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1 “(Roller Derby) Is the fastest growing sport in the United States.” Bob Dotson, NBC Today Show, March 10 th, 2006 Safety Net Productions Presents Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby 13 Weeks of hard-hitting action! A time-tested sport made for television Click Here for Video

2 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc Why Roller Derby? Explosive grassroots movement across the country Highly varied audience demographic - a widespread appeal An entertaining sport for both men and women

3 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc The Game Two teams, five girls per team. Get your team’s “Jammer” around the track and past members of the opposing team. After a Jammer laps the pack once, each girl she passes is worth one point. Two 30 minute periods -- the team with the most points wins!

4 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc League Organization Each city has a league made up of several teams that compete against each other locally Best players from each league form a travel team that competes nationally WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) comprises thirty leagues across the country. We will televise the top teams in weekly Inter-league bouts.

5 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc State of the Sport 85% league increase in 2006 as WFTDA opens recruitment 300 Flat Track Roller Derby teams skating in the U.S. in women make up the WFTDA

6 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc Show Format Each episode is focused on one “Bout of the Week.” Covered by both “play by play” and “color” commentators. Season of matches, comprised of weekly bouts between the very best of the travel teams, playoffs and one championship bout. Televised weekly matches are played in a special format to fit into a 44 minute network hour. Shows will include backstory, profiles, supporting pre and postgame commentary, interviews and highlight footage from the previous week in WFTDA Roller Derby.

7 WFTDA map as of 2/06

8 WFTDA Leagues 1.Alamo City RollergirlsSan Antonio, Texas 2.Arizona Roller DerbyPhoenix, Arizona 3.Assassination City Roller DerbyDallas, Texas 4.Atlanta RollergirlsAtlanta, Georgia 5.B.A.D. GirlsBay Area, California 6.Big Easy RollergirlsNew Orleans, Louisiana 7.Boston Derby DamesBoston, Massachusetts 8.Carolina RollergirlsRaleigh, North Carolina 9.Dallas Derby DevilsDallas, Texas 10.Detroit! Derby GirlsDetroit, Michigan 11.Dixie Derby GirlsHuntsville, Alabama 12.Duke City DerbyAlbuquerque, New Mexico 13.East Texas BombersTyler, Texas 14.Gotham Girls Roller DerbyNew York, New York 15.Grand Raggidy Roller GirlsGrand Rapids, Michigan 16.Houston Roller DerbyHouston, Texas 17.KC Roller WarriorsKansas City, Missouri 18.Mad Rollin’ DollsMadison, Wisconsin 19.Minnesota RollergirlsMinneapolis, Minnesota 20.Ohio RollergirlsColumbus, Ohio 21.Philly RollergirlsPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 22.Pikes Peak Derby DamesPikes Peak, Colorado 23.Providence Roller DerbyProvidence, Rhode Island 24.Rat City RollergirlsSeattle, Washington 25.Rocky Mountain RollergirlsDenver, Colorado 26.Rose City RollersPortland, Oregon 27.Sin City RollergirlsLas Vegas, Nevada 28.Texas RollergirlsAustin, Texas 29.Tucson Roller DerbyTucson, Arizona 30.Windy City RollersChicago, Illinois

9 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc National sponsors currently partnered with WFTDA leagues Pabst Blue Ribbon has local deals with over 20 WFTDA leagues and sponsors national events on a case by case basis Reidell Skates –Worked with WFTDA skaters to design and manufacture a derby-engineered skate model to launch in May of 2006 –Sponsors national events and coordinates closely with WFTDA skaters for emerging market technology Radar Wheels –Collaborated with WFTDA skaters to fabricate a new urethane formula for a derby-specific wheel to come to market in June of 2006 Sure Grip International –With the cooperation of WFTDA skaters, designed and introduced several new wheel models designed for roller derby skaters, and is debuting several new skate boot models for roller derby in Summer of 2006 Mountain Dew sponsored New York’s Gotham Girls premier bout Best Western Hotels, Minnesota Public Radio, the Onion Magazine and the Women’s Press are a few of the active sponsors of the Minnesota Roller girls Manic Panic (www.manicpanic.com a punk rock hair dye and cosmetics company) sponsors skaters in New Yorkwww.manicpanic.com

10 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc Latest Tournament - The Dust Devil First ever WFTDA National flat track derby tournament. With 20 flat track leagues across the country represented, members of WFTDA competed for three days to determine the National Champions The first interleague play vying for national championship 20 flat track Roller Derby teams from Seattle to New York City meet in Tucson 260 flat track skaters competed in the tournament 4000 fans showed up to cheer on the ladies Sold out venue from 8am to close every night Sponsors: –National: Reidell International, Skatemall –Local: MetalMorphosis, Rocco’s Pizza, WestLand Resources Inc, Surly Wench Pub, The Grill, Historical Hotel Congress, Frank! Powers Design, Baron Von Corncobbs, Frankenstylin Web, Party Carousel, First Service Fire Protection, Brooklyn Pizza, Majestik Tattoo, Blaze Threads, Che’s, Taco Centro, Bitclone Design & Video, Sin City Skates, Sign*A*Rama and Allegra Print & Imaging Press: –ESPN Cold Pizza, AP, Arizona Fox 11, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Citizen, Tucson Weekly, Chicago Sun Times, Seattle Times, Netherlands

11 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc Roller Derby on Television 1.In September 1973, "Bailey's Comets", an animated series from DePatie/Freling Studios debuted on CBS. It was about the Comets, a 6 member (3 male, 3 female) roller derby team involved in an international race against other, rather bizarre teams for a $1 million cash prize. 2.In December 1973,NBC aired "The Roller Derby Story", the fourteenth episode of the Hanna-Barbera- produced TV cartoon The Adams Family. In the episode, the family becomes embroiled in a feud between two roller derby teams, The Angels and The Demons, and end up playing for The Angels. The episode was released in North America on videocasette (NTSC VHS) in In 1976, ABC aired "Angels on Wheels," the twelfth episode of the series Charlie’s Angels, in which the Angels investigate the murder of a roller games queen. 4.In 1978, NBC produced a short-lived TV sitcom called The Roller Girls which featured the exploits of an all-female roller games team. 5.In 1989, producers David Sams and Mike Miller brought Roller Games to television via syndication. The show debuted to a 5 rating, which was better than American Gladiators and many wrestling shows. At a cost of $250,000 per show, 13 episodes were produced. 13 revised episodes were released the following year, but the show was cancelled because the distributor went bankrupt for reasons unrelated to Roller Games. 6.In March 2005, Fox Broadcasting Company aired "Arlen City Bomber", the 181st episode of the animated series King of the Hill. The episode, in which Luanne and Peggy join a roller skating team, features a banked track league. 7.On November 30, 2005 CBS aired "Jamalot", an episode of the fictional, dramatic TV series CSI:NY. In the episode, the death of a roller derby jammer is investigated. Frita Fondle, Dita Slayworth, Molly Hatchett, Redjenn, and Tara Armov of the LA Derby Dolls appear in the episode. 8.On January, 2006, the A&E Network premiered Rollergirls, a reality television show consisting of 13 one- hour episodes featuring the Lonestar Rollergirls, a banked track league.

12 © 2006 All Rights Reserved Confidential Safety Net Productions Inc Roller Derby on Film 1.In 1949, Roller Derby Girl, a 10-minute short film produced and directed by Justin Herman was released as part of Paramount’s Pacemaker series. It was nominated for, but did not win, an Academy Award in In 1950, Twentieth Century Fox released The Fireball, a fictional film starring Mickey Rooney as a boy who runs away to join the Roller Derby--called the Roller Speedway-- and falls in love. This is one of Marilyn Monroe’s first films. 3.In 1971, the documentary film Derby (titled Roller Derby in the United Kingdom) was released. It focused on an American man who joined the Roller Derby. Though not a box office hit, it remains on the list of many critics' favorite documentaries of all time. 4.In 1972, Raquel Welch starred in Kansas City Bomber, a fictional film about a female roller derby player who learns to take control of her life both on and off the track. 5.An exploitation film entitled Unholy Rollers: The Leader of the Pack was also released in Written and directed by Vernon Zimmerman, the movie stars Claudia Jennings as a factory worker who quits her job to join the roller derby. 6.In 1975 Rollerball was released. The fictional film, set in a dystopian future, is loosely based on the Roller Derby concept, and concentrates on social and political issues. Several skaters from the original Roller Derby have cameo/stunt scenes in the film. It was remade in In 1976, the Disney film The Shaggy D.A. featured a roller derby subplot. 8.In 1986, the 57-minute documentary Roller Derby Mania was released direct to video (NTSC VHS) in North America. It features the L.A. T-Birds roller games team, as well as classic Roller Derby footage. A Region 1 DVD edition was released in In 1991, the 30-minute documentary Roller Derby Wars was released direct to video (NTSC VHS) in North America. It was released on video in the U.K. in 1993 (PAL VHS). 10.In 2001, Demon Of The Derby, a biographical documentary about aging roller derby star Ann Cavello, was released. 11.In 2002, Rollerball, a remake of the 1975 film, was released. It is much more action-based than its predecessor. 12.Hell on Wheels, a documentary about the current amateur, all-female leagues in Texas, is currently in post- production. 13.Jam, a film about the lives of derby skaters and promoters, premiered in 2006.


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