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iO Film Expands into Major New Hollywood Facility

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Hollywood, CA November 27, 2006- iO Film, a technologically advanced, full-service digital film finishing facility specializing in feature film and video projects, has announced a major corporate expansion into a new facility, along with details about its latest Digital Intermediate (DI) projects. The announcement was jointly made today by Howard Cohen, CEO, and Tim Krubsack, President, iO Film.

iO Film is now headquartered in a 23,000 square foot, state of the art facility in the heart of Hollywood. The new site features a 44-seat digital intermediate theater with Dolby 5.1 audio, along with a smaller, 14-seat DI theater. iO Film‘s technology also includes Nucoda Film Masters for color correction, Barco 2K digital projection, Kinoton and Simplex 35mm film projectors, a Northlight 2 scanner, and ArriLaser recorders.

Regarding his company‘s successful growth, Mr. Cohen said, “Without question, digital intermediates (DI) have become the future of post production and more and more filmmakers have discovered iO Film. Clients and facilities alike are coming to understand that the post production model is changing and new workflows are being created. As a result, technologies are also changing; new tools are necessary, which means new procedures must also be learned. iO Film is at the forefront of developing the processes for digital intermediates.”

Mr. Krubsack said, “iO Film was founded specifically to provide DI services to the entertainment industry. We have certainly established our company as an industry leader in the digital intermediate world, and have long been recognized as standing at the leading edge of new technological ideas and ways of thinking about the post production universe. We‘re extremely proud to be able to offer to our clients the most advanced facility for their DI work, and at the same time continue to offer affordable prices.”

ABOUT IO FILM‘S MOST RECENT DI PROJECTS:

iO Film‘s most recent full DI projects include:

** “The Messengers”: Counting Sam Raimi as one of its producers, and starring Dylan McDermott and Penelope Ann Miller, this horror film will be released by Sony Pictures on Feb. 2, 2007. iO Film‘s colorist was Adam Hawkey. Storyline: An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

** “Black Christmas”: Produced by Mark Cuban‘s 2929 Productions and starring Michelle Trachtenberg and Andrea Martin, this horror film will be released Dec. 25, 2006 by The Weinstein Company. iO Film‘s colorist was Phil Azenzer. Storyline: A group of sorority sisters find themselves being harassed by a stranger with menacing phone-calls and begin to die, one by one, during Christmas Break.

** “Strange Wilderness”: With Adam Sandler as one of its producers, this comedy, starring Krista Allen, Joe Don Baker, Harry Hamlin and Ernest Borgnine, will be released by 20th Century Fox. iO Film‘s colorist was Adam Hawkey. Storyline: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.

** “Hood of Horror”: Starring Snoop Dogg, Ernie Hudson and Brande Roderick, this comedy/horror film from BloodWorks and Snoopadelic will be distributed by Xenon Pictures. iO Film‘s colorist was Michael Mintz. The storyline: A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell (Snoop Dogg) that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.

Also, during 2005 and earlier in 2006, iO Film completed DIs for these feature films:

• “Crash,” winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture.

• “Neverwas,” starring William Hurt, Jessica Lange, Ian McKellan, Nick Nolte and Brittany Murphy.

• “Supercross,” a sports/action film set against the Las Vegas Motocross Championships.

• “10th and Wolf,” starring Val Kilmer, Dennis Hopper, Brian Dennehy, and Piper Perabo.

• “The Celestine Prophecy,” the feature film adaptation of James Redfield's novel about the search for a sacred manuscript in the Peruvian rain forest, starring Annabeth Gish, Hector Elizondo, and Jurgen Prochnow.

• “7 Days” (“7 Dias”), the story of a man who gambles $500,000 dollars in a desperate attempt to raise the cash necessary to bring the world's biggest band (U2) to Mexico.

ABOUT iO FILM:

iO Film provides digital intermediate film finishing, film scanning, film recording, High Definition post-production, and HD-to-film services to the entertainment industry. The company‘s new corporate headquarters is located at 1415 Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028. The phone is 323/822-4444, and the web address is:

www.iofilm.net

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