updated 4/27/2011 4:18:20 PM ET 2011-04-27T20:18:20

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empire Film Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EFGU)  in association with Sweet Irony Productions, Inc. has announced the start of pre-production activities on the feature film "Did U Get My Text". The film is a contemporary romantic comedy centered around two people who meet and fall in love almost entirely through text messaging.

The film was written by child actor star Jaleel White who played "Urkle" for nine years on the ABC hit sitcom "Family Matters". Also attached on the film project is Joel Zwick who directed "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", the independent feature film that was nominated for an academy award for best screenplay and grossed over $368,000,000 worldwide. The movie is one of the top romantic comedies of the 21st century and became the most profitable movie of all time with a 6150% percent return on an inflation adjusted cost of $6 million to produce.

Proposed locations for the film are being scouted over the next month including the city of Toronto. Potential cast will also be assembled during this time and a late summer production is being planned. "Did U Get MY Text"

"We are excited to be working with the creative force of Mr. White and Mr. Zwick and feel the script will attract A-list talent to the project and is an extremely timely and commercial project," commented Mr. Dean Hamilton Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group, Inc. 

Empire is also in pre-production on the feature film "Havana Heat" in Cartagena, Colombia which is scheduled to begin filming in June. The company is finalizing talent negotiations and will announce the entire cast shortly.

Empire Film Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated film and television production and distribution company with distribution capabilities to reach theatrical, video, television, video-on-demand and international markets. Empire Sports Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Empire Film Group set up to develop, acquire, produce, market and distribute sports related entertainment properties in film, television and in various multi media and digital environments.

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This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Sections 27A & 21E of the amended Securities and Exchange Acts of 1933-34, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Although the company believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these statements included in this press release will prove accurate.

CONTACT: Empire Film Group, Inc.
         www.empirefilmgroup.com
         Jim Townsend
         818-865-1700
         info@empirefilmgroup.com

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