NEW YORK, NEW YORK (February 21, 2007) – After receiving thousands of outstanding entries from across the country, The Weinstein Company is pleased to announce that Dimitri LaBarge, from Nashville, Tennessee, is the winner of the contest to create the best movie poster for the film FACTORY GIRL. Dimitri will have his poster prominently displayed at his hometown theater Regal Green Hills 16 in Nashville, a private screening of FACTORY GIRL for him and 25 of his friends, a full-size print of their poster autographed by the cast, which includes Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce and Hayden Christensen, and a promotion for the poster on the film’s official website, www.factorygirlmovie.net. Currently in theaters, FACTORY GIRL is a Weinstein Company presentation being released in the U.S. by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM).
To enter, contestants simply had to log onto www.factorygirlmovie.net and download the Contest Package‚ which provided them with images from the film, different title treatments, a billing block with logos, a copy of the official FACTORY GIRL poster (for some creative inspiration), a SampleHowTo.pdf‚ which gave an overview of how we made the official poster, Treatment Ideas‚ which gave different ideas of how to treat an image, and contest rules and directions to build their poster.
FACTORY GIRL imaginatively unfolds the comet-like rise and fall of 60s “it girl” Edie Sedgwick, the blazing superstar who came to define both the glamour and the tragedy of our celebrity-obsessed culture. Sedgwick appeared to be the quintessential American princess, with her blue blood, her trust fund and her Harvard education, not to mention her ethereal beauty and vivacious charisma. But she was also a lost and fragile little girl; and when she met up with counter-culture anti-hero Andy Warhol, everything changed. Suddenly, Edie found herself at the center of a Pop Art universe bursting with sex, drugs, style and rock ‘n’ roll -- and a mad rush for fame and fabulousness that was destined to spin out of control.
Arriving into the chaos of mid-60s New York, Edie (Sienna Miller) is taken under the wing of the famously deadpan artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce) who sees in her untamed vulnerability the makings of an irresistible muse. Warhol invites Edie into the wild world of The Factory, a former downtown hat factory he has transformed into a bohemian paradise. Here, a rag-tag mix of musicians, poets, artists, actors and misfits gather to create avant-garde movies during the day and throw glam parties all night long. Edie quickly ascends to become the star of Warhol’s movies, an idol at The Factory and a media darling. She is on top of the world when she falls in love with a larger-than-life rock star (Hayden Christensen), the man known as “the voice of a generation.” But when Edie becomes caught between Warhol’s world of sexy surfaces and her new love, she winds up rejected by both – and once again, set adrift in the modern world.
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