Copyright 2000 PR Newswire

[ November 1st 2000 ]

Paramount Pictures today announced it will work with Land Rover and RealNetworks Inc. to present "Tomb Raider Live," the first up close look at Tomb Raider, one of next summer's most anticipated films.

This event will take place LIVE on Thursday, November 9, 2000 from the set of the Tomb Raider production currently filming at Pinewood Studios in London.This interactive event, broadcast exclusively in RealNetworks' RealVideo 8 format, will start with a tour of the film's magnificent sets.

Users will then be able watch an interview with the film's director Simon West and pose questions with key members of the Tomb Raider production staff, take an exclusive look behind-the-scenes, and have an opportunity to win a copy of the new Tomb Raider Chronicles console game from Eidos

Interactive. Director Simon West said, "Conducting a live Webcast from the set of 'Tomb Raider' is the kind of cutting edge technology we've come to expect from Lara Croft. We're all very excited about it." Internet users can attend Tomb Raider Live by logging on to the official movie Web Site or by going directly to

To view the live webcast, users will need RealPlayer 8, available for free download at The LIVE Webcast will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. EST, 7:30 p.m. GMT and 11:30 a.m. PST. The event will be rebroadcast in its entirety at 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. PST for those who couldn't make it earlier in the day.

Yahoo! Chat will conduct a live chat during the Webcast. Web users will be able to use Yahoo! Chat to pose questions to the crew as well as to discuss this fantastic event as it happens. Tomb Raider fans should pay close attention to the broadcast times as an archive of this Webcast will not be launched until early next year.

RealNetworks, the recognized leader in media delivery on the Internet, will broadcast the event via its hosting solutions division, the Real Broadcast Network. "We are thrilled to be the exclusive hosts for Paramount's interactive webcast for Tomb Raider," said Lucy Mohl, Programming Director, RealNetworks, Inc. "We're equally excited to be making this available for free to our more than 150 million unique registered RealPlayer users worldwide."

Land Rover is also a sponsor of the event. The Land Rover Defender appears in the film and users who attend the Webcast will be able to see one of these vehicles from the set. Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc., which is 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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