MGM Theater at MGM COTAI presented the global premiere of the world’s first Digital Collective MOVIE “SHIP” by Art Tokyo Global Japan, earlier on June 2. The film “SHIP” is a revolutionized presentation of art – primarily set in a meta-universe space where music, theatrical performance and art integrate with technology, sailing through the history of human civilization to celebrate the precious solidarity in mankind. With the state-of-the-art technologies and the world’s largest permanent indoor LED screen inside of Asia’s first dynamic theater – MGM Theater, local and overseas audience in the premiere event marveled at the enthralling visual effects of such innovative creation.
The global premiere event was attended by guests of honor including Yin Rutao, Deputy Director General of Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR; Consul-General Kenichi Okada and Consul Shima Minako of the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong; Cheng Wai Tong, Deputy Director of Macao Government Tourism Office; Ho Hong Pan, Head of the Department for Promoting Cultural and Creative Industries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government; Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM, Song Xiaodong, Chairman of the Macao Convention and Exhibition Industry Association, and Naohiko Kishi, Executive Director of the film SHIP, as well as participation of prominent investors and art collectors.
Consul-General Kenichi Okada of the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong said, "With the screening of the world's first NFT entertainment art film ‘SHIP’ as a starting point, we sincerely hope that art will not only connect Japan with Macau, but also the Greater China region as well as other regions in Asia. We also hope to further stimulate art exchange between Japan, Macau and the rest of Asia."
Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM, said, “With arts, culture, entertainment and technology at the core of the MGM brand, it is our honor to be one of the co-organizers to premiere the experiential film ‘SHIP’ in Macau. The movie “SHIP” is an unprecedented integration of arts, entertainment and technology, coinciding with MGM’s vision of bringing forth new sparks to the regional arts and culture scene. Empowered by its cutting-edge technologies and the world’s largest permanent indoor LED screen, we believe that MGM Theater is the perfect venue to showcase this world’s first immersive digital collective art film, delivering a breath-taking viewing experience for both local and overseas guests.”
On behalf of the organizers, Naohiko Kishi, Executive Producer of the film “SHIP”, said, " It is a great pleasure for me to welcome the global premiere of Japanese art movie film ‘SHIP’ at the wonderful venue of MGM, sharing this joyous moment with audience from China and Japan. With ‘SHIP’ representing the integration of traditional art forms and emerging technology, I truly feel that we are one step closer towards an idealistic future created by new art and technology."
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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