CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Aspiring artists and Ghost Rider™ fans can create a movie poster that shows off their creativity and design skills in the Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Face of the Fan® Contest. In the contest, the studio is looking for fan art that captures the excitement of the legendary character.

Fans can start by going to www.faceofthefan.com/ghostriderspiritofvengeance or www.facebook.com/FaceOfTheFan to view and download the digital assets to help the entrants create their original posters. Each entrant may submit up to three finished pieces that then express the tone of Ghost Rider and the anticipation for the film, which will be released in 3D in theaters on February 17, 2012.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for two to the premiere of the film and the potential to have the winning poster featured in select movie theaters during the marketing campaign of the movie. Up to 10 Finalists each receive a $300 SonyStyle gift card.

The entry period begins October 20 at 3pm Pacific time, and all entries must be submitted by November 21 at noon Pacific. Following that, the public will vote on the best designs from December 12 at noon Pacific through January 4 at noon Pacific. Official Rules are posted on the site.

Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures’ and Hyde Park Entertainment’s Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. In the successor to the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Johnny – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Directed by Neveldine/Taylor. Screenplay by Scott M. Gimple & Seth Hoffman and David S. Goyer. Story by David S. Goyer. Based on the Marvel Comic. Produced by Steven Paul, Ashok Amritraj, Michael De Luca, Avi Arad, and Ari Arad.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

About Hyde Park

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment Group has established itself as one of the most prolific and successful major production companies in Hollywood — responsible for such critical and box office hits as Bringing Down the House, Shopgirl, Premonition, Raising Helen and Walking Tall. Hyde Park has grown into a cutting-edge alternative to the traditional Hollywood studio system for filmmakers, by making it one of the few progressive global independent companies that encompasses most elements of a full-fledged studio. The company, which includes live-action, animation and cross-cultural cinema is capable of developing, producing and financing projects, as well as handling their international sales and marketing. With partnerships in Singapore, India and the Middle East, Amritraj’s Hyde Park has pioneered the effort to build a bridge between East and West by bringing together cinema and cultural exchanges and providing a platform for Indian and Asian talent to be showcased globally.

About Image Nation

Launched in 2008 as a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, Image Nation has rapidly become one of the world’s leading feature film producers. The company’s mission is to build the foundations of a strong local film industry in the UAE. Image Nation Abu Dhabi, the company’s local division, produced its first Emirati film this year – the coming of age story “Sea Shadow.” The division also oversees a number of training and internship programs designed to encourage the growth of local film talent. Image Nation International, the company’s international film division, maintains strategic partnerships with a number of major producers. These include Participant Media, National Geographic Films, Hyde Park Entertainment, Parkes /Macdonald Productions, Warner Bros., and Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA). The division has co-produced a number of feature films, including the Bollywood hit “My Name is Khan,” “Fair Game,” “The Help,” “Contagion,” and “The Double.”

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

SOURCE Sony Pictures Entertainment

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