50 Cent & MTV Team Up For Concert Special

50 Cent & MTV Team Up For Concert Special

“50 CENT: GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ CONCERT & MOVIE SPECIAL” INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FROM UPCOMING FILM AVAILABLE TO ALL MTV AND VH1 ONLINE PLATFORMS AROUND THE WORLD

New York, NY – October 17, 2005 – The MTV Networks Music Group’s Van Toffler announced today that the broadband outlets, MTV Overdrive (overdrive.mtv.com) and VH1’s Vspot (vpot.vh1.com) have secured the exclusive rights to stream 50 Cent’s final concert of his European tour in London, England. 50’s first-ever streamed concert will be filmed on Sunday, October 16, and will be available to fans beginning today, Monday, October 17th for a 30 day window. In addition to the concert, viewers will also have access to exclusive backstage footage from 50 Cent’s upcoming film “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”, plus previews of 50 Cent’s original soundtrack, as well as interviews with 50 Cent about the film, which hits theaters on November 9th .

“50 CENT: GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’ CONCERT & MOVIE SPECIAL” INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FROM UPCOMING FILM AVAILABLE TO ALL MTV AND VH1 ONLINE PLATFORMS AROUND THE WORLD

New York, NY – October 17, 2005 – The MTV Networks Music Group’s Van Toffler announced today that the broadband outlets, MTV Overdrive (overdrive.mtv.com) and VH1’s Vspot (vpot.vh1.com) have secured the exclusive rights to stream 50 Cent’s final concert of his European tour in London, England. 50’s first-ever streamed concert will be filmed on Sunday, October 16, and will be available to fans beginning today, Monday, October 17th for a 30 day window. In addition to the concert, viewers will also have access to exclusive backstage footage from 50 Cent’s upcoming film “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”, plus previews of 50 Cent’s original soundtrack, as well as interviews with 50 Cent about the film, which hits theaters on November 9th .

“This is going to be great,” states 50 Cent. “You have a chance to get 50 Cent to play right in your home. So sit back, relax, log on and see one of the best shows ever.”

In addition to MTV Overdrive and Vspot, “50 Cent: Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Concert & Movie Special” will be available on a number of MTV’s international online properties including MTV Brasil (www.mtv.br), MTV Japan (www.mtvjapan.com), MTV South East Asia (www.mtvasia.com), MTV Korea (www.mtv.co.kr), MTV Russia (www.mtv.ru), MTV UK (www.mtv.co.uk), MTV UK Base (www.mtvbase.co.uk), MTV Italy (www.mtv.it), MTV Germany (www.mtv.de), MTV Nordic (www.mtve.com), MTV France (www.mtv.fr), MTV Spain (www.mtv.es), MTV Poland (www.mtv.pl), and MTV Netherlands (www.mtv.nl).

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, one of the biggest and most popular stars in hip-hop, is the charismatic driving force behind “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” a hard-hitting drama directed by six-time Oscar® nominee Jim Sheridan about an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be. Paramount Pictures presents an Interscope/Shady/Aftermath and MTV Films production of a Jim Sheridan film starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Directed by Jim Sheridan from a screenplay written by Terence Winter, the film is produced by Jimmy Iovine, Paul Rosenberg, Chris Lighty, and Jim Sheridan. The executive producers are Gene Kirkwood, Stuart Parr, Van Toffler, David Gale, Arthur Lappin and Daniel Lupi. The film is rated R by the MPAA for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, sexuality and nudity.

50 Cent is putting the finishing touches to what will prove to be another blockbuster release this year, the soundtrack to his film debut “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’”. The album, Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, will be released on November 8. The soundtrack will be released on G Unit/Interscope Records and will feature all new music from 50 Cent, and his stable of artists on his G Unit Records Imprint. 50 Cent executive produced the album with Dr. Dre, Sha Money XL and Hi–Tek providing further production. Mase, Nate Dogg and newly signed G Unit members, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. are also featured on the album.

Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom, Inc., one of the world’s largest entertainment and media companies and a leader in the production, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and music.

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