SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

January 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Award Winning "Come Away Home" Movie From Empire Home Entertainment Premieres on DVD at USA Wal-Mart Stores Feb. 5, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2008) - Empire Home Entertainment, the distribution division of Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) ("Empire Film") ( will release the critically praised and award-winning family feature, "Come Away Home" to retailers on February 5, 2008, including a premium placement at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The heartwarming family drama, starring Paul Dooley ("Hairspray"), Lea Thompson ("Back to the Future"), Thomas Gibson ("Dharma and Greg") and rising teen star Jordan-Claire Green ("School of Rock"), was released theatrically to ten markets and garnered the Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence and the Dove Foundation Family Approved seal. The PG-rated movie is 90 minutes long and carries a DVD suggested retail price of $14.95.

"Come Away Home" tells the story of twelve-year-old Annie Lamm, whose parents have decided she should spend the summer with her Grandpa while they enjoy a second honeymoon. Annie is less than enthused, and even more disappointed to discover that Grandpa's "beautiful house on the beach" is a dilapidated wreck filled with a lifetime of junk and clutter. With no friends, no computer and nothing fun to eat, Annie is miserable and decides to run-away back to her home in New York City. But fate and Grandpa intervene and show Annie that there's much more to life than shopping or internet social sites. She learns the real value of family and friends and learns to see beyond the surface of life.

The film was written by Robert Slane, based on a story by Slane and Steven Zakman, and was directed by Greg McKeon. Producers and executive producers include Slane and Zakman, along with Jeff Baustert, Douglas G. Furth, J. David Williams, Gregg Russell, Tom Swanson and Matthew W. Brown. Additional stars include Paul Dooley ("Hairspray"), Martin Mull ("Mrs. Doubtfire") and a notable supporting performance by Gregg Russell as a handyman struggling with a troubled past.

"Come Away Home" is rated PG with a running time of 90-minutes. The DVD will be released to retailers and internet sellers Feb. 5, 2008 by Empire Home Entertainment, and will carry a $14.95 suggested retail price. Item number is 2663 and UPC is 7-61450-26633-9. In addition to Wal-Mart, DVDs will be available through most major video retailers and internet sellers, including

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 20 years of experience in development, production, distribution, finance and marketing of feature films and television programming. The group has filmed in various locations worldwide including the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Europe. The Company has the unique financing advantage of being able to receive Canadian subsidies, tax incentives, rebates and financing through its ability to produce Canadian Content film and television projects. 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.

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