Be a Movie Mogul and Win
So, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman lacked chemistry in "Cold Mountain?" Who would you have cast? And if you were in charge of remaking a classic like Lina Wertmuller's "Swept Away" -- and didn't have to cast your wife, Madonna -- how would you update it? Don't you have a great movie idea just waiting to be pitched? Here's your chance.
In Weekend's Be a Movie Mogul contest, you can tell us your movie idea -- title, cast and brief plot summary (200 words or less) -- and win. Contestants should send a pitch for a summer movie they would love to see on the big screen. You can come up with an original idea; adapt a book, play, TV show or comic; or, in the spirit of this summer's movies, be inspired by an oldie. The Weekend staff will judge the entries based on content and creativity and choose 10 winners. Each winner will receive a pass (good for two people) to an advance Washington screening of "Spider-Man 2" and a Weekend T-shirt (100 percent cotton and lots of fun to wear). Ten runners-up also will win Weekend T-shirts.
So, gather your thoughts and commit them to paper or e-mail. The deadline is June 7. The winners will be notified by telephone on or after June 15.
Here's the fine print:
1. Weekend's Be a Movie Mogul contest runs from Friday through June 7. This contest is open to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Contestants must be 12 years of age or older. Employees of The Washington Post and its affiliates and agencies and their families are not eligible to win.
2. To enter, send us a movie title, cast and, in 200 words or less, a plot summary. Please e-mail your entry or type or write your entry legibly on 81/2-by-11-inch paper. Include your name, address, age and daytime phone number and mail to: Be a Movie Mogul, Weekend Section, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071 or you can e-mail your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. No purchase required.
4. One entry per person. Entries must be received by contest deadline. The Washington Post and all other sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, destroyed or misdirected entry forms.
5. Ten winners will be selected. Entries will be judged on content and creativity. Each winner will receive a pass (good for two people) to an advance Washington screening of "Spider-Man 2" and a Weekend T-shirt. Ten randomly selected runners-up will each receive a Weekend T-shirt. The entries will be judged by The Washington Post Weekend section staff.
6. By entering, you consent to the publication of your entry in The Washington Post and the use of your name and likeness for promotional purposes.
7. The Washington Post reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time. Contest is void where prohibited by law.
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