MACAU – Tuesday, December 15, 2015: Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MPEL) (“Melco Crown Entertainment”, “MCE” or the “Company”) is a developer, owner and operator of gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. The Company has long been committed to supporting the creative and art industry of Macau. This September, Melco Crown Entertainment offered its full support to the Gaming Employees Home’s microfilm The Lost Winner II, an inspirational microfilm to further promote the gaming industry’s healthy development and instill positive values to gaming practitioners. Two premieres of the microfilm were held at Studio 8 of Studio City today with over 600 audiences.
Officiating guests of the premiere included Dr. Alexis Tam, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macao SAR; Mr. Wu Changfan, Deputy Head of the Social Work Department of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macao SAR; Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office; Ms. Teng Nga Kan, Substitute Director of Labor Affairs Bureau; Mr. Hon Wai, Substitute Director of Social Welfare Bureau; Mr. Lai Chan Keong, Member of the Board of Directors of the Macao Foundation; Ms. Serene Chan, Head of Research and Investigation Department of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau; Ms. Akiko Takahashi, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility of Melco Crown Entertainment; Mr. Pak Ki Man, President of Volunteer Macau; Mr. Sam Choi, Director of Public Relations of Free Dream Production; Mr. Chiang Chong Sek, President of the Executive Board of the Macau Federation of Trade Unions; and Mr. Leong Sun Iok, President of Gaming Employees Home.
Mr. Leong Sun Iok, President of Gaming Employees Home, said at the premiere, “We are dedicated to increasing the community’s understanding of the working environment in the gaming industry. With the instrumental support of Melco Crown Entertainment on the filming location, funding, as well as their invaluable contribution on the script, The Lost Winner II is able to convey a positive image of gaming practitioners through an even more compelling, inspirational and convincing story. We are very grateful for the great support offered by Melco Crown Entertainment, as well as the sponsorship from the Macau Foundation.”
Ms. Akiko Takahashi, Executive Vice President, Chief Officer of Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility of Melco Crown Entertainment, said “Melco Crown Entertainment supports and promotes the development of creative industries, encourages local design and production, and assists in nurturing local youth talents. This microfilm project fits perfectly with our goals of conveying positive image of the gaming industry and to inculcate a positive outlook and values by the employees of our industry. “
Melco Crown Entertainment has offered its full support to the production of The Lost Winner II, providing input on story and message concept, and on-site shooting locations at the casino floor and Heart of House areas. Melco Crown Entertainment also recruited 70 of its employees to volunteer as cast members in this meaningful microfilm.
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About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Melco Crown Entertainment, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment's business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company is also developing the planned Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation's subsidiary, MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation, currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit www.melco-crown.com.
Melco Crown Entertainment has strong support from both of its major shareholders, Melco International Development Limited ("Melco") and Crown Resorts Limited ("Crown"). Melco is a listed company on the Stock Exchange and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is Co-Chairman, an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-50 company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and led by Chairman Mr. James Packer, who is also Co-Chairman and a Non-executive Director of Melco Crown Entertainment.
About Studio City
Studio City, when it opens, is set to take Macau’s entertainment destination proposition to unprecedented new levels, by providing a ‘next generation’ of outstanding entertainment-driven leisure destination experiences that will help the territory’s evolution into a truly international tourism center.
The Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is a thrilling new cinematic inspired entertainment and leisure destination and is designed to be the most diversified entertainment offering in Macau. Ideally located on Cotai, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point connecting Hengqin Island and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit, Studio City will deliver more world-class entertainment amenities than any integrated resort in the market.
Studio City’s stunning Art Deco facade includes the “Golden Reel”, the world’s highest figure-8 Ferris wheel which straddles the resort’s two-tower hotel at a height of some 130 meters. The integrated resort will provide the ultimate in sophisticated leisure entertainment, hotel, retail, dining and lifestyle experiences.
The resort’s innovative entertainment offerings include “Studio City Event Center”, a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment center designed to host live concerts, theatrical and sporting events; and “Studio 8”, a 300-seat live-audience TV broadcast studio for reality and game-show productions distributed in the Asia region. The entertainment experiences also include a magic theater “The House of Magic” and a Warner Bros. Batman-themed 4D flight simulation “Batman Dark Flight”, a 40,000-square-foot family entertainment center “Warner Bros. Fun Zone” for kids filled with Warner Bros.’ and DC Comics’ franchise characters and play-rides, together with “Pacha Macau” which will bring Ibiza-style nightlife to Macau.
Studio City is destined to deliver an unparalleled leisure entertainment and hospitality experience, strengthening the depth and diversity of Macau’s leisure, business and tourism proposition as a leading visitor destination in Asia.
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Melco Crown Entertainment
Ms. Maggie Ma
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Tel: +852 3151 3767 / +853 8868 3767
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Senior Manager, Public Relations
Tel: +853 8868 7556 / +853 6693 8047
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