- CRAZY ROMANCE, a romantic comedy film produced by the Group’s indirect
wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema, opened at the Korean box office on the
first day of its wide release with total ticket admissions of 154,033
- Released on 1,006 screens, CRAZY
ROMANCE grossed US$1.0 million in box office revenue, representing a market
share of 22.7%, on the first day of its wide release in Korea
- The film, which stars well-known actor, Kim Rae-won of DOCTORS
(2016), and popular actress, Gong Hyo-jin of DON’T DARE TO DREAM (2016),
is presented and distributed by Next Entertainment World
SINGAPORE – Media
OutReach – 3 October 2019 – Spackman Entertainment Group
Limited (“Spackman Entertainment Group” or the “Company” and
together with its subsidiaries, the “Group“), wishes to announce that the
Group’s new film, CRAZY ROMANCE, a romantic comedy film produced by the
Group’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. (“Zip Cinema“),
opened #2 at the Korean box office, after the US film JOKER, on the
first day of its wide release on 2 October 2019.
According to the latest
statistics from the Korean Film Council, CRAZY ROMANCE recorded total
ticket admissions of 154,033 with gross box office revenue of US$1.0 million as
of 2 October 2019. The film, which was released on 1,006 screens, captured 22.7%
of the nation’s market share of the box office revenue for that day.
The latest daily statistics from
the Korean Film Council (http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/eng/news/boxOffice_Daily.jsp?mode=BOXOFFICE_DAILY) on the performance of CRAZY
ROMANCE shall be updated on the Group’s website at http://www.spackmanentertainment.com.
CRAZY ROMANCE relates the story of a man who
is still in love with his ex-girlfriend and the ex-girlfriend who is currently
is in the middle of a rough parting with her current boyfriend. The three of
them are wounded by love.
Headlined by veteran actor, Kim
Rae-won of DOCTORS (2016), and popular actress, Gong Hyo-jin of DON’T
DARE TO DREAM (2016), CRAZY ROMANCE is the first commercial film of
Kim Han-gyeol and marks 16 years since Kim Rae-won and Gong Hyo-jin last collaborated
in the classic Korean drama SNOWMAN.
Directed by independent film
director Kim Han-gyeol, the romantic comedy film is presented and distributed
by Next Entertainment World Co., Ltd.
The estimated total production
budget (including prints and advertising costs) for CRAZY ROMANCE is
tentatively set at approximately KRW6.7 billion (or US$6.0million).
The official English trailer,
posters and photo stills for CRAZY ROMANCE can be viewed at http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/crazy-romance.html.
About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited
Spackman Entertainment Group
Limited (“SEGL” or the “Company“), and together with its
subsidiaries, (the “Group“), one of
Korea’s leading entertainment production groups founded by investment veteran,
Mr. Charles Spackman, is primarily engaged in the independent development,
production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea.
In order to diversify our revenue streams, we have expanded our business
portfolio to include the production of Korean television dramas. In addition to
our content business, we also make investments into entertainment 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.
SEGL’s 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 9 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 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 fame, 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
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
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.
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..
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 MS Team Entertainment Co., Ltd., UAA & Co Inc., Fiftyone K
Inc., SBD Entertainment Inc., and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd. 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.
Group 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
the upcoming Korean film GIRL COPS
(2018) featuring Wi Ha-jun of SMGL and THE
GREATEST DIVORCE (2018) starring Bae Doona of SMGL. In 2018, Frame Pictures has also won contracts to supply
equipment to FOUR MEN (2019), ASADAL CHRONICLES (2019), THE CROWNED CLOWN (2019), THE BEAUTY INSIDE (2018), HUNDRED MILLION STARS FROM THE SKY (2018), LOVELY HORRIBLY (2018), THE
GUEST (2018), historical Korean movie MALMOI, SUITS (2018)
featuring Park Hyung-sik of SMGL, MISTRESS (2018), LIFE (2018), LIVE (2018) starring Lee Kwang-soo of RUNNING MAN, MY MISTER (2018) and Netflix’s first Korean original production LOVE ALARM (2018).
Company owns a 100% equity interest Take Pictures Pte. Ltd. (“Take Pictures“) which has an upcoming film STONE SKIPPING and a line-up of other films such as the co-production
with Zip Cinema for THE PRIESTS 2.
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
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 100% equity
interest in Simplex Films Limited (“Simplex Films“) which is an early
stage film production firm. Simplex Films has several
films in the pipeline including, A BOLT FROM THE BLUE, IRREVOCABLE
PROMISE and OUR SUPERSTAR K.
For more details, do visit http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/