TOBY KEITH MAKES FEATURE FILM DEBUT IN “BROKEN BRIDGES” PREMIERING ON CMT DECEMBER 15

11/28/06



SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH MAKES HIS FEATURE FILM DEBUT IN “BROKEN BRIDGES” PREMIERING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 ON CMT
AND ON DVD TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

DVD Features Music by Toby Keith, Rising Star Lindsey Haun and Country Legend Willie Nelson

DVD Also Includes Bonus Features With Behind-The-Scenes Character Featurettes, A Never–Before-Released Toby Keith Concert Featurette and More

Hollywood, Calif. and Nashville, Tenn. – November 28, 2006 – Platinum-selling country artist Toby Keith makes his acting debut in the poignant and touching film, BROKEN BRIDGES, from Paramount Home Entertainment and CMT Films, which will have its broadcast premiere on CMT, Friday, December 15 at 8:00 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT. The DVD will arrive in stores on Tuesday, January 9, 2007.

Featuring a stellar cast including Kelly Preston, Tess Harper, Willie Nelson, Lindsey Haun and Burt Reynolds, BROKEN BRIDGES is a bittersweet story of former high school sweethearts Bo Price (Keith) and Angela Delton (Preston) who return home after the deaths of their younger brothers, forcing them to deal with ghosts of the past and their uncertain future.  The film also features original music and performances by Keith and Haun.  An original movie soundtrack is available on Keith’s record label, Show Dog Nashville.

In support of the film’s television and DVD debut, CMT will kick off a month of promotional programming during the weekend of December 15 with popular programs featuring Toby Keith, including CMT INSIDER SPECIAL EDITION: TOBY KEITH; HOMECOMING: TOBY KEITH; and the concert special, Toby Keith: Live, Uncut & Unleashed; as well as BEHIND THE SCENES: BROKEN BRIDGES that gives an insider’s look at the making of the film.

BROKEN BRIDGES synopsis, DVD details and marketing outline are listed below:

Film Synopsis
Toby Keith plays a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight and faces life changes after coming home, reuniting with his true love and meeting his 16-year-old daughter (Haun) for the first time. BROKEN BRIDGES is a journey of discovery about shattering preconceived notions and reinventing one’s own concepts of family, reconciliation and acceptance.

DVD Marketing
Paramount Home Entertainment will support the release of BROKEN BRIDGES with a national media campaign including television, print, radio and online advertising, grassroots promotions and a comprehensive national publicity campaign. CMT support of BROKEN BRIDGES is available on many CMT platforms, including on-air via CMT INSIDER, CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN and BEHIND THE SCENES: BROKEN BRIDGES, as well as exclusive features and content via CMT Loaded and CMT.com. The film will re-air on CMT during the weekend before the DVD launch on Saturday, January 6 at 4:00 PM, 9:00 PM and Sunday, January 7 at 7:00 PM. All times are ET/PT.

DVD
The BROKEN BRIDGES DVD is presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English Stereo and includes the following special features:

Toby Keith’s Big Throw Down Tour II -Ford Truck Concert Video, “Alien”
Four featurettes:
Military Base:  A Salute to Our Fighting Men & Women—featurette on filming on a base with real soldiers
Muddin’—features additional off-roading footage from the film
The Making Of Dixie
Meet The Actors And Their Characters with Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Burt Reynolds, Anna Maria Horsford, Tess Harper and Katie Finneran

Keith just finished the first leg of his Ford Trucks sponsored “Hookin' Up & Hangin' Out Tour.” Keith’s current hit single, “Crash Here Tonight,” is featured on the BROKEN BRIDGES soundtrack and on his release “White Trash With Money,” along with other hits including “Get Drunk And Be Somebody” and the #1 “A Little Too late.”  The album is the latest of his platinum successes, with more than 30 million albums sold in his career to date. The BROKEN BRIDGES soundtrack was the highest debut for a country soundtrack in Soundscan history and includes the title track that features label-mate Haun as well as her solo hit single, “Broken.”  Haun is currently preparing to record her full-length debut album on Show Dog Nashville.

BROKEN BRIDGES is the first CMT title under the studio partnership forged by MTV Networks Music and Logo Enterprise Group and Paramount Home Entertainment. Ford Trucks is a continuing sponsor of BROKEN BRIDGES, not only playing a key role in the film's theatrical release this past September, but also in supporting the upcoming exclusive CMT premiere and the DVD release. Additional information on BROKEN BRIDGES can be accessed at www.brokenbridgesmovies.com.
   
CMT Films, an extension of CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, is a division of MTV Networks and partner with Paramount Home Entertainment. The new full-service film studio, formed in 2005, uses innovative distribution methods including theatrical and network premieres to distribute the films before premiering them on CMT and releasing for DVD sales. CMT carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches 83 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.CMT.com.
   
Paramount Home Entertainment is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group. PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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CONTACTS:

CMT
Natasha Powell, natasha.powell@cmt.com, 615-335-8412

Paramount Home Entertainment
For Print: Deborah Peters, deborah_peters@paramount.com, (310) 284-8301
For Broadcast: Cari Sanders, cari_sanders@paramount.com, (818) 744-0348
For Online: Rachel Guthermann, phe@specialopsmedia.com, (212) 219-0600
Other Requests: Brenda Ciccone, brenda_ciccone@paramount.com, (323) 956-8091   


BROKEN BRIDGES
Street Date:        January 9, 2007
Prebook:        December 8, 2006
Pricing:          $29.99 U.S./$31.99 Canada
Catalog #:        347124
Runtime:        104 minutes
U.S. Rating:        PG-13
Canadian Rating:   PG

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