KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 Merē Jorgensen is the grand prize winner.
“Regal is proud to partner with Vin Diesel who hand-picked Merē Jorgensen as the winner. Her design truly captures the character of Riddick”
“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 Merē 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. Merē’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 Merē 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 Merē’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.
Betrayed by the Necromongers and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
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About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,340 screens in 576 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of July 25, 2013. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.