Emmy Award-Winning Writer/Producer Team Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick Create and Launch New Internet Series - ``quarterlife'' - to Debut on MySpace

    MySpace to Globally Distribute 36 Original Episodes of New Internet
Series Exclusively on MySpaceTV

    New Online Series to Have Accompanying Website, quarterlife.com

    LOS ANGELES, September 13 /CNW/ - MySpace, the country's most trafficked
website, announced today it will premiere "quarterlife," the new online series
from Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, creators of "My So-Called Life,"
"thirtysomething," "Legends of the Fall," and "Blood Diamond," on MySpaceTV on
November 11, 2007 (http://www.myspacetv.com). The new "quarterlife" series
marks the first time a network-quality series will be produced directly for
the Internet and it's the first time an independent project of this
distinction has been owned and controlled by its creators, Herskovitz and

    "This is the most exciting project I've worked on in a very long time,
and part of that is the level of creative autonomy we can have on the
Internet. For better or worse, 'quarterlife' is truly our own vision," said
Marshall Herskovitz.

    "The business of television today makes it harder for the individual
filmmaker's voice to be heard," added Edward Zwick. "That voice has been our
calling card for over twenty years, and working with MySpace gives us a chance
to speak it."

    The "quarterlife" series tells the ongoing stories of six creative people
in their twenties. As with Herskovitz's and Zwick's previous television
projects, the team's commitment to realism is at the center of "quarterlife"
as is the recognition of universal human themes through the truthful depiction
of the way young people speak, work, think, love, argue, and express
themselves. The central character is Dylan, a young woman whose overly
truthful video blog spills the closest secrets of her friends, and the show's
characters--filmmakers Danny and Jed, actress-bartender Lisa,
geek-extraordinaire Andy, and still-tied-to-her-parents Debra--chart the
sometimes excruciating, sometimes comic, often emotional experiences that
comprise coming of age as a part of the digital generation.

    "When Emmy award-winning producers come to MySpaceTV -- you know this is
reaching a whole new level," said Chris DeWolfe, CEO of MySpace. "We're proud
to offer the creative community a blank canvas and open platform to express
their vision."

    As the exclusive international distribution partner, MySpaceTV will
create a "quarterlife" video channel and MySpace profile page to spotlight
exclusive series content including character profiles, behind-the-scenes video
footage, and storyline secrets for the MySpace community. MySpaceTV will have
the exclusive global rights to premiere 36, 8-minute original episodes of
"quarterlife." Starting today, the "quarterlife" trailer can be viewed at

    "Quarterlife" will be immediately available across MySpaceTV's 20
international territories and nearly 110 million global active users. The
launch will allow MySpace's global community to share and create "quarterlife"
content in their own language and share with friends around the world.
Localized versions of MySpaceTV are available in seven different languages
across the UK, Japan, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain,
Mexico, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Latin America, Switzerland, Sweden,
Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Austria.

    Herskovitz and Zwick have also created a dedicated social network -
quarterlife.com - to exist alongside their Internet series. Quarterlife.com
will be devoted to facilitating that same coming of age as the series. For
many people in this demographic the Internet is a critical part of life; they
also define themselves, more than any generation in history, by their
creativity. A key part of quarterlife is the interaction between the show and
the website. Members of the quarterlife community will be invited to
participate in the ongoing creation of the series through writing and video

    The site will also provide a diverse, expressive, aspirational outlet for
the 40 million Americans who are between the ages of 18 and 34.
quarterlife.com will create a community around personal and creative
development, and plans to provide resources in all the areas of life - the
arts, careers, love, health, finances, education and activism - that concern
this age group.

    The "quarterlife" series is being produced by Josh Gummersall, a longtime
associate of Herskovitz and Zwick. Melanie Hall, an expert in social networks
for young people, has been named the COO of quarterlife.com.

    Creative Artists Agency represents Herskovitz and Zwick and provided a
central role in bringing quarterlife to fruition. "CAA was an instrumental
partner from structuring the business to creating relationships with terrific
distribution partners like MySpace," added Herskovitz.

    "Marshall and Ed developed an innovative, powerful idea and we are proud
to play a role in helping them execute their plan," said CAA business
development executive Brian Weinstein.

    Today's announcement comes on the heels of explosive video growth driven
by dozens of industry content partnerships and user interface changes.
MySpaceTV (http://www.myspacetv.com) is an integrated component of the
company's worldwide community and content platform, continuing the evolution
of the company's video offering by aggregating the best elements of video and
empowering MySpace users to view, create, and share videos in new ways
throughout the community.

    About Quarterlife

    Quarterlife, the Internet series and the social network, are created and
owned by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, creators of creators of "My
So-Called Life," "thirtysomething," "Legends of the Fall," and "Blood

    About MySpace.com

    MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle
portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a
positive impact on the world. By integrating web profiles, blogs, instant
messaging, e-mail, music streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified
listings, events, groups, college communities, and member forums, MySpace has
created a connected community. As the first ranked web domain in terms of page
views(a), MySpace is the most widely-used and highly regarded site of its kind
and is committed to providing the highest quality member experience. MySpace
will continue to innovate with new features that allow its members to express
their creativity and share their lives, both online and off. MySpace's
international network includes localized community sites in the United States,
France, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland,
Austria, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, Latin America,
Denmark, Norway, Finland and the United Kingdom. Fox Interactive Media is a
division of News Corp. (NYSE:  NWS), (NYSE:  NWS.A); (ASX:NWS), (ASX:NWSLV).

    (a) Among the top 2000 domains comScore Media Metrix, July 2007. For more
information on comScore Networks, please go to http://www.comscore.com.

For further information:

For further information: Quarterlife 42West Kelly Mullens or Denica
Gordon, 310-477-4442 kelly.mullens@42west.net or MySpace Dani Dudeck,
310-969-7148 ddudeck@myspace.com Tracy Akselrud, 310-969-2813

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