ooVoo Sends Miami, Fla. Native and Guest to Disney's "Oz The Great and Powerful" World Premiere on February 13th
NEW YORK, Feb. 13 , 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Sweepstakes winner travels to Hollywood, courtesy of teens' favorite video chat app: ooVoo
ooVoo, the largest independent social video chat providers with 66 million registered subscribers, today announced the winner of the "Oz The Great and Powerful Premiere Sweepstakes," awarding Crystal Lyons of Miami, Fla. with a trip for two to attend the star-studded film premiere of Disney's "Oz The Great and Powerful." The movie, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff, will premiere in Los Angeles on February 13th.
"We're thrilled to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity to one of our loyal users," said Jay Samit, president of ooVoo. "With thousands of entries received in just four days, the enthusiasm for this sweepstakes has been amazing."
Launched on February 5th, the "Oz The Great and Powerful Premiere Sweepstakes" gave fans a chance to win a trip for two - including airfare and hotel accommodations - to the Hollywood world premiere by submitting an entry form on ooVoo's Facebook page. A winner was selected at random on Friday, February 8th.
As part of the sweepstakes promotion, ooVoo showcased Disney's "Oz The Great and Powerful" film trailer in Watch Together(TM), a recently-launched feature that provides ooVoo video chat users the ability to watch YouTube videos simultaneously with their friends. The film trailer was also showcased via ooVoo's new social video ads, where users can watch ads and share them with friends.
Just as "Oz The Great and Powerful" whisks viewers to a magical world, ooVoo has transformed the video-conferencing experience into a virtual social world for teens and adults, allowing them to video chat with friends on Facebook, exchange text messages, send video messages, and watch YouTube videos together. According to ComScore, ooVoo is the #1 app with American teenagers, with users averaging 200 minutes per month.
About ooVoo, LLCooVoo provides a high-quality, free, social video chat service and integrated instant messaging for more than 66 million registered users worldwide. Bringing multi-party HD video chat to users around the world, ooVoo enables people to connect with their friends, family and community via 12-way video chat over the Web, Facebook, desktop, any Android or iOS-based mobile or tablet device, and soon BlackBerry 10, using cloud-based connectivity. Named "Best of the Year" by PC Magazine in 2011, the free, award-winning ooVoo mobile app can be downloaded at www.ooVoo.com.
Headquartered in New York City, ooVoo is a privately-held company funded by Myrian Capital, a growth capital firm with investments in video communications, social media and advanced advertising, www.myriancapital.com. Follow ooVoo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ooVoo and through Twitter at www.twitter.com/ooVoo.
ABOUT THE MOVIEDisney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot--fame and fortune are his for the taking--that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity--and even a bit of wizardry--Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.
"Oz The Great and Powerful" is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer are serving as executive producers. "Oz The Great and Powerful" opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
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