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STEVE OEDEKERK (director/writer/producer), the Academy Award®- nominated multi-hyphenate, has built an extraordinary career, experiencing vast success in writing, directing, producing, acting, stand‐up comedy and computer generated animation.

He has written and directed films that have grossed over $1.6 billion in worldwide box office, including such blockbusters as "Bruce Almighty,” the "Ace Ventura” franchise, "The Nutty Professor,” and "Patch Adams.” He received an Academy Award® nomination for his producing and creative leadership role on "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.” He has just completed the screenplay for "Evan Almighty,” the sequel to "Bruce Almighty.”

Also excelling in the coveted youth demographic, Oedekerk has created cult franchise properties whose audience continues to grow with each passing year. From his initial indy feature film "High Strung” and THUMB filmettes to writing, directing and starring in the wild retro‐martial arts comedy "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist,” Oedekerk has a steadily growing base of Oedefans who religiously await, track down, and tune in to the more right‐brained creations from Steve.

Further expanding the "Jimmy Neutron” franchise for Nickelodeon Television, Steve executive produced 60 episodes of "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron.” Current "Jimmy Neutron” TV movies and hour specials such as "Jet Fusion” and "The Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour” continue to land at the top of the children's TV ratings. The "Jimmy” TV series initially released with $100 million dollars of sponsor support. Oedekerk also starred in his own television special for NBC, produced an animated Christmas special for ABC as well as a "Thumb Wars” comedy special for UPN. Current TV projects include the CG Animated Series "Adventures in the Barnyard” based on the "Barnyard” feature film. The series premieres on Nickelodeon, Spring 2007.

Always in pursuit of the next appealing entertainment venue, Steve is now focused on the burgeoning "digital handheld media” market such as the Video iPod and Sony PSP. "Dirk Derby Wonder Jockey” will be the first broadcast length comedy series released exclusively to the digital media arena. Available only online through digital download, "Dirk Derby” is O Entertainment's pilot project with "World Thumb Wrestling” and "Oedebattle” on deck. The first six episodes of Dirk Derby will release worldwide, Fall 2006.

Oedekerk, O Entertainment and Omation not only create original programming but also support them with groundbreaking technology. In the recent popular resurgence of stereoscopic feature films, Oedekerk and O Entertainment led the way with the first IMAX 3D animated film, "Santa vs. the Snowman” - first released November 2002, then doubling its number of IMAX screens and taking the top box office position Christmas 2003. "Santa” expanded again Christmas 2004 along with a DVD release by Universal Home Video and a picture book published by Penguin/Putnam. Oedekerk also created "Thumbmation” the technology behind the series of Thumb Parody projects distributed worldwide on DVD and video by Image Entertainment. Kicking off the series was "Thumb Wars,” followed by "Thumbtanic,” "The Blair Thumb,” "Bat Thumb,” "Frankenthumb” and "The Godthumb.” The ALL THUMB six box DVD set is currently available in retail and online outlets. In the arena of feature film visual effects, "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist” remains the only low budget feature under $10M to tally over 2000 visual effects shots.

From the age of six years old, Steve Oedekerk knew he wanted to perform comedy and make movies. "I didn't know what it meant at the time. I would see comedians on TV and watch comedy films; and it just looked fun to me.” Attending Catholic school for 12 years, Oedekerk sites the positive effect on his comedy career: "I was pretty much always in

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