New Ambassador for Empire Competition

27/11/2012

New Ambassador for Empire Competition

Jameson Irish Whiskey and Empire Magazine are delighted to announce Tom Hiddleston as ambassador for the fifth Jameson Empire Done in 60 Secondsshort film competition. Film fans from 16 countries worldwide including Japan, India and Chile will have to impress a panel of industry experts, for their chance to attend the legendary Jameson Empire Awards in London Sunday 24th March 2013.

Gaining increasing notoriety following his portrayal of Loki in Thor and Avengers Assemble, Tom Hiddleston burst onto the silver screen with a series of Box Office successes including his role in Spielberg’s critically acclaimed adaptation of War Horse and his portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Having proven his Hollywood clout starring alongside Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. in the latest Avengers movie, Hiddleston is now focused on the second instalment of the Thor franchise, Thor: The Dark World due for release in 2013. Winner of the Jameson Empire Best Newcomer at last year’s Jameson Empire Awards, Hiddleston hopes to see some great entries in the competition this year.

Tom Hiddleston said of his role: “Being part of this competition is a real thrill for me – I love the idea of filmmakers making 60 second versions of their favourite films. Homage is intrinsic to cinema history; we're all standing on the shoulders of giants, and inspired by our predecessors. I certainly feel as though I am, as an actor.Who knows if we might see a tribute or two to Avengers or Thor in the mix this year! Personally I can’t wait to see the entries; I know 2012 showcased an incredible wealth of upcoming talent and I expect we’ll see even better in 2013.”

Any budding directors wishing to enter need to pick their favourite film, shoot their own interpretation in just 60 seconds and upload their entry via www.jamesonempirediss.com by 20th January 2013. Nominees will then be shortlistedwith a representative from each of the 16 countries attending the Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds Global Final, to be held in London on Friday 22nd March 2013. Our judging panel of film experts, including Tom Hiddleston will select the five finalists who will then go on to attend the 2013 Jameson Empire Awards on Sunday 24th March 2013, where the ultimate winner will be unveiled, receiving their very own Jameson Empire Award.