“Ta thà làm ma nhà mình,
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“Ta thà làm ma nhà mình,
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She-Kings LLC is producing a full-length, feature film based on the lives of two sisters who led the first resistance movement in Vietnam against the Han occupation, which ultimately liberated the country following 247 years of foreign domination. Set during the first century, a little over 2,000 years ago, the filmmakers have consulted and worked closely with dozens of cultural researchers and historians to accurately depict ancient Vietnamese lifestyle and events presently unknown to global audiences, including the sisters leading their troops into battle atop elephants. In addition to production and distribution fees resulting from the film’s worldwide theatrical and online exhibitions, the company will also derive revenues from the licensed manufacture and sale of character merchandise, headdress and other apparel, and toys replicating the styles, devices, and weapons depicted in the film. Now in pre-production following the successful casting of characters in Ho Chi Minh City, the company has already released several short animation video clips on YouTube portraying the lives and personalities of various characters depicted in the film to familiarize audiences with the ongoing project. Songs written by the company depicted on those videos have been released by Sony Music Entertainment. Ancillary revenues also accrue to the company from the ongoing public performance of these existing copyrighted works online and elsewhere. Looking ahead, the company will in due course undertake the solicitation of investment funding through one or more rounds of private offerings to Accredited Investors (as defined under the Securities Act of 1933) by means of a Private Placement Memorandum and Prospectus.
Company Products, Services, and Revenues
The primary products that the company will develop and exploit include cinematographic works (feature films) and other audiovisual content including related short films, trailers, and television programs. The copyrights in these works will be commercially exploited and monetized through their exhibition and distribution to consumer audiences worldwide.
The company will also own and exploit copyrighted musical compositions and sound recordings which will likewise be monetized through various modes of licensed exploitation for their reproduction, public performance, rental, or adaptation.
A series of literary properties, aimed primarily at the young adult market, featuring ongoing fictionalization of the film’s characters is also ensvisaged.
Finally, the company will also develop and exploit a line of trademarked products to be developed and popularized within the context of the film. Such items will likely include, but not be limited to, headdress and other apparel, toys and games, and tools.
Film production is, for all intents and purposes, a speculative endeavor. Film producers do not typically list prices or set fee schedules for their services; they are instead compensated in each instance by means of individually negotiated agreements with distribution entities that are in most instances proportionate to (and dependent upon) both the circumstances of the negotiation as well as the commercial success of the underlying work. Production fees for feature films can typically range anywhere from a moderate five-figure US Dollar amount up to a significant eight-figure amount, and in limited cases even more.
Royalties to producers resulting from the licensed exploitation of musical works and sound recordings (or any copyrighted property) developed for or resulting from their films are likewise subject to individual negotiations and/or collective bargaining agreements with industry representatives if/as necessary. In most, but not all, cases the success of the musical works and adaptations is typically dependent upon the success of the feature film.
Fees paid to trademark owners by licensees for the exploitation of any marked goods are similarly negotiated in each instance and are not typically subject to uniform pricing or scheduling.
Services undertaken and provided by film producers are, by industry custom and habit, typically non-refundable. Although certain “up-front” portions of remuneration received by film producers from their distribution partners may be recoupable against their remaining share of “back-end” participation in the film’s profits, if any, payments received by them would be contractually determined through individual negotiation and in most instances would not be refundable.
Whereas feature films were previously shipped to cinemas all around the world in the form of 35 or 70mm prints, nowadays the industry has largely migrated to purely digital formats allowing more easy (and secured) delivery to customers located anywhere around the world. Contact us for more information.
Janet Ngo is the director of She-Kings LLC . She graduated in from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics and was in the midst of completing her Juris Doctor when she decided to pursue her dreams of acting and film. Against the will of her family, she leapt into leaped into film making and in complete secrecy, she played extras on the shows ‘Change of Our Lives’ (2014) and ‘Maximum Choppage’ (2015). She later went on to direct part of ‘Change of Our Lives’. In 2017, she produced and judged for the reality TV series Action Star beside Richard Norton [Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)] and fashion designer Peter Morrissey [Project Runway Australia]. Janet also trains actors and filmmakers through short 2-week courses to encourage aspiring actors and filmmakers before travelling to Vietnam to make the film She-Kings about the legendary Trung Sisters. Following the launching of She-Kings, she has produced to date 6 short animation films with DeeDee Animation Studios, 4 singles, of which 2 of them have landed on Billboard top 30, and is currently a member of the Vietnamese Martial Arts Research Institute.
Following the launch of She-Kings’ parent company, TNA Entertainment, which has produced a number of critically acclaimed, box-office hits including ‘Hương Ga’ which won awards at the Golden Kite for best feature film, best director and best actress. The film also won the Best Feature Southeast Asia Panorama and Excellent Achievement Award at the Festival of Globe Awards 2015, California. Janet was involved in the production of ‘Tracer/Truy Sát’ and ‘Saigon Bodyguards/Vệ Sĩ Sài Gòn’ which were both released in 2016 to much success and acclaim. The Korean remake of ‘200 Pound Beauty/Sắc Đẹp Ngàn Cân’ was released in 2017 and since then, Janet has become the managing director of TNA Entertainment to bring to life the film and all other entertainment mediums of Hai Ba Trung. The She-Kings LLC’s corporate offices in the United States shall oversee its coordination with Anima Studios for the co-production of the epic historical fantasy film of Vietnam’s legendary heroines: HAI BA TRUNG.