Spackman wins camera equipment deals for 3 new Korean drama series including 'Suits' remake

Spackman wins camera equipment deals for 3 new Korean drama series including 'Suits' remake

Michelle Zhu
18/04/18, 07:51 am

SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Spackman Entertainment Group’s movie and drama equipment leasing subsidiary, Frame Pictures, has secured camera equipment contracts for three new Korean drama series for a tentative contract value of KRW 580 million ($0.7 million).

In a Wednesday announcement, Spackman says the contract value may change according to the final filming schedules of each drama Frame Pictures has been contracted to provide equipment for. 

One of the dramas Frame Pictures will be leasing equipment for is the Korean remake of the US American television series, Suits by Aaron Korsh.

The remake, which is due to air on KBS 2TV on April 25 this year, stars Park Hyung-sik of Spackman’s associated company, Spackman Media Group, and Jang Dong-gun as the Korean interpretations of the original Suits’ characters Harvey Specter and Mike Ross, respectively.

Another drama, Mistress, is a mystery thriller & romance drama directed by Han Ji-Seung and written by Kim Jin-Wook. It is due to air from April 28 this year on OCN.

Meanwhile, medical drama Life features another actor represented by Spackman Media Group, Yoo Jae-myung, as well as Lee Dong-wook and Jo Seung-woo. It is expected to air sometime in July 2018 on JTBC.

“On the heels of securing two major Korean drama equipment contracts early this month, Frame Pictures has successfully won another three camera equipment deals. We are pleased to see Frame Pictures demonstrating great momentum in securing these top-quality drama projects and adding to their robust pipeline,” says Richard Lee, interim CEO and executive director of Spackman.

Shares in the group closed flat at 8.2 cents on Tuesday. 

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