I Predict The Next Great Hollywood Pitch

When Hollywood options this (and you will), remember you heard about it here first. The New York Times is holding its second annual contest for an all-expenses-paid “reporting odyssey” to the African continent this summer with its Pulitzer Prize-winning Op-Ed columnist Nick Kristof for one university student and one schoolteacher. “Don’t expect comfort so much as diarrhea,” Kristof says, describing this “rugged, tiring and emotionally draining journey [as] a bedbug-infested mattress in a malarial jungle as hungry jackals yelp outside”. The winners will be chosen on the basis of 700-word essays explaining why they’re the right candidates for this trip. According to NYTimes.com: “What you see on this rugged journey will open your eyes in a way that will quite possibly change your own life and priorities forever — and if you are an educator, those of the students you teach. You won’t merely be Nick’s traveling companion – you may bring a fresh perspective to his reporting via your very own blog or vlog on NYTimes.com and MySpace. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Hint to Hollywood: Pitch this project as Animal House meets Blood Diamond, American Pie Meets Apocalypse Now, etc.

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