SOURCE: Players Network

Players Network

April 15, 2009 08:00 ET

Players Network Announces New Appointment to Executive Team

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Players Network (OTCBB: PNTV), the leading Digital Media 3-Screen Network dedicated to Las Vegas Entertainment and the Gaming Lifestyle, announces today the appointment of Jenna Bodnar to their executive team as Players Network's Director of Business Affairs.

Bodnar's role in Players Network is to be focused on financial development, including locating affiliates, creating new revenue structures, and expanding sponsorships to include national and regional brands.

Bodnar has an extensive media and legal background, making her uniquely qualified to structure both production and business opportunities in a fiscally sound manner, while maintaining creative integrity.

Bodnar's media experience includes seven years of experience in major film and television markets, such as HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Playboy, as on-camera talent, and later worked as an assistant producer, producer, and director for various independent and televised programs. Additionally, Bodnar is an award-winning photographer published in national and international magazines for over a decade.

Graduating Cum Laude with a B.A. degree from UNLV in Mass Communications, with emphasis in broadcast journalism and advertising, Bodnar has used her skills in the media arena, as well as the private sector, developing and marketing start-up companies for individual investors.

In the legal realm, Bodnar earned her Juris Doctorate at the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, and worked in a multitude of legal and corporate environments, handling contracts, research, and negotiations. Through her work in the civil rights arena, Bodnar's work has been cited in a landmark Massachusetts Supreme Court decision and published in print news media; she has also been interviewed on syndicated radio as a legal expert in this field.

"Ms. Bodnar's appointment to Director of Business Affairs was based upon her commitment she has shown in a consulting capacity," explains Mark Bradley, CEO. "For the past six months, Bodnar has located and created new revenue streams to be launched with our new video on-demand web platforms."

Bodnar's legal, media, and marketing background complements the already established team of Co-founders, Michael Berk and Mark Bradley.

Berk is a well-known writer, producer and director with over three hundred hours of television production to his credit. He created and Executive Produced "Baywatch," which The Guiness Book of World Records cites as the most watched international TV show, with over 1.1 billion viewers. Berk is currently producing a large-budget "Baywatch" feature film for DreamWorks. He wrote and produced the first three-hour movie ever made for television, "The Incredible Journey of Dr. Meg Laurel," the highest-rated movie of the year, averaging a 42 share over three hours, "The Ordeal of Dr Mudd," another three-hour movie that received a Golden Globe Nomination as Best Picture and two Emmy Awards, "The Haunting Passion," winner of the Venice Film Festival Award, "The Last Song," recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Mystery Writing, and a dozen other movies.

Bradley has been a producer/director at United Artists, and was studio manager and postproduction supervisor with United Cable Television in Los Angeles. In this capacity he engaged in the production, packaging and syndication of television and film productions for such media venues as HBO, Nickelodeon, Prime Ticket and MTV. As an independent producer/director, Bradley created and promoted live pay-per-view events, negotiated entertainment programming distribution deals, budgeted and packaged TV programming. In 1985, Bradley created the Real Estate Broadcast Network, which was credited as being the first 24-hour real estate channel.

About Players Network

Players Network is a Digital Media Company that focuses on the Las Vegas and Gaming Lifestyles, producing and distributing original content for its own VOD Channels on television in over 22,000,000 homes over Comcast, DIRECTV, AT&T, Verizon and DISH Network and its Broadband Network at www.playersnetwork.com, Blinkx, Google, YouTube and Yahoo Video, for DVD Home Video, mobile platforms, and through worldwide television syndication. Players Network has a 12-year history of providing consumers with quality Gaming and Las Vegas Lifestyle content, and the gaming industry with strategic partnership services in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and throughout the worldwide Gaming Industry.

Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act:

With the exception of the historical information contained in this Release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to: the ability of the Company to increase revenues in the future due to the developing and unpredictable markets for its products, the ability to achieve a positive cash flow, the ability to obtain orders for or install its products, the ability to obtain new customers and the ability to continue to commercialize its products, which could cause actual results or revenues to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements.

Contact Information

  • For investor information please contact:
    Brian Holden
    Securities Awareness
    702-752-5135

    For company information please contact:
    Jenna Bodnar
    702-895-8884