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Option Agreement - 1st Step Inc. and Corbin Bernsen

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                                OPTION AGREEMENT
                               WITH CORBIN BERNSEN


Feb 15th, 2002

Dear Corbin,

This letter sets forth the Agreement {"Agreement") between you (the "Owner" ) on
the one hand, and 1st Step Inc. (the "Purchaser") on the other hand, with
respect to the 5 screenplays currently entitled "3 DAY TEST", `THE CIRCUIT",
"ISLE OF MAN", "MOMMY AND ME", "411"(the "Property") which are being purchased
for the purpose of being produced as a Feature Films (the Picture").

1.  Exclusive Options :

Purchaser shall acquire the following exclusive options:
a) 12 months: for a total of $25,000 ($5,000 per screenplay) commencing as of
the date Purchaser receives a fully executed copy of this agreement.

2. Purchase Price

2.5% of the final pre-shootinq budget (excluding completion bond, overhead,
financing costs, and interest charges) of the Picture.
Upon payment of purchase price, Purchaser shall acquire all rights to the
Property (as described below).

3. Rights Granted

Owner hereby grants to Purchaser the exclusive options as set forth above to
purchase outright, exclusively and in perpetuity, all right, title, and interest
of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether now or hereafter known or existing in
all languages, throughout the universe in and to the property (the Rights"). The
Rights shall include, without limitation, all motion picture, television and
allied rights in and to the Property including, without limitation, music, live
action, animation, remake, sequel, prequel, series, Digital television and video
cassette and/or video laser disc recording, sound track, media rights,
merchandising, and commercial tie-up rights in and to the Property and any and
all rights therefrom or ancillary thereto and the excusive right to exploit any
and/or all such rights as Purchaser may choose in its sole discretion in any
and/or all media now or hereafter known or devised in perpetuity, throughout the

4. Representations and Warranties:

Owner warrants and represents that all ideas, creations, material, and
intellectual properties furnished by owner herein are and will be Owner's own
and original creation. Owner warrants and represents that Owner's have the sole
and exclusive right and authority to enter into and fully perform this agreement
and to grant exclusively to Purchaser the Rights granted herein.

5. Indemnities:

Owner shall defend, indemnify and save harmless Purchaser, it's successors,
licensees and assigns, and any officers,
directors, employees/ agents and/or representatives of any of the foregoing,
from and against any and all claims and expenses (including without limitation
reasonable legal fees and expenses) incurred by any of them by reason of the
breach or alleged breach of any warranty undertaking, representation and/or
agreement made by or entered into herein by Owner hereunder.

6. Purchasers Control:

Owner acknowledges the right of Purchaser to make any changes to the Property in
the preparation and exploitation of any productions based on the property, and
in this connection Owner acknowledges and agrees that Owner will not have any
right of approval or consultation with respect to any such changes or with
respect to any element of any production produced hereunder.


7. Assignment:

All Rights and privileges granted to Purchaser hereunder and all representations
and warranties made by owner hereunder shall inure not only to Purchaser's
benefit, but also to the benefit of all persons who may hereafter lawfully
acquire any right to produce, sell, license, transmit, exhibit, advertise and/or
exploit in any way the Rights granted hereunder, it being expressly agreed that
any production hereunder may be produced, released, sold and/or distributed
under any company or trade name, brand producing mark, or trademark desired by
Purchaser, its licensees, successors and assigns.

8. No Injunctive Relief :

Owner's sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of this Agreement shall be
limited to an action for damages at law and under no circumstances shall Owner
be entitled to equitable relief or to restrain or enjoin the distribution of any
motion picture hereunder or other exploitation of any of the Rights granted to
Producer hereunder .

9. Articles:

Notices to Owner shall be sent to the address below. Notices to Purchaser shall
be sent to 1st Step Inc, 14759 Oxnard St, California 91411. All payments and
notices hereunder shall be given to Owner and Purchaser by first class mail,
registered or certified, return receipt requested, or by personal delivery, Fax,
Federal Express or the like, at their respective addresses set forth, or to such
other address as either party shall specify by notice as herein provided.

All terms contained in this letter Agreement which are not specifically defined
herein are intended to be defined in accordance with the customary definitions
of such terms in the United States Motion picture and Television industries.
This letter Agreement shall constitute a complete and mutually binding Agreement
that can not be modified except by a writing signed by all of the parties.
Please indicate your acceptance of this letter Agreement by signing in the space
provided for herein below.

                                                     FOR 1st Step Inc .
AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED:                              ACKNOWLEDGED:

/S/ CORBIN BERNSEN                                   /S/ SHAUN EDWARDES
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Corbin Bernsen                                       Shaun Edwardes, Director

         For good consideration, the adequacy, sufficiency, and receipt of which
is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby grants to 1st Step
Inc.("purchaser"), it's successors, licensees and assigns, the sole and
exclusive option to purchase all motion picture, allied and ancillary rights (as
more particularly described in the Agreement specified below) in and to the 5
screenplays entitled "3 DAY TEST", `THE CIRCUIT", "ISLE OF MAN", "MOMMY AND ME",
"411"(the property). This instrument is executed in accordance with and is
subject to the Option/Purchase Agreement {the "Agreement" ) between the
undersigned and 1st Step Inc. dated as of January 25, 2002 relating to the
option granted to 1st Step Inc. to purchase above mentioned rights to the
property, which rights are more fully described in the Agreement.

Date February 15, 2002

Corbin Bernsen ("Owner")