- Bae Doona is represented by SBD Entertainment Inc.,
one of the renowned talent management agencies of the Group's associated
company, Spackman Media Group
- Directed by Yoo Hyun-ki, THE GREATEST DIVORCE, is scheduled to air on KBS2 in October 2018
- 2018 marks another banner year in Bae Doona's
20-year acting career, following her lead role in upcoming Netflix drama KINGDOM to be aired in December
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 July 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 top Korean actress Bae Doona of SBD Entertainment
Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group's associated company, Spackman
Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media
Group"), is set to star in the upcoming romantic comedy drama, THE GREATEST DIVORCE, scheduled to
air on KBS2 in October 2018.
Yoo Hyun-ki, THE GREATEST DIVORCE is a remake of a popular Japanese drama, MATRIMONIAL CHAOS, written by Sakamoto
Yuji, who also wrote the original drama of tvN's MOTHER. The drama follows a group of people in their thirties as
they navigate through marriage, family and divorce. Bae Doona will portray an optimistic
and easy-going wife while Cha Tae-hyun of ALONG
WITH THE GODS: THE TWO WORLDS (2017) and MY SASSY GIRL (2001) will play her husband. Lee El of MONSTER (2016) and LIAR GAME (2014) will also co-star in the drama.
Lee, Interim Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of Spackman
Entertainment Group, said, "As one of Korea's top international icons, Bae
Doona is one of the cornerstone stars of Spackman Media Group, which also
represents other top-tier stars such as Song Hye-kyo, Son Ye-jin and So Ji Sub.
We shall continue to leverage on Spackman Media Group's talent management
platform to benefit directly and indirectly from the projects of its
unparalleled portfolio of award-winning artists."
course of her 20-year acting career, Bae Doona has starred in several all-time
highest grossing Korean films such as TUNNEL
(2016) and THE HOST (2006). She is
also one of Korea's highly recognized international stars, having starred in the
Wachowskis siblings' CLOUD ATLAS (2012), JUPITER ASCENDING (2015) and Neflix's
SENSE8 and chosen as the face of Louis Vuitton's Series 4 global
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 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 ancillary
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. For more information on Novus
Mediacorp, do visit http://novusmediacorp.com
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 41.28% 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.
31 March 2017, the Group completed the acquisition of 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 LOVELY HORRIBLY
(2018) starring Park Si-hoo of MY GOLDEN LIFE (2017) and Song Ji-hyo of
RUNNING MAN, THE GUEST (2018) showcasing Kim Dong-wook of ALONG
WITH THE GODS: THE TWO WORLDS (2017), 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), SUITS (2018) showcasing Park Hyung-sik of SMGL, MISTRESS (2018), LIFE (2018), Netflix's first Korean original production LOVE ALARM (2018), DECEPTIVE MURDER (2017), TUNNEL
(2017), VOICE (2017), THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA (2016) featuring Jeon
Ji-hyeon and Lee Min-ho, as well as VETERAN
(2015), the number one movie at the Korean box office in 2015 starring Yoo
27 October 2017, the Company completed the acquisition of 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.
On 26 January 2018, the Company
completed the acquisition of 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 entertainment.
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/
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have been reviewed by the Company's sponsor, RHT Capital Pte. Ltd. (the "Sponsor"), for compliance with the
Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST") Listing Manual Section B: Rules of Catalist. The
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