SOURCE: Empire Post Media, Inc.

September 28, 2011 08:30 ET

Panasonic Provides Advanced 3D Camera System for "Journey Beyond" Pilot

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Empire Post Media, Inc. (OTCBB: EMPM) announces that Panasonic has agreed to provide its brand new AG-3DA1 stereographic camera system for production of the pilot for a reality television series called "Journey Beyond" being produced by Empire's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hybrid-Reality Entertainment.

This is believed to be the first use of this equipment for a television series designed to be broadcast worldwide on major networks.

The Panasonic AG-3DA1 is the industry's first professional, fully integrated High Definition 3D camcorder. Weighing 6.6 pounds, the camera is designed to capture both in-studio and location high definition video images in full 3D.

Hybrid-Reality Entertainment's Richard Mann, director of the "Journey Beyond" pilot, said, "Panasonic's AG-3DA1 was the perfect choice to capture the dramatic re-enactments of the paranormal events in our show. The size and ease of use of the camera allows us to move quickly and effectively capture otherwise difficult set-ups on a tight schedule."

Mann added, "The nature of the AG-3DA1's post-production work flow also gives us an edge when it comes to the editing and delivery of a show which also includes complicated effects and graphics packages."

"Journey Beyond" is a one-hour, 13 episode series that explores a broad range of psychic and paranormal events, based on the real experiences of real people. The pilot was produced in 3D for delivery and broadcast in both 2D High Definition, and 3D.

The pilot is being produced by Hybrid-Reality Entertainment, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Empire Post Media. Hybrid-Reality ( was formed six months ago by Richard Mann and Ellen Fontana to create, develop and produce reality based television programming in the areas of paranormal phenomena, private investigation, world history, social networking, and current events.

Mann, an award-winning producer with credits on over 25 feature films, has also produced numerous television programs and feature documentaries. Fontana has developed, packaged, and produced eleven features, two television movies, and she has written five screenplays. She is the co-writer on a six-hour miniseries, "Cloud Street," which aired in May on Showtime Australia.

Empire recently entered into a distribution deal with Freemantle Corporation, a global distributor of TV and home video programming, for worldwide licensing of "Journey Beyond."

Empire Post Media is an entertainment company pursuing opportunities in the television field, based on bringing cost-effective production methodology and 3D technology to established television genres, using market demand to stimulate production. The company focuses on three key areas in the television industry: post-production services; 2D to 3D conversion; and the creation, development, production and marketing of 3D television programming.

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