Create artwork celebrating the 35th-anniversary release of Gremlins in 4K

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September 25, 2019

It's been 35 years since the Gremlins first graced the big screen. To celebrate the 35th anniversary 4K release of Gremlins, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is creating an art activation campaign celebrating the film, and they want to collaborate with you!

To bring this aspect of the upcoming film to life, artists, designers, and illustrators are invited to create one-of-a-kind poster artwork inspired by the Gremlins movie, trailer, and key imagery for the film. Please check out the "Things to Consider" section below for more insights into the brief. Gremlins Director Joe Dante himself will lend his eye in helping to choose the artists who capture the heart of his film.

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 promotion and excitement socially across the film's anniversary and 4K release. Artists are encouraged to check out the trailer and Gremlins' social channels. Artists may also use approved imagery assets for inspiration.

Artwork will potentially be featured across the film's 4K marketing campaign, including social accounts, print materials, and merchandise. Five pieces of art will be selected by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and the Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece selected.
things to consider
  1. Consider two options
    • Option 1 – Design the concept around the 4K release i.e. brilliant lifelike colors and a viewing experience like never before.
    • Option 2 - The movie (even though released in the summer) is considered a Christmas movie so consider a design around this theme.
  2. Stay away from the Talent (Can show their backside or in silhouette only).
  3. Feel free to reference the provided imagery.
about gremlins

Gremlins is a wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief. One minute your hair will stand on end, the next you’ll hold your sides with laughter at the havoc these supposedly gentle furballs create when the rules surrounding their care and feeding are inadvertently broken one fateful Christmas. Written by Chris Columbus (The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes) and directed by Joe Dante (Innerspace, The ‘Burbs), Gremlins unleashes special effects that dazzle and enchant and merriment that lingers in the memory.

Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1. The film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton as Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo. Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

the career opportunity
Five (5) artworks, as chosen by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will be selected. The Selected Artists will:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in Gremlin's 4K marketing campaign leading celebrating the 35th anniversary of the film
  • Potentially have your work reproduced as a mural installation
  • Receive $2,000 for each piece selected
Guest Judge: Director Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. After a stint as a film reviewer, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush), and his solo debut as a film director with Piranha in 1978. During his tenure at New World, Dante edited Ron Howard's directorial debut Grand Theft Auto and co-wrote the original story for Rock n Roll High School.

For Avco-Embassy Pictures, Dante next directed the highly praised werewolf thriller The Howling (1981), followed by the "It’s a Good Life" segment of the episodic Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). Having worked with Steven Spielberg on Twilight Zone, Dante was chosen to helm one of the first Amblin Productions for Warner Bros., Gremlins (1984), which became a runaway hit.

Dante's other notable films also include Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), Small Soldiers (1998), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). His work for television and cable includes immigration satire The Second Civil War (1997) and episodes of anthology series Masters of Horror ("Homecoming" and "The Screwfly Solution") and Amazing Stories, as well as Hawaii Five-0.

creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally (except for Brazil and for countries in which the United States has embargoed goods (including without limitation, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria)) to those who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Gremlins's social media channels with credit given to the artist.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG max size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials). Please, no photography or video.
  • Artists may depict the likenesses of the characters in Gremlins and may include the Gremlins title treatment logo in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters and title treatment logo are reserved by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
  • Any font used in the art must be a monotype font or hand-drawn.
  • Selected Artists are not eligible to receive incentives until they’ve submitted a completed and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment approved Creative Asset Data (CAD) Sheet upon being selected as a Selected Artist.
  • The Selected Artists may be asked to modify their design to fit production requirements.
  • All entrants, whether Selected Artists or not, hereby acknowledge and agree that Gremlins intellectual property, and all intellectual property rights embodied therein, and all derivative rights thereof including the embodiment of that Gremlins (collectively, “Gremlins IP”) is the sole and exclusive property of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and/or their licensors, as applicable, and all entrants, whether Selected Artists, or not shall not obtain any right or interest of any kind whatsoever in Gremlins IP.
  • Selected Artists (defined in Official Rules) grant Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and its licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use their submitted work in connection with the promotion and distribution of Gremlins in all media, now known or hereafter devised. Selected Artists will be required to sign a license agreement.
  • All artists, whether Selected Artists or not, retain ownership only in the original portions of in their work that do not contain or are not derivative of Gremlins IP excluding artists who have signed a license agreement. However, by submitting you hereby grant to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, and their licensees and assigns, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three (3) years to use your submitted work across their various online and social marketing platforms in association with the film Gremlins. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s underlying rights in the Gremlins IP and entrants may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment; in no event, may an entrant obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment in exchange for the submission, other than those Selected Artists who receive an incentive from Sponsor.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Selected Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and follow the guidelines or Official Rules.
  • Sponsor: TLNT Group LLC.
how joe dante and warner bros. home entertainment will choose
Joe Dante and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines, and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    August 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    September 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    September 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    September 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.