SOURCE: Exodus Film Group

July 26, 2005 18:00 ET

Exodus Film Group Taps Jerome Williams to Head up Business Development

VENICE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 26, 2005 -- Exodus Film Group has brought on Jerome Williams as Senior Vice President, Business Development, announced John D. Eraklis, President. Reporting to Eraklis, Williams will oversee all aspects of business development, finance and its $50 million dollar private placement film fund.

Williams' impressive career in the entertainment industry includes stints at the William Morris Agency, International Creative Management (ICM) and the Anschutz Entertainment Group. He has worked on a variety of blockbuster tours including Korn; The Eagles; Goo Goo Dolls; Mariah Carey; Earth, Wind & Fire; Boyz II Men and the Spice Girls. Williams most recently served as the Regional Director for world-renowned minister T.D. Jakes' MegaFest 2005, Atlanta's third largest revenue-generating entertainment event, surpassed only by the Super Bowl and the 1996 Olympic Games. Williams was directly responsible for the negotiations and facilitation of the festival's live events, whose telecasts will reach an estimated 500 million households in 200 countries and territories. In addition, he served as T.D. Jakes Ministries' liaison to the Mayor's Office of Atlanta, government officials, church leaders and civic organizations.

"We're thrilled that Jerome is joining us," said Eraklis. "His agency background and extensive experience negotiating large entertainment deals will be a valuable asset to Exodus."

"I look forward to working with the talented Exodus team," added Williams. "They have a terrific slate of films with enormous potential."

Williams began his career at the William Morris Agency booking musical talents, followed by a stint at ICM where, as a Music Agent, he booked ICM's entire music roster within the United States and Canada. Williams' success with ICM's music division attracted the attention of Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who recruited him as the Director of Production with Magic Johnson Enterprises. While there, he was directly responsible for Alicia Keys' national concert tour, Mr. Johnson's corporate speaking engagements throughout the USA, and overseeing the company's brand marketing. Williams was instrumental in the 2003 negotiations that brought Magic Johnson Productions and the Anschutz Entertainment Group together in a joint venture.

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