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Design a monster for Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights @HorrorNights

Halloween-Horror-Nights-Design-A-Character-ContestUniversal StudiosHalloween Horror Nights 2013 “Design a Character” Contest. Universal is giving everyone a chance to design and re-invent their own Universal Classic Monster and have it brought to life this year at HHN! Enter a detailed drawing or written description of your character design based one of the iconic monsters on their list (including Dracula, Werewolf, Mummy, etc.). The winner and a guest will be invited to attend their design unveiling at the red carpet opening night in Hollywood.

Knowing the amazing work that goes into monster design from previous Halloween Horror Nights, I can without doubt say that I would not at all be able to enter this content. As much as I love the idea of being crafty and creative, I’m really not. I’m a programmer. Give me lines of code and I’ll animate a monster online for you ;)

For those of you out there who ARE into Horror Nights and designing then get busy!

All entries must be submitted by July 1st.

Then, you can vote on the finalists featured on the Halloween Horror Nights Facebook page on July 2nd.

Full contest rules and guidelines can be downloaded here.

Cheers to Denzel Washington who is just plain awesome

QUIGLEY PUBLISHING COMPANY DENZEL WASHINGTON AND ANNE HATHAWAYThe versatile Denzel Washington (who just turned 58) has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in Quigley Publishing Company’s 81st Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors. He plays a wide variety of roles with ease and outside of acting, well, he’s pretty private and the tabloids don’t seem interested.

With Denzel the drama ends on screen. He has been happily married for 29 years. He’s also served as the national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1993. So it’s pretty awesome that a good guy has come out on top.

This is Washington’s eighth appearance in the Quigley Poll, and his first win. Exhibitors felt Washington was responsible for more traffic to movie theatres than any other Hollywood star this year based on his performances in “Flight” and “Safe House.”

Top Ten Money-Making Stars of 2012

  1. Denzel Washington
  2. Anne Hathaway                                              
  3. Hugh Jackman                                               
  4. Mark Wahlberg                                 
  5. Johnny Depp
  6. Daniel Craig
  7. Daniel Day-Lewis
  8. Brad Pitt
  9. Leonardo DiCaprio
  10. Robert Downey, Jr.

The only woman in the Top Ten this year, Anne Hathaway, placed second with her roles in “Les Miserables” and as Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Hugh Jackman and Mark Wahlberg, both with their initial Poll appearance, were third and fourth respectively. Jackman was in “Les Miserables” and a voice talent in “Rise of the Guardians” and Wahlberg scored with “Contraband” and in the sleeper hit of the year, “Ted.” Johnny Depp was in “Dark Shadows” and had an uncredited role in “21 Jump Street,” but still managed a fifth this year. He has been in the Top Ten eight times, with wins in 2010, 2007 and 2006.

Daniel Craig made his second showing in the Top Ten in sixth place with “Skyfall” and Daniel Day-Lewis, playing “Lincoln,” had his debut in seventh place. Last year’s winner, Brad Pitt, made it seven years in the Poll and was voted into the eighth spot. Leonardo DiCaprio was ninth with a performance in “Django Unchained” and has been in the Quigley Poll eight times. Robert Downey, Jr. came in tenth with his performance in “The Avengers.”

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