Feb 112017

Sing To Win Complimentary Tickets For “Fun Home”





In anticipation of “Fun Home” coming to the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will host a Sing Out “Ring of Keys” Contest. Individuals and non-professional choirs are invited to submit video of themselves singing the song “Ring of Keys” from the musical “Fun Home.” Center Theatre Group will present “Fun Home” at the Ahmanson Theatre February 21 through April 1, 2017. Opening night is February 22.

Contest applicants are asked to create a video that is between two and five minutes long which can include an introduction of themselves or their group. Center Theatre Group will provide sheet music in the form of a four-part acapella arrangement of “Ring of Keys” upon request. All submissions must be received no later than Friday, February 24.

All video submissions will be posted to Center Theatre Group’s YouTube channel on Monday, February 27. Judging will occur between February 27 and March 3. The video that receives the most likes will be named the contest winner. The singer or singers in the winning video will receive complimentary tickets to see “Fun Home.”

For more information about the Sing Out “Ring of Keys” Contest, please visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/SingOutRingofKeys.




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Oct 122014


Offers Fans Their First Chance to Win Tickets to the Oscar® Fan Experience hosted by PEOPLE

The Academy Introduces Its New Website
The Academy introduced the newly redesigned Oscars.org, featuring unprecedented access to its members, collections and exclusive content, including the definitive Oscars® timeline.

“This site is an extension of our ongoing efforts to inspire, educate and entertain fans worldwide,” said Chief Marketing Officer Christina Kounelias. “Built on decades of history, expertise and passion for film, it’s a site that only the Academy could create.”

The site features a sleek, mobile-friendly design with social media integrated prominently throughout, encouraging fans to be a part of the conversation, share their passion and connect with other movie fans around the world. Other features include a dynamic visual showcase of the Academy’s vast collections from its library and archive, 50,000 photos and videos including 86 years of Oscars highlights, and a vibrant events section that allows fans the chance to experience Academy events and programming first-hand. The previous site was built in 2008.

“Our new website expands on the relationship we’ve developed with millions of fans on our social channels over the past few years,” said Josh Spector, Managing Director of Digital Media and Marketing. “It’s a platform that allows fans to access more of what they love most about the Academy – our amazing collection assets, the expertise of our members, and the original content we create.”

Highlights include:

  • Collection Highlights: With the help of some remarkable items from our Academy Collection, fans can take an in-depth look at some of the most legendary filmmakers and movies of all time. 11 collections are now available to view and new ones will be released in the coming weeks. Visitors are also able to suggest other items from around the web they think are worthy of being included in these one-of-a-kind pages.
  • Oscars Ceremonies: The definitive Oscars timeline. Users can explore 86 years of photos and videos and share favorite moments in Oscar history.
  • Events: Features upcoming Academy events and programs, and allows fans to go back through Academy history and relive past events.
  • News: Get the latest news about the Academy and the Oscars, and hear Academy members in their own words.
  • Social Drawer: This feature connects website visitors to the Academy’s social media content in real time, creating a unique way for fans to join the conversation.
  • Mobile Friendly Design: The site has been custom-designed for an optimal user experience on all devices.

To celebrate the launch of the new Oscars.org, the Academy is offering fans the first chance to win tickets to the Oscar Fan Experience, in partnership with PEOPLE, by entering online for a random drawing for bleacher seats along the 87th Oscars red carpet.

Those selected will watch and cheer on Oscar nominees, presenters and other guests as they arrive on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015.