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Devine Entertainment Garners Three Gemini Nominations.

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TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2000

Gemini Award is Canada's Equivalent of the U.S. Emmy

Devine Entertainment Corporation (TSE:DVN) today announced that two films in "The Artists' Specials" series received three Gemini Award nominations from The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. "Degas and the Dancer" received nominations for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program for Thomas Jay Ryan who portrayed Degas and for Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program for the screenplay by Heather Conkie. "Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons" also earned a nomination for Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series for editor Rik Morden. The acclaimed series, "The Artists' Specials," produced by David Devine and Richard Mozer, is currently airing on HBO in the U.S. and YTV in Canada. The Annual Gemini Awards, Canada's equivalent of the Emmys, celebrate excellence in English-language television.

The Company also noted that video sales of "The Artists' Specials" and "The Inventors' Specials," is gaining momentum in the U.S. with the recent retail launch through new distributor Steeplechase Entertainment. The Company is currently selling approximately 35,000 videos a month. The Company expects to increase worldwide video distribution and broadcast sales at the upcoming international sales conference, MIPCOM, in Cannes.

Five-time Emmy Award-winning Devine Entertainment Corporation is a developer and producer of high-quality children's and family films designed for worldwide television and cable markets and international home video markets. The Company's new interactive history website, www.devinetime.com, was a YAHOO! Canada "Pick of the Week" and won first prize in the Entertainment category at the Atlantic Digital Media Festival.

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