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Telepictures Productions To Produce TV Game Show For Warner Bros.
Based On Top Selling, Critically Acclaimed Game

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Berkeley, CA, May 16, 1996 -- Berkeley Systems, Inc., and Jellyvision, of Chicago, announced today a deal with Telepictures Productions to collaborate on the creation of a television game show based on the best selling CD-ROM game, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK. The program will be syndicated by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and will debut in fall, 1997.

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is a pop-culture quiz show game that gives players the sensation of being contestants on a challenging and irreverent television game show, complete with studio sound effects and a sarcastic host. First introduced in October 1995, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK has won more than 16 industry awards and has been a best seller at most major software retailers.

"YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is the perfect CD-ROM game to make the leap from computer screens to television screens," said Harry Gottlieb, President of Jellyvision. "We designed the CD-ROM as a loving spoof of TV game shows, so it's very cool to get a chance to turn it into a real show."

"We are excited that Telepictures Productions wants to turn our top selling game, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, into an actual television game show," said Julie Wainwright, President and Chief Operating Officer of Berkeley Systems. "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK may be on the forefront of a new trend in the entertainment industry, in which computer games drive television programming."

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK recreates the swift pacing of a TV game show, featuring an audio track with original music, sound effects and hilarious dialogue, and the sarcastic musings of a jaded show host. In addition to its fast pace and hilarious content, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK ushers in a new era of social gaming, bringing players face-to-face and elbow-to-elbow over a single keyboard.

Last month Berkeley Systems and Jellyvision shipped the YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Question Pack, 400 new questions for the original game, and YOU DON'T KNOW JACK X-tra Large, which includes the original 800 question game, as well as the 400 new questions. Berkeley Systems just announced today that YOU DON'T KNOW JACK volume 2.0 and YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Sports will ship this fall.

To date, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK has won more than 16 industry awards. Most recently, it was honored with a Developer Spotlight Award by the Computer Game Developers' Association and was named by Computer Life as Best of the Best of Everything in the categories of Best Software of The Year and Best Game of the Year.

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Based in a crowded loft outside the Chicago loop, Jellyvision has a staff of 20 full time writers, actors, comics, filmakers, editors, and musicians. Jellyvision's goal is to discover and develop new genres of audio and video experience that are positive, compelling and meaningful for the widest possible audience. Jellyvision has its roots in creating fun educational films and multimedia programs for the school market. YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, produced in partnership with Berkeley Systems, was Jellyvision's first run at designing an entertainment CD-ROM. The YOU DON'T KNOW JACK television show, developed in conjunction with Telepictures Productions, will be Jellyvision's first time designing a TV program.

Founded in 1987, Berkeley Systems, Inc. develops and markets multimedia entertainment software for grown-ups. To date, the privately held Company has sold more than five million units and is a leading innovator in the marketplace. Leveraging the success of its widely known After Dark screen saver franchise, Berkeley Systems recently established a second franchise with the irreverent pop-culture trivia game You Don't Know Jack. Berkeley Systems continues to produce cutting-edges titles that offer unique experiences and take advantage of the latest technology and online advancements.

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