Lilly Dawson is the founder and director of Hollywood Immersive and a former Casting Director. During her time in the business, she saw countless actors head to LA with little knowledge of the entertainment industry and no idea where to start. She decided to create Hollywood Immersive, a platform that would train, connect and inspire performers from all around the world offering them a solid foundation to move forward within the industry. Hollywood Immersive has changed the lives of countless artists - giving them the skills, insights and contacts that would usually take years to accumulate. Participants have been signed by US management; offered record deals, landed TV hosting jobs and lead roles on television, and many have secured agents and solid work on return to their own countries.
Erin Banks is an award-winning actor and voice over artist with over 14 years' experience in the industry. She has performed in over 25 professional productions around New Zealand and received prestigious awards for performance on five occasions. Her screen work includes The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Two Little Boys (with Bret McKenzie and Hamish Blake). Also involved in production, she has held various roles at the NZ Film Commission and as an Arts Administrator before joining the StarNow team in 2015.
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All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Hollywood Immersive 17 September to 31 October 2018 Competition terms and conditions:
Competition: Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the Acting Immersive competition (Competition) is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Eligibility: The Competition is open to StarNow members at or over the age of 17 on 17 September 2018 (UTC).
Ineligible persons: Employees of the Promoter and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the Competition. Former Hollywood Immersive Participants are not allowed to enter the competition because their training is deemed as an unfair advantage.
Minors: Entrants under the age of 18 must obtain the prior permission of a parent or guardian over the age of 18 to enter the Competition. If the winner is under the age of 18, we strongly recommend that a parent or guardian accompany the winner at all times (at their own expense).
Maintain membership: The winner agrees to maintain a public StarNow profile for at least 2 years from the date of the winner announcement and may not remove or make the profile private.
Competition period: The Competition commences on 17 September 2018 (UTC) and ends on 31 October 2018 (UTC). Winner announced by 16 November 2018 (UTC).
Entry video: By entering this Competition, you agree to your entry video being used for ongoing promotional purposes (as determined by the Promoter and Hollywood Immersive LLC at their absolute discretion).
Prize package: The prize package includes:
Return flights, and LA airport transfers
Food and accommodation within the villa only during the 7 nights/8 day stay in LA
A lifetime Full Membership to StarNow*
Participation in the Hollywood Immersive Program
* StarNow will have the right to remove or hide the winner's profile at their discretion; the winner will not be able to remove or hide their profile.
The maximum prize package value is USD$12,000. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for a change in the ultimate prize value between now and the prize redemption date. The prize must be redeemed no later than 31 December 2019 (UTC) at a time agreed by Hollywood Immersive.
The time of entry will in each case be the time the entry is received by the Promoter's database. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any late, lost or misdirected entries not received by the promoter or delays in delivery due to technical disruptions, network congestion, or for any other reason.
Verifying entries: Without creating an obligation to do so, the Promoter reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and reserves the right to disqualify any entrant (and terminate the entrant's StarNow membership) for tampering with the entry process, for submitting an entry which is not in accordance with these terms and conditions or for engaging in improper or unlawful conduct that may affect the fair and proper conduct of the Competition.
Promotion of contestants: StarNow will promote the competition generally, and may also promote individual contestants.
Disqualification: The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify the winner (and select another winner) and terminate the winner's StarNow membership if, in the opinion of the Promoter, the winner has failed to comply (or will be unable to comply) with these terms and conditions, any other conditions of use of the prize and/or any prize supplier's requirements.
Selection of winners: The finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges by 16 November 2018 (UTC) and no further discussion will be entered into.
Alternate winner: Subject to any State or Territory regulation (where applicable), the Promoter reserves the right to select another winner if they are unable to establish contact with the winner (by phone or email) within 48 hours.
Acceptance of prize: The winner must accept the prize within 72 hours of confirming receipt of the communication that they are the winner.
Decisions are final: The Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, including in the event of a dispute.
Promotion of winner: In consideration of the Promoter awarding the prize to the winner, the winner agrees to:
have his or her full name, a photo and a link to his or her StarNow profile on the Website homepage and in the Promoter's newsletter as well as a link to his or her profile from the Promoter's social media pages (such as Facebook and Twitter);
be included in other promotional materials as part of the Promoter's ongoing publicity (as determined by the Promoter in the Promoter's absolute discretion);
two video interviews for StarNow. The first one will be filmed in LA during Hollywood Immersive and the second is to be determined by the Promoter (at our discretion); and
participate in and co-operate as required with all reasonable media editorial requests relating to the prize package, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed.
have their video online for 12 months on the Hollywood Immersive YouTube channel.
Cancellation: The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, or amend the details of, this Competition at any time before 17 September 2018 (UTC), subject to any State or Territory regulation (where applicable). The promoter reserves the right to extend the duration of the competition if necessary.
No transfer of prize package: The prize packages cannot be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash. The prize package must be taken as offered and cannot be varied by the winner.
Package unavailability: If the prize package (or any part of the prize package) is not available or cannot, in the Promoter's opinion, be provided for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for a prize of equal or greater value, subject to State or Territory regulation (where applicable).
Other costs and expenses: Any costs or expenses incurred by the winner in connection with the Competition and the prize package are the sole responsibility of the winner (including any insurance costs, upgrades and/or any other travel costs or personal costs and expenses). Any tax liability arising as a result of accepting a prize is the sole responsibility of the winner.
Updating personal details: Your profile and your contact details (including your email address), will be recorded as part of your entry. Should your contact details change during the period of the Competition, it is your responsibility to notify the Promoter. A request to access or modify any information should be directed to the Promoter.
Use of personal information: Entrants' personal information is collected for the purpose of conducting the Competition and promoting the Competition and the winner. The Promoter (and any of its related entities) may disclose your personal information to any other parties who are involved in administering the competition and any State and/or Territory authorities (as required).
Promotion of entrants: By entering this Competition, you consent to:
the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out in paragraphs 23 and 24 of these terms and conditions;
receive ongoing communication from the Promoter (or its related entities), including its newsletter and other promotional material;
receive commercial electronic messages (including SMS and email messages) from the Promoter (or its related entities) throughout the duration of the Competition and subsequently until such time as you notify the Promoter that you no longer wish to receive such messages.
Access costs: The cost of accessing the Website will be dependent on the entrant's internet service provider.
Exclusion of liability: The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the Competition and/or the prize package (or any part thereof) except for liability which cannot be excluded by law.
Force majeure: If any act, omission, event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter and which prevents the Promoter from complying with these terms and conditions, the Promoter will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations and the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any applicable laws and/or State or Territory regulation) to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition and/or Prize at any time.
Hollywood Immersive: the finalists will have the option to view the Hollywood Immersive participant Code of Conduct, Travel Conditions and other Policies that will be made available upon request. The winner must agree to the Hollywood Immersive Terms and Conditions, which will be made available to the finalists by Hollywood Immersive LLC.
Member terms: As a StarNow member you agree to comply with all terms and conditions applicable to StarNow members (as notified on the Website).
Promoter details: The Promoter is StarNow Limited of Level 2, 14 - 16 Allen Street, Wellington, New Zealand.
Governing law: These terms and conditions are governed by New Zealand law. Each party submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.