Company is a media production and distribution enterprise, involved in book publishing, feature film and video production, and distribution of feature films and videos through various media platforms and territories worldwide.
Wholly-owned subsidiaries are Medallion Releasing, Inc. (for handling non-Hannover House producer clients), and Bookworks, Inc., a special purpose entity utilized for book publishing activities, as well as to act as the corporate signatory for compliance purposes with the Screen Actors Guild. Both Medallion Releasing, Inc and Bookworks, Inc. are Arkansas domiciled corporations. Income and costs from these two subsidiaries are incorporated into the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
A. Describe the issuers’ principal products or services, and their markets.
Company publishes fiction and non-fiction books; Company’s media distribution includes the release of films to theatres, home video, digital streaming formats, television outlets and international licensors. Company is working with Vodwiz, Inc. (which has secured non-affiliate private funding) for the development and launch of a new digital streaming site to be named “MyFlix.” The business model for MyFlix is to consolidate feature films and television series programming owned by a wide range of studios and content owners, into a single destination digital streaming site.
The revenue model for MyFlix will be to pay third-party streaming and billing costs off the top and divide remaining revenues on a fifty-fifty basis between the program suppliers and with Vodwiz / MyFlix. Consumers visiting the MyFlix website (or accessing the service through mobile APPS or over-the-top devices such as Roku, AppleTV or hardware installed APPS) can purchase movies or TV episodes on a “per transaction basis” (ala Amazon) or alternatively, can open a monthly subscription with MyFlix for unlimited access to approximately half of the programming otherwise available for per-transaction access. As of the date of this filing, forty-three program suppliers, collectively representing over 12,000 titles, had agreed to participate in the MyFlix service, which would position the site as number two only to Amazon in terms of total programming.
The growth of digital streaming services – both as a general market trend and more recently as a preferred media for home access of entertainment products during the COVID-19 pandemic - has created both a boom and bust in the independent film sectors. Consumers are less likely now to purchase DVDs of unknown movies knowing that the same ten-dollar cost could cover a month’s subscription to a service such as Netflix with over 1,000 titles at any given time. As other studios scramble to open “studio specific” streaming services, Hannover House believes that the Vodwiz / MyFlix model is more like the successful Walmart retail strategy of offering a wider selection of programming at everyday low prices. Hannover House has an option to purchase Vodwiz, subject to the achievement of obtainable corporate benchmarks which include the filing of the Form 10 Registration and the resolution or dismissal of four foreign judgments for which the Company has meritorious defenses and legal strategies to oppose.