15, as a fixed member of the show.
This is the first time in five years for Jennie to star in a variety show as a fixed member.
All four members of K-pop sensation Blackpink extended their exclusive contract with YG Entertainment last month for group projects, but not for individual activities.
Rose and Lisa of Blackpink have yet to announce future solo endeavors.
Meanwhile, Lisa was recently named as the most influential figure among Thai politicians and celebrities in Thailand in a survey of more than 7,000 people conducted Dec. 20-27, 2023, by Suan Dusit University in Bangkok.