HSM3 Fans Invited to Red-Carpet Movie Premiere

(BW) Walt Disney is getting High School Musical fans from across the country to join in the HSM3 celebration this fall by inviting hundreds of lucky fans to walk the red carpet at the exclusive Hollywood premiere of “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” alongside the movie’s all-star cast, including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman. Fans can log onto Disney.com/hsm3/sweepstakes beginning Sept. 5, 2008, to enter to win. Chosen at random, winners will receive four tickets each to attend the Los Angeles premiere, sponsored by Sara Lee, on Oct. 16, 2008, at the Galen Center basketball arena at the University of Southern California. HSM3 marks the first movie premiere ever hosted at the Galen Center.

“’High School Musical 3’—with its larger-than-life musical numbers—comes to the big screen thanks to the fans who’ve made ’High School Musical’ such a huge phenomenon,” said Jim Gallagher, president of marketing, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “We want to give the fans an opportunity to be a part of the movie’s premiere, alongside their favorite stars.”

The contest will run through midnight Sept. 14, 2008. Entries are limited to ten per day, per participant. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Potential entrants should log onto Disney.com/hsm3/sweepstakes for official rules.

Disney’s “High School Musical” phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, in which America’s favorite high school students (Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman) hit senior year. Amidst a basketball championship, prom and a big spring musical featuring all of the Wildcats, Troy and Gabriella vow to make every moment last as their lifelong college dreams put the future of their relationship in question. A crew of sophomore Wildcats (Matt Prokop, Justin Martin, Jemma McKenzie-Brown) joins in the fun as the film’s incredible new music and exciting dance numbers take maximum advantage of the big screen. Directed by Kenny Ortega from a screenplay written by Peter Barsocchini, the film opens in theaters Oct. 24.