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    NomadsLand.com –the MySpace and YouTube for social issue filmmakers – releases production and networking tools, announces initial partners WASHINGTON,
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      NomadsLand.com –the "MySpace and YouTube for social issue filmmakers"
      – releases production and networking tools, announces initial partners



      WASHINGTON, D.C. - August. 1, 2007 - NomadsLand.com – the online
      platform for social issue filmmakers – today announced its release of
      enhanced social networking and distribution tools to assist filmmakers
      in making films about pressing global issues.

      NomadsLand (www.nomadsland.com) has been described as "YouTube and
      MySpace for progressive directors and producers." Designed by
      filmmakers for filmmakers, NomadsLand is the home for a growing
      worldwide collective of creative directors, video producers,
      production companies and distributors with a passion for producing
      social issue films.

      "Whether it's illegal immigration, gay marriage, the crisis in Darfur
      or the tragedy of Tibet, NomadsLand is providing new opportunities for
      directors with under-distributed films about worthwhile issues to
      reach and motivate new audiences," says Davin Hutchins, founder of
      NomadsLand.

      Many of the documentary films currently featured on NomadsLand have
      debuted at prominent international film festivals, including
      International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Tribeca Film Festival,
      Bangkok International Film Festival, Dubai International Film
      Festival, HotDocs, AFI Fest and the OneWorld Human Rights Film
      Festival. They include From Dust, Three Friends, Ibogaine, New York
      Drag, Bushmen of the Kalahari, Replay Revenge, Lesbian Grandmothers
      from Mars and The Art of Flight.

      Filmmakers who register at NomadsLand can now create professional
      profiles for highlighting career milestones and showcasing their own
      films. Registered users can also search an expanding international
      database of filmmakers to find partners to collaborate with.

      As with sites such as Revver, TurnHere, Jaman and Metacafe, NomadsLand
      shares download and advertising revenue with individual filmmakers and
      distributors. Full-length downloads are made available through secure
      Windows Media format. To date, NomadsLand has logged hundreds of paid
      downloads and tens of thousands of advertising supported video streams.

      "After only a few weeks of closed testing, we're really thrilled by
      the initial response," says Hutchins. "We've received dozens of
      fantastic documentaries and hundreds of filmmakers are signing up for
      our service."

      In coming months, the site will add features including tutorials,
      Wikis, community forums and community blogs designed to help
      established filmmakers produce short, revenue-generating social issue
      films for the Internet.

      Hutchins says NomadsLand hopes to replicate its success in
      documentaries through initiatives targeting narrative features,
      travelogues and animated satire. NomadsLand current partnerships
      include Witness.org, Channel 4's FourDocs, Busboys and Poets and Docs
      in Progress.



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      MEDIA CONTACT: NomadsLand Press Relations, press [at] nomadsland.com,
      (202) 470-0875.
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