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 showing of Matt Damon's Promised Land, 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 Promised Land screening in New York on Dec. 3 and in Los Angeles on Dec. 10. The movie screening is followed by an exclusive, intimate Q&A session with Damon.
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 a pair of tickets in your market, follow these steps in order:
1. Follow Hollywood.com on Twitter @Hollywood_com.
2. Tweet us the phrase ""I'd love to attend the Variety Screening Series showing of #PromisedLand and Q&A with Matt Damon"" and use one of the following hashtags,based on what market you are in: #HWPromisedLandLA if you want to enter to win two tickets to the LA screening and if you want to enter in NYC, use #HWPromisedLandNYC.
3. We'll choose a winner in each market at random and notify them on Friday, Nov. 16.
The contest runs from 10 a.m. ET/PT Wednesday, Nov. 14 until 11:59 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, Nov. 15. Check out the official rules here and good luck!
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