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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quick Updates - various HHSE matters.

Greetings HHSE Friends & Longs - Happy pre-Thanksgiving week.  Although there will be significantly more information provided in filings and releases in the works for this week, here is a quick summary of some key items that various shareholders have written about:

1).  VODWIZ - yes, we successfully closed a participation agreement with a major theatrical distributor last week in Los Angeles; with the credibility of these higher-profile titles, we feel the launch to consumers will be well-received.  Although the total quantity of titles already available to VODWIZ will place the site among the top echelon for programming, we have felt that the caliber of the initial slate needed some theatrical visibility to generate the greatest consumer enthusiasm and response.  We have also initiated a plan for an "advertising-based" model as an option for VODWIZ users (ala the "Hulu" model).  Details of this variation on the pay-per-transaction model are still being formulated.

2).  FORM 4 FILINGS - In Mid-September, Parkinson and Shefte each made the commitment to buy shares directly from the Company, which transaction required the filing of a Form 4 Statement with the S.E.C.  However, in lieu of accepting delivery of the shares immediately, both purchasers agreed to accept an irrevocable assignment letter from the Company and Transfer Agent, allowing the shares to be issued upon demand.  Counsel for the Company's Transfer Agent would not approve the irrevocable authorization letters until after the Form 4's were published.  Shefte's was published by the S.E.C. on Sept. 30, and Parkinson's was published on Oct. 10 (due to a conflicting filing number relating to Parkinson's prior status as C.E.O. of Hemdale Communications, Inc., NASDAQ).  Within one week of both transactions being published, the authorization letters were approved, thus completing the "equitable" consideration exchange for the transactions to be recorded.  Under S.E.C. Edgar Rules, Form 4's must be filed within 2-days following the closure of a transaction but may be filed sooner.

3).  ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER - The film's theatrical release took it to the # 1 spot for top grossing Motorcycle Docs of all time (source: BoxOfficeMojo), and it continues to play in theatres (dates set through Dec. 18).  The home video release is set for Feb. 10, 2015, with commitments already received from Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Netflix. 

More to follow...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

LENNON BERMUDA - Amazon Dec. CD promo pick~!

Our biggest order ever for Amazon.com will ship out next week to fill the December CD Holiday Picks promo placement of LENNON BERMUDA via Amazon.com!  With only fifty titles selected, we feel that this designation is a great honor - and we're cautiously optimistic that the consumer response will exceed the large inventory build-up for this item!  CD Promo runs Dec. 12 - Dec. 20 - as details are posted onto Amazon.com, we'll update this blog.  GO HHSE! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

"ON ANY SUNDAY" - already the # 1 Motorcycle Film of All Time!

Greetings HHSE Friends & Shareholders - with second weekend grosses moving the total box office up to $474,000, "ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER" has become the top grossing motorcycle film of all time (rankings through Box Office Mojo).  The film is closing in on the grosses of "Dust to Glory" (at $640,013) which is currently the # 1 "Motor-SPORTS" film of all time.

The release is a resounding success by all measures of:  1). the genre, 2). the theatrical exhibitors and 3). the expectations of both Hannover House, Inc. and Redbull Media House. The Redbull Media House division - formed several years ago to help promote the Redbull branding through motorsports and extreme sports programming - is enjoying their first significant box office success; the national USA theatrical release is driving their international licensing of the film, and current theatrical releasing milestones have hit the achievement levels necessary for a major Netflix Subscription Video-On-Demand placement.  Although neither HHSE nor Redbull will be releasing any "projections" for the anticipated home video and V.O.D. revenues (streeting on Feb. 10, 2015), the historic results for similarly themed programming are very good.

BEST BUY - if you get a chance, swing by your local Best Buy location to see the Robby Maddison extreme motorcycle-jump clip (from "ON ANY SUNDAY") on all the monitors (wow, amazing PR placement!), along with a teaser for the DVD and Blu-Ray of "ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER."  This Best Buy clip will run on the monitors program at all Best Buy locations through Friday, Nov. 21st.

Redbull is an amazing organization - a tightly run ship and a hugely successful (purportedly a $6-Billion Dollar) private company!  Their annual advertising, PR and branding budgets each year are not publicly released, but are believed by media insiders to be in the range of $800-million.  A major project like "ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER" is viewed largely through the lens of marketing and branding, and as such, receiving BACK quite a bit of money from distribution is a beautiful thing.  HHSE has enjoyed our relationship with Redbull and looks forward to future opportunities together.

Friday, November 14, 2014

ON ANY SUNDAY is the Nation's # 1 Independent Release!

Dear HHSE Friends - as we enter into the second weekend of theatrical promotions for "ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER" - it's exciting to note that the film is both the # 1 Documentary in the Nation... AND the # 1 Highest Grossing Indie Studio Release! 


Thursday results were also strong, and we are seeing solid tracking for this weekend as well.

In only 5-days, "ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER" surpassed the Company's previous top box office title ("Turtle: The Incredible Journey")... and with Thanksgiving weekend only 13 days away, it seems likely that the film will enjoy theatrical revenues all the way into December.

As for the Home Video and Video-On-Demand releases in February, it's too early to make any predictions as to likely commercial receptivity.  Generally speaking, the longer a film plays in theatres and the higher it's box office gross, the easier it is to obtain multiple-facings of DVDs and BluRays at the major chains (as opposed to single facing sku's).  The traffic for streaming and Video-On-Demand is also driven by a correlation to box office results.  SO - with the title performing to SOLID results at theatres, and HOLDING-OVER at the best locations - the mood is incredibly positive at Hannover House!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Corporate Counselors for HHSE

Dear HHSE Friends & Shareholders - We regret to inform you that one of the company's primary attorneys and advisors, Charles Kester, Esq., passed away recently from a pulmonary embolism related to a hiking injury. Charles was in his mid-'50's and in great health otherwise, so his sudden death came as quite a shock.

In updating the OTC Markets contacts of for HHSE, we deleted Charles Kester and moved James Scheltema into this primary position.  Oddly, the opposite occurred when the updates were finally published  (Scheltema was removed and Kester remained).  This will be corrected.  We note that the additional of James Hinds for transactional advice did properly get added.

SWEET! Top 70 Locations "Hold-Over" ON ANY SUNDAY!

Dear HHSE Friends & Shareholders - Key movie exhibition chains extended a tremendous vote of confidence to "ON ANY SUNDAY: THE NEXT CHAPTER" by holding-over the film in the top SEVENTY (70) locations where it opened last weekend!  These 70 locations comprised an impressive 73% of all gross revenues ($251,850! / $3,598 per-screen average!)... with the remaining (bottom) 161 locations that are final as of Thursday collectively contributing only $93,150 for the weekend (an unimpressive $578 per screen average for these locations). 

So with weak locations pruned, the per-screen averages will increase and the prospects of a lengthy box office engagement improve.  Both HHSE and Redbull would rather be in a smaller number of locations that are doing SOLID business, than to be spread out into markets with limited interest (i.e., South Florida was a bust?! Guess motorsports is not the preferred entertainment of the retirement communities!).

Mid-Week Grosses have also been strong!  Monday generated another $27,819 and Tuesday added  $30,899.  Current box office gross is $379,702.  We're hoping to add another $20,000 today and $20,000 tomorrow to lead us into a great Second Weekend Run!

Here's the locations where the film can be seen, holding through Thursday, Nov. 20 (and maybe beyond?).

HOLDOVERS - For Nov. 14 - 20
(Updated 1:00 pm Pacific Time - Tuesday, Nov. 11)
Name (City, State) COC ID Circuit DMA Rank  City State
Carmike Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 + MUVIXL (Thousand Oaks, CA) CARM Carmike Los Angeles 2 Thousand Oaks CA
Long Beach Stadium 26 with IMAX (Long Beach, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp Los Angeles 2 Long Beach CA
Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX & RPX (Ontario, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp Los Angeles 2 Ontario CA
Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 + IMAX (El Cajon, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp San Diego 23 El Cajon CA
West Village Stadium 12 (Lakewood, CO) REG Regal Ent Grp Denver 18 Lakewood CO
Greenwood Plaza 12 (Englewood, CO) REG Regal Ent Grp Denver 18 Englewood CO
Folsom 14 (Folsom, CA) CNMK Cinemark Sacramnto-Stkton-Modesto 17 Folsom CA
Lloyd Center 10 Cinema + IMAX (Portland, OR) REG Regal Ent Grp Portland, OR 22 Portland OR
Brea Stadium 22 (Brea, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp Los Angeles 2 Brea CA
Irvine Spectrum 21 + IMAX & RPX (Irvine, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp Los Angeles 2 Irvine CA
Boise Stadium 21 + IMAX (Boise, ID) REG Regal Ent Grp Boise 106 Boise ID
Century Clackamas Town Center + XD (Portland, OR) CNMK Cinemark Portland, OR 22 Portland OR
River Park Square 20 with IMAX (Spokane, WA) AMC AMC Spokane 75 Spokane WA
BLVD Cinemas (Lancaster, CA) SAGE Sagewood Cinema Ventures Los Angeles 2 Lancaster CA
Corona Crossing Stadium 18 & RPX (Corona, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp Los Angeles 2 Corona CA
Northeast Mall 18 + XD (Hurst, TX) CNMK Cinemark Dallas-Ft. Worth 5 Hurst TX
Henrietta Cinema Stadium 18 (Rochester, NY) REG Regal Ent Grp Rochester, NY 80 Rochester NY
Forum 30 with IMAX (Sterling Heights, MI) AMC AMC Detroit 12 Sterling Heights MI
Riverside Plaza Stadium 16 (Riverside, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp Los Angeles 2 Riverside CA
Albuquerque Rio 24 + XD (Albuquerque, NM) CNMK Cinemark Albuquerque-Santa Fe 45 Albuquerque NM
North Valley 16 HARK Harkins Phoenix (Prescott) 11 Phoenix AZ
West Olive 16 DIT (Creve Coeur, MO) AMC AMC St. Louis 21 Creve Coeur MO
Village Park Cinema Stadium 17 (Carmel, IN) REG Regal Ent Grp Indianapolis 28 Carmel IN
Renaissance Stadium 14 + IMAX (Alhambra, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp Los Angeles 2 Alhambra CA
Berkeley 7 (Berkeley, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp San Francisco-Oak-San Jose 6 Berkeley CA
Studio 28 KC DIT with IMAX (Olathe, KS) AMC AMC Kansas City 33 Olathe KS
Orange Stadium Promenade 25 + XD (Orange, CA) CNMK Cinemark Los Angeles 2 Orange CA
Brooklyn Center Stadium 20 (Brooklyn Center, MN) REG Regal Ent Grp Minneapolis-St. Paul 14 Brooklyn Center MN
Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX & RPX (Nashville, TN) REG Regal Ent Grp Nashville 30 Nashville TN
Cinemark Draper + XD (Draper, UT) CNMK Cinemark Salt Lake City 26 Draper UT
Promenade Palace Stadium 12 (Tulsa, OK) REG Regal Ent Grp Tulsa 60 Tulsa OK
Bricktown 16 (Oklahoma City, OK) HARK Harkins Oklahoma City 47 Oklahoma City OK
Oceanside Stadium 16 (Oceanside, CA) REG Regal Ent Grp San Diego 23 Oceanside CA
Town Center Stadium 16 - Kennesaw & RPX (Kennesaw, GA) REG Regal Ent Grp Atlanta 9 Kennesaw GA
Transit Center Stadium 18 + IMAX (Williamsville, NY) REG Regal Ent Grp Buffalo 54 Williamsville NY
Knoxville Center Stadium 10 (Knoxville, TN) REG Regal Ent Grp Knoxville 61 Knoxville TN
Sandy Union Heights 16 (Sandy, UT) CNMK Cinemark Salt Lake City 26 Sandy UT
Carmike Muvico Parisian 20 + IMAX (West Palm Beach, FL) CARM Carmike West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce 39 West Palm Beach FL
Parkway Plaza Stadium 12 (Tukwila, WA) REG Regal Ent Grp Seattle-Tacoma 13 Tukwila WA
Stonybrook 20 IMAX (Louisville, KY) CARM Carmike Louisville 51 Louisville KY
Ballston Common Stadium 12 (Arlington, VA) REG Regal Ent Grp Washington, DC (Hagrstwn) 7 Arlington VA
Dole Cannery 18 with IMAX & RPX (Honolulu, HI) REG Regal Ent Grp Honolulu 62 Honolulu HI
Metropolitan Stadium 14 (Austin, TX) REG Regal Ent Grp Austin 46 Austin TX
Hollywood Stadium 27 & RPX - Nashville (Nashville, TN) REG Regal Ent Grp Nashville 30 Nashville TN
Century Sea Tac Mall 16 (Federal Way, WA) CNMK Cinemark Seattle-Tacoma 13 Federal Way WA
Desert Star 15 (Lake Delton, WI) AMC AMC Madison 89 Lake Delton WI
Cinemark 15 (Macedonia, OH) CNMK Cinemark Cleveland-Akron (Canton) 19 Macedonia OH
Carmike Muvico Centro Ybor 20 (Tampa, FL) CARM Carmike Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota) 15 Tampa FL
Winter Park Village Stadium 20 & RPX (Winter Park, FL) REG Regal Ent Grp Orlando-Daytona Bch-Melbrn 20 Winter Park FL
Countryside Stadium 20 (Sterling, VA) REG Regal Ent Grp Washington, DC (Hagrstwn) 7 Sterling VA
Cinemark 12 (Greeley, CO) CNMK Cinemark Denver 18 Greeley CO
Village Square Stadium 18 (Las Vegas, NV) REG Regal Ent Grp Las Vegas 38 Las Vegas NV
College Station Stadium 14 (Springfield, MO) REG Regal Ent Grp Springfield, MO 77 Springfield MO
Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX (Orlando, FL) REG Regal Ent Grp Orlando-Daytona Bch-Melbrn 20 Orlando FL
Playhouse 7 (Pasadena, CA) LAEM Laemmle Los Angeles 2 Pasadena CA
Tinseltown 17 (Layton, UT) CNMK Cinemark Salt Lake City 26 Layton UT
Carmike Movies 400 (Cumming, GA) CARM Carmike Atlanta 9 Cumming GA
Showplace 16 Indianapolis with IMAX (Indianapolis, IN) AMC AMC Indianapolis 28 Indianapolis IN
Grand Rapids 18 (Grand Rapids, MI) AMC AMC Grand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.Crk 40 Grand Rapids MI
Carmike Muvico Broward 18 (Pompano Beach, FL) CARM Carmike Miami-Ft. Lauderdale 16 Pompano Beach FL
Carmike 10 (Colorado Springs, CO) CARM Carmike Colorado Springs-Pueblo 91 Colorado Springs CO
Kansas City Stadium 18 Cinemas (Kansas City, MO) REG Regal Ent Grp Kansas City 33 Kansas City MO
Shiloh Crossing Stadium 18 (Avon, IN) REG Regal Ent Grp Indianapolis 28 Avon IN
HW Connection 15 (West Valley City, UT) CARM Carmike Salt Lake City 26 West Valley City UT
Regency East Hills Mall (Bakersfield, CA) RGCY Regency Theatres Bakersfield 103 Bakersfield CA
Grande Stadium 16 (Greensboro, NC) REG Regal Ent Grp Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem 50 Greensboro NC
Maya Bakersfield 16 (Bakersfield, CA) TSU Theatre Svc Unlmtd Bakersfield 103 Bakersfield CA
Georgesville Square Stadium 16 (Columbus, OH) REG Regal Ent Grp Columbus, OH 34 Columbus OH
The Wharf 15 (Orange Beach, AL) CARM Carmike Mobile-Pensacola (Ft Walt) 59 Orange Beach AL
Hollywood Stadium 18 - Huntsville (Huntsville, AL) REG Regal Ent Grp Huntsville-Decatur (Flor) 81 Huntsville AL
Promenade 18 CNMK Cinemark Los Angeles 2 Los Angeles CA
Metro 4 CTRN Metropolitan Santa Barbara 108 Santa Barbara CA