Cast and Producers of FOX Hit ``THE O.C.'' Get Key to Newport Beach; Stars and Creators Immortalized in Cement; Mayor of Newport Beach Proclaims ``OC Thursday''

for Thursday (Oct. 28)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--()--Oct. 27, 2004--With the highly anticipated premiere of their second season looming on the famous horizon of THE O.C., stars and creators of the runaway FOX hit will celebrate October 28 when Newport Beach Mayor Tod Ridgeway presents the key to the city and proclaims "OC Thursday." The proclamation will be presented in recognition of the show's move to its new Thursday night timeslot, the city's starring role in the show, and the show's positive impact on tourism to the beach community. In addition to receiving the key to the city and the proclamation, cast and producers in attendance will be the first to be immortalized on the Newport Beach Walk of Fame by placing their handprints in cement at the historic Balboa Pavilion with the Balboa Peninsula as a backdrop.

"THE O.C."'s Josh Schwartz (Creator/Executive Producer), McG (Executive Producer), Stephanie Savage (Co-Executive Producer), Peter Gallagher ("Sandy Cohen"), Tate Donovan ("Jimmy Cooper"), Benjamin McKenzie ("Ryan"), Melinda Clarke ("Julie"), Kelly Rowan ("Kirsten Cohen") and other cast members will be on hand for the event.


WHO:     Josh Schwartz, Creator/Executive Producer
         McG, Executive Producer
         Stephanie Savage, Co-Executive Producer
         Benjamin McKenzie, "Ryan"
         Peter Gallagher, "Sandy Cohen"
         Tate Donovan, "Jimmy Cooper"
         Melinda Clarke, "Julie Cooper"
         Kelly Rowan, "Kirsten Cohen"
         Alan Dale, "Caleb Nichol"
         Michael Cassidy, "Zach"
         Tod Ridgeway, Mayor, City of Newport Beach
         Marta Hayden, Executive Director, Newport Beach Conference 
           and Visitors Bureau

WHEN:    Thursday, October 28, 2004

TIME:    Press Check-in                5:45 PM
         Ceremony                      6:30 PM
         Interview Opportunities       7:00 PM

WHERE:   The Historic Balboa Pavilion
         Balboa Peninsula
         400 Main Street
         Newport Beach, CA

"THE O.C." PREMIERES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) ON FOX.

Contacts

Wills Communications, Inc.
(For Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau)
Terry Wills/Jessica Roswell, 310-524-0200
or
FOX Publicity
Jason Clark, 310-369-4517
Jason.clark@fox.com

Contacts

Wills Communications, Inc.
(For Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau)
Terry Wills/Jessica Roswell, 310-524-0200
or
FOX Publicity
Jason Clark, 310-369-4517
Jason.clark@fox.com