“Sanctuary” Sets Guinness Record

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Stage 3 Media Hits World Record with Sanctuary

Critically Acclaimed Web-based Science Fiction Series Awarded Guinness World Record

sanctuary01.jpgVancouver, British Columbia –— May 31, 2007 –— Stage 3 Media Inc., an independent production company specializing in new media entertainment, today proudly announced Guinness World Records’ recognition of their Web-based science fiction series Sanctuary as “Highest Budget for a Direct-to-Web Broadcast.” Full production and visual effects design costs for eight Sanctuary webisodes averaging 15-minutes in length were completed by Stage 3 Media for $4.5 million CDN.

“The Sanctuary team is honored to be recognized by such a global authority in human achievement,” said Damian Kindler, creator and executive producer of Sanctuary. “The watchword for everything we do in making the show is innovation and both Stage 3 Media and our close partners The Beedie Group are dedicated to developing original ways to deliver new media on a global scale.”

The use of state-of-the-art production techniques to develop cutting edge Web design and stunning visual graphics prompted Guinness World Records to recognize Stage 3 Media for the honor. Stage 3 Media’s accomplishment will be recorded in the 2008 edition of the Guinness World Records publication available in August 2007.

“As a big sci-fi fan, I’m excited by the creation of Sanctuary by Stage 3 Media,” said Guinness World Records’ Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday, who unusually ratified the record after the normal book deadline. “And, as a records researcher, I’m even more intrigued to hear of additional
groundbreaking production technologies behind the show. The highest-budget record is sure to be just the first of many superlative achievements for Sanctuary as our researchers are currently exploring additional unique achievements in high-definition Web broadcasting. Watch Sanctuary… and watch this space for more show records!”

About Sanctuary:
Each webisode of Sanctuary follows the exploits of Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis) as she seeks out all manner of terrifying and monstrous creatures. She is aided in her quest by her reluctant protégé Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne, Dawson’s Creek, The Big Hit, Species 3) and her intrepid, if somewhat reckless, daughter Ashley (Emilie Ullerup, Battlestar Galactica). Together they are drawn into a frightening and mysterious world populated by beings that defy explanation. Sanctuary was created by veteran science fiction writer and producer Damian Kindler and directed by Martin Wood (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis). Kindler, Tapping and Wood serve as executive producers along with N. John Smith (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis).

For more information or to view webisodes 1 and 2 of Sanctuary, please visit SanctuaryForAll.

About Stage 3 Media Inc.:
Stage 3 Media TM is a new media company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2006, the Stage 3 Media management team boasts more than 70 years collective experience in television and film production, video game design and information technology. For more information on Stage 3 Media please visit www.stage3media.com.

About Guinness World Records:
Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 20 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. The Guinness World Records website receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is
published by HIT Entertainment Limited, a fully integrated global studio with divisions in the U.K., U.S., Canada and Japan, including broadcast production and distribution, video and audio sales, consumer products licensing and marketing.

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