SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Yonhap) — The government on Monday announced a set of measures to better protect the rights of underage celebrities, as more young people are pursuing dreams of a career in entertainment.
Under the measures, the Office for Government Policy Coordination (OGPC) said it plans to require entertainment companies to more readily and transparently disclose information on their business activities, and to strengthen supervision of their operations.
The government also plans to draw up industry-wide guidelines for auditions and have audition-related information, which is often relayed secretively or through word of mouth, be made available publicly on websites of entertainment-related trade groups, according to the OGPC.
The office said it has reported the comprehensive plan to improve policies in advancing labor rights of non-adult celebrities and aspirants to the Government Performance Evaluation Committee on Sept. 18.
The plan was produced jointly with the culture…