[May 4, 2016, Macau] MGM treated its team members to a private pre-screening of blockbuster Book of Love at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Center, ahead of the movie’s release on May 5 in Macau and Hong Kong. The integrated resort operator exclusively sponsored the movie’s on-location filming in Macau last year, which has become a box office smash in Mainland China with over RMB 400 million (over MOP 493 million) within the first four days of release.
Book of Love is the second installment of Finding Mr. Right (with an independent storyline), which broke box office records in China and received critical acclaim in 2013. Award-winning director Xue Xiaolu returned to direct the blockbuster and once again teamed up with A-listers Tang Wei and Xu Xiubo to bring a new story of love to the audience. Tang Wei plays the role of a casino hostess at MGM MACAU, with significant scenes shot within the property and in the city. Meanwhile, Wu Xiubo plays the role of a top real estate agent based in Los Angeles, who embarked on a life-changing journey in Las Vegas, filmed at MGM’s sister properties in the city including MGM Grand Las Vegas and Bellagio.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “Through sponsoring film and TV productions, we are creating great opportunities to showcase Macau’s beautiful landscapes, art, culture and diversified offerings to the world. By weaving Macau into the storylines of the movies, audience of the world are able to see Macau in different dimensions, and that shall be an invitation for them to come and experience the city. MGM has always been and will be supportive of various different initiatives that benefit Macau as a world center of tourism and leisure, while promoting the sustainable development of local creative industries.”
MGM hosted a private pre-screening at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Center for more than 400 team members as a token of appreciation to their hard work and for them to experience firsthand the Company’s contribution to supporting Macau as a hub of Asia’s creative industries.
A Leader of Engaging Creative and Movie Industries
MGM is well-known for its long history of bringing culture, film, entertainment and great moments to the community. Its mother company MGM Resorts International has long been a sturdy supporter to international blockbusters such as Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Thirteen and Last Vegas, with its properties including Bellagio, ARIA and MGM Grand Las Vegas as key settings for the films.
Building on this legacy, MGM has consistently dedicated significant efforts in developing Macau as a leading incubator of creative and film industries in Asia. In addition to Book of Love, MGM MACAU has sponsored and been featured in a range of movies and TV shows including Jacky Chan’s upcoming Hollywood movie Skiptrace (see full list in appendix). With on-location production taking place in Macau, local filmmakers, actors and related crew members were recruited by the foreign movie production houses to assist on different tasks, providing local talent opportunities to learn skills from seasoned experts with global experiences and backgrounds.
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/subconcessions 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 is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double 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 an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, 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. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. 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. The HK$ 24billion project is expected to open towards the end of the first quarter of 2017.
MGM China Holdings Limited 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, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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