By Sydney Bucksbaum, Hollywood.com Staff
We told you to keep an eye out for details on how to win the opportunity to attend the 10th annual Variety Screening Series, and we're here to deliver! Since Hollywood.com is a sponsor of this year's series, we are giving you the chance to win 2 tickets to the The Impossible screening in NYC on Dec. 13. The movie screening is followed by an exclusive, intimate Q&A session with the film's stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor.
The Variety Screening Series is usually only open to awards show voters and VIP guests within the entertainment industry. They're very private events, but this year we're offering our readers the chance to get in on the exclusive action. Now is your opportunity to rub shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest stars and minds!
To earn your shot at the prize and nab this pair of tickets, follow these steps in order:
1. Follow Hollywood.com on Twitter @Hollywood_com.
2. Tweet us the phrase ""I'd love to attend #VarietyScreeningSeries' showing of #TheImpossible & Q&A w/ Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor"" and use the hashtag #HWTheImpossible.
3. We'll choose a winner at random and notify them on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The contest runs from 10 a.m. ET/PT Monday, Dec. 3 until 11:59 p.m. ET/PT on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Check out the official rules here and good luck!
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The Variety Screening Series Ticket Giveaway - The Impossible "Sweepstakes"Official Rules and Regulations
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