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International Media &
Entertainment Partners

WASHINGTON DC, July 28, 2010 –  International Media & Entertainment Partners, LLC, the
international media consultancy founded by former Discovery Communications executives,
today announced Dawn L. McCall is taking a leave of absence from her role as the firm’s
founder and managing partner to join the US Department of State as coordinator of the Bureau
of International Information Programs (IIP). The change is effective immediately.

With the State Department appointment McCall expands her international experience to the
public sector. From 1996 to 2007 McCall was president of Discovery Networks International,
where she grew the business to $1 billion in revenue operating in 170 countries.

Gail P. Williams, the firm’s senior partner and CFO, will become managing partner in McCall’s
absence. Williams has an extensive background on both the programmer and operator sides of
the business having worked in sales and marketing for Time Warner’s HBO and a top-ten cable
operator. She also has worked as an advisor and consultant on a number of digital media start-
ups with expertise in gaming and consumer products. Williams holds an MBA from the Harvard
Business School and a BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

“Gail has worked closely with me in expanding the firm’s client base and will continue to grow
and manage the firm in my absence,” said McCall. “With the deep experience our roster of
talent brings to each project, our clients will continue to receive the same high-level of work
they have come to expect.”

International Media & Entertainment Partners, LLC specializes in helping companies build or
strengthen their businesses outside their home borders.  The firm, comprised of proven, hands-
on executives, all of whom have been held accountable for managing budgets, projects and
people, is dedicated to delivering to its clients actionable plans and assessments of existing or
future businesses.

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