Create inspiring artwork for the upcoming film, In The Heights

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The In The Heights release date has been moved up to June 11th. If you are using the film release date in your final artwork please ensure that you are using the latest release date of June 11th. Feel free to update your artwork to reflect the new release date, if you have already submitted your artwork. As per the client request, all In The Heights submissions will be visible during the remainder of the submission period.

We have decided to extend the deadline for this project to account for the release date shift. The new deadline is 4/19/21. - Talenthouse, Last updated as of April 7, 2021.

The time has come for the movie event of the summer! Lights up on Washington Heights...where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big. In The Heights comes to theaters and streams exclusively on HBO Max June 11.

The movie revives a reawakening world with a FUN FILM EVENT that unites audiences in a GLOBAL CELEBRATION - right when the world needs it the most.

Show us your home, dreams, and community by creating unique artwork inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming movie event of the summer, In The Heights. Whether it’s an illustration, a digital painting, or even an alternative poster design, the judges are looking for captivating and imaginative artwork to help drive social excitement across the film and MAYBE even end up on an outdoor mural.

5 pieces of work will be chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures as the Selected Creators. Each will receive $2,000 and potentially have their work featured in the film’s marketing, social content, print materials, and outdoor murals.

  • Capture one of In The Heights’ key themes in your work:
    • Global Celebration
    • Celebration of Home & Dreams
    • Community
    • Music & Dance
    • Family & Love
    • Dreams & Perseverance
  • Your artwork should be bright, flashy, and should celebrate “Home & Dreams”
  • Find more inspiration by watching the official trailers, visiting the official In The Heights website, and downloading the supplementary materials
    • Your artwork can also be inspired by the song featured in the official trailers
  • Creators are encouraged to create content that is diverse and intersectional and highlights females of all ages, multicultural (Hispanic & LatinX Skew), & LGBT
    • Your work should appeal to Movie Lovers, Young Activists, Genre Music Lovers (Hip Hop, Spanish Music, Pop), Theater & Dance Fans, and Fans of the In The Heights Talent Pedigree (ex. Lin-Manual Miranda & Anthony Ramos)

    • Follow In The Heights color palette - you may add complementary colors as you wish

    • Your submission can include the In The Heights’ title treatment in your work

      • If you include text in your artwork, please only reference fonts in Monotype
      • All languages are welcome. You can submit work in English and international languages reflective of your home or community. In the 'Description' section of your submission, please include English translations of any text in your work

    • Please avoid using trademarked logos and symbols

    • Must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10MB

    • Warner Bros. Pictures would love to see you share your work on social media. If you do please use the hashtags #InTheHeightsMovie


    The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In The Heights.” Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life.

    In The Heights fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.



    5 pieces of work will be chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures as Selected Creators. Each will receive:

    • Potential to receive exposure in an official marketing asset for the Film, possibly promoted across social accounts and/or used in print materials outdoor advertising (e.g. billboards, murals), and merchandise (e.g. t-shirts).

    • $2,000 USD for each piece selected

    • Who is eligible: This opportunity is open globally and you need to be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission. Employees and their immediate family and household members of Warner Bros. Pictures and TLNT (Talenthouse, Ello, and Zooppa) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

    • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third-party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials).

    • Multiple submissions (up to 10) are allowed. Creator teams are allowed.

    • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Static imagery must be uploaded as JPEG or PNG.

    • Creators should retain their original artwork files in the highest quality possible but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG max. size 10MB.

    • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on In The Heights, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Warner Media social media and other channels and credit may be given to the creator. Submissions may need to be cropped or edited for such purposes.

    • Selected Creators must sign a Contributor’s Agreement and submit a completed Warner Bros. Pictures Creative Asset Data Sheet (“CAD”) that is approved by Warner Bros. Pictures in order to have a chance for selection.

    • All creators, whether Selected Creators or not, retain ownership only in the original portions of their Work (defined in the Official Rules) that do not contain or are not derivative of In The Heights IP. There is no assignment of any intellectual property rights in your work to Warner Bros. Pictures. However, by submitting your work, you hereby grant to Warner Bros. Pictures, its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and each of their respective licensees and assigns, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three (3) years from the date the Work is submitted in response to this Creative Brief for the purpose of using your submitted work across their various marketing platforms in association with Warner Bros. Pictures and In The Heights generally.

    • In exchange for the incentives set forth above, the Selected Creators grant Warner Bros. Pictures, its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and each of their respective licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license from the date the Work is submitted in response to this Creative Brief to use the submitted Work across their various marketing and distribution platforms, including without limitation, printed materials, outdoor billboards, murals and merchandise, such as t-shirts, in all media now known or hereafter devised.
    • Selected Creators will be required to sign releases, a license agreement, and an awardee agreement and provide a creative asset datasheet.
    • Don't include anything that could be interpreted as sexually explicit, racist, pornographic, sexist, political, discriminating, religious, or offensive. Also, all works must comply with the submission requirements detailed in the Official Rules (linked below)
    • During the selection period, Talenthouse may reach out to those being shortlisted. Creators must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else the creator may forfeit all incentives (in Warner Bros. Pictures’ sole discretion). For the verification, the creator will be asked to provide the original files of your work and a scan of your ID.
    • Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify inappropriate, offensive, and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and follow the guidelines or Official Rules.
    • Sponsor: Talenthouse, Inc.
    • No purchase necessary to enter or be selected. A purchase will not increase your chances of being selected.


    Warner Bros. Pictures Inc will select from among all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one that meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines, and Official Rules. See official rules for eligibility criteria. Void where prohibited.

    Designated judges will judge submitted Work based on the following criteria: (i) substance (33%); (ii) creativity (34%); and (iii) originality (33%).

    • Launch: Monday, March 15, 2021, 12 PM

    • Submission Deadline: April 19, 2021, 12 PM

    • Selection Period Starts: April 19, 2021, 9 AM

    • Creators Selected: May 5, 2021

    All times are in Pacific Time.

    To participate, review the guidelines and submit your work.
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