- THE GUEST is a crime thriller produced by the group’s wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take, founded by veteran film producer, Mr. Song Dae‐chan
- With Lee Joo-seung from JOY (2021) and Oh Hye-won from #LIVING (2020) produced by the Group, THE GUEST is directed by Yeon Je-gwang, who has won awards for his short films at film festivals
SINGAPORE – Media outreach – March 21, 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 the group’s upcoming crime thriller, THE GUESTproduced by the Group’s wholly-owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take Co., Ltd. (“studio shot“), should be released in the second half of 2022.
THE GUEST is based on the short film of the same name, also directed by Yeon Je-gwang, which was invited to the 2019 & 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Yeon Je-gwang has won awards for his short films at film festivals and some of his notable films include EXTRATERRESTRIAL (2019), FAILED (2018), GLOBAL INSURANCE (2017) and HONGEO: FERMENTED RACKET FISH (2016).
Titled by Lee Joo-seung of JOY (2021) and Oh Hye-won from #LIVING (2020) produced by the Group, THE GUEST tells the story of two part-time motel employees, who illegally film motel guests and unwittingly witness a crime.
Previously, Studio Take produced the musical film THE BOX (2021), starring EXO’s Chanyeol, which opened the No. 1 spot at the Korean box office when it premiered, and the human drama STONE JUMP (2020), screened at 23rd Busan International Film Festival.
About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited
Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL“or the”Company“), 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.
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 well 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 the drama ratings for its timeslot and recorded double-digit 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.
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, Wi Ha-jun, Lee Min-jung, Ko Sung-hee ), SBD Entertainment Inc. (Son Suk-ku, Han Ji-hyun, Lee Cho-hee, Park Keun-rok), UAA&CO Inc. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Hye-ri, Kim Ji-young, Wang Ji- won), Play Content Co., Ltd. (Kang Min-ji, Hwang-hwi) and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Baek Si-won, Shin Ji-woong). 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 branded entertainment SMGL takes part i of its unparalleled portfolio o artists as a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality entertainment content projects, including motion pictures, variety shows and television series. 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.
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/