- Son Ye-jin, represented by MS Team, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Group, was voted as the best actress, Park Seo-jun as the
best actor and BTS as the best idol group based on survey platform, "No.1", by
online research company PMI
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 July 2018 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman
Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its
subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment
production groups founded by financier Charles Spackman, wishes to announce
that Korean megastar, Son Ye-jin, of MS
Team Entertainment Co., Ltd. ("MS Team"),
a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group's associated company, Spackman
Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media
Group"), was voted as the top female star in the first half of 2018 in an
online research survey.
to the survey platform, "No. 1", Son Ye-jin of MS Team and Park Seo-jun were
voted as the best actress and actor in the first half of 2018. BTS was chosen
as the hottest idol group. The survey was conducted by online research company,
PMI, which surveyed 5,000 men and women between the age of 20 to 50 years old.
Based on the survey results, BTS garnered 38.5%, while Son Ye-jin and Park
Seo-jun received 25.6% and 29.1% of the total votes respectively.
by MS Team, Son Ye-jin returned to the small screen for the first time in five
years with a leading female role in PRETTY
NOONA WHO BUYS ME FOOD or also known as SOMETHING
IN THE RAIN. She recently starred in a melodrama film BE WITH YOU which debuted #1 and broke the all-time first week box
office historical record for romance film in Korea. Her upcoming crime thriller
movie NEGOTIATION is scheduled to be
released this year.
2018, Son Ye-jin was ranked #1 as the top movie actor brand in Korea's brand
power survey published by the Korean Business Research Institute.
About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited
Entertainment Group Limited ("SEGL"
or the "Company"), and together with
its subsidiaries, (the "Group"), one
of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded by investment
veteran, Mr. Charles Spackman, is primarily engaged in the independent
development, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion
pictures in Korea. In order to diversify our revenue streams, in
the second half of 2018, we will to expand our business portfolio to include
the production of Korean television dramas. In addition to our content
business, we also make investments into entertainment companies and film funds
that can financially and strategically complement our existing core operations.
SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading
Limited under the ticker 40E.
Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema")
is one of the most recognised film production labels in Korea and has
originated and produced some of Korea's most commercially successful theatrical
films, consecutively producing 8 profitable movies since 2009 representing an
industry leading track record. Recent theatrical releases of Zip Cinema's
motion pictures include some of Korea's highest grossing and award-winning
films such as MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), COLD EYES (2013), and ALL
ABOUT MY WIFE (2012). For more information on Zip Cinema, do visit http://zipcine.com
also owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. ("Novus
Mediacorp"), an investor, presenter, and/or ancillary distributor for a
total of 76 films (53 Korean and 23 foreign) including SECRETLY, GREATLY, which was one of the biggest box office hits of
2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun of MY LOVE
FROM THE STARS fame, as well as FRIEND
2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the ancillary
distributor of ALL ABOUT MY WIFE, a
top-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In 2018, THE OUTLAWS, co-presented by Novus
Mediacorp broke the all-time highest Video On Demand ("VOD") sales records in Korea. For more information on Novus
Mediacorp, do visit http://novusmediacorp.com
films are theatrically distributed and released in Korea and overseas markets,
as well as for subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of
media, including cable TV, broadcast TV, IPTV, video-on-demand, and home
video/DVD, etc. We release all of our motion pictures into wide-theatrical
exhibition initially in Korea, and then in overseas and ancillary markets.
also operate a café-lounge called Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul
and own a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd..
Company holds an effective shareholding interest of 41.28% in Spackman Media
Group Limited ("SMGL"). SMGL, a
company incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively
one of the largest entertainment talent agencies in Korea in terms of the
number of artists under management, including some of the top names in the
Korean entertainment industry. SMGL operates its talent management business
through renowned agencies such as MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd., UAA & Co
Inc., Fiftyone K Inc., SBD Entertainment Inc., and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Through these full-service talent agencies in Korea, SMGL represents and guides
the professional careers of a leading roster of award-winning actors/actresses
in the practice areas of motion pictures, television, commercial endorsements,
and branded entertainment. SMGL leverages its unparalleled portfolio of artists
as a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality of
entertainment content projects, including theatrical motion pictures, variety
shows, and TV dramas. This platform also creates and derives opportunities for
SMGL to make strategic investments in development stage businesses that can
collaborate with SMGL artists. SMGL is an associated company of the Company.
31 March 2017, the Group completed the acquisition of 100% equity interest in
Frame Pictures Co., Ltd. ("Frame
Pictures"). Frame Pictures is a leader in the movie/drama equipment leasing
business in Korea. Established in 2014, Frame Pictures has worked with over 25
top directors and provided the camera and lighting equipment for some of
Korea's most notable drama and movie projects including LOVELY HORRIBLY
(2018) starring Park Si-hoo of MY GOLDEN LIFE (2017) and Song Ji-hyo of
RUNNING MAN, THE GUEST (2018) showcasing Kim Dong-wook of ALONG
WITH THE GODS: THE TWO WORLDS (2017), historical Korean movie MALMOI,
SUITS (2018) featuring Park Hyung-sik of SMGL, MISTRESS (2018), LIFE
(2018), LIVE (2018) starring Lee
Kwang-soo of RUNNING MAN, MY MISTER (2018), SUITS (2018) showcasing Park Hyung-sik of SMGL, MISTRESS (2018), LIFE (2018), Netflix's first Korean original production LOVE ALARM (2018), DECEPTIVE MURDER (2017), TUNNEL
(2017), VOICE (2017), THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA (2016) featuring Jeon
Ji-hyeon and Lee Min-ho, as well as VETERAN
(2015), the number one movie at the Korean box office in 2015 starring Yoo
27 October 2017, the Company completed the acquisition of 100% equity interest
in Take Pictures Pte. Ltd. ("Take
Pictures") which owns a strong lineup of 10 film projects including the
co-production with Zip Cinema for THE
On 26 January 2018, the Company
completed the acquisition of 100% equity interest in Constellation Agency Pte.
Ltd. ("Constellation Agency").
Constellation Agency, which owns The P Factory Co., Ltd. ("The P Factory") and Platform Media
Group Co., Ltd. ("PMG"), is
primarily involved in the business of overseas agency for Korean artists
venturing into the overseas market. The P Factory is an innovative marketing
solutions provider specializing in event and branded content production. PMG is
a talent management agency which represents and manages the careers of major
artists in film, television, commercial endorsements, and branded
May 2018, the Company announced that it would spin-off Novus Mediacorp and
Frame Pictures into a combined entity to seek listing on the Catalist Board of
the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited to exploit the
growing post-theatrical and camera equipment leasing markets.
For more details, do visit http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/
This press release has been prepared by the Company and its contents
have been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, RHT Capital Pte. Ltd. (the "Sponsor"), for compliance with the
Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST") Listing Manual Section B: Rules of Catalist. The
Sponsor has not verified the contents of this press release.
This press release has not been examined or approved by the SGX-ST. The
Sponsor and the SGX-ST assume no responsibility for the contents of this press
release including the accuracy, completeness or correctness of any of the
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