Here's some interesting news for young Cinematical readers looking to jump-start a career. Columbia Pictures, the studio producing the upcoming Will Smith vehicle The Pursuit of Happyness, is sponsoring a competition where the winners will attain internship positions at Gap Inc., The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Stanley, NBC, the National Football League (NFL), PEOPLE Magazine, PlayStation or Yahoo! Each of the winners will also be flown to Hollywood for the film's premiere and be given a chance to meet Smith and the rest of the film's cast. You'll need to act quickly, though, as the contest closes on October 30. As part of the entry process you'll need to create a video of yourself describing your personal philosophy or motto, and how it makes you the ideal candidate for the position. A "leading human resource specialist" will sift through the entries and the top candidates will be posted to the contest website, where the public will be able to vote for their favorites. Officials of the participating companies will interview the top two candidates for each position to determine the winners. Sounds like pretty cool opportunity. You can check out the full details right here.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino and written by Steven Conrad, The Pursuit of Happyness (a title that plays hell with my spellchecker) tells the story of Chris Gardner (Smith), a divorced and down on his luck salesman who is struggling to support his son (played by Smith's real life progeny Jaden). Gardner gets his big break when he lands an internship at a prestigious brokerage firm, but there are many hardships along the way. As Cinematical's Martha Fischer pointed out, the film seems to have its share of schmaltz, but even I enjoy some schmaltz now and again. No, wait, I'm thinking of Schlitz; I often confuse the two. The PG-13-rated film releases nationwide on December 15.

[Via Movie Hole]