SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

May 01, 2008 17:21 ET

Empire Film Group Inks Sweet Deal With Dill Pickle Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) ( has entered into an agreement with Dill Pickle Entertainment, LLC for the development, production and distribution of film and television projects. The new venture will be immediately active as the companies move into development of television programming and feature film productions.

Dill Pickle was created by actor-writer-director Kevin Dillon and industry-executive Wilhelm Cashen. As an actor, Kevin Dillon has starred in dozens of major features including "Platoon," "The Doors" and "Poseidon," and is currently one of the stars of the hit HBO television series, "Entourage." Wilhelm Cashen has executive produced and created television series programming for the Learning Channel and the Do-It-Yourself Channel, and has been an active supplier of luxury vehicles for films and television productions.

"We are very excited to be developing projects together with Dill Pickle Entertainment," said Dean Hamilton-Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group. "Kevin and Wilhelm offer a wide range of experiences in the film and television arenas and we are currently discussing several exciting ventures and projects that are very marketable."

"From a commercial standpoint, Kevin Dillon properties are consistently successful and widely acclaimed," said Eric Parkinson, CEO of Empire Home Entertainment, the distribution division of Empire Film Group. "We feel that this partnership with Dill Pickle Entertainment will result in solid feature films and television projects. We're very pleased to be in business with Kevin and Wilhelm, and look forward to developing similar relationships with key talent and program developers."

About Empire Film Group:

Empire Film Group, Inc. is a new independent film finance production and distribution company led by a management team with over 25 years experience in all key entertainment industry arenas. Through its acquisition of Truman Press, Inc., d/b/a "Hannover House," Empire is also a fully integrated entertainment distributor, with direct relationships to most major theater chains, mass merchants and video outlets, television licensors, and the book publishing industry. Empire owns or controls a catalog of more than 170 completed properties, with a current production slate of 18 new titles for 2008 and 2009.

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