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Digital Domain CEO Scott Ross Joins Cameo Board of Directors

(October 09, 2001)
Scott Ross has been elected to the board of directors of Cameo Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Western Digital Corp. and a provider of software and services that brings personalized digital video entertainment to connected consumers. Ross is founder, chairman and CEO of Digital Domain, one of the largest full service digital studios in the entertainment world.

Ross joins Cameo board members Matthew Massengill, president and CEO of Western Digital Corp.; Thomas Pardun, CEO of edge2net; Paul Apel, CEO of New Wave Entertainment; and Michael Cornelius, secretary and general counsel of Western Digital Corp.

"Scott's outstanding track record, proven expertise in multimedia and industry acumen are a perfect complement to an already exceptional board and will be instrumental in ensuring Cameo delivers the highest quality video entertainment to PC users," said Cameo president, Matt Milne. "Given his extensive, award-winning digital technology expertise, Scott will undoubtedly contribute to the success of Cameo's forthcoming products and corporate projects."

Under Ross's leadership, Digital Domain established a world-class reputation for innovation and artistry winning two Oscars(R) for Best Visual Effects and four nominations in the past six years. Digital Domain has received a host of prestigious awards, including Gold Clios, a Grand Prix at Cannes, multiple Gold and Silver Lion Awards, and the 1994 MTV Music Video Award for Best Visual Effects. Digital Domain co-ventured with Mattel Media to produce "Barbie(R) Fashion Designer(TM)," software.

"Combining my entertainment experience with that of Cameo's management team will serve as an excellent vehicle to promote the power of video entertainment on the PC," Ross emphasized. "CameoCAST is an exciting and unique product that will offer a great deal to the entertainment industry," he continued.

Previously, Ross was general manager of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), and group vice president of Lucasfilm, Ltd., where he pioneered the use of digital technology and led its integration into all aspects of entertainment. He was involved with projects that won 8 of the revered 13 Oscars(R) awarded for Best Visual Effects. A native of New York City, Ross earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications Arts at Hofstra University and was later awarded an honorary doctorate.


Cameo's first product, CameoCAST, is a consumer network that offers owners of entertaining content an efficient vehicle for engaging audiences directly on the PC in a manner that has not been achieved before. For example, content such as trailers from upcoming theatrical, DVD and VHS feature film releases, pay-per-view events and other promotional materials from Universal Pictures, Cameo's first customer using CameoCAST, are being delivered in broadcast quality to CameoCAST users who have requested such content.

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