HONG KONG, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
- TV drama "Adoption" to be premiered at end of July
- TV drama "The Road Ahead" was highly praised by People's Daily
Silverman Holdings Limited (''Silverman'' or the "Company", to be renamed as "Starrise Media", Stock Code: 1616.HK) today announce that "The Heavenly Emperor" (Yutian Shendi), a large-scale web movie, which was invested in by Beijing Starrise Pictures Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, will be aired exclusively on the online video platform Youku. "The Heavenly Emperor" is a fantasy web movie adapted from the online literature novel of the same name, and is produced by the original production team of "Detective Samoyeds", a popular costume drama.
The "The Heavenly Emperor" project is a result of the close cooperation between the Company and the online video platform Youku. Supported by the Company's strong production capacity and unique investment model, "The Heavenly Emperor" is expected to be a highly reliable investment with fast cash collection that will generate steady profit and return for the Company.
Silverman earlier has announced plans to dispose of its fabrics business and change the Company name to Starrise Media, with the aim of becoming the biggest film and television production company in China. The Company's upcoming television drama lineup includes the urban emotional drama "Adoption", which is set to premiere on China Central Television (CCTV)'s TV drama channel on July 31, as well as "The Road Ahead", the sequel to the classic drama "Qiao's Grand Courtyard". Recently, the People's Daily Overseas Edition published a feature commentary on the original novel of "The Road Ahead" and highly praised the story theme, citing that the financial-themed story has vividly unveiled the vicissitudes and developments of China's history. It also commented that the story went beyond the normal bounds of financial novels on business competition, and created a new peak of financial themes. Produced by Mr. Meng Fanyao, and directed by Mr. Lu Qi, the highly anticipated TV drama "The Road Ahead" has officially wrapped filming in Hengdian World Studios last month and is expected to premiere within the year.
Currently, "Echo of Xibaipo", a tribute drama to the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and "Wudang Yijian", a large-scale martial arts drama adapted from Liang Yusheng's novel of the same name, are both undergoing shooting at the same time. The Company will continue to build on its success in the television and film industry, and will reach out to and expand coverage on the web drama and television drama markets through its two subsidiaries, Beijing Starrise Pictures Co., Ltd. and Beijing Huasheng Taitong Media Investment Co., Ltd., respectively, in order to create better returns for shareholders.
Commentary on People's Daily Overseas Edition (in Chinese language only):
Silverman Holdings Limited (1616.HK), listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2012, operates business in film, television and media industry in pursuit of new growth driver and aims to be the biggest film and television production company in China. In 2015, Silverman completed the acquisition of Beijing Huasheng Taitong Media Investment Company Limited, a domestic film and television production company led by Mr. Meng Fanyao, a National Top Ten TV Producer. Beijing Huasheng Taitong Media owns a production scale of over one hundred episodes per annum and has gained excellent production capacity, with premium television series including Qiao's Grand Courtyard, Mazu, and The Wild Duck, as well as its TV series ''Eastern Battlefield," a 66-episode history drama on Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression. Meanwhile, Silverman owned Starrise Pictures, an emerging content producing platform aiming at young audiences, having works include a TV drama series ''The Unforgettable Years'', a youth web drama ''Goddess From the Future'', IP movie ''Li Lei and Han Meimei'', to further strengthen the Group's market coverage in the PRC media industry by new media forms such as web dramas and others.
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