LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TLC's JUMPING THE BROOM RED CARPET WEDDING CONTEST, sponsored by Discovery Communications, gives one lucky couple the opportunity to be married or renew their vows by the renowned best-selling author Bishop TD Jakes on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the new film, JUMPING THE BROOM. The winning couple will also receive travel and accommodations for eight friends and family members to join them on their special day. Travel to the premiere will be provided by BlackAtlas.com from American Airlines and SLS Hotels.
From March 23rd through April 5th, contestants can visit the contest site TLC.com/jumpingthebroom and submit a photo of themselves along with an essay of 150 words or less recounting their love story. TLC will assign judges who will choose three finalists. The finalists' essays will be posted online for public voting, beginning April 12th and lasting through April 18th. During the public voting period, visitors to the contest site will be able to vote for their favorite couple along with a designer wedding gown and an exotic honeymoon destination for the winning couple to receive as part of the Grand Prize. The wedding dress choices are provided by Priscilla of Boston and the Caribbean honeymoon destination is provided by BlackAtlas.com from American Airlines and Sandals Resorts - The Luxury Included® Honeymoon Package – featuring luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, premium brand drinks, daily & nightly entertainment, land & water sports including snorkeling and scuba diving. Bridal makeup from Fashion Fair Cosmetics and hair stylist from Ultra Sheen Ultra Care for the bride will also be provided.
About JUMPING THE BROOM
JUMPING THE BROOM is a hilarious wedding-themed comedy that depicts the collision of worlds when two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds are forced to spend the weekend together for a wedding on Martha's Vineyard. The film stars Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, DeRay Davis, Valerie Pettiford and Mike Epps, and is directed by Salim Akil, and produced by Bishop TD Jakes and Tracey Edmonds.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network for women, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress and Police Women brands. In 2010, 31 series averaged 1.0 million viewers or more including Sister Wives, Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting, LA Ink, and What Not To Wear.
TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US, and more than 50 million households in more than 30 international markets. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries.
JUMPING THE BROOM opens in theatres nationwide Friday, May 6th.
TriStar Pictures is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Upcoming releases for the label include JUMPING THE BROOM, starring Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso and Loretta Devine; SOUL SURFER, starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt; and COURAGEOUS, starring Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary 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 http://www.sonypictures.com.
SOURCE TriStar Pictures