Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL”, and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is a leading entertainment production company that is primarily engaged in the independent development, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea. In addition to our film business, we also make investments into entertainment companies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement our existing core operations: we own one of Korea’s leading talent management agencies, UAA Korea Co., Ltd., which represents Hallyu stars Song Hye-kyo (THE CROSSING; MY BRILLIANT LIFE; THE GRANDMASTER; HWANG JIN YI; THE QUEENS), and Yoo Ah-in (VETERAN; THE THRONE; THREAD OF LIES); operate a cafe-lounge called Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul; own a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.; and produce documentary programmes for broadcast and cable television through Film Auteur Co., Ltd. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange under the ticker 40E.
Our motion picture production subsidiaries, namely, Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. (“Zip Cinema”) and Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. ("Novus Mediacorp") are some of the most recognized film production labels in Korea, and have originated, produced, and financed some of Korea’s most commercially successful theatrical films for the past 8 years. 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 television, broadcast television, 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.
Zip Cinema has produced and released a total of 11 theatrical motion pictures to date, the majority of which were profitable and some of which were among the top grossing films in Korea. Recent theatrical releases of our motion pictures include some of Korea’s highest grossing and award-winning films such as MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), SNOWPIERCER (2013), COLD EYES (2013), and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012). In addition, for the past 5 years, Novus Mediacorp was the investor, presenter, and/or ancillary distributor for a total of 55 films (36 Korean and 19 foreign) including SECRETLY, GREATLY (2013), which was one of the biggest box office hits of 2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun of MY LOVE FROM THE STARS fame, as well FRIEND 2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the ancillary distributor of ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012), a top-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema.
We believe that our track record of producing award winning and commercially successful films, affords us access to leading talent, scripts, film investors and key business relationships without compromising our disciplined approach to managing financial risk. We constantly attempt to maintain this disciplined approach to the production of and investment into our theatrical film projects by balancing our financial risks against the probability of commercial success for each project.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Head Producer of Zip Cinema
Select Filmography: THE UNINVITED (2003), UNTOLD SCANDAL (2003), A BITTERSWEET LIFE (2005), VOICE OF A MURDERER (2007), HAPPINESS (2007), ANTIQUE (2008), WOOCHI (2009), CLOSER TO HEAVEN (2009), HAUNTERS (2010), ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012), COLD EYES (2013); MY BRILLIANT LIFE (2014); THE PRIESTS (2015), MASTER (2016)
Previously with B.O.M. Film and KORAD
Named as one of the “10 Producers to Watch” in 2007 by Variety