New Line Cinema Teams With MSN to Showcase Exclusive Footage

LOS ANGELES and REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 4, 2004 — The high-stakes action comedy
“After The Sunset”
may not be in theaters until Nov. 12, but visitors to MSN can get an exclusive sneak peek at the films opening scenes beginning Nov. 8.

New Line Cinema and MSN have teamed up to stream the first six minutes of the latest film from director Brett Ratner (
“Rush Hour,” “Rush Hour 2,” “Red Dragon”
). The footage will be available for viewing on Monday in the U.S. by visiting and will be promoted through integrated sites across the MSN network such as the MSN home page, MSN Entertainment and MSN Video for easy discoverability. New Line Cinema will additionally be supporting the video promotion through national print advertisements out this week. MSN is additionally supporting the release of the film with a sweepstakes promotion, in which the winners will be flown to the Bahamas to stay in a beachfront cottage like Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek enjoy in the movie.

“We are excited to offer MSN visitors a first look at the opening minutes of After The Sunset that highlights the films great mix of action and comedy,”
said Russell Schwartz, New Lines president of domestic marketing.
“We are also very pleased to be working with MSN on its first online offering of such an extended sequence prior to theatrical release.”

“MSN will showcase an unprecedented amount of streaming video of the upcoming film debut of ‘After The Sunset’ to intensify the buzz-building campaign,”
said Joanne Bradford, MSN vice president and chief media revenue officer.
“Meeting both marketer and consumer needs in one comprehensive and entertaining package is a tribute to the progress weve made in the interactive space to connect brands with an engaged and massive audience.”

“After The Sunset”
begins where most great heist movies end — with master thieves Max and Lola (Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek) escaping to a tropical paradise to enjoy the spoils of their labor. The thieves are content to settle into their new life after crime, until their nemesis from the FBI (Woody Harrelson) tracks them down, convinced that they are actually plotting to pull off a million-dollar theft from a nearby
“diamond cruise.”
The allure of the alleged scheme captures Max and Lolas attention and sets off a cat and mouse game of friendship, suspicion and thievery. Filmed on location in the Bahamas,
“After The Sunset”
also features an outstanding ensemble cast including Don Cheadle (
“Oceans 11”
) and Naomie Harris (
“28 Days Later”
) as locals with an eye on Maxs game.

About New Line Cinema Corporation

New Line Cinema is the oldest and most successful independent film company in the world. In addition to the production, marketing and distribution of theatrical motion pictures, the fully-integrated studio has divisions devoted to home entertainment, television, music, theater, licensing, merchandising and international marketing and distribution. New Line is a pioneer in franchise filmmaking and its Oscar-winning
“The Lord of the Rings”
trilogy is the most successful film franchise in history. Together with its subsidiary, Fine Line Features, New Line is a unit of Time Warner.

About MSN

MSN attracts more than 350 million unique users worldwide per month. With localized versions available globally in 39 markets and 20 languages, MSN is a world leader in delivering Web services to consumers and online advertising opportunities to businesses worldwide. The most useful and innovative online service today, MSN brings consumers everything they need from the Web to make the most of their time online. MSN is located on the Web at . MSN worldwide sites are located at .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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