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    Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:42:30

    Adopt-a-Classroom and Jones New York Join "Waiting for SUPERMAN" Pledge Progress Meter - They commit to donate $50,000 if 80,000 pledge to see the film

    Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and Walden Media have partnered up with Adopt-A-Classroom and Jones New York in the Classroom for the WaitingforSuperman.com "Pledge Progress Meter" by committing to donate $50,000 to schools in need once 80,000 people pledge to see the award-winning documentary film WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN". So if 80,000 of you pledge to see the film - and you should see this film- these corporations will donate a large chunk of cash to the film's school-related charities. What a simple trade off. If you've not yet pledged, go ahead. We'll wait while you do so.

    "Teachers play a critical role in the success of our schools, our communities and our children," said James Rosenberg, Founder and Executive Director of Adopt-A-Classroom. "We, along with our national sponsor Jones New York In The Classroom, are excited and honored to be affiliated with Waiting for "Superman", a film that should enlighten the country about the many challenges students and teachers confront in the classroom everyday."

    Adopt-A-Classroom and Jones New York in the Classroom become the fifth notch on the WaitingforSuperman.com "Pledge Progress Meter." FirstBook, OfficeMax®, DonorsChoose.org and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have already committed to making a difference in education by taking the pledge.

    WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN" was directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also lensed another culturally important film, An Inconvenient Truth, will be released under the Paramount Vantage banner and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It examines the crisis of public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories. Designed to start a national conversation, the movie and corresponding "Take the Pledge" campaign aim to inspire everyone to create innovative and long-term solutions to help change the course of our kids' lives for the better. The "Pledge Progress Meter" launched in May as a way for non-profits, foundations and corporations to match individual pledge levels with powerful action items aimed at helping both students and public schools.

    Public education is important, so you should pledge to see this film.


    Have you pledged to see Waiting for "SUPERMAN" yet?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.14.10




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