- STONE SKIPPING, with the previous
working title DAMAGED, is the first film production of the
Company's wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take, founded by veteran
movie producer, Mr. Song Dae-chan
- STONE SKIPPING to be screened at
the upcoming Busan International Film Festival, one of the most significant
film festivals in Asia and is expected to be released in Korea in 1H2019
- Studio Take starting to contribute to the Group's film
production capability with the release of STONE SKIPPING
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 6 September 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 STONE SKIPPING, with the previous working title DAMAGED, produced by the Company's
wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take Co., Ltd. ("Studio Take"), is set to be screened at the 23rd Busan
International Film Festival in October 2018.
STONE SKIPPING is the
first production to be released by Studio Take. The human drama film stars
Dae-Myung Kim of GOLDEN SLUMBER
(2017) & BLUEBEARD (2017),
Chae-eun Jeon of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (MUSICAL)
(2017), Eui-sung Kim of TRAIN TO BUSAN
(2016) & GOLDEN SLUMBER (2017)
and Yun-ah Song of THE K2 (2016). The
story of STONE SKIPPING revolves around an unforeseen friendship
between Suk-Gu (played by Dae-Myung Kim), an adult with an intellectual disability
running a rice mill in a small village, and Eun-Ji (played by Chae-eun Jeon), a
runaway teenage girl from the city looking for her father. One day, an
unexpected incident at the rice mill leads to their world falling apart.
Lee, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of Spackman
Entertainment Group, said, "We are pleased that our wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take, is starting to
contribute to the Group's film production capability with its first film
release. STONE SKIPPING will be screened at The Busan International
Film Festival, which is one of the most
significant film festivals in Asia. We believe that Studio Take is
well-equipped to continue delivering a healthy pipeline of top quality films."
Take is wholly-owned by the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary Take Pictures
Pte. Ltd. Founded by veteran movie producer, Mr. Song Dae-chan, Studio Take
currently has developed and owns a strong lineup of 10 film projects including
the co-production with the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip
Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema"), of THE PRIESTS 2. THE PRIESTS 2 is the sequel to one of Korea's most commercially
successful theatrical films of 2015, THE
PRIESTS, which was produced by Zip Cinema.
STONE SKIPPING is in its post-production stage and expected to be
released in Korea in 1H2019.
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 THE OUTLAWS and 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 post-theatrical rights
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. Novus Mediacorp is currently in the
process of seeking a listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange. For more
information on Novus Mediacorp, do visit
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 43.88% 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.
The Group owns a 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 the
upcoming Korean film GIRL COPS (2018)
featuring rising star Wi Ha-jun of SMGL and THE GREATEST DIVORCE (2018) starring Bae Doona of SMGL. In 2018, Frame Pictures has also won
contracts to supply equipment to THE
BEAUTY INSIDE (2018), HUNDRED MILLION
STARS FROM THE SKY (2018), LOVELY HORRIBLY (2018), THE GUEST (2018),
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) and Netflix's first Korean original production LOVE ALARM (2018). Frame Pictures and
Novus Mediacorp are currently seeking to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
The Company owns a 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 PRIESTS 2.
Company owns a 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
On 7 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/