- Produced by the Group's indirect wholly-ownedsubsidiary, Zip Cinema, #ALIVE topped the movie chart on Netflix globallyon 10 September 2020
- Starring Yoo Ah-in ofSpackman Media Group, and Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE ranked #1 in 35countries around the world, based on viewership in Singapore,Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, theUnited States, etc.
- Following #ALIVE, Zip Cinema's upcomingfilm, BROKER, to be headlined by Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and BaeDoona and directed by Japanese film director, Kore-eda Hirozaku
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman EntertainmentGroup" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"),one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups, wishes to announce that#ALIVE, produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, ZipCinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema"), attained #1 position on Netflixinternationally, following its theatrical run in Korea.
According to FlixPatrol, whichrecords the daily updated Video On Demand ("VOD") charts for 211streaming platforms in 83 countries worldwide, #ALIVE took the firstposition on the global chart of TOP Movies on Netflix in the World onSeptember 10.
#ALIVE ranked #1 in 35countries around the world based on viewership in Singapore, Thailand, HongKong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, the United States, etc.The film premiered internationally on Netflix on 8 September 2020.
Starring top leading actor YooAh-in of UAA&CO Inc., a subsidiary of the Group's associated companySpackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group"), and superstaractress Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE previously crossed the 1 million ticketsales within five days of its theatrical release and maintained its #1 positionat the Korean box office for three consecutive weeks.
In Korea, #ALIVEachieved the top ranking in VOD sales since the first day of itspost-theatrical release on 28 July 2020 in Korea,taking the #1 position at top IPTV channels including KT's Olleh TV and DigitalCable TV Home Choice, as of 4 August 2020.
#ALIVE is based on anoriginal scenario by Hollywood writer Matt Taylor, who produced the Americandocumentary series, SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTION: MAIN STREET.
The film relates the story ofisolated survivors of a city under lockdown that gets out of control as aconsequence of a sudden spread of an unknown infection. UAA's Yoo Ah-in of DEFAULT(2018), BURNING (2018) & VETERAN (2015) shall play the roleof Joon Woon, a gamer who survived by himself and becomes disconnected from therest of the world. Park Shin-hye of MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA (2018), THEDOCTORS (2016) & THE HEIRS (2013) takes on the role of Yoo Bin,another survivor who relies on her own survival skills throughout the extremelychallenging situation in the city.
The film is distributed byLotte Entertainment and directed by Jo II Hyung.
For more information on #ALIVEand its official trailer, visit the Group's website at https://spackmanentertainmentgroup.com. #ALIVEis currently being screened on Netflix at https://www.netflix.com/title/81240831.
Following #ALIVE, ZipCinema's next major, with the working title, BROKER, to be headlined byleading Korean actors Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and Bae Doona and directed bycelebrated Japanese film director, Kore-eda Hirozaku, is scheduled to commencefilming in 2021.
With BROKER, Zip Cinemais aiming to produce its fourth consecutive commercially successful film, afterthe release of #ALIVE (2020), CRAZY ROMANCE (2019) and DEFAULT(2018).
 FlixPatrol, https://flixpatrol.com/top10/netflix/world/2020-09-10, TOP Movies on Netflix inthe World on September 10, 10 September 2020
 Naver News, https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/433/0000070980, 11 September 2020
 Naver News, https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/609/0000309333, 4 August 2020.
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, 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
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,GUARDIAN (working title) and the co-production with Zip Cinema for THE PRIESTS 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-theatricalexhibition initially 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. (Son Suk-ku), and KookEntertainment Co., Ltd. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Ji-young). 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.
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/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 ITAEWONCLASS (2020), HOW TO BUY A FRIEND (2020), KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982(2019), FOUR MEN (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/