Are you a Star Wars fanatic? Director J.J. Abrams, Disney, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot just announced the ultimate Star Wars contest in which one lucky fan will win the opportunity of a lifetime: to actually be a part of the new Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VII. Director Abrams announced the new Star Wars initiative “Star Wars: Force for Change” which was formed to assist United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs with helping children in need around the globe. The Star Wars Force for Change contest will help raise money for the important charitable work.
“The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” said director J.J. Abrams. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects.”
“The Star Wars films were made through George Lucas’s adventurous combination of technology and creativity,” stated Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We wanted to honor and carry on that positive spirit as we start production on Episode VII and use Star Wars to make a difference in the world. Star Wars: Force for Change will help us do that, letting us give back to the fans who keep Star Wars alive, and raising much-needed funds for programs like UNICEF’s Innovation Labs.”
“UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to help the world’s most vulnerable children and young people identify solutions and create change,” says Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Senior Advisor on Innovation and co-Lead of the Innovation Unit. “We work together with the greatest technologists and designers of our time to create open-source solutions that help millions of people. The support from Star Wars: Force for Change will help to bind these innovators together on a mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and create a better future.”
Here’s the Star Wars: Force for Change contest details:
The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:
· Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
· Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
· Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
· Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII
For more information on Force for Change, visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange.
May the Force be with you!
-By Rebecca Murray
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