CULVER CITY, Calif., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To help celebrate Ghostbusters Day and the launch of the highly anticipated new comedy, Sony Pictures is offering fans a fun and easy way to win an amazing collection of prizes through an exciting Ghostbusters Twitter Mission Sweepstakes.
Beginning today and continuing each week through the next five weeks, fans following the official film Twitter handle (@Ghostbusters) will have the unique opportunity to participate in some paranormal fun and engage in a series of online missions while also entering to win extraordinary prizes including a trip to the premiere of the new film, custom designed Ghostbusters uniforms, a hometown screening, a trip to New York for an authentic Ghostbusters experience, and an ultimate Ghostbusters prize pack.
Play along with fun weekly missions that will turn your Twitter experience into a ghost infested paranormal playground. Retweeting key messages will give fans the chance to take possession to a whole new level as Twitter followers win the chance to "possess" amazing Ghostbusters themed prizes.
Missions will change weekly, and fans must re-enter each week in order to be eligible for each new sweepstakes prize package. New missions will be posted every week until the film's opening on July 15th. Official rules and sweepstakes information can be found at http://sonypictures.us/GBswpsentry.
"In the 30 years since the Original Ghostbusters hit the big screen, technology has changed dramatically. These days it's less about Who You Gonna Call, and more about Who You Gonna Tweet, so we wanted to give our fans a chance to have fun engaging with Ghostbusters in today's digital world," said Elias Plishner, Executive Vice President of Digital Marketing for Sony Pictures. "This is the first of several immersive online initiatives we will be unveiling over the coming weeks."
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they're here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film "Ghostbusters," an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
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