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Empire Film Group Announces Updates on Several Projects in Pre-Production

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Empire Film Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EFGU) currently has several projects that the company has in pre-production and the company plans to produce in 2011. The projects will be produced in conjunction with Tayrona Entertainment along with other international distributors and partners.

The first project will be the previously announced feature film "Havana Heat." Final cast negotiations and production schedules with star talent should be completed soon with production scheduled to begin this summer. The project will be filmed in Cartagena, Colombia and a start date will be announced shortly. Recently at the Cannes Film Festival Constantin Films of Germany announced that they have acquired several international rights on the project.

The Company is completing financing arrangements for the feature film "Did U Get My Text." The project will be filmed in Toronto with pre-production to begin in July. Talent negotiations and offers are currently under way and locations have been selected by key production personnel. The film was written by Jaleel White who played "Urkle" on the ABC hit television series "Family Matters."

Empire is in negotiations with several international sales agencies on the 22 episode television series based on the "Havana Heat" feature film. The television series will be produced immediately following the completion of the feature film and also produced in Cartagena, Colombia. The project will be produced as Canada Co-Production to take advantage of the tax incentives and rebates available. 

"We are excited to begin production this summer on several projects that the Company has been developing recently. Our relationship with several international partners will be beneficial for the production of both feature film and television projects," commented Mr. Dean Hamilton Bornstein, CEO of Empire Film Group, Inc. 

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 multimedia and digital environments.


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. Jim Townsend 818-865-1700