SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc.

January 22, 2008 12:26 ET

Empire Home Entertainment Pegs Top Video Sales Executive for Director Post

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Empire Home Entertainment, the distribution division of Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) ("Empire Film") (, has tapped video industry sales veteran Marty Dattilo as Director of Sales for all DVD and home video products. Dattilo has been active in home video marketing and sales for more than 21 years, holding senior positions at Hemdale Home Video, Lionsgate Home Entertainment and most recently with First Look Media. Dattilo will direct sales activities for Empire's customer service and field sales representatives, as well as personally handle selected key retail and wholesale customers.

"I'm very pleased to add Marty to our sales management team," said Eric Parkinson, CEO of Empire Home Entertainment. "He and I worked together for four years at Hemdale Home Video, where he was consistently our top performing sales executive. Marty's experience and distribution relationships will fit ideally with the quality and quantity of new release films and DVDs being prepared for release by Empire Home Entertainment."

"Marty is an innovative marketer and a proven sales executive," said Dean Hamilton-Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group. "We are honored and privileged to have him on our Empire Home Entertainment team."

Key accounts that Dattilo will handle for Empire include Best Buy, Blockbuster, Columbia House, Circuit City, Family Video Movies, Hastings, Hollywood Video, K-Mart, Movie Gallery and Target.

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. Through its acquisition of Truman Press, Inc., d/b/a "Hannover House," Empire is also a fully integrated film, DVD and book distributor, with sales relationships for placement of products into all major USA retail chains.

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