Revoluton Studios and Columbia Pictures Offer Opportunity to Win College Tuition in 'Stealing Harvard' Cash for College Contest


One lucky individual will win a prize of $29,879 to help pay for his or her college tuition through a unique promotion sponsored by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures as part of their upcoming launch of the back to school Fall comedy "Stealing Harvard."

Tying into the film's plot line, students can enter the "Stealing Harvard" Cash for College Contest to win the odd sum of $29,879, the exact amount referenced in the movie. To win, individuals need to send in a videotape on which they creatively describe the details of a promise they have made but could not keep. SCC, an independent judging organization and the contest administrator, will review the entries, select, and award a grand prize winner $29,879 to use towards tuition.

Videos will be judged on humor, enthusiasm, plausibility, and consequence. The entry must be 1 minute or less in length. Contestants must be between the ages of 16-25, and all video submissions may be used for promotional purposes.

Entries will be accepted between July 26, 2002 and August 22, 2002. For more information on the contest, visit , all contest rules and regulations are posted. The tuition give-away will be heavily promoted on Comedy Central.

"Stealing Harvard" is set against the backdrop of Harvard, America's most prestigious university and home to the world's greatest minds. It's a place where some trailer park families -- like John's (Jason Lee) -- could never afford to go. But now, John's niece has the chance of a lifetime, and all she needs is the tuition that he had promised to pay if she got into a good college ... $29,879 ... which he doesn't have. When John turns to his clueless friend Duff (Tom Green) for help, they wind up doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons.

"Stealing Harvard" also stars Leslie Mann, Megan Mullally, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John C. McGinley, and Chris Penn. It was written by Peter Tolan, directed by Bruce McCulloch, and produced by Susan Cavan. The film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for crude and sexual humor, language, and drug references. It will open nationwide on September 13, 2002.

Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a division of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at .

Revolution Studios, formed by Joe Roth in June 2000, independently produces and finances films in partnership with Sony Pictures, Starz Encore Group and Fox Entertainment Group.


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