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Celebrity Judges Sign On For The Movies: Virtual Film Competition

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT

Entertainment industry icons Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Garry Marshall (Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries), Guy Ritchie (Revolver, Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), and Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket, City of Angels) have signed on to be judges for the Chrysler in The Movies: Virtual Film Competition.

Created by Chrysler brand in connection with Activision, the competition provides an innovative approach to making movies, with aspiring filmmakers creating unique projects using Activision and Lionhead® Studios' The Movies game. Contestants must submit their finished projects online at www.themoviesgame.com/filmcompetition by April 20, 2006.

"The Chrysler brand stands for innovation and inspiration. These are the same values held by independent film makers," said David Rooney, director, Chrysler brand. “This competition is a great way to support the craft of filmmaking while showcasing our products among a terrific audience."

To be eligible to win, Films must be two to four minutes in length and include any of the current Chrysler vehicles integrated into The Movies game – the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler 300 or Chrysler PT Cruiser.

The celebrity panel will view and judge the top ten films to decide who will receive CiTM top honors and a new Chrysler Crossfire. The competition winner will be announced by David Krumholtz during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2006 in May at the Activision booth, Los Angeles Convention Center - South Hall #1200. In addition, five of the best virtual films will be selected to be made into live action shorts by independent filmmakers participating in the Chrysler Film Project, a contest where filmmakers compete to win a full-length feature production deal on behalf of Chrysler. To learn more, go to www.chrysler.com/film.

“Activision is excited to be teamed up with an incredible lineup of talent for the ‘Chrysler in The Movies: Virtual Film Competition,’” said Dave Anderson, senior director of business development, Activision, Inc. “The Movies game allows Hollywood hopefuls to showcase their movie making skills and we’re eager to get their works of art in front of some of the most prolific names in the entertainment industry.”

Films can also be viewed online at www.themoviesgame.com/filmcompetition. In addition, consumers will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite films and win Chrysler and Activision merchandise and prizes.

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