March 14, 2008 06:15 ET

UnScene Tour Partners With 944 Magazine to Expose Emerging Artists

First Stop: UnScene San Francisco March 19th at the W San Francisco

HOLLYWOOD, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2008) - WENR Corp. (PINKSHEETS: WNRC) announced today the UnScene Tour has partnered with 944 Magazine to generate exposure for emerging photographers via its national mobile tour. The 2008 UnScene tour will launch at the W San Francisco on March 19. The event will also serve as a preview for the much-anticipated launch of 944 San Francisco, set to hit stands on June 1, 2008.

In addition to Dallas, New Orleans and Chicago, the UnScene Tour will travel to 944 markets including San Francisco, San Diego, Scottsdale, Orange County, Miami and Las Vegas. One winning photographer per city will be placed in a leading local gallery or museum. The winner of the UnScene San Francisco tour stop will get the chance to be seen at the Jack Fischer Gallery -- a contemporary art gallery in San Francisco.

944 Magazine will promote the UnScene events on its Web site, which currently garners more than 3 million hits a month. In addition, editor-in-chief of 944 Magazine, Emmy Kasten, will choose a finalist from UnScene San Francisco to compete against future UnScene tour stop finalists for a national photography spread in 944 Magazine.

"944 Magazine is a perfect fit for the UnScene Tour," said UnScene founder and producer Julie Chytrowsky. "The publication targets our core audience and will help us get the word out that photographers should upload their portfolio for a chance to be seen and published. We judge by portfolio rather than a single image, so it really gives any emerging artist the chance for major exposure."

As a national publication with local relevance, 944 Magazine is highly regarded as the premiere lifestyle resource in the nation's leading entertainment hubs and travel destinations catering to the 21- to 48-year-old affluent, upwardly mobile, style-seeker in each city it resides. Capitalizing on publications in the Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Phoenix, San Diego and Orange County markets, 944 will unveil its latest endeavor with the launch of 944 San Francisco this summer. Each month, the magazine distributes more than 260,000 copies across all markets to total more than 2.4 million annually, with an average pass-along rate of 5.2 readers per copy.

Last season, the UnScene Tour stopped at cities like New Orleans, Dallas, San Diego, New York and Atlanta and awarded one winner per market with a mini-exhibition at high-profile galleries and museums like the Louisiana State Museum, Mason Murer Gallery, Peer Gallery in NY and the Afterimage Gallery -- one of the most prestigious galleries in the country.

UnScene Online

Now going into its third year, the UnScene launched its online venture last month at Starting this May, national online contests will debut enabling anyone with an eye for photography to upload their photos for a small submission fee for a chance to be placed at a leading gallery.

About WENR and UnScene Tour

WENR intends on working with Wall Kandy to help market the UnScene Tour and grow its already growing database of aspiring photographers online. WENR Corporation is a holding company that seeks to acquire marketing rights in technology, Internet and pro-environmental companies. It provides senior management assistance and secures working capital for marketing development.

The foregoing contains forward-looking information within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. The actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or implied) will not be realized.

About 944 Media

The fastest growing and most powerful lifestyle media conglomerate in the industry, 944 Magazine was founded in 2001, to quickly become regarded as the leading resource in the nation's most desired entertainment hubs. Beginning as a 60-page city picture book, 944 has adopted a unique format to grow to a 200-plus publication and online social platform to connect with tastemakers on a constant clock, extending the life of a printed publication. With publications in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego and Orange County, 944 will expand its current family as it prepares to launch 944 San Francisco on June 1, 2008, continuing to cater to the 21- to 48-year-old affluent, trend-savvy, information-seeking style setter with a high-disposable income. Run by a group of young, upwardly mobile individuals, 944 Magazine effectively connects with key influencers through a team of industry-connected tastemakers, seasoned editors and a balance of world-renowned and emerging photographers. The introduction of 944 San Francisco will position the magazine at more than 260,000 copies across all cities to total more than 3 million annually, with an average pass-along rate of 5.2 readers per copy. 944 offers a controlled visibility to its advertisers and marketing partners with more than 3,000 pre-selected locations across the nation including high-end spas and salons, retailers, restaurants, nightclubs and lounges, private airlines and transportation services, while the publication is carried in-room at more than 20,000 hotels rooms across the country among the likes of the Morgans Hotel Group, W Hotels, Kimpton Hotels, MGM/Mirage hotels, Palms Resort and Casino and Hard Rock hotels. Additionally, 944 has hosted hundreds of top-notch special events in collaboration with some of the most highly marketed brands in the world to become a staple lifestyle brand from East to West coasts. Most recently, 944 Magazine capitalized on its partnership with the 2008 Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to produce the 944 Super Village -- a four-day, four night entertainment villa that offered more than 20 live performances including 50 Cent, Fall Out Boy, Wyclef Jean, Velvet Revolver and Juliette & The Licks -- garnering more than 800 million media impressions, both on a national and international platform.

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