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Film Roman Rounds Out Roster

FILM ROMAN INC. has announced that veteran entertainment industry executive

LEONARD J. GROSSI has joined their board of directors and SIDNEY CLIFTON

has been promoted to director of television development. Currently, Grossi

is a partner in LSLG Associates, which owns a 49% interest in WHPN-TV, a

Madison, WS-based UPN affiliate. Grossi has recently formed and serves as

chairman and CEO of both Baseline Media and Entertainment Inc., a media,

communications and entertainment consulting firm, and Mile Square

Entertainment, which develops and produces film and television projects.

Grossi will also be a minority owner of KDI Channel 17, a low-power

television station in San Diego being purchased by a local tribe of Native

Americans. Previously, Grossi served as the senior executive vice president

at United Paramount Network (UPN), functioning as its founding chief

operating officer. Prior to that, Grossi spent eight years at Twentieth

Television, serving first as executive vice president of administration and

operations for the domestic and international distribution divisions, and

then as executive vice president, managing all aspects of Twentieth

Television's worldwide production, marketing and distribution activities.

Clifton will oversee all the company's television development in addition

to pitching projects to potential co-producers and networks. She will also

help acquire material for possible future Film Roman productions. Since

September 1998, Clifton has served as manager of television development at

Film Roman. She had joined the company in March of that year as development

coordinator. Previously, Clifton was a features columnist for Exodus

Magazine in San Jose and has been published in Essence Magazine.

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