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Win an Xbox 360 and play it with the Jonas Brothers in Los Angeles

For many parents, holiday shopping includes at least some video games — and that gets expensive quickly. Here’s a chance to win an Xbox 360 for your child. Plus, the grand prize winner and a friend also get a trip to Los Angeles to play the Xbox with the Jonas Brothers.

The “It’s More Fun Time” with the Jonas Brothers Sweepstakes is open to kids age 8 and older who are legal residents of and live in the United States. Enter at Disney.com/MoreFunTime or by texting XBOX to DISNEY (rates may apply). Deadline to enter is December 27, 2009 and the winner will be notified January 7, 2009 For a complete list of rules and details, click here.

As part of this campaign, Xbox LIVE members will receive a single episode of Disney Channel’s JONAS, free to view on Xbox LIVE Zune Marketplace through Dec. 31.

Fans also are invited to create and upload videos telling the Jonas Brothers how they spend their “More Fun Time.” Pre-recorded responses from the Jonas Brothers can be included at the end. The best videos will be posted at Disney.com/MoreFunTime, where users can vote for their favorites.

Disney More Fun Time with Jonas Sweepstakes

Www.Disney.com/MoreFunTime is the official website. Jonas gives us chance to win Sweepstakes. Also you can get fun with Jonas Xbox.

Time period for this Sweepstakes is November 16 to December 27. In between you can join this Sweepstakes through SMS text entry and Online entry. Disney.com/MoreFunTime - Disney More Fun Time with Jonas Sweepstakes

Timing: You may enter the Disney Xbox It’s More Fun Time With Jonas Sweepstakes during the period beginning at 12:01 A.M., November 16, and ending at 11:59:59 P.M., December 27, 2009.

How To Enter: Disney More Fun Time with Jonas Sweepstakes: You may enter by logging onto www.Disney.com/MoreFunTime and following the “How to Enter” instructions to complete the Sweepstakes Entry.

Limit: One entry per person/Cell/Address per day.

Prizes: One Grand Prize: A three day / two night trip for winner and three guests to Los Angeles, CA, on Sponsor-selected dates to visit the set of the “JONAS The Series” or other venue, and meet the Jonas Brothers, consisting of the following elements for the Group:

● Hotel accommodations for two nights;
● A Meet and Greet with the Jonas Brothers in which the Jonas Brothers play Xbox with the winner.
● Hotel/Set transfers;
● If winner’s residence is located more than two hundred fifty miles from the City, round-trip coach air transportation between a Sponsor-selected major metropolitan airport near winner’s residence and a Sponsor-selected airport in or near the City; but if winner’s residence is located two hundred fifty miles or less from the City, round-trip ground transportation via a Sponsor-selected method between winner’s residence and the hotel;
● Airport/hotel transfers and
●Two Xbox Game Systems for winner.

Approximate Retail Value: $5,200.

Winners: Winner List of Disney More Fun Time with Jonas Sweepstakes you have to send a self address, stamped envelope to: It's More Fun Time with Jonas Sweepstakes, Winner/Rules, P.O. Box 10189, Department IMFTJ, Burbank, CA 91510-0189.

Disney More Fun Time with Jonas Sweepstakes Official Rules here.
Disney More Fun Time with Jonas Sweepstakes Entry Form here.

Disney plans new soundstage and production facility in Santa Clarita Valley

The Walt Disney Co. today filed plans to build a sprawling soundstage and production complex on the northwest corner of its Golden Oak Ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley.

The proposed Disney/ABC Studios at the Ranch would occupy 56 acres of the sprawling, 890-acre ranch just off Route 14 at Placerita Canyon Road, just south of Santa Clarita. Plans call for six pairs of soundstages, talent bungalows, administrative and production offices, storage and a commissary and other amenities.

The project would be a much-needed boost to Los Angeles' entertainment-industry economy, which has been buffeted by a production slowdown triggered by the recession and the decade-long outflow of film and TV jobs to other countries and states such as New Mexico, Lousiana and New York that offer generous tax breaks and credits.

Disney-owned ABC moved its own sitcom "Ugly Betty" from Los Angeles to New York last year, which helped spur the state Legislature to implement its own film tax credit program this year to curb so-called runaway production. Still, as Disney's announcement attests, the bulk of television production remains in Los Angeles.