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Former "Access Hollywood" Reporter joins OCTV | QUADRUPLES -- Internet viewers in one month
Out&About OC to Launch 4/16/03 | Newport Beach Film Festival Streaming Video
55th Directors Guild of America Awards


OUT&ABOUT TV
A Streaming Internet & TV Programming Media Organization

Former “Access Hollywood” Reporter Kristen Reeves,
Joins Orange County TV


Niece of Actress Rita Wilson, Reeves Hosts “Movies OC” Segment

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2004) -- Orange County TV (OCTV) today announced that Kristen Reeves, a former Access Hollywood entertainment reporter, will serve as hostess of “Movies O.C.” a segment within the popular “Out&About Orange County.” Kristen is the niece of award-winning actress, Rita Wilson, and brings the family talent to the screen with her on-camera charm and wit while interviewing celebrities for their upcoming feature films roles.

“We couldn’t be more delighted,” said Liz Rooney, president of Orange County TV. “Kristen’s immediate energy, hard work and dedication will make ‘Movies O.C.’ a must-watch show on local television and more. Kristen is fresh and new and so is Out&About OC—a perfect combination!”

“Movies O.C.,” which highlights upcoming movie releases, is one segment within “Out&About Orange County,” an entertainment-based show highlighting the various travel destinations, venues and events happening in Orange County and Southern California. “Out& About Orange County” will debut weekends on FOX-TV (in the Southern California area) this spring.

Kristen’s reporting for Orange County TV has already taken her to the Directors Guild of America Awards. Kristen will cover many upcoming Southern California entertainment-related events including the Screen Actors Guild Awards, movie junkets and premieres within the Southern California area as well as the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Orange County TV is the only entity to cover OC events and happenings with a wide-scale audience and outside-of-the-box reach – utilizing television (FOX & UPN), in-room hotel programming, at the convention center kiosk, at the visitor center, in trolley transportation, on DVD mailers and streaming on 7 web sites in English and Spanish. Out&About Orange County will reach an estimated 15-29 million people for one year of airings with a frequency rate of more than 42 million airings. Out&About OC is designed to bring awareness and highlight Orange County with such segments as city destinations, dining, chef secrets, hotels, family fun, shopping, spas, museums, entertainment, golf, real estate, transportation sight-seeing, event planner, extreme sports, business, movies, film commission, local events and calendar.

For more information concerning Kristen Reeves, contact Liz Rooney at 949.722.7788 or liz@octv.com

300dpi Photo of Kristen Reeves is available at: Kristen Pic 300dpi


OUT&ABOUT TV
A Streaming Internet & TV Programming Media Organization

QUADRUPLES -- INTERNET VIEWERS IN ONE MONTH

(Newport Beach, CA - May 6, 2003) Out&About TV’s multi-media web site, www.octv.com, made its official debut mid-April 2003 with a series of public events. The site has been on the Internet for one year. However, in April 2003 the number of hits to the site increased by 425% - a huge upsurge over all preceding months.

The actual number of people who visited the site - read, viewed and listened to the information - increased to 216,667. Prior to that time, the web site received about 50,000 hits per month, which represented an in-depth figure of people actually reading, viewing or listening to the information at the site.

This burgeoning media organization produces streaming audio/video for its web site as well as television programming for Orange County Cable TV, in-room hotel programming, convention centers, visitor information centers and transportation vehicles. Out&About TV also provides video streaming content for more than ten (10) web sites in English and Spanish, including the web site for Anaheim/Orange County Visitors and Convention Bureau (AOCVCB).

Out&About TV’s exclusive footage of Orange County scenery, events, people, places and gatherings appears on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, FOX, Discovery channels through a cooperative relationship with Emily Kaufman, a nationally recognized TV personality known as The Travel Mom.

Explains Owner/Producer Liz Rooney, “Because we are also partnered with the Orange County Film Commission, all our videos are seen by top film and movie location managers, directors and producers who represent studios such as DreamWorks, Universal, Warner Brothers, and many more.” (See listings of movies shot in OC recently, http://ocfilm.org/ocfilms.htm) “The feature film industry spends more than $500 million in Orange County every year through these production studios, including feature films, TV shows, commercials, independent films and music videos.”

While it is difficult to accurately calculate the financial impact and good will that www.octv.com provides for Orange County, it is definitely the aim of this media company to demonstrate over time the effect it will have on bringing business from around the world to this community. “Many CEOs agree with us and share our passion for providing Orange County with a media outlet to spread the word and tell our story,” states Rooney.

For additional information please contact Liz Rooney, Out&About TV, www.octv.com. 949.722.7788.


OUT&ABOUT TV
A Streaming Internet & TV Programming Media Organization

Out&About OC to Launch 4/16/03
ANAHEIM/ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU
TOWN HALL MEETING

Media is invited to cover the April 16, 2003 event.

(Newport Beach, CA - April, 2003) Out&About TV sprang onto the media scene in 1999 with a concept that is much more than merely multi-media production. The company provides entertainment news coverage/destination information and business news in the Orange County area by combining Internet streaming media in English and Spanish with television programming, in-room hotel programming, convention center exposure, visitor center airings and transportation vehicles.

The media is invited to the debut announcement April 16, 2003, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 204-A, beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 10 a.m.

Out&About TV Producer/Owner Liz Rooney explains: “We believe that Orange County is ascending onto the world stage in terms of international business development and visitor destination planning. We intend to be the first there with our products to serve and inform the County, and especially the international community, about Orange County’s amenities and business opportunities to increase tourism and economic development to Orange County.”

Currently, Out&About TV is producing an entertainment show called Out&About Orange County in conjunction with the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau and their members. Production of this show is under contract through 2005. The goal is to reach four target audiences -- local residents, visitors, meeting/event planners, and the feature film industry -- to promote awareness, tourism and increase economic development.

TV celebrity Emily Kaufman, known as ‘The Travel Mom,’ will host Out&About Orange County. A variety of local celebrity guest hosts, including Society Editor Cherri Farah, Food Critic Fifi Chao, OC's Concierge President Scott O' Hanlon, and Real Estate Specialist Adrienne Brennan, will bring their unusual perspectives to the program content of both these TV and the Web sites.

The show highlights city destinations, dining, hotels, family fun, shopping, spas, museums, golf, real estate, event planners, entertainment, sightseeing, transportation, local events and a monthly calendar. Each program segments consist of from :30 to1:20-second video vignettes of each location highlighting its specific amenities. “The length of each is meant to make it easy for people with busy lifestyles to access the information in a moment,” explains Ms. Rooney.

On April 16, 2003, Out&About Orange County will debut on 9-plus Web sites in English. They are: www.AOCVCB.org, www.AnaheimOC.org, www.OrangeCounty.TV, www.OCTV.com, www.OrangeCountyTV.com, www.OCFilm.org, www.Out&AboutTV.net, www.TheTravelMom.com, www.CyberTVShows.com. The Spanish version of Out&About Orange County will debut on April 30, 2003 on www.OCTVEspanol.com. Bureau members will have rights to stream the content on their own Web sites for one full year.

Additionally, on March 11, 2003, Out&About Orange County began airings on local Orange County TV. By the end of April the airings will also be seen at the AOCVCB Visitor’s Center, at the Anaheim Convention Center, In-Room Hotel Programming and in transportation vehicles.

Emily Kaufman, The Travel Mom, segment hostess for CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Discovery, FOX and NBC, will use Out&About Orange County’s film and video footage for national broadcasting, giving the company even greater added exposure. Ms Kaufman has limited rights to use OCTV’s video footage for segments she hosts for such national media outlets as CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Discovery, FOX and NBC. This exposure will allow Orange County to be seen in different venues throughout out the world.

Future added value advertising venues for Out&About Orange County include airings in-flight programming for three major airlines and Direct TV. Out&About Orange County is estimated to reach between 5-8 million viewers in its first year.

“Community leaders, CEOs and business executives have reacted positively to the Out&About TV endeavor,” states Rooney. “They indicate this form of multi-media-wide programming will fill a need, as well as a void left when OCN ceased operations.” An additional feature of the new programming will be one-on-one interviews with business leaders, allowing them enough time to answer questions in a business-friendly environment.

Out&About TV is a division of Rodney Rooney Production & Advertising, Inc. The company’s mission is to provide its clients with a one-stop source for production and advertising needs.

The media is invited to cover the April 16, 2003, debut/announcement and view programming content demonstration.

For additional information please contact Liz Rooney, Out&About TV, www.octv.com. 949.722.7788.

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An Innovative Maxi-Multi Media Organization

DEBUTS -- www.newportbeachfilmfestival.com
Featuring Steaming Video of 4thAnnual Newport Beach Film Festival
Highlighting Films from 45 Countries

And -- Marking the Largest Short Films Program
for any Feature Film Festival in the United States

Newport Beach, CA - April 2003. Out&About TV has successfully launched its Web site www.newportbeachfilmfestival.com featuring the Newport Beach Film Festival's (NBFF)gala opening night festivities. Out&AboutTV has now posted its exclusive streaming video coverage highlighting interviews by Entertainment Reporter Cherri Farah with celebrities, producers, directors and dignitaries.

Out&About TV Owner/Producer Liz Rooney explains, “We at Orange County
TV have taken the entertainment news of the Newport Beach Film Festival to streaming video for viewers around the world to see on our Web page.” (www.newportbeachfilmfestival.com) we have created videos with the Premiere Cinema Guild organizers and interviews from the opening night's festivities with celebrities and dignitaries praising the stature of this innovative Film Festival.”

Opening night festivities for the Film Festival were held Thursday evening, April 3, 2003, at Edwards Big Newport in Fashion Island.

Stars interviewed included Edoardo Ponti (Sophia Loren's son), actor Judd Nelson, actress Deborah Kara Unger, actress Jeanne Carmen, writer Brandon James, actor/director Val Guest, director Marc Munden, actor John Simm, producer Kathy Leek and director Brian Belefant. Others interviewed include: Festival founding members Rita Goldberg, Lucy and Leigh Steinberg, and Executive Director Gregg Schwenk.

This year marks the largest short films program for any feature film festival in the United States; films from over 45 countries; an increase of about 35 percent more screenings over last year; and 14 gala and special spotlight film events. The Festival’s selection committee reviewed more than 1000 films.

The Festival runs April 3-11, 2003 and will highlight some 300 films from more than 45 countries around the world, including features, shorts, documentaries, children’s films and animation.

The films selected to run in this year’s Film Festival competed for jury and audience awards, and includes 120 features and documentaries. In addition, more than 170 short films will be showcased, making it one of the largest short film programs within a film festival in the entire nation.

Special events at the Festival include the premiere of Miranda (United States) starring Christina Ricci on Opening Night followed by a gala celebration at the Radisson Hotel, Newport Beach. The Outsiders, a Francis Ford Coppola film, celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the Festival on April 4, 2003 followed by a post-party at the Hard Rock Cafe with special performance by Leif Garrett and his band F8.

This year’s Asian Spotlight will feature the world premiere of Red Trousers-The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (China), a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s greatest stuntmen. The Festival will also spotlight A Beautiful Secret (Mexico), a coming of age film by Leopoldo Laborde, and will present a tribute to Academy Award Nominee Greg MacGillivray, a Newport Beach native, whose projects include Five Summer Stories and the IMAX hit Everest. The Newport Beach Film Festival will conclude with Small Voices (Philippines) a film by Gil M. Portes.

Out & About TV sprang onto the media scene in 1999 with a concept that is much more than merely multi-media production. The company provides entertainment news coverage/destination information and business news in the Orange County (CA) area by combining Internet streaming media in English and Spanish with television programming, in-room hotel programming, convention center exposure, visitor center airings and transportation vehicles.

Producer/entrepreneur Liz Rooney, the guiding light of this maxi-media Internet product, created and oversees the concept. “Community leaders, CEOs and business executives have reacted positively to the Out&About TV endeavor,” states Rooney. “They have indicated that this form of multi-media-wide programming will fill their many communications need.”

The Newport Beach Film Festival is sponsored by Absolut Vodka, Adelphia, American Express, Lucy & Leigh Steinberg, and the City of Newport Beach.

Out&About TV is a division of Rodney Rooney Production & Advertising, Inc. The company’s mission is to provide its clients with a one-stop source for production and advertising needs.

For additional information please contact Liz Rooney, Out&About TV, liz@octv.com, www.octv.com. 949.722.7788. www.newportbeachfilmfestival.com

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OCTV TO COVER
55th ANNUAL DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
AWARDS CEREMONY

(Newport Beach, CA — February 25, 2003)
OCTV — Orange County TV—, a new player on the scene covering business, entertainment and hard news for Orange County via Cable TV and Internet streaming media -- has been chosen to cover the 55th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards Ceremony on March 1, 2003, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

"This invitation places OCTV on the big playing field with the elite media, and will bring attention to our up-and-coming media company," says OCTV.com Producer/Owner Liz Rooney. Adds Orange County Film Commissioner Janice Arrington, "This is an especially prized media event. That OCTV has been invited to cover it is a wonderful coup for OCTV.com and for the County of Orange."

The announcement is important because of its place as the precursor of the Academy Awards Director Awards. Only five times since 1949 has the winner of the DGA Award not gone on to win the Best Director Oscar®.
OCTV’s celebrity host, Cherri Farah, will conduct interviews throughout the evening with the nominated directors and DGA members. Tune in to www.OCTV.com for the latest in streaming media. Orange County TV is a product of Newport Beach-based Out&About TV.

Out&About TV sprang onto the media scene in 1999 with a concept that is much more than merely multi-media production. The company provides entertainment news coverage/destination information and business news in the Orange County area by combining Internet streaming media and simultaneous television programming.

Out&About TV Producer/Owner Liz Rooney explains: "We believe that Orange County is ascending onto the world stage in terms of international business development and visitor destination planning. We intend to be the first there with our products to serve and inform the County, and especially the international community, about Orange County’s amenities and business opportunities."

Currently, Out&About TV is producing an entertainment show called Out&About Orange County in conjunction with the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau and their members. Production of this show is under contract through 2005. The goal is to reach four target audiences — local residents, visitors, meeting planners, and the feature film industry — to promote awareness, tourism and increase economic development.
For additional information please contact Liz Rooney, Out&About TV, www.outandabouttv.net. 949.722.7788. info@outandabouttv.net.

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