SOURCE: Empire Film Group, Inc .

January 29, 2008 13:03 ET

Hannover House and Educational Products International Pact in Distribution Venture for Garfield Branded Children's Books

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Hannover House, the book publishing label of Empire Film Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EFGU) has entered into a distribution agreement with Educational Products International covering the USA distribution of ten children's books based on the popular cartoon character, Garfield, created by cartoonist Jim Davis. The books are branded under the name, "Garfield: It's All About Series" and cover educational topics for kids including reading, writing, mathematics, phonics and spelling. Each book comes packaged with a bonus CD-Rom disc, providing additional entertainment value and functioning as an advanced visual learning aid. The books will be released to mass merchants and other USA retailers March 4, 2008, and will carry suggested retail pricing of between $9.95 and $14.95.

"We are very excited about this book series," said Eric Parkinson, CEO of Hannover House and Empire Home Entertainment. "Garfield is a very popular character and a hugely successful license. Children have responded strongly to this series as the Garfield images and CD-rom visuals make learning fun. Our marketing will reach out to parents, grandparents and teachers to look at this series as an important learning aid for all children."

The initial ten Garfield titles are: "Colors, Shapes & Time," "Letters & Words," "Numbers & Counting," "Phonics," "Thinking Skills," "Math Readiness," "Writing & Grammar," "Reading & Phonics," "Spelling & Vocabulary" and "Math." Each book identifies its target age group, with the series covering children from ages 3 through 12. The books will be available at many major retailers in March, with immediate availability on

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 and success in the entertainment industry. 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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