SOURCE: Target Development Group, Inc.

March 30, 2010 12:54 ET

Hannover House Finds Happiness With Second Major Acquisition

"happythankyoumoreplease" Set for August 27, Expanding Labor Day Weekend

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 30, 2010) -  "happythankyoumoreplease," the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning debut from writer-director-actor Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother"), has been picked up for North American release by the film division of publisher Hannover House, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Target Development Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TDGI) (Other: The romantic comedy will open at theaters August 27th in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas, with an expansion the following weekend to all top 25 markets nationwide.

"This is a major acquisition for Hannover House," said C.E.O. Eric Parkinson. "The film is very accessible to a broad range of audiences and we think it has terrific commercial potential. We believe that 'happythankyoumoreplease' is the most commercial film to come out of Sundance in years."

"We are thrilled to work with the team at Hannover House," said Radnor. "Their enthusiasm to bring this film to audiences matches the enthusiasm of all of us that worked to make it."

"happythankyoumoreplease" centers around six New Yorkers in their late-twenties/early-thirties struggling with love and adulthood. Josh Radnor stars as Sam, a struggling writer with commitment issues. While riding the subway one day, Sam meets a young boy who has been separated from his foster parents and a friendship ensues.

Sam's colorful group of friends include Annie (Malin Akerman "Watchman," "Couples Retreat"), who has a rare medical condition and an unhealthy pattern of dating the wrong men; Mary Catherine (Zoe Kazan "It's Complicated) and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber "The Wire" ), a couple whose relationship is tested by a potential move to Los Angeles; and Mississippi (Kate Mara "We Are Marshall," "Brokeback Mountain" ), an aspiring singer who catches Sam's eye.

In addition to winning the prestigious Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, "happythankyoumoreplease" has generated positive reviews including accolades from New York Magazine, Hollywood Reporter and Screen International, and will be the Opening Night feature at next month's Gen Arts Film Festival in New York City and the Centerpiece Film of the San Francisco International Film Festival.

"happythankyoumoreplease" was written and directed by Josh Radnor. Producers were Jesse Hara of Tom Sawyer Entertainment, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Austin Stark of Paper Street Films. Executive Producers were Glenn Williamson, Peter Sterling, and Bingo Gubelmann.

The deal was brokered on behalf of the producers by Andrew Hurwitz and Alan Sacks of Shreck Rose Dapello Adams & Hurwitz LLP.


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