SOURCE: Imperia Entertainment, Inc.

July 16, 2008 19:13 ET

Imperia Entertainment Holds Platform Screening for Feature Film, "Say It In Russian"

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - Imperia Entertainment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IMPN) announced today that last night's platform screening at The Chaplin Theater of its feature film, "Say It In Russian," was well received by distributors and sales agents. "We are sending out screeners to those distributors and sales agents who were not able to attend, but requested a screener and we should know by next week what offers we will receive," said Jeff Ritchie, Executive Producer.


"Say It In Russian" is an intense thriller about love, reconciliation and retribution playing against the violent backdrop of political turmoil and intrigue in modern day Russia. Boasting an impressive cast which includes Academy Award Winner Faye Dunaway, this film was featured last month as a main event of the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

While vacationing in Paris, an American businessman falls in love with a beautiful young Russian expatriate. Upon discovering her father's plans to secretly marry, the impetuous new couple leaves Paris to attend the wedding in Moscow. Destiny takes its own course and Andrew and Daria become involved in a hurricane of events surrounding Daria's father Raf, a former mafia oligarch, recently turned government official. Facing extreme pressures from the mob to use his political connections to free their boss and his former friend and colleague from jail, Raf is furious to learn of his daughter's return to Moscow. Daria's homecoming ignites a chain of violent events and suffering, escalating into the film's intense and emotional climax.

"Say It In Russian" stars Steven Brand (THE SCORPION KING) in the lead role of Andrew and Agata Gotova makes her U.S. lead role debut as Daria. European actor Rade Sherbedgia (SURFACE) and Alex Nesic (SLEEPER CELL) are cast in principal roles. Rounding out the accomplished cast in supporting roles are highly acclaimed actor, playwright, author and director, Steven Berkoff (BEVERLY HILLS COP), star leading man of the Soviet film era, Oleg Vidov (RED HEAT), actress Musetta Vander (WILD WILD WEST), and actor Elya Baskin (MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON).


Imperia Entertainment, Inc. ( has recently changed management and is pursuing a new plan of operations; emphasizing three main areas of film production and finance; Co-financing projects with A-List talent attached, acquiring product in the development stage, and its own film production. This, coupled with film distribution through IFDC's new film distribution subsidiary, makes up the new revenue model for the Company. The Company will emphasize not only new projects with A-List talent attached, but also its own library of feature films and television programming, including "Say It In Russian" starring Faye Dunaway, the award-winning "Autograph" television series, "The New Three Stooges," and seven other television movies.

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