International CSR & Sustainability Summit 2020: Call for Business to Commit to A Higher Purpose Beyond Profits

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 24
September 2020 – Enterprise Asia, Asia’s leading non-governmental organization for
responsible entrepreneurship hosted its first virtual summit;  the 6thInternational CSR &
Sustainability ICS Summit 2020 (ICS)
on 23 September 2020. The summit was
reimagined and hosted as a virtual event due to public health and safety
concerns.

 

The Summit themed “Purpose Before Profits: An Equilibrium World”, convened over 600
corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability leaders and practitioners
representing 19 countries with high international participation from Cambodia, China,
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
and Vietnam. Participants gathered online to collaborate and exchange insights
on the most stirring conversations in CSR today, and in deliberating solutions
to current society issues.

 

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To drive a fundamentally important shift in
this decade, the Summit serves to urge corporations to share the same central
objective — to reshape capitalism for an environmentally endangered age. This
movement calls for business decision makers to take decisive actions to solve
global problems; looking beyond financial returns to creating benefits to all
stakeholders to achieve a cohesive and sustainable world.

 

The Summit was officiated by Tan Sri Dr Fong
Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia. He expressed that, “how businesses work
now affect not only people, but also the planet. The environmental costs
created by businesses are estimated at US$4.7 trillion per year. Now is the
time for businesses to give back. From reducing environmental impact to
contributing to healthier societies and fighting forced labour, companies can
achieve tremendous results if they place purpose before profits.”

 

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Among the speakers were Petrus Ng, Chairman
and Managing Director of BASF (Thai) Ltd.; Vivek Pathak, Regional Director,
East Asia and the Pacific of IFC — International Finance Corporation (World
Bank Group); Constant Van Aerschot, Asia Pacific Director of World Business
Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); 
Janet Salem, Economic Affairs Officer. Sustainable Urban Development
Section of Environment and Development Division UNESCAP; Alexandra Tracy,
President of Hoi Ping Ventures Hong Kong; Captain Simon Bennett, General
Manager for Sustainable Development of Swire Pacific Offshore & China
Navigation Company; Foroogh Foyouzat, Country Representative of UNICEF
Cambodia; Dr. Niven Huang, Regional Leader, KPMG Sustainability Services Asia
Pacific of KPMG Taiwan; Dr. Naoki Adachi, Founder and CEO of Response Ability
Inc. and Executive Director of Japan Business Initiative for Diversity; Tracy
Nilsson Senior Director, Global Environment (Supply Chain), Social &
Environmental Affairs of Adidas Group; Shinji Onoda, Policy Researcher of Sustainability
Governance Center, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and
Julie Rezler, Director, Singapore of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

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Weaving in insights from world class speakers
across the globe, the Summit’s key takeaway was the call for global
corporations to commit in delivering long term value to their stakeholders, and
produce sustainable solutions to global problems in an equal, inclusive and
resilient future. The Summit has explored on topics such as measurements and
recovery actions taken by the government and business leaders in mobilizing
climate actions, building an equitable society and in the same time being
financial profitable.

 

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The ICS Summit was supported official PR partner Two Way
Public Relations, supporting organizations Circular Economy Club, CSRone Taiwan,
Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Ministry of Science, Technology and
Innovation Malaysia, National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
(NIEL) Cambodia, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan,
Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy and Vietnam Business Council for
Sustainable Development.

 

About Enterprise Asia

Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in
pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine
towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a
world of economic equality. Its two pillars of existence are investment in
people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works with governments,
NGOs and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial
development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in
ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generation.
Please visit
https://www.enterpriseasia.org/
for more information.


About the International CSR & Sustainability (ICS) Summit

ICS Summit is a series of annual regional events in Asia which
gathers top CSR leaders and practitioners to strengthen ties, share experiences
and insights, as well as identify regional challenges and opportunities to
shape Asia towards a more responsible, sustainable and progressive socio-economic
market. Please visit https://enterpriseasia.org/area/ics/ for more information.

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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

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.

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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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