Maid in Manhattan Love Stories to Celebrate Romantic Fate With Reality Web Experience for Revolution Studios & Columbia Pictures' 'Maid in Manhattan'

Couples From All Walks of New York Life Look at the Moment They Fell in Love In Powerful Online Vignettes


Audiences will be able to connect with 28 real couples from New York who share the moment they fell for each other in Maid in Manhattan Love Stories, a poignant and compelling exploration of romantic fate at . The couples agreed to talk candidly on film about their experiences, which will be made available in online vignettes November 1. The true stories will further celebrate the spirit of Revolution Studios & Columbia Pictures' "Maid in Manhattan" in theaters December 13, 2002, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes.

"Great romance stories resonate on so many levels with audiences, and the couples that agreed to let us into their lives for the Maid in Manhattan Love Stories have allowed us to share something truly special," said Terry Curtin, Head of Marketing and Distribution for Revolution Studios. "It is rewarding when the universal themes in a film, like the magic, humor and power of a human connection explored in "Maid in Manhattan," can spark real discussions and enable us to create these kinds of extended experiences."

Each couple comes from a different walk of life and has their own, unique and unscripted story. Everything from an unlikely blind date set-up that turned to true romance, to a bus driver that did a double take when his future wife walked in the room is shared. Unforgettable moments include a man who took 'falling' for his lady literally when they met after a tumble down the campus stairs, as well a nude life model that caught her artist's eye.

Extending the interactivity and emotional investment for audiences, the Maid in Manhattan Love Stories will also have a compelling voting component. Holding the fate of one lucky couple in their hands, visitors will have the option to vote online for their favorite story until December 18. Leading up to "Maid in Manhattan's" December 13th release, the campaign will culminate with the couple receiving the most responses being treated to a romantic weekend getaway.

Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a division of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at / .

Revolution Studios was formed by Joe Roth in May 2000 to independently produce and finance films in partnership with Sony Pictures, Starz Encore Group and Fox Entertainment Group.

For further information please call Steve Elzer of Columbia Pictures/LA, +1-310-244-7142.

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SOURCE: Columbia Pictures; Revolution Studios

CONTACT: Steve Elzer of Columbia Pictures/ LA, +1-310-244-7142

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