October 31, 2020

Spackman Entertainment Group’s Upcoming Film with the Working Title, BROKER, To Be Produced by Zip Cinema, To Star Leading Korean Actors Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won And Bae Doona , Business News


  • BROKER
    , to be produced by the Group’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary,
    Zip Cinema, and headlines a top class Korean cast comprising Song
    Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and Bae Doona
  • To be directed by celebrated Japanese film director, Kore-eda
    Hirokazu, who won the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival
    for his film SHOPLIFTERS
    , BROKER
    will be his first ever Korean production
  • Screenplay works for BROKER
    is on-going and the movie is scheduled to commence filming next
    year

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach
 – 27 August 2020 – 
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, wishes
to announce that the next major film following #ALIVE
, to be produced by the Company’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary,
Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. (“Zip Cinema
“), is BROKER
(working title). #ALIVE
previously crossed the 1 million ticket sales within five days of
its theatrical release and maintained its #1 position at the Korean
box office for three consecutive weeks. 

 

BROKER
shall star top Korean actors namely, Song Kang-ho of Oscar-winning
PARASITE
(2019) & SNOWPIERCER
(2013), Gang Dong-won of MASTER
(2016) & THE PRIESTS
(2015), and Bae Doona of KINGDOM
(2019) & STRANGER
(2017).

 

To be distributed and invested by CJ ENM, BROKER
is directed by celebrated Japanese film director, Kore-eda
Hirokazu, who won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for SHOPLIFTERS
(2018) and the Cannes Jury Prize for LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
(2013).

 

BROKER
relates the story of individuals whose lives become intertwined
around a mysterious ‘Baby Box’, which is a box designed to allow
people, who are unable to raise children, to deposit their babies
anonymously.

 

Filming for BROKER
is scheduled to commence in 2021 and screenplay works of the film
is currently in progress.

 

With the upcoming film, BROKER
, Zip Cinema is aiming to produce its fourth consecutive
commercially successful film, following #ALIVE
(2020), CRAZY ROMANCE
(2019) and DEFAULT
(2018).

 

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL
” or the “Company
“), and together with its subsidiaries, (the “Group
“), founded in 2011 by Charles Spackman, is one of Korea’s leading
entertainment production groups. SEGL is primarily engaged in the
independent development, production, presentation, and financing of
theatrical motion pictures in Korea. According to Variety, Korea
was the world’s fourth largest box office market in 2019, behind
only North America, China and Japan.  

The Group also invests into and produces Korean television dramas.
In addition to our content business, we also own equity stakes in
entertainment-related 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.

 

Production Labels

 

SEGL’s wholly-owned 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 10 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 CRAZY ROMANCE
(2019), DEFAULT
(2018), 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
  

SEGL also owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. (“Novus Mediacorp
“), an investor, presenter, and/or post-theatrical distributor for
a total of 79 films (58 Korean and 21 foreign) including ROSE OF BETRAYAL
, 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
, 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. For more information on Novus Mediacorp,
do visit  http://novusmediacorp.com
  

The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Simplex Films Limited (“Simplex Films
“) which is an early stage film production firm. Simplex Films has
the following films in the pipeline namely, A BOLT FROM THE BLUE
, IRREVOCABLE PROMISE
and OUR SUPERSTAR K
.

The Company 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 a 100% equity interest in Greenlight Content
Limited which is mainly involved in the business of investing into
dramas and movies, as well as providing consulting services for the
production of Korean content.

The Company owns a 20% equity interest in The Makers Studio Co.
Ltd., which plans to produce and release four upcoming films, the
first of which will be THE ISLAND OF THE GHOST’S WAIL
, a comedy horror film.

Our 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 online
streaming, 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.

 


Talent Representation

 

The 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 MSteam Entertainment
Co., Ltd. (Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-jung, Ko Sung-hee), UAA&CO Inc.
(Song Hye-kyo, Yoo Ah-in, Park Hyung-sik), Fiftyone K Inc. (So Ji
Sub, Ok Taec-yeon), SBD Entertainment Inc. (Son Suk-ku), and Kook
Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Ji-young). 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 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 entertainment.

 

Strategic Businesses

 

The Company 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 ITAEWON CLASS
(2020), HOW TO BUY A FRIEND
(2020), KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982
(2019), FOUR MEN
(2019) and ASADAL CHRONICLES
(2019). 

Previously, Frame Pictures was also involved in GIRL COPS
(2018), MALMOI
(2018), SUITS
(2018), MISTRES
S (2018), LIFE
(2018), LIVE
(2018), MONEY FLOWER
(2017), SWEET REVEN
GE (2017), BAD GUYS 2
(2017), THE LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA
(2016) and VETERAN
(2015).

We also operate a café-lounge called Upper West, in the Gangnam
district of Seoul and own a professional photography studio, noon
pictures Co., Ltd.

 

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



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