K-Drama, ONCE AGAIN, Headlined by Lee Min-jung of MS Team, Wholly Owned by Spackman Entertainment Group's Associated Company Spackman Media Group, Breaking Records Week After Week in Korea

April, 22/2020 - 11:08
K-Drama, ONCE AGAIN, Headlined by Lee Min-jung of MS Team, Wholly Owned by Spackman Entertainment Group's Associated Company Spackman Media Group, Breaking Records Week After Week in Korea

  • Headlined by leading actress Lee Min-jung of MS Team, ONCE AGAIN, broke records every week by exceeding its own highest rating again with 30% viewership rating in Korea


SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 April 2020 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), wishes to announce that KBS2's K-drama, ONCE AGAIN, featuring Korea's top actress Lee Min-jung of MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd. ("MS Team"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited, has been breaking records week after week in Korea since its debut on 28 March 2020.


[1] According to Nielsen Korea, ONCE AGAIN has broken its own highest rating again this week with 30% viewership rating. In particular, the highest viewership rate posted per minute soared up to 32%. 


A 100-episode K-drama series, ONCE AGAIN, relates a story about love and family based on the Song Family, who never had a peaceful day. The family drama is produced by Studio Dragon and Bon Factory, directed by Lee Jae-sang and written by Yang Hee-seung. ONCE AGAIN also stars Chun Ho-jin, Cha Hwa-yeon, Lee Sang-yeob, Oh Yoon-ah and Lee Jung-eun as main casts.


Lee Min-jung of MS Team, which also represents iconic Korean actress Son Ye-jin, previously starred in romance drama FATE AND FURIES (2018).



[1] Star Today, https://www.mk.co.kr/star/broadcasting-service/view/2020/04/416239/, '한번 다녀왔습니다' 이민정 이상엽, 이런 케미 봤나요, 21 April 2020

 

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment GroupLimited ("SEGL" or the "Company"), and together with itssubsidiaries, (the "Group"), one ofKorea'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, we have expanded our businessportfolio to include the production of Korean television dramas. In addition toour content business, we also make investments into entertainment companies andfilm funds that can financially and strategically complement our existing coreoperations. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange SecuritiesTrading Limited under the ticker 40E.

 

SEGL's Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema") is one of the mostrecognised film production labels in Korea and has originated and produced someof Korea's most commercially successful theatrical films, consecutivelyproducing 10 profitable movies since 2009 representing an industry leadingtrack record. Recent theatrical releases of Zip Cinema's motion picturesinclude some of Korea's highest grossing and award-winning films such as CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), DEFAULT(2018), MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), COLD EYES (2013), and ALLABOUT MY WIFE (2012). For more information on Zip Cinema, do visit https://zipcine.com  

 

SEGL also owns Novus MediacorpCo., Ltd. ("Novus Mediacorp"), aninvestor, presenter, and/or post-theatrical distributor for a total of 79 films(58 Korean and 21 foreign) including ROSEOF BETRAYAL, THE OUTLAWS and SECRETLY, GREATLY, which was one of thebiggest 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 thepost-theatrical rights distributor of ALLABOUT MY WIFE, a top-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In2018, THE OUTLAWS, co-presented byNovus Mediacorp broke the all-time highest Video On Demand ("VOD") sales records in Korea. For moreinformation on Novus Mediacorp, do visit https://novusmediacorp.com 


Our films are theatricallydistributed and released in Korea and overseas markets, as well as forsubsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, includingcable TV, broadcast TV, IPTV, video-on-demand, and home video/DVD, etc. Werelease all of our motion pictures into wide-theatrical exhibition initially inKorea, and then in overseas and ancillary markets.

 

We also operate a café-loungecalled Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and own a professionalphotography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd..

 

The Company holds an effectiveshareholding interest of 43.88% in Spackman Media Group Limited ("SMGL"). SMGL, a company incorporated inHong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively one of the largestentertainment talent agencies in Korea in terms of the number of artists undermanagement, including some of the top names in the Korean entertainmentindustry. SMGL operates its talent management business through renownedagencies such as MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd., UAA & Co Inc., Fiftyone KInc., SBD Entertainment Inc., and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd. Through thesefull-service talent agencies in Korea, SMGL represents and guides theprofessional careers of a leading roster of award-winning actors/actresses inthe practice areas of motion pictures, television, commercial endorsements, andbranded entertainment. SMGL leverages its unparalleled portfolio of artists asa 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 a leader in the movie/dramaequipment leasing business in Korea. Established in 2014, Frame Pictures hasworked with over 25 top directors and provided the camera and lightingequipment for some of Korea's most notable drama and movie projects including the upcoming Korean film GIRL COPS (2018) featuring Wi Ha-jun of SMGL and THE GREATEST DIVORCE (2018) starring BaeDoona of SMGL. In 2018, FramePictures has also won contracts to supply equipment to FOUR MEN (2019), ASADALCHRONICLES (2019), THE CROWNED CLOWN (2019), THE BEAUTY INSIDE (2018), HUNDRED MILLION STARS FROM THE SKY (2018), LOVELY HORRIBLY (2018), THEGUEST (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).


TheCompany owns a 100% equity interest Take Pictures Pte. Ltd. ("Take Pictures") which has a line-up of several films including STONE SKIPPING(working title), GUARDIAN (working title) and theco-production with Zip Cinema for THEPRIESTS 2.


TheCompany owns a 100% equity interest in Constellation Agency Pte. Ltd. ("Constellation Agency"). Constellation Agency, which owns The PFactory 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 branded entertainment.


The Company owns a100% equity interest in Greenlight Content Limited which is mainly involved in the business ofinvesting into dramas and movies, as well as providing consulting services forthe production of Korean content.


The Company owns a 100% equityinterest in Simplex Films Limited ("Simplex Films") which is an earlystage film production firm. Simplex Films has thefollowing films in the pipeline namely, A BOLT FROM THE BLUE, IRREVOCABLEPROMISE and OUR SUPERSTAR K.


For more details, do visit https://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/

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