East Coast Opening of Amy

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 17, 2001–AMY, the award-winning Australian film which has won plaudits from audiences around the world, will have its New York premiere May 18 at the Angelika Film Center (www.angelikafilmcenter.com) and the AMC Empire 25 Theatre as announced by Paul Hancock, president and CEO of World Wide Motion Pictures Corp., North American distributor of the Cascade Production.

“We are delighted that AMY will be showcased at these outstanding Manhattan venues,” Hancock commented. “The Angelika is widely regarded as the nation’s leading art theatre, and the AMC Empire 25 is a major new multiplex that has revitalized filmgoing on 42nd Street. To have our film selected for these theatres is indeed an honor.”

AMY (www.amythemovie.com) made its American debut in February in Los Angeles through the major theater chains AMC, Loew’s, Mann and Edwards, then began its rollout into the Midwest with a gala premiere at the Celebration Cinema on April 27 in Michigan’s state capitol of Lansing, attended by Governor and Mrs. John Engler and other dignitaries.

The winner of 21 international festival awards, including two prizes at Cannes, AMY was hailed by Roger Ebert on his nationally televised show Ebert & Roeper and the Movies as “touching and surprising,” “thumbs up,” and Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times, said AMY is “a skilled hearttugger … engaging and imaginative.”

AMY also received accolades from the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, Brisbane International Film Festival in Australia, and the Asia Pacific Film Festival in Hong Kong.

AMY is the poignant drama of a young girl traumatized by a tragic loss who can communicate only through music and who ultimately transforms the lives of everyone around her.

Rachel Griffiths, an Oscar nominee for Hilary and Jackie who is currently on screen in the box office hit Blow, stars in AMY under the direction of Nadia Tass. Tass most recently helmed the highly rated television version of The Miracle Worker for Disney and will next bring Mary Karr’s best-selling book The Liars’ Club to the screen.

WWMP expects more frequent media exposure of its film and television product as it prepares for trading of its common stock securities on NASDAQ SmallCap and other national and regional stock exchanges. WWMP has traded on the OTC Electronic Bulletin Board since 1983.

Founded in 1977, WWMP (www.wwmpc.com) is a diversified company with shareholders throughout the world which is involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, short subjects, industrial films and television productions.

WWMP’s industry executives, advisers and board members have produced, distributed and consulted on a wide variety of film and television projects, earning Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and prizes from world film festivals.

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