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Sep 25, 2009

CBS FILMS ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO “SLEEPER SPY”

September 25, 2009 CBS FILMS ACQUIRES RIGHTS TO “SLEEPER SPY” LOS ANGELES – CBS Films, the feature film division of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS), announced today that it has acquired the rights to the thriller “Sleeper Spy” by Anthony Jaswinski from Equus Media Development Company, LLC which funds development for Kopelson Entertainment. Jeff Wadlow is in discussions to direct. Kopelson Entertainment will produce. The announcement was made by Amy Baer, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Films. Jaswinski’s script is a non-stop thriller centered around a plot to assassinate a political figure. Further details of the story are being kept under wraps. Academy Award Winner Arnold Kopelson (“Platoon”) will produce with wife/partner Anne Kopelson under their Kopelson Entertainment banner. Other Kopelson Entertainment films include “The Fugitive”, “Se7ev”, “Outbreak”, “The Devil’s Advocate” and “A Perfect Murder”. Ryan Engle will executive produce. Jeff Wadlow most recently directed the Summit Entertainment release “Never Back Down.” He co-wrote and directed “Cry Wolf.” “Anne and I have known Amy Baer for many years and we have great respect for her work while she was at Sony Pictures. She has literally functioned as our partner in the development of this screenplay and we are thrilled to be working with her at CBS Films,” said Arnold Kopelson.