SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

January 03, 2008 17:39 ET

Empire Film Group Acquires USA Rights to Acclaimed W.W. II Drama, "The Rocket Post," Starring Kevin McKidd and Shauna MacDonald

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the acclaimed World War II drama, "The Rocket Post," starring Kevin McKidd ("Journeyman") and Shauna MacDonald ("The Descent"). The film was produced by U.K.-based Ultimate Pictures and G&J Sales, with Kathy Morgan International handling the negotiations and licensing agreement with Hannover House, a unit of Empire Film Group, Inc.

"The Rocket Post" is based on the failed attempt during World War II to use rockets to blast mail from England to Ireland in an attempt to avoid Nazi submarines and ships. Ulrich Thomsen portrays the German rocket scientist recruited by England to head-up the venture, and the film chronicles the relationships as he falls in love with an English woman and clashes with other locals with a war-fueled distrust of Germans. Thomsen is currently starring with Clive Owen and Naomi Watts in "The International." Shauna MacDonald is best known from her successful 2006 thriller, "The Descent," and Kevin McKidd is a rapidly rising superstar from his work in theatrical hits such as "Kindgom of Heaven" and "Hannibal Rising" as well as his current NBC Television series, "The Journeyman."

Empire Film Group will release "The Rocket Post" to theaters in the U.S. on March 28, 2008. The film was released in the U.K. market by Lionsgate last November and generated favorable reviews and audience support.

"The film is extremely well made and timeless," said Empire Home Entertainment C.E.O. Eric Parkinson. "We're honored to release this quality feature and anticipate a strong response from general audiences attracted to the historical elements, the character conflicts and the touching story of a forbidden and dangerous love."

The license agreement with Hannover House / Empire was negotiated by Kathy Morgan of Los Angeles-based Kathy Morgan International, as sales representative for G&J Sales of England.

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.

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