National Multiple Sclerosis Society Dinner of Champions


      - Updated Media Alert - September 25th - Updated Media Alert -

  WHAT:   The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor Miramax Films
          co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein at the 29th Annual Dinner of
          Champions.  The award will be presented by Quentin Tarantino.  A
          special award will be presented to Grammy® Award winner and
          Oscar® nominated composer Michael Kamen by his friend and
          colleague Richard Donner.

          Expected Guests:  Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Joe Roth, Cuba
          Gooding Jr., Brittany Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Shaquille
          O'Neal, Tim Allen, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David Lander,
          Michael McKean, Annette O'Toole, Bill Pullman, Henry Winkler,
          David Hasselhoff, D.B. Sweeney, Daryl Hannah and Kevin Smith.

          Performing at the Dinner will be R&B Grammy-winning sensation Mya.

          Background:  The Dinner of Champions is one of the most highly
          visible fund raising events in Los Angeles, one that has been
          overwhelmingly embraced by the entertainment industry.  Each year,
          the dinner honors a philanthropist who has made a significant
          contribution to the fight against multiple sclerosis.  Last year's
          event raised $2.8 million to fund local and national programs and
          services.  Because of fund raising events such as the Dinner of
          Champions, the National MS Society is able to spend more money on
          MS research than any other voluntary health organization in the
          world.  This year the Society will invest over $30 million to
          support MS research, and more than $5 million is currently in
          place locally at UCLA, USC and the VA Medical Center.  Proceeds
          from the Dinner also support vital programs for people who have MS
          and their families.

  WHEN:   Thursday, September 25th
          5:00 pm Arrivals

  WHERE:  Century Plaza Hotel
          2025 Avenue of the Stars
          Los Angeles Ballroom

                 For further information, please contact:
 Michelle Rasic, Columbia Pictures @ 310-244-8308 (for press credentials)
Estrella Howell, Columbia Pictures @ 310-244-5083 (for photo credentials)
             Suzanne Fritz, Revolution Studios @ 310-255-7254
            Stuart Herriott, Revolution Studios @310-255-7269
                Josh Sabarra, Miramax Films @ 323-822-4354
                 Marni Deckter, The National MS Society,
                Southern California Chapter @ 310-479-4456

                 - Your coverage of arrivals is invited -
             **Press and Photo Credentials will be required**

                              SEPTEMBER 25th

PRNewswire -- Sept. 24

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society