Weinsteins Search for the Ultimate Star Wars Fan

Bonnie Burton | July 25, 2007

You can beat everyone you know at Star Wars trivia, your lightsaber collection looks like an intergalactic armory, you’ve been sleeping in vintage R2-D2 sheets since childhood and you’ve been adding George Lucas-style montages to your home movies for years. So you might as well get the respect you deserve as the ultimate Star Wars fan.

Dailymotion and the Weinstein Company have announced “The Ultimate Star Wars Fanboy (or Girl!)” contest. The competition, which runs from July 25 – August 31, 2007, coincides with a special sneak preview of select scenes of the film Fanboys followed by a filmmaker Q&A session at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 26, 2007.

To enter, contestants (US residents only) can register and upload an original video — three minutes long or shorter — showing why they are the ultimate Star Wars fan at Fanboycontest.com or Fanboys.dailymotion.com.

Dailymotion users will be voting for their favorites throughout the competition. The producers will choose the winner from the 10 finalists that received the most votes by the users. This lucky winner will receive a walk-on role in a new scene in the actual movie, plus the original entry will be promoted on the Fanboys official website and included as a special feature in the DVD release.

Fanboys is an MGM release of a Weinstein Company presentation and will open January 18, 2008. A short clip about the contest can be viewed at

Watch this video clip of Fanboys director Kyle Newman for more info.

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