- With Spackman Media Group artist Wi Ha-jun, LITTLE WOMANwhich premiered on weekends, ranked #1 for the same timeslot with an average viewership of 7.7% with a national high of 9.0%
- Filmed in Korea and Singapore, LITTLE WOMAN, titled by Wi Ha-jun of Spackman Media Group, airing on tvN and Netflix
- Previously, Wi Ha-jun starred in the original Korean series, CATALMAR GAME (2021)the #1 show in over 90 countries including the US and Korea on Netflix
SINGAPORE – Media outreach – September 5, 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 LITTLE WOMANtitled by Wi Ha-jun of MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. (“MSteam“), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group’s associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited (“Spackman Media Group“), number 1 premieres in the ratings.
LITTLE WOMAN, which was released over the weekend, ranked No. 1 for the same time slot with an average viewership of 7.7% with a high of 9.0% nationwide according to Nielson Korea, a research company on the audience.
Filmed in Korea and Singapore, LITTLE WOMAN, with Spackman Media Group’s Wi Ha-jun, airing on tvN and Netflix. It is based on the 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott and tells the story of three poor sisters who meet an elite-trained financial consultant (played by Wi Ha-jun of Spackman Media Group) and their face- head-to-head against one of Korea’s richest and most powerful families. Kim Goeun from THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH (2020), THE SHINING GOD ALONE – GOBLIN (2016-2017) and TRAP CHEESE (2016) plays the other main role in the drama K.
LITTLE WOMAN features iconic Singapore landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands and The Fullerton Hotel. The tvN K drama is directed by Kim Hee-won and produced by Studio Dragon.
In February 2022, Wi Ha-jun of Spackman Media Group was chosen as the South Korean ambassador for Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer, and in January 2022 he was named ambassador for his hometown, Korea’s Wando-gun. from South. Wi Ha-jun has been selected as an ambassador for the American premium casual brand BEENTRILL and posted a beauty photo shoot with YSL Beauty in December 2021.
Previously, Wi Ha-jun starred in the original Korean series, CATALMAR GAME (2021), the #1 show in over 90 countries including the US and Korea on Netflix. Thanks to his role as Hwang Jun-ho, a policeman from CATALMAR GAME (2021)Wi Ha-jun has become an internationally recognized actor.
Wi Ha-jun also starred in a very popular K-drama BAD AND CRAZY (2021)which reached No. 1 in the ratings for its timeslot for consecutive weekends after its release on December 17, 2021. Additionally, it headlined the Korean crime thriller MIDNIGHT (2021), which received the Best Feature Award at the 13th UK Grimmfest Film Festival.
In addition to Wi Ha-jun, MSteam also represents iconic Korean actress Son Ye-jin, who starred in a hit romantic drama CRASH LANDING ON YOU (2020) and Best Actress Lee Min-jung, who won the Excellence Award at the 2020 APAN Star Awards.
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 the Korean entertainment industry beginning in the early 2000s with the pioneering success of Sidus Pictures, the largest film production company at the time and the first to list 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 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), 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’ 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 THE GUEST in 2022 provisionally, and A MAN OF REASONwith previous job title GUARDIAN, in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023 in Korea.
The Company holds a 100% interest in Greenlight Content Limited (“Green light content“) whose main activity consists of investing in fiction and films, as well as providing consultancy 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 also operates a coffee shop, Upper West, in Seoul’s Gangnam district and owns a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.
For more details, please visit http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/