The Weinstein Company today announced the start of a contest to create the best movie poster for the highly anticipated film Factory Girl, about Andy Warhol's (Guy Pearce) object of attention, Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller). The winner of the contest will have their poster prominently displayed at their hometown theater, gets a private screening of Factory Girl for them and 25 of his/her friends, a full-size print of their poster autographed by the cast, which includes Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce and Hayden Christensen, and a promotion for the poster on the film's official website, www.factorygirlmovie.net. Factory Girl is a Holly Wiersma production of a L.I.F.T. Productions and The Weinstein Company presentation being theatrically distributed in the U.S. by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) in limited theaters on December 29th and nationwide in early 2007.

To enter the contest, simply log onto www.factorygirlmovie.net and download the 'Contest Package' which will provide you with images from the film, different title treatments, a billing block with logos, a copy of the official FACTORY GIRL poster (for some creative inspiration), a 'SampleHowTo.pdf' which gives an overview of how we made the official poster, 'Treatment Ideas' which gives different ideas of how to treat an image, and contest rules and directions to build your poster. When finished, simply email your poster to [email protected] to submit for judging. Submissions must be emailed by January 31st, 2007 for consideration. Good Luck!

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Factory Girl imaginatively unfolds the comet-like rise and fall of 60s "it girl" Edie Sedgwick, the blazing superstar who came to define both the glamour and the tragedy of our celebrity-obsessed culture. Sedgwick appeared to be the quintessential American princess, with her blue blood, her trust fund and her Harvard education, not to mention her ethereal beauty and vivacious charisma. But she was also a lost and fragile little girl; and when she met up with counter-culture anti-hero Andy Warhol, everything changed. Suddenly, Edie found herself at the center of a Pop Art universe bursting with sex, drugs, style and rock 'n' roll -- and a mad rush for fame and fabulousness that was destined to spin out of control.

Arriving into the chaos of mid-60s New York, Edie (Sienna Miller) is taken under the wing of the famously deadpan artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce) who sees in her untamed vulnerability the makings of an irresistible muse. Warhol invites Edie into the wild world of The Factory, a former downtown hat factory he has transformed into a bohemian paradise. Here, a rag-tag mix of musicians, poets, artists, actors and misfits gather to create avant-garde movies during the day and throw glam parties all night long. Edie quickly ascends to become the star of Warhol's movies, an idol at The Factory and a media darling. She is on top of the world when she falls in love with a larger-than-life rock star (Hayden Christensen), the man known as "the voice of a generation." But when Edie becomes caught between Warhol's world of sexy surfaces and her new love, she winds up rejected by both - and once again, set adrift in the modern world.

Evan Jacobs