NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ooVoo, the largest independent social video chat provider with over 75 million registered subscribers, today announced the launch of the "World War Z Hometown Screening Sweepstakes." One lucky winner and up to 100 of their friends and family will be invited to a private showing of Paramount Pictures' "World War Z," directed by Marc Forster and starring Brad Pitt. The exclusive screening will take place in a local movie theater near the winner's hometown.
As part of the sweepstakes, ooVoo will showcase the "World War Z" film trailer in Watch Together™, a feature that provides ooVoo video chat users the ability to watch YouTube videos simultaneously with their friends.
"ooVoo is about experiencing life's greatest moments in real-time with your closest friends and family," said Jay Samit, president of ooVoo. "I can't think of a better event for an ooVoo user to share with their social circle than an exclusive screening of one of the summer's most anticipated movies."
ooVoo, the #1 app with American teenagers according to ComScore, is a social hub that works across all platforms including iPhones, iPads, Android mobile phones and tablets, desktop computers, and Facebook. In addition to video chat, users can also exchange text messages, send video messages, and watch YouTube videos together.
Fans can enter the "World War Z Hometown Screening Sweepstakes" by visiting www.oovoo.com/WorldWarZ. A winner will be selected at random on Monday, June 24th.
"WORLD WAR Z" revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. The film stars Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.
"WORLD WAR Z" is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof, and screen story by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. Based on the novel by Max Brooks. Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce.
"World War Z" opens in theaters everywhere June 21, 2013.
About ooVoo, LLC
ooVoo provides a high-quality, free, social video chat service and integrated instant messaging for more than 75 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 on any Android or iOS-based mobile or tablet device, desktop, over the Web, and Facebook, 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, in the App Store, or in Google Play.
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 Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.