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  • Vivian Xia joins REBEL FC as Sponsorship
    Director, bringing with her a wealth of experience that includes 16 years at The
    Nielsen Company
  • Ophelia Yao
    comes onboard as Sponsorship Manager, having previously worked at AVIAREPS
    Group and IMG

SHANGHAI, CHINA – Media OutReach – 5 August 2020
 REBEL
Fighting Championship
(REBEL FC), a dynamic fightainment company, is not letting the COVID-19 pandemic get in
the way of its goal of becoming the first MMA promotion from Southeast Asia to
produce a full-fledged Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) reality show in China and
develop the next generation of China-grown MMA superstars.

REBEL FC already has
an ace in place with famed Chinese director Xie Dikui, as the executive
producer of the planned MMA reality show. Xie is a household name for his work
on one of China’s biggest reality shows in the past decade, Where Are We
Going, Dad? (Chinese:
爸爸去哪儿; pinyin: Bàba qù nǎr), on Hunan Television, which debuted in 2013 and is currently being filmed
for the sixth season. He was the director for the series’ first (2013), second
(2014), third (2015) and fourth seasons (2016), as well as two movie
adaptations of the series. The series attracted an average of 75 million
viewers per episode every week and an astonishing TV viewership of 190 million
people in the 2015 season finale.

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REBEL FC’s Top Guns: Vivian Xia

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REBEL FC’s Top Guns: Ophelia Yao

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“Just like any
programme on terrestrial TV or streaming platform, the sponsorship team behind a
programme is its bedrock. Hence, REBEL FC is pulling out all the stops to
recruit the best in the business to give its reality show a strong boost.”
explains Justin Leong, CEO of REBEL FC.

“Our reality show
ties in with the REBEL FC’s core value of empowerment. We will empower our
fighters in and out of the ring as well as during and after their fight
careers. We want to empower our gym and brand partners. Our new sponsorship
colleagues will work towards a holistic partnership with our sponsors where
everyone will benefit — from everyday men and women who will be inspired by the
tales of the fighters’ determination to succeed against all odds in the reality
show to our brand partners who will be able to communicate the empowering
aspects of their products and services to the mainstream viewers,” emphasises
Leong. 

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Vivian Xia, who
joins REBEL FC as sponsorship director, is the promotion’s most significant
appointment to date. She spent most of her career from 1999 to 2018 — 16 years
— at The Nielson Company, a global marketing research firm headquartered in New
York City, USA. Nielsen’s possibly best known creation is the Nielsen ratings,
an analytical system that measures television, radio and newspaper audiences in
their respective media markets.

The highlight of her
work with Nielsen was building up a sports and entertainment department for the
company from 2016 to 2018 as Associate Director. This new department is
responsible for the business and product developments of the sports industry in
China. Major clients she managed with this new department were Hebei China
Fortune Football Club (image branding to fans), Tencent Sports (evaluation of NBA
sponsor exposure in the media), HUPU (industry prospect evaluation), Foshan
Xiqiao Marathon (event performance evaluation) and JD (sports goods industry
research).

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From 2018, Xia went
on to join OCEANS Sports & Entertainment Inc. as its Vice President. OCEANS
is one of the leading sports marketing agencies in China specialising in
integrated sports marketing, event organisation and promotion, sponsorship
development, and building relevant relationships across China’s fast-growing
sports industry. At OCEANS, she was responsible for managing new businesses in
the country. A major client she handled was ADK, whom she facilitated to
successfully obtain the title sponsor of the WTA Final in Shenzhen in 2019.

Joining Vivian Xia
is Ophelia Yao, REBEL FC’s sponsorship manager, who has experience from IMG, a
global events and talent management company headquartered in New York, USA,
under Endeavor Group Holdings. Endeavor is best known for acquiring UFC in 2016
for 4 billion USD.

At IMG, Yao was Sales
Support & Client Servicing Manager at IMG Golf Asia, focusing on client
relations and servicing for the WGC-HSBC Champions project, building corporate
partnerships with Mercedes Benz, WeChat, Dell and TutorABC.

“It is an honour for
me and Ophelia to be a witness and participant in innovative sports marketing with
REBEL FC’s planned reality show. I think it is an exciting platform to
communicate MMA as a professional sports in the language of mass entertainment
that will resonate with the mass audience in China. The attributes of MMA
conveyed through the reality show can encourage positive thinking and
enterprising fighting spirit as well as revitalising national pride in everyone
in China,” elaborates Xia.

We hope to inspire
more innovative ideas for event operations and make REBEL an industry benchmark
and leader not only in China but around the world in the time to come,” she
adds.

With Xia and Yao
onboard, REBEL FC adds another milestone in its course towards bringining its
ambitious MMA reality show into fruition.

For more information on REBEL FC, please visit www.rebelfightingchampionship.com


About REBEL Fighting Championship

REBEL Fighting Championship is a dynamic fightainment
company, committed to bringing exciting and engaging mixed martial arts and
live event entertainment to our customers around the world. We are focused on
pursuing the highest standards of excellence in our live event production, MMA
talent development and promoting awareness of MMA.

 

Founded in May 2013 and headquartered in
Singapore, the company comprises a group of vibrant and creative professionals
with diverse backgrounds in production, marketing, business development, event
management, public relations, and MMA matchmaking.

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Spackman Entertainment Group’s Upcoming Musical Film THE BOX, Starring EXO’s Chanyeol, Scheduled To Be Released In The Spring Of 2021

  • Following the art film STONE SKIPPING, THE BOX is the next film production of the Company's wholly‐owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take, founded by veteran movie producer, Mr. Song Dae‐chan
  • THE BOX will be EXO's Chanyeol's first lead acting role in a film
  • Directed by Yang Jung Woong, the Executive Producer of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, THE BOX is set to be screened in Korea in the spring of 2021
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SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups, wishes to announce that its upcoming musical film THE BOX, produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Studio Take Co., Ltd. ("Studio Take"), is set to be released in Korea in the spring of 2021.


Following the art film STONE SKIPPING, THE BOX is the next film production of Studio Take, which was founded by veteran movie producer, Mr. Song Dae‐chan.

THE BOX is about the musical journey of an aspiring singer and a once popular producer.

Directed by Yang Jung Woong, the Executive Producer of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, THE BOX stars EXO's Chanyeol who plays the aspiring singer and Jo Dal Hwan who acts as the once popular producer. This is Chanyeol's first lead role for a Korean commercial film. Jo Dal Hwan is known for his role in SECRET HEALER (2016), TRAFFICKERS (2012) and THE CON ARTISTS (2014).


About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("SEGL" or the "Company"), and together with its subsidiaries, (the "Group"), founded in 2011 by Charles Spackman, is one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups. SEGL is primarily engaged in the independent development, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea. According to Variety, Korea was the world's fourth largest box office market in 2019, behind only North America, China and Japan.


The Group also invests into and produces Korean television dramas. In addition to our content business, we also own equity stakes in entertainment-related 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.

Production Labels

SEGL's wholly-owned 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 10 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 CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), 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, 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 http://novusmediacorp.com.


The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Simplex Films Limited ("Simplex Films") which is an early stage film production firm. The maiden film of Simplex Films, JESTERS: THE GAME CHANGERS (2019), was released in Korea on 21 August 2019. Simplex Films has several line-up of films including A BOLT FROM THE BLUE (working title).


The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Take Pictures Pte. Ltd. ("Take Pictures") which produced STONE SKIPPING (2020) and shall release THE BOX and GUARDIAN (working title) in 2021 tentatively.


The Company owns a 100% equity interest in Greenlight Content Limited ("Greenlight Content") 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. Through the acquisition of Greenlight Content, the Group's first co-produced drama, MY SECRET TERRIUS, starring top Korean star, So Ji Sub, achieved #1 in drama viewership ratings for its time slot and recorded double digits for its highest viewership ratings. Greenlight Content was one of the main investors of MY SECRET TERRIUS.


The Company owns a 20% equity interest in The Makers Studio Co. Ltd., which plans to produce and release four upcoming films, the first of which will be THE ISLAND OF THE GHOST'S WAIL, a comedy horror film.


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 online streaming, 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.

Talent Representation

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 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. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Ji-young). 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.


The 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 entertainment.

Strategic Businesses

The Company 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 ITAEWON CLASS (2020), HOW TO BUY A FRIEND (2020), KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982 (2019), FOUR MEN (2019) and ASADAL CHRONICLES (2019).

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.

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

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