Vin Diesel Choses RIDDICK Fan Art Winner
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that acclaimed actor and producer Vin Diesel has chosen a winner for the Regal Fan Art Challenge. Regal moviegoers were asked to design a poster for the upcoming "Riddick" movie. Selected from nearly 800 contest entries, a design by Mer? Jorgensen is the grand prize winner.
"I have career aspirations of working in the entertainment design industry, and a friend suggested I enter. It seemed like a great opportunity to exercise my skills and gain some experience," said Mer? when asked about her interest in the contest. "I love science fiction and the overall aesthetic of the 'Riddick' franchise. I also like Vin Diesel and how he often takes on fun roles in films, which is always enjoyable to see."
The winning poster features Riddick himself ruling the dark, wearing his signature goggles. Mer?'s design will be on display at all participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres across the country. And while supplies last, mini-posters will be given away for free during opening weekend of "Riddick."
"Regal is proud to partner with Vin Diesel who hand-picked Mer? Jorgensen as the winner. Her design truly captures the character of Riddick," said Ken Foreman, vice president of film marketing for Regal Entertainment Group. "Giving fans this opportunity, makes our patrons become a part of this successful movie franchise from Universal Studios. And free copies of Mer?'s poster will be a hot item exclusively at our theatres showing "Riddick" starting September 6th."
As grand prize winner, Jorgensen will receive a framed copy of her poster autographed by Vin Diesel along with free hotel and airfare to Los Angeles to see "Riddick" at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE. Ten additional poster designers will be awarded a prize package consisting of the signature Riddick goggles along with a backpack, aluminum drinking bottle, tank top, hat and other movie items. To see all submissions in the contest, visit the Regal Fan Art Challenge page: RegalFanArtChallenge.com.