SOURCE: Public Media Works

May 15, 2008 04:00 ET

Former McKesson and Amerisource Bergen Technology Head Rusty F. Lewis Joins Public Media Works as Chief Technology Officer

VAN NUYS, CA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Public Media Works, Inc. (OTCBB: PUBM), a film, music and television entertainment and digital media company, announced today that renowned technologist, and former McKesson Chief Technology Officer, Rusty F. Lewis has joined Public Media Works in role of Chief Technology Officer to guide its innovative web-based business strategy.

"I am excited about the potential of building something significant with Public Media Works, specifically in the form of an innovative web-based community which ties together social networking and the development and distribution of professional entertainment content," stated new Chief Technology Officer Rusty Lewis. "The concept brings together all the skills which I have acquired over my professional career and blends them with my creative interests."

Over his professional career Rusty has served at the pinnacle of executive management including as the Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 20, $100+ billion annual revenue company, and as the President of Amerisource Bergen Technology Group, a Fortune 20, $70+ billion revenue company. He has also held technology management positions at Ameritech Health Connections (now part of AT&T) and Texas Instruments.

"Public Media Works provides me with the vehicle to combine my strong intellectual and emotional interest in building communities that empower creative people with a monetizable concept that could become a billion dollar opportunity," continued Lewis. "I relish the challenge of building a substantial company out of Public Media Works."

"Rusty has great deal of experience in building and running public and private technology companies," stated Public Media Works Chairman George Mainas. "For Public Media Works to gain the involvement of someone of Rusty's caliber is a true milestone in the company's history and sets the course for the company's future. His agreement to come on board in such a significant role reaffirms the company's going forward plans and provides us with the confidence that we can get the job done."

Public Media Works plans to create a web portal where users can submit and collaborate on content to be screened by their peers and then reviewed by a stellar panel of entertainment industry professionals for potential commercial exploitation. "I had an early career in music and had the opportunity to play with some of the biggest bands of the late 60s and early 70s, but many less fortunate, but just as talented, musicians didn't get that chance. The platform we envision will provide an audience to film makers, musicians, writers and other artists whose work deserves that chance," concluded Lewis.

ABOUT PUBLIC MEDIA WORKS

Public Media Works is unique in the world of publicly traded companies operating in the diversified entertainment segment. Managed by a team of working filmmakers, entertainment industry professionals and seasoned technologists, the company brings together the golden age of film and the new age of the web by identifying untapped resources of talent and content and massaging those elements into professional entertainment products. The company seeks out raw content in the form of film concepts, trailers, scripts, treatments, music and book proposals which it then acquires or licenses for further development and distribution. For more information visit www.publicmediaworks.com.

Statements included with this press release, which are not historical in nature, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by these sections. Such statements are indicated by words or phrases such as "anticipate," "estimate," "projects," "believes," "intends," "expects" and similar words and phrases. The following are important factors that could cause Public Media Works actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: the company's need to raise substantial additional financing; the company's ability to extend its cash resources and to implement one or more strategic alternatives; the company's ability to attract and retain development and production talent; the company's ability to create marketable products and services for the entertainment segment; the highly uncertain and competitive nature of the entertainment industry; the company's history of operating losses and the unproven nature of its web and digital media business models; the company's dependence on third-parties; and other economic, business, competitive and governmental and/or regulatory risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from the company's expectations and estimates.

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