For Immediate Release I Win a Trip to Hollywood and Meet the Cast of Wicked's "Countdown"

LOS ANGELES, CA – (APRIL 16, 2012) – If the mainstream news is to be believed, the end may soon be near. NASA nervously photographed unprecedented solar winds mere days ago, and this weekend alarmed scientists observed a 12 mile tall dust devil on Mars and discovered a ring of comets around a nearby star! The ancient Mayans predicted that the end of the world would befall us December 21st, 2012, but one just has to wonder - what would happen if Armageddon were to arrive a few months ahead of schedule? And more importantly, what would you do if you found out you only had mere days to live? These are the questions posed by Countdown, Brad Armstrong's upcoming end-of-the-world blockbuster for Wicked Pictures. And now, thanks to a new promotional contest, a short answer to those questions will give one lucky fan a chance to experience a celestial event firsthand with members of the Countdown cast in person May 20, 2012, when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun to create a partial eclipse. Armstrong's movie follows several couples as they learn that an asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and may well end all life on the planet. With this concept in mind, fans are asked to write a short, one hundred word treatment or outline for a potential Countdown sequel. Does humanity perish or survive? What of those who make it to underground bunkers in time? Fans are invited to let their imaginations run wild and then submit their outlines to The contest's winner will be announced in early May. In addition to having their treatment considered for possible future production by Wicked, the winner will be flown to Los Angeles the weekend of May 20, 2012 to enjoy an afternoon at the iconic Griffith Observatory with director Armstrong and Wicked Girl™ jessica drake. A meal at Wolfgang Puck’s Café at the End of the Universe will be followed by a live viewing of the eclipse in real time via Griffith's formidable array of coelostat and solar telescopes. In addition to being one of the premier public observatories in the world, Griffith Observatory is also a popular science fiction filming location. From Star Trek: Voyager and The Rocketeer to such modern hits as Transformers and Terminator: Salvation, the iconic facility has served as a hub of sci-fi activity for over half a century. The Countdown contest is now open; fans may submit entries (one per person) until midnight, April 28, 2012. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. All entrants must be 18 or older to qualify. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Offer only valid in the continental United States. To learn more, please visit and The safe-for-work trailer for Countdown can be viewed online at and complete contest rules are below. ### About the Countdown contest: Sweepstakes entrants and winners represent, warrant and personally certify that they are 18 years of age or older, (and of legal age in the city, state or country in which they reside), that they are familiar with all local laws in their area affecting their legal right to access erotica or adult-oriented materials; that they have the legal right to access adult-oriented materials and WICKED® has the legal right to transmit them to them; that they are requesting adult-oriented materials for their own private enjoyment; that they will never share these materials with a minor or in any way make these materials available to a minor; and that they agree to the privacy policy, and terms of use of, WICKED® and its affiliated entities and licensees. Limited to one entry per person. All sweepstakes entrants and prize winners must be 18 years of age or older, (and of legal age in the city, state or country in which he or she resides), and will be required to complete a personal release, an affidavit of eligibility and a release of liability; failure to do so will allow WICKED® to award the prize(s) to another entrant. All contest entrants represent that winning constitutes permission to use the names, quotes and likeness of winner for publicity purposes, and in connection with the WICKED® (or any other licensee or invitee of WICKED®) productions, trailers, promotional pieces, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity. Prizes have no cash equivalent, there is no transfer or substitution except at the option of the sponsor; actual prize may be different from that described but of equivalent value. 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By entering this sweepstakes, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these rules and decisions of the judges, relative to the sweepstakes. All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. For the names of the winners and prizes awarded, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to WICKED®, 9040 Eton Avenue, Canoga Park, California, 91304-1616. Promotional sponsor is SBO PICTURES, INC., a California corporation, USA, dba WICKED PICTURES®, and dba WICKED®, ("WICKED®"), 9040 Eton Avenue, Canoga Park, California, USA, 91304-1616. © 2012 WICKED®. All rights reserved.