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Lights, camera, action! Melco Crown Entertainment sets the scene on Macau's Studio City

12 January 2015

MACAU -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (SEHK:6883) (Nasdaq:MPEL), a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, today unveiled details of its thrilling new cinematically themed gaming, entertainment and leisure destination resort in Macau: Studio City.

The U.S. $3.2 billion, Hollywood-inspired, gaming and entertainment complex will transport the visitor into a stunning cinematic world with awe-inspiring entertainment offerings, delivered by the world's leading entertainment partners, positioning this new destination resort as Asia's entertainment capital.

Studio City will encompass the pinnacle of international and Asian leisure-destination inspired entertainment, supported and endorsed by icons of Hollywood's entertainment industry.

In a world first, a sneak peek of a tantalizing new film trailer promoting "The Audition" - a special short-movie set around a Studio City storyline which marks the very first time Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt have all starred together under the direction of Academy Award-winning film director Martin Scorsese - was provided at today's unveiling event in Macau, China. The movie was produced by an acclaimed Hollywood producer, RatPac Entertainment's Brett Ratner, the director of movie blockbusters "Red Dragon," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Hercules" and the "Rush Hour" film franchise.

Mr. Brett Ratner said: "This short film is a historic event because it is the first film ever to star such legendary actors as Robert De Niro, Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt in one film together. Mr. Lawrence Ho and Mr. James Packer served as Executive Producers and convinced iconic filmmaker Martin Scorsese to direct the film whom I was thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with. The cooperation between Mr. Scorsese and the Melco Crown Entertainment brand is synergistic because of the fact that Mr. Scorsese directed the film "Casino" starring Robert DeNiro. Mr. Scorsese has collaborated with Mr. DeNiro on eight films and with Mr. DiCaprio on five films and is working with Mr. Pitt for the first time. Our hope is that the trailer for "The Audition" gives audiences an early look into what will surely be an important cinematic experience directed by one of the most culturally influential directors in the history of Hollywood films. I look forward to the Global Premiere of the film at the launch of Studio City in mid-2015."

Set against a backdrop of Art Deco-inspired architecture, Studio City will deliver movie-star treatment to all its visitors, with the most diverse collection of entertainment offerings ever seen in Macau; a glamorous two-tower hotel; and highly sophisticated and immersive shopping and dining experiences.

"Studio City will represent Asia's 'next generation' of immersive, world-leading, entertainment-driven gaming and leisure destination experiences, as we work to support Macau's tourism development and diversification," said Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment.

"It will take the entertainment-inspired leisure destination concept to new levels, in a cinematic setting developed in partnership with the world's leading entertainment brands, supported and endorsed by many of the legends of Hollywood - including this very special short-film collaboration with Brett Ratner, Martin Scorsese, and superstars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt."

Melco Crown Entertainment also announced a partnership to bring the unrivaled portfolio of many of the most iconic DC Comics' Super Heroes and Warner Bros.' classic characters to life, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.

"We are also thrilled to announce a collaboration to bring the unrivaled portfolio of some of the most iconic DC Comics' Super Heroes and Warner Bros.' classic characters to life, together with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. We are excited to introduce Macau to the exhilarating Batman Dark Flight, a virtual-reality ride that will allow fans of the Caped Crusader to soar over Gotham City, and we look forward to unveiling the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Center, where families and children can play among many of their favorite characters," said Mr. Ho.

"Studio City will radically enhance and diversify Macau's evolving leisure experiences as Melco Crown Entertainment works to anticipate, innovate and ultimately satisfy the ever-growing needs of the region's and world's leisure destination visitors."

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