NewTek Taps Jim Plant for Executive Vice President Position

Former Desktop Video and 3D Animation Publisher Will Head Up the Company's

Business and Strategic Development Initiatives



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from NewTek

    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- NAB (National
 Association of Broadcasters) Conference -- NewTek, manufacturer of
 industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that it has
 named Jim Plant to the newly created position of executive vice president of
 business and strategic development.
     "Jim is a proven executive who is very familiar with the video and 3D
 marketplace," said Tim Jenison, CEO and founder of NewTek.  "He brings a
 strong skill set to our management team, and I expect him to make a
 significant impact on the company's future growth and development."
     In his position at NewTek, Plant will be a member of the executive staff
 and will report directly to Jenison.  His responsibilities as EVP of business
 and strategic development include overseeing NewTek's business development
 efforts, including strategic alliances, partnerships, acquisitions and the
 identification and development of new sources of revenue.  He will also lead
 the development of internal and external strategic initiatives and work with
 other members of NewTek's executive team and staff to execute and implement
 these initiatives.
     "NewTek has developed a wide array of impressive technologies and products
 over a number of years, which has earned it a tremendous reputation among
 users worldwide," said Plant.  "I'm pleased to join NewTek's management team
 and I'm looking forward to helping strengthen and amplify this reputation as
 NewTek delivers new products and expands to new markets worldwide."
     Plant served most recently as vice president of marketing communications
 at Geocast Network System. Prior to Geocast, he was the director of marketing
 and director of corporate communications at ReplayTV Inc., a pioneering
 digital video recorder company.
     Plant is best-known in the NewTek community as the founding editor-in-
 chief of Avid, the Amiga-Video Journal and of Video Toaster User Magazine.  As
 chief executive officer of AMG Media, he also oversaw the launch and
 development of Alpha Visual FX magazine, LightWave Pro and the Video Toaster
 User Expo.  Plant began his career as the director of corporate and
 educational sales at HT Electronics, focusing on the sales of desktop video
 production and visual effects hardware and software.
 
     About NewTek
     With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of
 full-featured video editing, animation and special effects tools. NewTek
 launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the
 legendary Video Toaster. The company's products are now used worldwide on
 projects ranging from home video, broadcast television and feature films.
 Recent film and television projects using NewTek software include Charlie's
 Angels, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6th Day, Red Planet, X-Men The Movie,
 Pitch Black, Shakespeare In Love, the latest James Bond film: Bond 19 "The
 World Is not Enough, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers, Star Trek: Voyager, Star
 Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, Ally McBeal and Family Law.  Recent game
 titles include Daikatana, Deus EX, Torment, HALO and Kiss Psycho Circus.
 Phone: 210-370-8000, fax: 210-370-8001, website: http://www.newtek.com or
 http://www.videotoaster.com.
 
     Video Toaster, Aura and LightWave 3D, are trademarks of NewTek.  All other
 products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- NAB (National
 Association of Broadcasters) Conference -- NewTek, manufacturer of
 industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that it has
 named Jim Plant to the newly created position of executive vice president of
 business and strategic development.
     "Jim is a proven executive who is very familiar with the video and 3D
 marketplace," said Tim Jenison, CEO and founder of NewTek.  "He brings a
 strong skill set to our management team, and I expect him to make a
 significant impact on the company's future growth and development."
     In his position at NewTek, Plant will be a member of the executive staff
 and will report directly to Jenison.  His responsibilities as EVP of business
 and strategic development include overseeing NewTek's business development
 efforts, including strategic alliances, partnerships, acquisitions and the
 identification and development of new sources of revenue.  He will also lead
 the development of internal and external strategic initiatives and work with
 other members of NewTek's executive team and staff to execute and implement
 these initiatives.
     "NewTek has developed a wide array of impressive technologies and products
 over a number of years, which has earned it a tremendous reputation among
 users worldwide," said Plant.  "I'm pleased to join NewTek's management team
 and I'm looking forward to helping strengthen and amplify this reputation as
 NewTek delivers new products and expands to new markets worldwide."
     Plant served most recently as vice president of marketing communications
 at Geocast Network System. Prior to Geocast, he was the director of marketing
 and director of corporate communications at ReplayTV Inc., a pioneering
 digital video recorder company.
     Plant is best-known in the NewTek community as the founding editor-in-
 chief of Avid, the Amiga-Video Journal and of Video Toaster User Magazine.  As
 chief executive officer of AMG Media, he also oversaw the launch and
 development of Alpha Visual FX magazine, LightWave Pro and the Video Toaster
 User Expo.  Plant began his career as the director of corporate and
 educational sales at HT Electronics, focusing on the sales of desktop video
 production and visual effects hardware and software.
 
     About NewTek
     With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of
 full-featured video editing, animation and special effects tools. NewTek
 launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the
 legendary Video Toaster. The company's products are now used worldwide on
 projects ranging from home video, broadcast television and feature films.
 Recent film and television projects using NewTek software include Charlie's
 Angels, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 6th Day, Red Planet, X-Men The Movie,
 Pitch Black, Shakespeare In Love, the latest James Bond film: Bond 19 "The
 World Is not Enough, Roughnecks: Starship Troopers, Star Trek: Voyager, Star
 Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, Ally McBeal and Family Law.  Recent game
 titles include Daikatana, Deus EX, Torment, HALO and Kiss Psycho Circus.
 Phone: 210-370-8000, fax: 210-370-8001, website: http://www.newtek.com or
 http://www.videotoaster.com.
 
     Video Toaster, Aura and LightWave 3D, are trademarks of NewTek.  All other
 products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders.
 
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