Empire Announces Pre-Production on $10-million Slate of New Film Projects

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Indepedent film production and distribution company expands film production slate.

Empire Film Group, Inc. (Other OTC:EFGU.PK - News) (http://www.empirefilmgroup.com) has announced a slate of new feature film projects to begin pre-production over the next twelve months. The new films will be funded primarily through co-production ventures, presales and off-balance sheets financing sources, and will collectively add another $10-million to the existing production slate for Empire projects.

The three projects announced by Empire include "Gotch: An American Hero", "Lowell Park" and "Sue". The period piece "Gotch" tells the story of one of America's most famous turn-of-the-century athletes, Frank Gotch, who held the world professional wrestling title during most of his career spanning 1906 - 1914. Time-travel fantasy "Lowell Park" is the story of one girl's lifelong dream to travel back in time and meet a young Ronald Reagan as he was growing up in Dixon, Illinois. "Lowell Park" is based on the novel by Mike Chapman. The classic western "Sue" is a rousing, shoot-em-up saga of unforgivable betrayal, savage retribution and bittersweet redemption set in the late 1800's.

Each of these new feature projects will be filmed in states which provide subsidies and tax credits which will be utilized by the company as part of its production financing. All of the films will be distributed to theaters, television and video by Empire Home Entertainment, the distribution division of Empire Film Group.

"We have pushed these projects through the development stages and feel that these projects will best fit our production and distribution plans for the coming year," said Empire CEO Dean Hamilton-Bornstein.
The total value of Empire's production slate for the last half of 2008 and the first half of 2009 exceeds $30-million and spans a total of nine new productions. Most of the original productions from Empire Film Group will be distributed in North America by Empire, with international rights licensed to key production partners such as Industry-Works Entertainment. Empire is vertically integrated with most of its film production needs, owning and operating motion picture trucks, cameras, grip and electrical equipment, post-production editing and operating its own sound stage.

About Empire Film Group, Inc.:
Empire Film Group, Inc. ("EFG") is a new independent film finance, production, and distribution company led by a management team with over 25 years of experience in development, production, distribution, finance, marketing and distribution of feature films and television programming. Through its acquisition of Truman Press, Inc., d/b/a "Hannover House," Empire is also a fully integrated film, DVD and book distributor, with sales relationships for placement of products into all major USA retail chains, theatre circuits and television outlets.
Learn more about Empire Film Group by visiting http://www.empirefilmgroup.com

Eric Parkinson
HannoverHouse @ aol.com


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