The Outlaws, Co-presented by Spackman Entertainment Group's Subsidiary, Novus Mediacorp, Takes Top Spot at The Korean Box Office, Overtaking The Fortress

- Novus Mediacorp, the co-presenter of THE OUTLAWS, owns the distribution rights for the ancillary market in Korea
- THE OUTLAWS ranked #2 at the last weekend Korean box office after opening third on its first day of screening

SINGAPORE, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 THE OUTLAWS, co-presented by the Company's 51%-owned subsidiary Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. ("Novus Mediacorp") has taken the top spot at the Korean box office for two consecutive days from 8 October 2017 to 9 October 2017, overtaking THE FORTRESS after opening third on its first day[1].

Novus Mediacorp has secured the distribution rights of the Korean film THE OUTLAWS for the ancillary market in Korea.

THE OUTLAWS, which was released on 3 October 2017, was the #2 ranked film during the weekend Korean box office of 6 October 2017 to 8 October 2017[2]. The crime action film is directed by Kang Yoon-sung and stars Ma Dong-seok of TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016) and Yoon Kye-sang of BACCHUS LADY (2016). Based on the 2004 Chinese-Korean gangster mop-up operation in Seoul's Garibong neighbourhood, Ma plays a detective hunting down a Korean-Chinese gang headed by Yoon Kye-sang.

Mr. Charles Spackman, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Spackman Entertainment Group, said, "THE OUTLAWS unexpectedly took the top spot at the Korean box office, and we are very pleased that the film has performed beyond expectations. As Novus Mediacorp is the ancillary distributor of the film, the film's strong box office performance bodes well for its prospects in the ancillary market."

THE OUTLAWS will be screened at the London Korean Film Festival during 26 October 2017 to 19 November 2017.

[1] Korean Film Council, Daily Box Office Statistics,

[2] Korean Film Council, Weekly Box Office Statistics,

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("SEGL" or the "Company"), 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. 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 8 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 MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), COLD EYES (2013), and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012). For more information on Zip Cinema, do visit

SEGL also owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. ("Novus Mediacorp"), an investor, presenter, and/or ancillary distributor for a total of 75 films (52 Korean and 23 foreign) including 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 ancillary distributor of ALL ABOUT MY WIFE, a top-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. 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 cafe-lounge called Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and own a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd..

The Company is a 26.2% strategic shareholder of Spackman Media Group Limited ("SMGL"). SMGL, a company incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively the largest entertainment talent agency 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 associate company of the Group.

On 31 March 2017, the Group completed the acquisition of 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 LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA (2016) featuring Jeon Ji-hyeon and Lee Min-ho, as well as VETERAN (2015), the number one movie at the Korean box office in 2015 starring Yoo Ah-in.

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