Seth MacFarlane announced on mtvU he would be giving aspiring film students the chance to live out their dreams of going to the Oscars with “The Oscar Experience College Search.”
The cartoon mogul and the newest host of this year’s Academy Awards wants to use this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young filmmakers everywhere. “In re-imagining what we want the Oscar show to be, we wanted everyone appearing on that stage to feel a deep commitment to film and its legacy, and most importantly, its future,” said telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “That was the impetus in creating this special honor for young film students who will inspire a new generation to create the films that will be honored in the future.”
MacFarlane is an Emmy Award winner and best known as the creative force behind the television series Family Guy. He wrote, directed, and provided the voice for the title character in his latest feature film Ted, which grossed over $500 million worldwide making it the top-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.
Winners of “The Oscar Experience College Search” will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles and be provided hotel accommodations for the ceremony. To enter, visit Oscars.org
Check out this MTVU video of Seth MacFarlane as he suprises the UCLA campus to chat about Family Guy, Ted, and announce the The Oscar Experience College Search.