SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

November 29, 2007 06:00 ET

Empire Film Group Announces Joint Venture With Tayrona Entertainment, Industry Leading Film and Television Production Company

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) - Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) ( is pleased to announce it has entered into a joint venture partnership with Tayrona Entertainment and CEO James Ordonez to co-produce "Havana Heat" and other film projects.

"We are extremely pleased to partner with a major creative force in the world of international entertainment production," stated Empire Film Group CEO, Dean Hamilton Bornstein. "James Ordonez and his team have been an essential part of numerous Hollywood success stories filming in Colombia and other worldwide locations including 'The Mission' starring Robert de Niro and Jeremy Irons, 'Cobra Verde' directed by Werner Herzog, 'Chronicle of a Foretold Death' directed by Francesco Rossi, 'Nostromo' starring Albert Finney and Colin Firth, 'Proof of Life' starring Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan, 'The Dancer Upstairs' directed by John Malkovich, 'Reversal of Love' distributed by MGM, and the recently released 'Love in the Time of Cholera' directed by Mike Newell. His company will be an invaluable part of the success of Empire's projects in Colombia."

CEO James Ordonez added, "I am excited for Tayrona Entertainment to be a part of Empire Film Groups' many promising projects scheduled for production in in 2008."

About Tayrona Entertainment, Inc.

Tayrona Entertainment Group, is a full service international entertainment production company with operations in Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Cartagena-Colombia and other locations worldwide. Tayrona offers clients a broad range of production equipment, services, and experienced crews to produce feature films, television shows, commercials and music videos at preferential rates in all areas of development, pre-production, production and post-production including talent agencies, construction, rental companies, catering suppliers, local accounting firms, props supply companies, shipping companies and others. A full complement of goods, services, supporting cast and crew necessary to service a major film production can be provided by Tayrona where savings to our clients will range from 40% to 70% off the below the line budgets in comparison with L.A.-based US dollar budgets.

Tayrona Entertainment is currently in various stages of production on various film projects including "Silver Cord" produced by Michel Shane (Producer of "I Robot," "Catch Me If You Can"), "Vivaldi" starring Joseph Fiennes and Carice Van Houten, "Last Battle Dreamer" starring Ryan Philippe and Sean Bean and "Eclipse of the Heart" starring Winona Ryder and produced by Academy Award Nominee Bill Kong, and "The Rescue of Galleon San Jose" among others.

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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