• Spackman Media Group artist Son Ye-jin headlines JTBC’s new drama, 39aired for the first time yesterday
  • The K-drama scored a 4.4% viewership rating in its debut, based on Nielson Korea’s National Household Standards
  • Represented by MSteam, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spackman Media Group, Son Ye-jin previously starred in tvN drama, CRASH LANDING ON YOUwhich achieved huge chart-topping audience success in Korea and Japan

SINGAPORE – Media outreach – February 17, 2022 Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (the “Group“), a leading Korean entertainment production group founded in 2011 by media and technology investor Charles Spackman, would like to announce that Son Ye-jin of MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. (“MSteam“), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group’s associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited (“Spackman Media Group“), titles of JTBC’s new drama, 39aired for the first time yesterday.

Directed by Kim Sang-ho of RUN ON (2020) and written by Yoo Young-ah of MEET (2018) & KIM JI YOUNG, BORN IN 1982, 39 is a 12-episode drama about the romance and everyday life of three friends who are about to turn 40. Son Ye-jin stars as a 39-year-old dermatologist, born and raised by wealthy parents and currently working at his own clinic in Gangnam, Seoul.

The K-drama recorded a viewership rating of 4.4% on its day of release, based on Nielson Korea’s National Household Standards.

Son Ye-jin’s previous K tvN drama, CRASH LANDING ON YOU, broke ratings records in Korea and became one of the biggest hits in Japan, reaching No. 1 on Netflix in Japan for four months. The K-drama was one of the top 10 most-watched Netflix shows in the United States. Son Ye-jin received the Hallyu Award for Best Dramatic Actress in the 15and Seoul International Drama Awards for her role in CRASH LANDING ON YOU.

His recent films include TO BE WITH YOU (2018), THE NEGOCIATION (2018) and THE LAST PRINCESS (2016), which have all been invested by the Group and/or Spackman Media Group.

In 2018, Son Ye-jin’s performance in TO BE WITH YOU, which broke the all-time all-time first-week box office record for a romance film in Korea, earning her Best Actress at the Seoul Awards. Son Ye-jin also received Prime Minister’s Commendation at the 2018 Korean Popular Arts and Culture Awards and won Best Actress for Hallyu Dramas at the 2018 Seoul International Drama Awards, highlighting her international status as an actress. iconic Korean.

Previously, Son Ye-jin was chosen as an ambassador for American skincare brand Skinceuticals and as the face of luxury fashion brand Valentino. She was also the face of women’s clothing for Crocodile and Smart Communications Inc., a major telecommunications service provider in the Philippines.

Besides Son Ye-jin, MSteam also represents internationally acclaimed actor Wi Ha-jun from CATALMAR GAME and Best Actress Lee Min-jung, who won the Top Excellence Award at the 2020 APAN Star Awards.

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL“or the”Society“), and with its subsidiaries, (the “Group“), is one of the leading entertainment production groups in Korea. SEGL is principally engaged in the independent development, production, presentation and financing of motion pictures in Korea.

The company was founded in 2011 by media and technology investor Charles Spackman, who served as the company’s executive chairman until 2017. For the past two decades, Mr. Charles Spackman has been a powerhouse in the Korean entertainment industry from the early 2000s with the successful pioneering of Sidus Pictures, the largest film production company at the time and the first to be listed in Korea. Mr. Spackman is also the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the global investment firm Spackman Group. For more information, please visit http://www.charlesspackman.com

Since its establishment, SEGL has produced more than 30 major motion pictures, including a number of the highest-grossing and award-winning films in Korea, namely #LIVING (2020), CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), FAULT (2018), MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), SNOWDROPS (2013), COLD EYES (2013) and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012).

Our films are distributed and released theatrically in Korea and overseas markets, as well as for subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, including online streaming, cable television, broadcast television, IPTV, video on demand and home video. /DVDs, etc. Generally, we release our films in a major theatrical exhibition first in Korea, then in overseas and ancillary markets.

The Group also invests in and produces Korean television dramas. In addition to our content business, we also hold interests in entertainment-related companies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement our existing core businesses. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited under the symbol 40E.

Manufacturing labels

SEGL owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. (“Novus Mediacorp“), investor, broadcaster and/or post-theater distributor for a total of 79 films (58 Korean and 21 foreign) including ROSE OF TREASON, THE OUTLAWS and SECRETLY, A LOTwhich was one of the biggest box office hits of 2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun from MY LOVE OF THE STARSas good as FRIEND 2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the distributor of post-theatrical rights ALL ABOUT MY WIFE, a highly lucrative romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In 2018, THE OUTLAWSco-presented by Novus Mediacorp, broke the all-time highest video-on-demand record (“VOD“) Sales records in Korea. For more information, please visit http://novusmediacorp.com

The Company holds a 100% interest in Simplex Films Limited (“Single-sided films“) which is an early stage film production company. Simplex Films’ first film, JESTERS: THE GAME CHANGERS (2019), was released in Korea on August 21, 2019. Simplex Films has several film line-ups including HURRICANE BROTHERS (working title).

The Company holds a 100% interest in Take Pictures Pte. ltd. (“Take photos“) who produced STONE JUMP (2020) and THE BOX (2021), and will publish GUARDIAN (working title) in 2022 provisionally.

The Company holds a 100% interest in Greenlight Content Limited (“Green light content“) which mainly engages in investment activities in fiction and films, as well as consulting services for the production of Korean content. Thanks to the acquisition of Greenlight Content, the first fiction co-produced by the Group, MY SECRET TERRIUS, starring Korean star So Ji Sub, reached No. 1 in drama ratings for its timeslot and recorded double-digit viewership ratings for its highest ratings. Greenlight Content was one of the main investors of MY SECRET TERRIUS.

The Company holds a 20% stake in The Makers Studio Co. Ltd., which plans to produce and broadcast four upcoming films, the first of which will be GHOST ISLAND OF GLAMORa comedy horror movie.

Talent Representation

The Company holds a 43.88% effective interest 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 biggest names in the industry. 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. Through these full-service talent agencies in Korea, SMGL represents and guides the professional careers of a roster of award-winning actors/actresses in the practice areas of film, television, commercial endorsements, and SMGL-branded entertainment leverages its unparalleled portfolio of artists as a platform to develop, produce, fund and own der the highest quality entertainment content projects, including motion pictures, variety shows and television dramas. This platform also creates and derives opportunities for SMGL to make strategic investments in early-stage companies that can collaborate with SMGL artists. SMGL is an associated company of the Company. For more information, please visit http://www.spackmanmediagroup.com

The Company holds a 100% interest in Constellation Agency Pte. ltd. (“Constellation Agency“). Constellation Agency, owner of The P Factory Co., Ltd. (“The factory P“) and Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. (“PMG“), is primarily involved in the overseas agency business for Korean artists venturing into the overseas market. The P Factory is an innovative marketing solutions provider specializing in the production of event and branded content. PMG is a talent management agency that represents and manages the careers of major artists in film, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment.


Strategic companies

The Company holds a 100% interest in Frame Pictures Co., Ltd. (“Picture Frame“). Frame Pictures is a leader in the film/drama equipment rental industry in Korea. Founded in 2014, Frame Pictures has worked with more than 25 top directors and provided camera and lighting equipment for some of Korea’s most notable drama and film projects, including ITAEWON-CLASS (2020), HOW TO BUY A FRIEND (2020), KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN IN 1982 (2019), FOUR MEN (2019) and ASADAL CHRONICLES (2019).

We also operate a coffee shop, Upper West, in Seoul’s Gangnam district and own a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.

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

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