SOURCE: PrimEdge, Inc.

April 19, 2007 12:40 ET

PrimEdge's Subsidiary, Orangebox Entertainment, to Launch Newly Expanded Studio for Radio Show, "Kidney Talk," Co-Hosted by TV and Movie Actor, Producer and Director, Stephen Furst

BOCA RATON, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- PrimEdge, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PEDG) announced today that its subsidiary, Orangebox Entertainment, Inc., will launch its new, expanded production studio and facilities for the national internet show "Kidney Talk!," co-hosted by successful television and movie actor, producer, director and kidney patient, Stephen Furst (www.stephenfurst.com) and Lori Hartwell (www.lorihartwell.com). "Kidney Talk!" is a production of the non-profit group for chronic kidney patients, The Renal Support Network (www.rsnhope.org), and is broadcast every week via the RSNHope.org web site.

Stephen Furst began his film and television career 28 years ago, starring in the gigantic comedy hit "National Lampoon's Animal House" as the bumbling and overweight freshman Flounder. Other feature film acting credits include "The Dream Team," with Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd, and "Midnight Madness," with Michael J. Fox. He recently co-starred in "Sorority Boys," a comedy feature from Touchstone Pictures and in a film adaptation of Stephen King's thriller, "Autopsy Room 4."

Stephen's television credits are extensive and include roles on a number of Emmy Award-winning series such as the medical drama "St. Elsewhere," in which he co-starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod, and the apocalyptic mini-series "The Day After," co-starring with Jason Robards and John Lithgow. Most recently, Stephen starred as Vir Cotto in the award-winning science fiction series from Warner Bros. (www.warnerbros.com), "Babylon 5." As a voice-over artist, he starred in the animated film "Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea" and in the animated television series "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command," with Tim Allen.

Lori Hartwell is a model of living a fulfilling life despite chronic kidney disease. A kidney patient since the age of two and now with her third kidney transplant, she founded the Renal Support Network in 1993 and now travels throughout the country educating and inspiring healthcare professionals and patients with her stories, insight and humor. She is the author of "Chronically Happy - Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness," and is president of Hartwell Communications, specializing in written and oral communications to educate healthcare professionals and patients. Lori is a frequent guest on radio talk shows nationwide. Her annual Renal Teen Prom has enjoyed local and national television coverage, and her contributions to improving the well-being of people with chronic illness have been widely recognized.

Brian Schuster, President and CEO, stated, "We are thrilled that we are providing state-of-the-art production facilities needed by RSN for this radio program that is so important to those patients dealing with kidney disease which we feel can really help those with this horrible disease. We are also delighted to work with Mr. Furst and Ms. Hartwell, both of whom are pioneers in helping kidney disease. The fact that we can support this radio program speaks to the sophistication of our technology, and the talents and community sensitivity of our people at Orangebox Entertainment."

About The Renal Support Network

The Renal Support Network (RSN), (www.rsnhope.com) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN strives to help patients develop their personal coping skills, special talents, and employability by educating and empowering them (and their family members) to take control of the course and management of the disease. A vital role of RSN is to provide lawmakers and policymakers with the patients' perspective on the needs and capabilities of people with CKD. The Renal Support Network values people with kidney disease and helps them become self-sufficient through education, advocacy, and hope for a better tomorrow.

About PrimEdge, Inc.

PrimEdge, Inc. is a diversified holding company, owning and overseeing the operations of two majority-owned subsidiaries, Orangebox Entertainment, Inc., a production and post-production services provider to the entertainment industry, and DigiKidz, Inc., a producer and distributor of family entertainment DVDs. PrimEdge, Inc. seeks rapid growth through additional acquisitions and the sales and marketing by its subsidiaries of proprietary products and services.

About Orangebox Entertainment, Inc.

Orangebox Entertainment (www.orangeboxentertainment.com), located in Burbank, California, is a unique service provider to the entertainment Industry, providing state-of-the-art audio and video Production and Post-Production capabilities and, increasingly, motion picture and TV film editing capabilities. These capabilities address and fulfill the constantly increasing needs for Film, TV, Home Entertainment, Children and Educational Programming, Industrial Media, Promos, Commercials, and Music. Orangebox Entertainment intends to become the "next generation provider" of digital production services for the entertainment industry.

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