Dear HHSE Friends & Followers – Today (Wednesday, May 11) marks the first day of what film-industry insiders are calling “a new era” for Hannover House. Today is the broad launch of the International Sales division under Medallion Releasing, Inc. (the wholly-owned subsidiary & affiliate of Hannover House) at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and Marche Du Film in Cannes, France.
Hannover House / Medallion have a significant presence through a market booth on the main floor of the Cannes Palais, on a corner placement of the Aisle for maximum traffic and visibility. The company will be presenting thirty-two (32) titles at the market – many of which are listed on the S.E.C. Form 8 Information Statement, a copy of which is posted below (the actual Form 8 is “in process” for publication via Edgar momentarily, we’re told – more on this below).
Because of the “material” level scope of many of the titles being presented today at Cannes (and the dollar value of the private financing secured for these ventures), company counsel advised that this news needed to be presented via both a Form 8 disclosure, as well as through this informational blog (due to publication delays with getting materials onto Edgar – again, more on this issue below). All of the titles listed on the Form 8 are being presented to international buyers at Cannes, starting today. Most of these titles are also described in far greater detail on the new Form 10 registration filing that shareholders will be happy to see soon.
HHSE / Medallion titles will also be featured in an impressive TWO-PAGE CENTER SPREAD of the Official Cannes Film Market Guide – which all attendees will receive during the market. Additionally, each of the principal eight days of the Marche du Film will have a full page (tabloid sized) ad for HHSE / Medallion (or for a title-specific promotion or screening announcement), on the Inside Back Cover of the Le Film Francais Show Daily. This is also an extremely high-visibility support for our titles. HHSE / Medallion have four “Official Cannes Market Screenings” – THE HOMELESS BILLIONAIRE screens on Thursday, May 12 (and will be launched to USA theatres by Hannover House on June 17 – more on this title soon); VALLEY INN screens on Friday, May 13; THE ALGERIAN screens on May 14; and THE DOLL screens on May 15. More on all of these deals will be released soon. HHSE is also showing a teaser / promo reel from the first week of principal photography on KRAFTROC – an outrageous science-fiction musical feature originally developed by and for Michael Jackson, before his untimely death in 2009. Obviously, there will be much more on this title to be released soon, as well.
As a result of our email campaign to film buyers – and their reaction to seeing a broad range of theatrical and commercial home video releases – we are proud to announce that we have over 160 appointments with buyers during the market, representing all of the top 30 largest media territories. In fact, we’re a bit freaked out about how many meetings we have stacked up each day… however, we have four booth / sales team members including Fred Shefte, Eric Parkinson, Shane Ahaus and Desiree Garnier. VP of Sales TOM SIMS is closing a major domestic deal and could not attend Cannes this year (you will be hearing about this exciting VODWIZ venture immediately after Cannes). And theatrical relations manager JAYSON BLOCKSIDGE needed to stay in the USA to handle details with the upcoming release to theatres of A REMARKABLE LIFE and THE HOMELESS BILLIONAIRE. Last but not least, we are both proud and sad to announce that HHSE Home Video Director of Sales, CAITLIN McKENZIE has accepted a sales position with Universal Music Group, and will be leaving HHSE on May 20. Caitlin is a superstar, smart, hard-working, loved by the customers, and it’s not at all surprising that Universal wants her for their team. Not to worry, though, we have a replacement in mind for her sales-support position at HHSE, and a final hire will occur later this month for a seamless transition.
Separate and apart from the titles being launched at Cannes today – watch for a new distribution partnership announcement from Cinedigm with HHSE / Medallion. We are pleased to add Cinedigm to our family of wholesale partners, and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with this well-funded entertainment distributor.
Regarding S.E.C. Edgar filings, HHSE was surprised to discover yesterday that MacReportMedia is no longer handling any Edgar filings for any companies. PattyAnn Phillips is no longer employed there, and the response received to our Form 8 filing on Sunday was that a “change in business” at MacReport required that they eliminate Edgar reporting and only handle press release distribution. Accordingly, the Form 8 that we wanted to have posted on Tuesday by MacReport needed to be submitted to a different Edgar filing service. This required the reissuance of new CCC access to supplement the CIK filing details for our entity. So this has created an unexpected delay in getting the Form 8 (below) onto Edgar. But it’s “in process” we’re told.
Final issue to address today: some shareholders have asked WHY the International Division and booth presence at Cannes is under MEDALLION RELEASING and not HANNOVER HOUSE? This is due to perception issues for our product suppliers. For instance, HHSE is handling the International Rights to VALLEY INN, but we’re not handling the domestic home video or the television rights. To avoid market confusion, it’s simpler to list INTERNATIONAL titles under Medallion (instead of under Hannover House - even though the rights are contracted with Hannover House, to be released "By Hannover House or an affilate or division of Hannover House, including but not limited to Medallion Releasing, Inc.). This is so that companies like Monarch Entertainment or Cinedigm don’t appear to be overshadowed by a company (Hannover House) that also competes with them in the North American market for new release title acquisitions. It’s politics – and courtesy. A possible comparison would be to look back when DISNEY created TOUCHSTONE Pictures: some titles made MORE SENSE to be handled by a company NOT named Disney.
DAILY BLOG UPDATES FROM CANNES – You will want to see what’s happening here… JUST WATCH!!
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2016
Hannover House, Inc.
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(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation or Organization)
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f/k/a "Mindset Interactive Corp."
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SECTION 8 — OTHER EVENTS FOR REGISTRANT
Item 8.01 - Other Events – INTERNATIONAL SALES ACTIVITIES
Management hereby discloses the execution of a variety of new agreements governing the representation rights granted to Company for a multitude of new releases, catalog titles and current productions that will be announced as of May 11, 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film – including through a two-page (Center-Spread) ad layout in the Official Cannes Film Festival Market Guide / Le Film Francais, for distribution to all registered attendees at this year’s Cannes Festival and Market. The following titles are listed and described in abbreviated form for the purposes of providing shareholder disclosure. Additional information on most of these new ventures, titles and productions will be released by Management over the next two weeks of the Cannes’ market through the Company’s blog-site, and through title-specific news announcements.
a). KRAFTROC – Company has contracted with Atlantic Film Studios for the production and distribution of a feature length musical film. Under the terms of the agreement, Atlantic shall be responsible for raising the production funds, estimated at $3.5-mm USD. “Kraftroc” was originally developed as a film for Michael Jackson, who was working with the principal producer, Elliott Straite (“Dr. Freeze”) prior to Jackson’s sudden and untimely death in 2009. The film chronicles the story of a team of interplanetary travelers, sent to Earth by Captain EO and challenged to spread enlightenment through music. Although visual images voice recordings of Michael Jackson are part the existing materials for KRAFTROC, there is no assurance that the trustees governing the Michael Jackson Estate will authorize such uses. Regardless, Atlantic is proceeding with the production and has already commenced principal photography. Company will be presenting a promo reel at the Cannes market and offering international rights licensors the opportunity to buy the film for their applicable territories & media.
b). AJA and MOTHER GOOSE – Company has contracted with Silverline Films, Inc. for the full financing of two feature films. “AJA” is a powerful and moving drama with an internationally acclaimed director and a top team of commercially-successful producers on board. Company has pre-approved the casting of John Malkovich or an equivalent stature leading star. Principal photography is planned to commence on or about July 18, 2016 in Savannah, GA. Company has also agreed to co-produce “MOTHER GOOSE: JOURNEY TO UTOPIA” with the production team assembled by Silverline, in consideration for Silverline’s agreement to provide the full financing for the production under terms that are consistent and standard within the industry for feature film financing partners. Key Character Design work has already commenced for this film, along with other qualifying pre-production activities; principal photography on “MOTHER GOOSE: JOURNEY TO UTOPIA” is planned to commence on Sept. 12, with five weeks in Georgia and one week in Ireland. ICM Partners talent, Shirley MacLaine and Samuel L. Jackson have been offered for this film subject to scheduling availabilities; presently, no scheduling conflicts have been presented to Company.
c). DELIRIUM / PATHWAY TO FREEDOM – Company has also contracted with Atlantic Film Studios on two lower budgeted features that Atlantic will finance and produce, with Company handling the worldwide distribution. “DELIRIUM” is a thriller that takes place in an asylum. “PATHWAY TO FREEDOM” is set in the pre-Civil War era and tells the true story of the Underground Railroad organization to help escaping slaves. Both films are planned to be filmed in North Carolina by Atlantic Film Studios later this year.
d). HALLOWEEN PARTY – A fourth feature film from Atlantic Film Studios will also be announced and presented by Company at Cannes. “HALLOWEEN PARTY” is a horror-comedy from actor-producer Dave Sheridan, one of the principal lead stars of the successful “Scary Movie” franchise. Discussions are in motion for the participation in this film by several of the Wayans Brothers, also alumni of “Scary Movie” features. Atlantic is responsible for the financing and production of “Halloween Party” with Company handling the worldwide sales and distribution.
NEW AGREEMENTS FOR EXISTING (COMPLETED) FEATURE FILMS
e). DANCIN’ IT’S ON – Company has contracted with East Side Story, LLC to represent the worldwide / international sales for the above film. Previously, Company performed theatrical and home video releasing services for this youth-dance-appeal film in the USA and Canadian markets.
f). POSSESSION: THE INGLODA WITHIN – Company has contracted with On Ride Entertainment, LLC, to add the worldwide rights to the existing North American venture for this horror film.
g). VALLEY INN – Company has contracted with Valley Inn, LLC, for the representation of all rights outside of North America for this family feature.
h). COOK COUNTY – Company has contracted with Greenwood Films, LLC to add the worldwide rights to the existing North American venture for this acclaimed drama.
i). HOMELESS BILLIONAIRE – Company has contracted with Fraydun Productions, LLC for the worldwide rights to this romantic comedy, including North American theatrical (which launches on June 17).
j). BLUES FOR WILLADEAN – Company has contracted with Kestrel Films, LLC to add the International Rights to the current North American sales and distribution representation agreement for this critically praised drama.
k). GABRIELLE and BRUTAL COLORS – Company has contracted with Royal Blue Pictures to add the international markets to the existing distribution pacts in North America for these two horror-thrillers.
l). THE DOLL and HALLUCINOGEN – Company has contracted with Sahara Vision Productions for the worldwide representation of these two, newly completed features. “The Doll” will be supported with an Official Cannes Market Screening.
m). ENCOUNTER – Company has agreed with Sahara Vision Productions to add the worldwide / international sales rights for “Encounter” to the existing distribution pact in North America for this sci-fi / horror feature.
n). DARK AWAKENING – Company has agreed with Atlantic & Pacific Pictures and The Little Film Company to a venture in which both Company and The Little Film Company will jointly represent “Dark Awakening” to international buyers.
o). AMERICA UNITED: IN SUPPORT OF OUR TROOPS – This ABC TV Primetime special features top musical acts and comedians, and has been contracted by Company with Freedom Partners, LLC for worldwide rights.
OTHER TITLES BEING SOLD OR OFFERED AT THE CANNES MARKET:
THE ALGERIAN – Action – Political Thriller;
CLOWN TOWN – Sci-Fi Horror (development);
DINOSAURS OF THE JURASSIC – Educational Documentary;
FUTURE SHOCK – Sci-Fi Thriller;
GRAND CHAMPION – Family / Drama;
LEGEND OF BELLE STARR – Western (development);
MELTDOWN – Action-Adventure (development);
OUTLAWS: THE LEGEND OF O.B. TAGGART – Western;
REQUIEM FOR THE DAMNED – Horror-Thriller;
SAMURAI: THE LAST WARRIOR – Martial Arts / Documentary;
SAVAGE LAND – Family Western;
SHADOW VISION – Sci-Fi / Horror (development);
SHUCK & JIVE – Urban Drama (development);
TEEN YOGA – Exercise / Self-Help;
TRUE FRESHMEN – Sports (development);
ZOMBIE WARZ: FALLS THE SHADOW – Sci-Fi / Thriller;
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.
Date: May 10, 2016
Hannover House, Inc.
/s/ Eric F. Parkinson