SOURCE: Hollywood Intermediate

June 26, 2006 09:30 ET

Hollywood Intermediate Announces Hiring of Industry Veteran Allan Levine

DI Company Adds Industry Veteran to Expand Digital Offering

GLENDALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 26, 2006 -- Hollywood Intermediate, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HYWI), a provider of digital intermediate film mastering services, announced today that Allan Levine has joined its Matchframe Digital Intermediate (MDI) team as Director of Sales and Marketing. This position was created in anticipation of further expansion of MDI's efficient, cost-effective production environment for both the independent and studio films. Levine's responsibilities will include expanding the current client base as MDI's capacity has increased.

Mr. Levine has been involved in post-production for thirty years, beginning as Dailies Manager at film laboratories where he supervised film dailies and then transitioned to supervising video dailies as liaison for cinematographers and directors. Helping directors of photography achieve their creative vision both photochemically and digitally has been "the most fun I have had in a dark room since the 70s," Levine quips. "With MDI, I welcome the chance to work with a bright and talented group in an efficient boutique atmosphere, it is simply refreshing, and I know filmmakers will find that alluring."

Levine's accomplishments include the marketing of Precision Films, a boutique front-end film laboratory in New York City that became the benchmark for commercial dailies labs performing services for the top commercials in the 80s and 90s including Nike and Pepsi. Levine later continued his work for top commercial producers at Los Angles film Laboratory, Consolidated Film Industries. More recently, Levine was a producer at The Image Resolution, a title and optical Visual FX facility in Burbank California with projects that include the 2003 comedy "Something's Gotta Give," starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, and Keanu Reeves; and "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," starring Hilary Duff. Levine is currently coming off a two-year job in production as Executive Producer for Crossover Films.

Recent projects completed by Matchframe Digital Intermediate include "Beautiful Ohio," directed by Chad Lowe and starring William Hurt; "The Sensation of Sight," starring Academy Award nominee David Straitharn; "Journey to the End of the Night," starring Scott Glenn and Brendan Fraser; and "Edison," starring Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman and Justin Timberlake.

About Hollywood Intermediate

Hollywood Intermediate, affords Motion Pictures the ability to scan their selected original camera negative at 2K or 4K film resolution, conforming a high resolution digital master for theatrical and broadcast release including dirt removal, opticals and visual effects, and includes the output of a High Definition preview master (to be used for preview screenings and focus groups and can be deployed in any worldwide theater location) as well as final film, broadcast and DVD distribution. The Digital Intermediate process eliminates current post-production redundancies by creating a single high-resolution master file from which all versions can be made including all theatrical and High Definition formats. By creating a single master file with resolution higher than the current High Definition broadcast standards, the DI master file enables cinema and television distributors to extract and archive all current and future cinema and television formats including Digital Cinema, Television and High Definition.

Disclaimer Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain assumptions. Actual results could differ materially from the assumptions currently anticipated. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statement was made. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information. If the Company does update any forward-looking statement, no inference should be drawn that the Company will make additional updates with respect to that statement or any other forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

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    David Waters
    1807 1/2 S. Victory Blvd.
    Glendale, California 91201
    Tel: 818-240-6404