Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating a theatre circuit in the United States, announced Thursday that Joss Whedon has chosen a winner for the Regal Fan Art Challenge.
Matt Stevenson from Washington, D.C. was chosen from more than 400 submissions. Whedon is a widely acclaimed film director known for his recent work on Marvel’s “The Avengers.”
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A limited edition print of the winning design will be handed out to guests attending Whedon’s new film “Much Ado About Nothing” at participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres.[ Also Read: RMN Company Launches Multimedia Entertainment Project ]
The artwork will also be on display at many Regal Cinema Art theatres showing “Much Ado About Nothing” as a limited release film.
The design features two lipstick stains and a smudge in the shape of a mask, similar to those worn by the characters in the film. The mini-posters will be given away for free while supplies last.[ Also Read: Can You Make Anurag Kashyap Films in a Minute? ]
As a result of his first place finish, Stevenson will receive a framed copy of the artwork signed by Joss Whedon himself and a year of free movies from Regal.
In addition to Stevenson’s submission, two other poster designs were awarded prizes. During this promotion, Regal’s website includes a video with Joss Whedon asking fans for their take on how to market his latest film. To see all submissions, visit the page here: www.REGmovies.com/mymuchadoposter.