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By Starz Entertainment Group
Mar 18, 2005, 16:08

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“WAM! Teen Video Contest: Superheroes” Extended Until May 13, 2005

Grand Prize Features State-of-the-Art Video Equipment Package

Link is WAM!’s idea of a superhero, what’s yours? The “WAM! Teen Video Contest: Superheroes” is your chance to create your own unique superhero. © 2004 Starz Entertainment Group LLC

Englewood, CO – WAM! announced that the deadline for submission to its “WAM! Teen Video Contest: Superheroes” is extended through May 13, 2005. All you need is a camera, a creative idea and in the end, a short movie about an original superhero(s) to enter the contest.

Your superhero doesn’t have to wear a cape or swing from skyscrapers to make you eligible – your imagination is the only limit in the “WAM! Teen Video Contest: Superheroes.” Students between the ages of 13 and 18 can enter the contest by submitting a film or video representing their completely original and unique idea of a superhero – real or imagined. Submissions can feature animation, live action, clay animation, stop-motion or a combination of technologies. Productions should be no longer than seven minutes and need to be sent in before the end of the contest period.

“Link is WAM!’s idea of a superhero – he talks to computers, makes movies and is a superteen – the ‘WAM! Teen Video Contest: Superheroes’ gives a new generation of filmmakers a chance to create their own superhero,” said Midge Pierce, vice president of WAM! programming. “This is a great opportunity for teens to highlight their talents and be recognized for their innovation and imagination.”

Eligible entrants will have a chance to win:

One (1) grand-prize: a Panasonic mini DV camcorder (model AG-DVX100A), unidirectional microphone, wide angel lens, carrying case, two-section tripod and A/C adapter/charger.
or two (2) first prizes: a Panasonic D-Snap video camera.
or twelve (12) finalists prizes: a WAM! hat or t-shirt.

Submissions should be sent to WAM! Teen Video Contest: Superheroes, P.O. Box 6918, Stacy, Minn. 55078-6918 and must be postmarked by May 13, 2005. An entry form, production participation release form, appearance release form and parental permission release form must be sent in with the submission. These documents and a complete set of rules are available for download at .

Judging criteria includes originality, character and plot development, artistic expression and quality of the entry. New York Film Festival Director Tara Dawn and Starz Denver International Film Festival Director Ron Henderson have agreed to serve as advisors. Winners will be announced during the “Comic Book Heroes” programming stunt in July.

The “WAM! Teen Video Contest: Superheroes” is sponsored by Starz Entertainment Group LLC.

WAM! is the first and only 24-hour commercial-free channel dedicated entirely to providing kid-friendly, socially-responsible entertainment to tweens and teens. WAM! offers primetime movies every night, plus comedy, drama, music, lifestyle and sci-fi series that reflect contemporary teen life. WAM! also features originals that provide "reality with a conscience" and entertaining, educational specials that guide young people from child to adulthood. For more information on WAM! contact us at .

Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) is the largest provider of premium movie services in the United States with approximately 167 million pay units. SEG offerings include the Starz Super Pak®, with up to 13 digital movie channels and more than 750 movies per month, STARZ! HD, Starz On Demand®, and STARZ! Ticket, the first and only on-demand premium TV subscription service available on the broadband platform. Starz Entertainment Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation,

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