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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 19, 1999Atlanta,GAThe imminent convergence of

television, computers and telecommunications is revolutionizing entertainment . . . but where does the new entertainment live? How do you find it when you want it? How do the creators of the new entertainment connect with audiences, partners and revenues?PageFest was born to address this need. Based on the film festival model, PageFest is an independent online event showcasing new entertainment on the Internet.Today (November 19, 1999) marks the launch of PageFest. The announcement by John Levy and Mark Falls, co-founders, and Andrew Burke, Technical Director, signals the opening for submissions to the festival Web site, http://www.PageFest.com.The deadline for entries is March 1, 2000, after which a screening panel will evaluate every submitted site for originality, entertainment value, use of online media, and ease of navigability. Selected sites will be forwarded to the festival judges, who will determine the prize-winners for PageFest 2000, to be announced May 1, 2000.An Audience Choice Award will bepresented on May 8, 2000, determined through online voting.The PageFest.com site will provide portal access to all qualifying entries, those that are original in subject, content, and non-promotional (no sites devoted to the intellectual property of others). Sites may be submitted in a variety of categories, from educational to serial fiction to gaming. Any and all media are eligible, from text to video to animation.With an assembly of judges covering the Entertainment and Internet industries, PageFest offers high-profile exposure for sites of excellence. Current judges include Lauren Zalaznick, Senior VP OriginalProgramming and Development for VH-1 and Co-Producer of the movies "Kids" and "Poison," Mary Ann Walsh, Executive Producer of macromedia.com, Benjamin Chen, CTO of iXL, Inc., Fred Sotherland, SVP of Creative Services for CNET and Bob Griswold VP Production for Time Line Studios.All that lies between creators and a focused audience is the simple submission of their URLs.Through sponsorship and

partnership efforts,PageFest will further exhibit submissions to a worldwide audience of fans, partners and entertainment professionals. Visit http://www.PageFest.com for full details about this one-of-a-kind celebration of the entertainment revolution.For more information write:info@PageFest.comP.O. Box 15461Atlanta, GA 30333

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