SKINTIMATE® Announces Team S.O.S. as the Winning Film Crew In The First Skintimate Studios™ Contest

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Smooth Moves in Front Of and Behind the Camera

As we gear up to premier the winning film, it’s nice to see that Skintimate had the opportunity to discover these talented young women and show them they can achieve anything as long as they put their minds to it.

After three and a half weeks of intense voting, Skintimate®, the #1 women’s shave prep brand, is proud to announce TEAM S.O.S as the winner of the first Skintimate Studios™ (http://www.skintimatestudios.com) all-girl film program. Skintimate Studios kicked off in May and gave teen girls nationwide, 13-18 years of age, a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn first hand what it takes to be a Hollywood filmmaker.

On July 12th eighteen lucky girls, selected by Skintimate based on essay or video entry submissions, headed to Los Angeles where they were split into two teams of nine to each create a 12-minute short film. With the help of Hollywood director Gail Mancuso, the girls learned every aspect of what it takes to make a film. From casting to script editing to filming and beyond, these girls performed every task of an experienced film crew.

With a call to action in August, America watched each of the films on the Skintimate Studios website and cast votes for a favorite film. Both teams will now be flown to New York and have the chance to experience the final step in Hollywood filmmaking – the movie premier. On September 14, 2010 in New York City, Skintimate will debut “Save Our School” with a full red carpet event with celebrities, media, family and friends.

“It was such a great experience to watch these girls transform during their week in Hollywood. On day one of Skintimate Studios the girls were nervous and unsure of what to expect, and by the end of the week they were glowing with the most amazing confidence and pride in what they accomplished,” says Joanna DiDomenico, Brand Manager of Skintimate. “As we gear up to premier the winning film, it’s nice to see that Skintimate had the opportunity to discover these talented young women and show them they can achieve anything as long as they put their minds to it.”

Director Gail Mancuso, known for her work on “Friends” and “30 Rock” was blown away by the talent and drive these girls had. "Working with these teenagers will be an experience I'll never forget. They are all so talented and impressed me with how they really took their jobs as filmmakers seriously. Their enthusiasm to get through a one-camera shoot in one day really blew my mind. And they did it! I'm so proud of all of them," says Mancuso.

In addition to the premier, the winning film crew received a $500 scholarship prize and a hand held video camera to use and perfect the skills they learned in Hollywood.

The winning team,

Anna Sachs, East Haddam, CT
Brittany Blackmon, Spanish Fork, UT
Dominique Boule, Hampton, NH
Mandy Vidales, Stockton, CA
Michaela Lauterbach, Pulaski, WI
Rockzana Flores, Wheaton, MD
Samantha Galati, Quincy, IL
Sara Hoffman, Mountainside, NJ
Tandria Fireall, Barnwell, SC

About Skintimate®: Skintimate®, the #1 selling line of women’s shave prep products, is manufactured by Energizer Personal Care. A leading manufacturer of shave care around the world, Energizer Personal Care is a division of Energizer Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It ranks as the world’s second largest manufacturer and marketer of wet shave products for men and women. Energizer Personal Care markets products in over 100 countries worldwide under the Schick and Wilkinson Sword brands. For more information on shaving and the complete line of Skintimate® products, visit http://www.skintimate.com.

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