SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

December 27, 2007 06:00 ET

Empire Film Group Reports Strong Retail Support for First Quarter 2008 DVD Releases

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 27, 2007) - Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) reports strong response from mass merchants and video retailers for the slate of new release DVDs from Empire Home Entertainment. Retailers supporting the first quarter titles include Best Buy, Borders, Costco, Target and Wal-Mart, along with many thousands of independently owned and operated video specialty retailers.

"We are encouraged by the strong response from the retail community to our principal first quarter 2008 new releases," said Eric Parkinson, C.E.O. of Empire Home Entertainment and Hannover House. "We are privileged to have a mix of quality DVD titles that meet the stringent and competitive requirements of these key retailers, and feel optimistic for the coming year."

"The Company's acquisition of Hannover House and creation of Empire Home Entertainment is proving to be a viable, successful and strategic decision for Empire Film Group," stated Mr. Dean Hamilton Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group, Inc. "We are encouraged by the retail support the Company is receiving for its first quarter 2008 releases."

Principal new DVD releases on the Empire Home Entertainment label include "Come Away Home," an award-winning theatrical release starring Lea Thompson ("Back to the Future") and Thomas Gibson ("Dharma & Greg"); "The Hilarious Saints of Comedy," an urban-gospel themed comedy program starring Chucky Jenkins and comedians from Black Entertainment Television; "Teen Yoga," an instructional-exercise and lifestyle program starring Miss Teen USA (2005), Allie LaForce; "The Fun Park," a sci-fi / horror thriller about teens stalked by a killer clown; and "Fat Rose & Squeaky," a Showtime premiere feature starring Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher and Emmy winner Cicely Tyson.

Empire Home Entertainment also reports strong retailer support for re-priced catalog DVDs including: "Grand Champion," a family-adventure with Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis; "Animal Clinic," an original feature from Animal Planet Television starring Ione Skye and Mike Farrell; and "Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories," an action-drama starring Campbell Scott and Vivian Schilling.

The Empire Home Entertainment catalog consists of more than 100 film, DVD and book titles from the recent acquisition of Hannover House by parent company, Empire Film Group, Inc.

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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