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Monday 10 December, 2007

Works Media Grp(The)

International Sales Agent

Works Media Group (The) PLC
10 December 2007





                           THE WORKS MEDIA GROUP PLC

                         ('The Works' or the 'Company')


           Works International appointed sales agent to 'Man on Wire'


The Works Media Group plc is pleased to announce that The Works International,
the Group's international sales house, has been appointed international sales
agent for James Marsh's documentary MAN ON WIRE, the dramatic re-telling of
Philippe Petit's daring scheme to walk a high wire between the buildings of the
Twin Towers.


Inspired by Petit's book 'To Reach the Clouds', the documentary combines archive
material with modern day interviews, stills and reconstructions, telling the
story of Petit and his accomplices, and the execution of their intricate plan to
break into the nearly finished World Trade Centre towers in 1974. Currently in
post-production, the film will premiere in the World Cinema Documentary
Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.


Director James Marsh won international acclaim for his first theatrical
documentary Wisconsin Death Trip which won him his second BAFTA and RTS Best
Documentary prize, as well as appearing at the Telluride, Venice and San
Sebastian Film Festivals. His first dramatic feature The King, starring Gael
Garcia Bernal and William Hurt, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2005.


Joy Wong of The Works International said, 'Both a thrilling suspense story and a
fascinating documentary, James has succeeded in creating an extraordinary
portrait of this very special moment in history.'


Producer Simon Chinn said, 'This is one of those iconic stories which has
recently passed into folklore but hasn't fully been told on screen until now.
In James Marsh's hands it has been brought to life, with both poignancy and high
drama, for a contemporary audience.'


Norman Humphrey, CEO of The Works added, 'We're delighted to have picked up such
an original piece. We expect international interest in the film and are happy to
have what we believe to be another winner in our portfolio.'


For further information, please contact:

Works Media Group plc                                         Tel: 0207 612 0030
Norman Humphrey, Chief Executive Officer

City Financial Associates Limited                             Tel: 0207 492 4777
James Caithie

ICIS                                                          Tel: 0207 651 8688
Tom Moriarty, Caroline Evans-Jones



About The Works Media Group plc


The Works (AIM: WKS) is a leading independent UK film distribution company and
international sales agent.  It is the only vertically integrated film business
on the London Stock Exchange with two principal divisions carrying out distinct
activities.


The Works UK Distribution buys the rights to distribute films in the UK across
all media (Cinema, DVD, Video on Demand, Pay and Free Television) on behalf of
the Company itself, generating a variety of long-term revenue streams.  Films in
this portfolio include 'Interview' directed by Steve Buscemi and starring Sienna
Miller, Robert Altman's 'A Prairie Home Companion', 'Shortbus', the critically
acclaimed New York comedy, which was released by the Company into cinemas in
late 2006; and 'Ten Canoes', from director Rolf de Heer, which is the Australian
nomination for this year's Academy Awards.  The Works UK is currently enjoying
considerable success with the comedy '2 Days In Paris'


The Works International is an international agent which sells film distribution
rights to foreign distributors as an agent on behalf of third parties, typically
film producers and financiers. Films in The Works International portfolio
includes Michael Winterbottom's award winning 'The Road to Guantanamo', 'Bend It
Like Beckham' from director Gurinder Chadha and 'Whale Rider' by Niki Caro.  The
Works International is currently selling 'Brick Lane' to distributors globally.


For more information on the Group, please visit: www.theworksmediagroup.com




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