Greetings HHSE Friends & Followers - HHSE's involvement in four feature films during Q4 (2016) caught the attention of business writers tracking rebates and activities under the State of Arkansas Film Incentives program (and media rebates). Although only "Mother Goose" has been specifically identified in the media as one of the State of Arkansas rebate productions, the other three features are also generating buzz at both the State House level, as well as within the Northwest Arkansas business community. Add to this activity our move to impressive, executive office suites at 300 N. College, and the combined impact is a lot of local enthusiasm.
As disclosed recently, we have outgrown the office-warehouse combo location in Springdale, where we've resided since March, 2008. Most of the current office space is for warehousing, which has been moved to off-site fulfillment (for far lesser costs), and with the company focused more on theatrical activities and production of higher profile films, moving to higher-end offices (instead of staying in a warehouse district), seemed like the right move based on these changing, growing and improving circumstances.
By the way, in a semi-related matter to our office location - some shareholders have asked why over 4-million of our DVD boxes list the address for Hannover House as being: 1722 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72703. Yes, that's a UPS Mail Box location that the company has maintained as the repository of mail for 15-years. It's our primary mail address, and always has been since 2001. So - why have a UPS store mail box as the "public" address? It's because of well-intended "drop-ins" of people that want to pitch us on their "brilliant" (!!) movie ideas, or "audition" in our lobby... and many of these uninvited guests have been surprisingly insistent on seeing Parkinson and Shefte, unscheduled, to play their Ukulele or show us their Michael Jackson moonwalk move. Drop-ins became so problematic that when we moved to Springdale in 2008, we purposely did NOT put up a SIGN on the building, and we did NOT change the address on all of our DVD packaging from the UPS Store mail drop.
Anyway, for those "in the know" (or who are NOT dispositionally insistent on promoting non-existent, alternative realities), we're very excited about the current distribution activities, the upcoming theatrical slate, the current "upgrade" of office facilities and the corporate governance filings for HHSE. Now that our "current" status has been restored with the OTC Markets, you will begin seeing a lot more media coverage.
Hannover House Releases Movies to Theatres First
(Reprinted by permission of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal / Oct. 7, 2016)
Eric Parkinson, right, CEO of Hannover House Inc., attends the final mix of feature docudrama "Bonobos: Back to the Wild" in Los Angeles, along with, from left, sound recordist Rob Chen, film producer Vivian Schilling of Fayetteville and sound mixer Kami Asgar. Hannover House co-produced the movie with MC4 of France, released it to theaters in 40 U.S. cities and will put it on DVD and Blu-ray in January.