- Spackman Media Group artist Son Suk-ku set to star in new Disney+ original K-drama, CASINOwhose international release is scheduled for the second half of 2022
- Spackman Media Group artist Son Suk-ku’s latest film THE OVERVIEW, surpassed the 10 million viewer mark, making it the first film to do so since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic
- THE OVERVIEWalong with Spackman Media Group’s Son Suk-ku, also achieved the record for most Korean box office weekends among films released in 2022
SINGAPORE – Media outreach – June 13, 2022 – Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (there “Band“), a leading Korean entertainment production group founded in 2011 by media and technology investor Charles Spackman, would like to announce that Son Suk-ku of the group’s associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited (“Spackman Media Group“), is set to star in a new original K-drama, CASINOwhich is scheduled to be released exclusively on Disney+ worldwide in the second half of 2022.
CASINO will be directed by Kang Yoon Sung, the director of the 2017 box office hit THE OUTLAWS, and produced by BA Entertainment, C-Jes Entertainment and Arc Media. The 8-episode K-drama, which is also headlined by Choi Min Shik, Heo Sung Tae, Kim Joo Ryung, Lee Dong Hwi, and Jo Jae Yoon, chronicles the turbulent life of a man who finds success through the movie industry. casinos. CASINO will stream worldwide exclusively on Disney+.
Spackman Media Group artist Son Suk-ku’s latest film THE OVERVIEWa continuation of THE OUTLAWS, surpassed the 10 million viewer mark, making it the first film to reach this milestone since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to data from the Korean Film Council, THE OVERVIEW recorded $84.5 million in total revenue from over 10.5 million ticket sales at the Korean box office, since its May 18 release. The film also achieved the record for the most Korean box office weekends among films released in 2022, and was pre-sold in 132 countries around the world, including Singapore, China, Thailand, Vietnam , Indonesia and France, as well as parts of North America and Eastern Europe.
His Spackman Media Group’s Suk-ku will also star in two upcoming highly anticipated Netflix original K-dramas, DP Season 2 and DEADLY TOY. Based on the webtoon DP DOG DAY by Kim Bo-tong DP tells the story of a Korean military police team with a mission to catch deserters. The series is directed by Han Jun-hee and co-written by Kim Bo-tong.
Produced by Showbox, DEADLY TOY stars Son Suk-ku from Spackman Media Group and Choi Woo-shik from the film PARASITE (2019). Netflix’s K-drama is based on the popular webtoon series of the same name and is set to release in the second half of this year.
Son Suk-ku is represented by SBD Entertainment Inc. (“SBD Entertainment“), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spackman Media Group that represents and manages the careers of 12 artists. In addition to Son Suk-ku, SBD Entertainment also represents one of Korea’s rising young actors, Han Ji-hyun du popular K-drama THE PENTHOUSE 3who won Best Rookie Female Actor at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards in Korea and endorsed luxury brand Gucci in April 2021.
About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited
Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL“or the”Company“), and with its subsidiaries, (the “Band“), 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 renowned 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 Korean entertainment industry from the early 2000s with the pioneering success 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 and https://spackman-group.com/charles-spackman.
Since its inception, 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), DEFAULT (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 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’ debut 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 THE GUEST in the second half of 2022 and A MAN OF REASONwith previous job title GUARDIAN 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.
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 also operates a coffee shop, Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and owns a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.
For more details, please visit http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/