IS Media Inc.

March 09, 2005 12:41 ET

IS Media and MonteCristo Entertainment Join Forces for International Sales and Distribution


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MARCH 9, 2005 - 12:41 ET

IS Media and MonteCristo Entertainment Join Forces for
International Sales and Distribution

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - March 9, 2005) - IS Media Inc.
(OTCBB:ISTO) announced today that they have launched an international
sales and distribution organization, MonteCristo Entertainment. The deal
was struck by veteran film sales and acquisitions executive Michael
Taverna and IS Media Chairman, Robert MacLean.

MonteCristo Entertainment has acquired distribution rights to a slate of
independent films as well as film properties from around the world as
exclusive sales agent and/or distributor. In addition, MonteCristo
Entertainment will sell the Classic titles from the IS Media Library.
Under his management agreement, Taverna will serve as CEO of MonteCristo
Entertainment and sit on the Board of IS Media.

Robert MacLean commented, "Michael has brought with him a very
impressive slate of initial films, a solid reputation and a dynamic
sales team as well as key international relationships which will all be
extremely valuable to our organization. IS Media is committing
substantial resources to build MonteCristo into a leading international
entertainment company."

Michael Taverna is a multi talented Entertainment Industry executive
with years of active involvement in the Entertainment business. Michael
joined Horizon Entertainment in 2001 as its Sales and Acquisition
Executive and principally contributed to Horizon's catalogue growing
from 3 to 60 pictures. Among these were the original "RING", "THE
GRUDGE" and "DARK WATER" Horror films and "ONE MISS CALL". Throughout
2002, Michael set up Theatrical releases for Japan's Kadowkawa Horror
Films in all European States and executive produced "HALLOWS END" and
"SHADOWS of the DEAD".

Michael has participated in all film markets including Cannes, AFM,
Berlin, MIP and MIFED for the last 5 years. MonteCristo was formally
launched at the Berlin Film Market in February and was able to generate
immediate interest and sales for the films represented. MonteCristo
Entertainment has a marketing relationship with over 5000 buyers
worldwide.

MonteCristo will be attending the Hong Kong International Film & TV
Market, March 22-24.

IS Media is an integrated Entertainment Media Company. IS Media owns a
classic film library of 1500 titles (Trocadero), is in the later stages
of acquiring a renowned production facility (Airwaves) and now has an
International Sales and Distribution Company (MonteCristo Entertainment)
under one roof.

Robert MacLean, Chairman of IS Media, commented "IS Media has made a
significant move towards being a revenue positive Company. Now we can
leverage our management team and assets and begin to demonstrate
revenues in the very near term."

Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking" statements (as
such term is defined in the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995).
Because such statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results
may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements.

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