- Directed by Yeon Sang-ho of TRAINTO BUSAN (2016) and PENINSULA (2020), HELLBOUND will beheadlined by Yoo Ah-in of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group
- HELLBOUND , which is produced by Lezhin Studio, will be availableexclusively on Netflix
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 August 2020 - SpackmanEntertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company"and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), wishes to announcethat Korea's leading actor Yoo Ah-in of the Group's associated company,Spackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group") shall star inNetflix's new Korean original series, HELLBOUND.
HELLBOUND is a drama depicting the storyof supernatural angels appearing out of nowhere to condemn people to hell.
In HELLBOUND , Yoo Ah-in of Spackman Media Group, who recently headlinedthe Group's film #ALIVE (2020) and named one of "THE BEST ACTORSOF 2018" by the New York Times, portrays Jeong Jin-su, the charismatic andmysterious head of the New Truth Church. As the angels of death arrive, the NewTruth Church leads a religious crusade proclaiming that these visits are thewill of the divine.
Alongside Yoo Ah-in, other cast membersinclude Park Jeong-min (TIME TO HUNT, START-UP, SVAHA: THESIXTH FINGER), Kim Hyun-joo (WATCHER, I HAVE A LOVER), WonJin-ah (STEEL RAIN, THE AGE OF SHADOWS) and Yang Ik-june (BADGUYS: VILE CITY, BREATHLESS).
Yoo Ah-in is represented by UAA&COInc., a subsidiary of Spackman Media Group, which also manages iconic Korean actressSong Hye-kyo of DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN (2016) and popular Korean actorPark Hyung-sik of SUITS (2018).
About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited
Spackman Entertainment GroupLimited ("SEGL" or the "Company"), and together with itssubsidiaries, (the "Group"), foundedin 2011 by Charles Spackman, is one of Korea's leading entertainment productiongroups. SEGL is primarily engaged in the independent development, production,presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea. Accordingto Variety, Korea was the world's fourth largest box office market in 2019,behind only North America, China and Japan.
TheGroup also invests into and produces Korean television dramas. In addition toour content business, we also own equity stakes in entertainment-relatedcompanies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement ourexisting core operations. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the SingaporeExchange Securities Trading Limited under the ticker 40E.
SEGL's wholly-owned Zip CinemaCo., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema") is one ofthe most recognised film production labels in Korea and has originated andproduced some of Korea's most commercially successful theatrical films,consecutively producing 10 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 CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), DEFAULT (2018), MASTER(2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), COLD EYES (2013), and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012). For moreinformation 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 by NovusMediacorp broke the all-time highest Video On Demand ("VOD") sales records in Korea. For more information on NovusMediacorp, do visit https://novusmediacorp.com
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.
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.
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 20% equityinterest in The Makers Studio Co. Ltd., which plans to produce and release fourupcoming films, the first of which will be THE ISLAND OF THE GHOST'S WAIL,a comedy horror film.
Our films are theatricallydistributed and released in Korea and overseas markets, as well as forsubsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, includingonline streaming, cable TV, broadcast TV, IPTV, video-on-demand, and homevideo/DVD, etc. We release all of our motion pictures into wide-theatrical exhibitioninitially in Korea, and then in overseas and ancillary markets.
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 MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-jung, KoSung-hee), UAA&CO Inc. (Song Hye-kyo, Yoo Ah-in, Park Hyung-sik), FiftyoneK Inc. (So Ji Sub, Ok Taec-yeon), SBD Entertainment Inc. (Bae Doo-na, SonSuk-ku), and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Ji-young).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.
The Company owns a 100% equityinterest in Constellation Agency Pte. Ltd. ("Constellation Agency"). ConstellationAgency, which owns The P Factory Co., Ltd. ("The P Factory") and Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. ("PMG"), is primarily involved in thebusiness of overseas agency for Korean artists venturing into the overseasmarket. The P Factory is an innovative marketing solutions providerspecializing in event and branded content production. PMG is a talentmanagement agency which represents and manages the careers of major artists infilm, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment.
TheCompany owns a 100% equity interest in Frame Pictures Co., Ltd. ("Frame Pictures"). Frame Pictures is a leader in the movie/drama equipmentleasing business in Korea. Established in 2014, Frame Pictures has worked withover 25 top directors and provided the camera and lighting equipment for someof Korea's most notable drama and movie projects including ITAEWON CLASS (2020),HOW TO BUY A FRIEND (2020), KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 (2019), FOURMEN (2019) and ASADAL CHRONICLES (2019).
Previously, Frame Pictures wasalso involved in GIRL COPS (2018), MALMOI (2018), SUITS (2018),MISTRESS (2018), LIFE (2018), LIVE (2018), MONEY FLOWER(2017), SWEET REVENGE (2017), BAD GUYS 2 (2017), THELEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA (2016) and VETERAN (2015).
We also operate a café-loungecalled Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and own a professionalphotography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.
Formore details, do visit https://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/