- Han Ji-an of Constellation Agency, a wholly-ownedsubsidiary of the Company, and 2PM's Chansung to star in drama adaptation of popularnovel of the same name, SO I MARRIED ANANTI-FAN
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20 August 2018 - SpackmanEntertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company"and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leadingentertainment production groups founded by financier Charles Spackman, wishesto announce that Han Ji-an, an emerging Korean actress under the Company's wholly-ownedsubsidiary, Constellation Agency Pte. Ltd. ("Constellation Agency"), will headline a new Korean drama, SO I MARRIED AN ANTI-FAN.
Han Ji-an isrepresented by Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. ("PMG"),which is owned by Constellation Agency. She previously starred in twoKorean movies THE VANISHED (2018) andTHE PRINCESS AND THE MATCHMAKER(2018). In SO I MARRIED AN ANTI-FAN, Han Ji-an and 2pm's Chansung shall star alongside Girls' Generation'sSooyoung and Choi Tae-joon of PADAM PADAM(2011) and ADOLESCENCE MEDLEY (2013).
Directed by Kang Chul-woo of 1% OF ANTYHING (2016), SO I MARRIED AN ANTI-FAN is a Korean drama remake of a popularnovel of the same name, and relates the story of a comedy romancebetween a top star and a magazine reporter, who turned into a crazy anti-fan. Thedrama, which is co-produced byGodin Media and Warner Bros. Korea, has already been sold to North andSouth America and is expected to be broadcasted simultaneously to 160 countriesin line with local Korean TV programming schedule. SO I MARRIED AN ANTI-FAN is to be pre-filmed partially before itspremiere.
In addition to Han Ji-an, the artist roster of PMGincludes drama and film artists such as Wang Ji‐won of ONE LINE (2017) and HOSPITAL SHIP (2017), Lee Ji‐hun of I CAN SPEAK (2017) and THEUNIVERSE'S STAR (2016) and Oh Cho‐hee of BLACK (2017) and VOICE (2017).
Mr. RichardLee, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of SpackmanEntertainment Group, said, "As a rapidly emerging Korean actress, Han Ji-an hasshown promising potential given her recent track record of films and dramas. Welook forward to more of her future performances as she endeavors to reach newheights in her career."
About SpackmanEntertainment Group Limited
SpackmanEntertainment Group Limited ("SEGL"or the "Company"), and together withits subsidiaries, (the "Group"), oneof Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded by investmentveteran, Mr. Charles Spackman, is primarily engaged in the independentdevelopment, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motionpictures in Korea. In order to diversify our revenue streams, inthe second half of 2018, we will to expand our business portfolio to includethe production of Korean television dramas. In addition to our contentbusiness, we also make investments into entertainment companies and film fundsthat can financially and strategically complement our existing core operations.SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities TradingLimited under the ticker 40E.
SEGL'sZip Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema")is one of the most recognised film production labels in Korea and hasoriginated and produced some of Korea's most commercially successful theatricalfilms, consecutively producing 8 profitable movies since 2009 representing anindustry leading track record. Recent theatrical releases of Zip Cinema'smotion pictures include some of Korea's highest grossing and award-winningfilms such as MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), COLD EYES (2013), and ALLABOUT MY WIFE (2012). For more information on Zip Cinema, do visit https://zipcine.com
SEGLalso owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. ("NovusMediacorp"), an investor, presenter, and/or ancillary distributor for atotal of 76 films (53 Korean and 23 foreign) including SECRETLY, GREATLY, which was one of the biggest box office hits of2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun of MY LOVEFROM THE STARS fame, as well as FRIEND2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the ancillarydistributor of ALL ABOUT MY WIFE, atop-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In 2018, THE OUTLAWS, co-presented by NovusMediacorp broke the all-time highest Video On Demand ("VOD") sales records in Korea. Novus Mediacorp is currently in theprocess of seeking a listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange. For moreinformation on Novus Mediacorp, do visit https://novusmediacorp.com
Ourfilms are theatrically distributed and released in Korea and overseas markets,as well as for subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms ofmedia, including cable TV, broadcast TV, IPTV, video-on-demand, and homevideo/DVD, etc. We release all of our motion pictures into wide-theatricalexhibition initially in Korea, and then in overseas and ancillary markets.
We alsooperate a café-lounge called Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul andown a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd..
TheCompany holds an effective shareholding interest of 41.28% in Spackman MediaGroup Limited ("SMGL"). SMGL, acompany incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, iscollectively one of the largest entertainment talent agencies in Korea in termsof the number of artists under management, including some of the top names inthe Korean entertainment industry. SMGL operates its talent management businessthrough renowned agencies such as MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd., UAA & CoInc., Fiftyone K Inc., SBD Entertainment Inc., and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd.Through these full-service talent agencies in Korea, SMGL represents and guidesthe professional careers of a leading roster of award-winning actors/actressesin the practice areas of motion pictures, television, commercial endorsements,and branded entertainment. SMGL leverages its unparalleled portfolio of artistsas a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality ofentertainment content projects, including theatrical motion pictures, varietyshows, and TV dramas. This platform also creates and derives opportunities forSMGL to make strategic investments in development stage businesses that cancollaborate with SMGL artists. SMGL is an associated company of the Company.
TheGroup owns a 100% equity interest in Frame Pictures Co., Ltd. ("Frame Pictures"). Frame Pictures is aleader in the movie/drama equipment leasing business in Korea. Established in2014, Frame Pictures has worked with over 25 top directors and provided thecamera and lighting equipment for some of Korea's most notable drama and movieprojects including the upcoming Korean film GIRLCOPS (2018) featuring rising star Wi Ha-jun of SMGL and THE GREATEST DIVORCE (2018) starringBae Doona of SMGL. In 2018, FramePictures has also won contracts to supply equipment to THE BEAUTY INSIDE (2018), HUNDREDMILLION STARS FROM THE SKY (2018), LOVELY HORRIBLY (2018), THE GUEST (2018),historical Korean movie MALMOI, SUITS (2018) featuring ParkHyung-sik of SMGL, MISTRESS (2018), LIFE (2018), LIVE (2018) starring Lee Kwang-soo of RUNNING MAN, MY MISTER (2018) and Netflix's first Korean original production LOVE ALARM (2018). Frame Pictures andNovus Mediacorp are currently seeking to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
TheCompany owns a 100% equity interest in Take Pictures Pte. Ltd. ("Take Pictures") which owns a stronglineup of 10 film projects including the co-production with Zip Cinema for THE PRIESTS 2.
The Company owns a 100% equityinterest in Constellation Agency Pte. Ltd. ("Constellation Agency"). Constellation Agency, which owns TheP Factory Co., Ltd. ("The P Factory")and Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. ("PMG"),is primarily involved in the business of overseas agency for Korean artistsventuring into the overseas market. The P Factory is an innovative marketingsolutions provider specializing in event and branded content production. PMG isa talent management agency which represents and manages the careers of majorartists in film, television, commercial endorsements, and brandedentertainment.
On 7May 2018, the Company announced that it would spin-off Novus Mediacorp andFrame Pictures into a combined entity to seek listing on the Catalist Board ofthe Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited to exploit thegrowing post-theatrical and camera equipment leasing markets.
For more details, do visit https://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/
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