|Issue #7||Past Issues|
|Paranoia, the premiere and the after party|
Paranoia by Joseph Finder
In late July I entered @YahooMovies Twitter Contest with the Grand Prize a trip for two (free airfare and accommodations) to attend the premiere of Paranoia and the after party at the Director's Guild of America:
Winning the contest would have been a dream come true as I am a huge fan of author Joseph Finder and have read every one of his books. I shared in his excitement over the news that his book was going to be made into a major motion picture with a cast filled with blockbuster stars and looked forward to its August 16 release.
Two days later, I got a message from @YahooMovies that I was the winner of the contest!!!!!!! I couldn't believe my good fortune! I had won the grand prize from entries across all fifty states! Thanks to Noelle Freeman from Relativity Media who arranged our trip, my husband and I had the time of our lives!
We were able to watch as the stars walked up the red carpet, spoke to the press inside of the Director's Guild of America, and walk right in front of us. Author Joseph Finder and his beautiful daughter Emma were a couple of the first people up the Red Carpet. It was such a thrill to meet him again, having met him for the first time at the Hawaii Writer's Conference years ago.
After all of the stars arrived, we entered theater number one, a huge theater accommodating about six hundred people. My husband and I looked at our tickets, kept walking down the aisle and discovered we had the best seats in the house! Relativity Media had given us first row, center stage seats!
Then we watched the movie for the first time, right along with the awesome cast, director, writer, and everyone else involved in its making. We couldn't believe that we were watching a major motion picture before the rest of the world!
After the screening we ate the most amazing food and star gazed. Many were kind enough to take the time to talk to us, sign my Paranoia mini poster, or take photos with us. Author Joe Finder and Director Rob Luketic were two stars that treated us royally!
We will have memories that will last our life time. Please go see PARANOIA when it hits the theaters on August 16!!!! "
You’ll want to read the book before you see it!
Pictures from the premiere
me, Joe Finder and my husband John
John, me and director Rob Luketic (@robluketic)
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart and Kevin Kilner
me and Liam Hemsworth (@Liamhemsworth)
Rob Luketic signing my Paranoia poster
the best seats in the house!
PARANOIA hits theaters across the nation on AUGUST 16th!!!!"
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