Los Angeles, CA, September 14, 2016 – Time For a Champion, the specialty motion picture which depicts the impact of bullying on a vulnerable Latina high school student, has garnered the endorsement of Free2Luv® (http://free2luv.org/), the acclaimed anti-bullying organization, it was announced today by Paul D. Hancock, President and CEO of the film’s distributor, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation, and Tonya Sandis, Co-Founder of Free2Luv. Free2Luv will spotlight Time For a Champion in a wide-reaching multi-media initiative targeting children and teenagers in schools and communities throughout the world.
“We’re honored to partner with Free2Luv on this vital educational venture,” Hancock says. “Free2Luv is respected by educators and civic leaders for its influential sponsorship of programs to illuminate the ethical choices that young people face every day in our challenging society. For them to choose our film as part of this effort is immensely gratifying.”
“We know firsthand the power of the arts to heal and inspire youth,” Sandis observed. “This is a groundbreaking film that will promote a much-needed dialogue. It shows the very subtle yet devastating and pernicious effects of bullying, and ultimately demonstrates the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity. We believe that all children will benefit from seeing this film, and look forward to being in the vanguard of that discussion.”
“Time For A Champion” was produced by PSJA Southwest Film Society, a production company headquartered at PSJA Southwest Early College High School in the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD) in South Texas. The inspirational sports story portrays the efforts of a homeless Latina girl to overcome a background of neglect and poverty. Enrolled in high school by her new adoptive parents, she must then confront bullying in the classroom and on the athletic field. The screenplay was written by Barry Glasser, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Together he and former Univision executive, Sarvelio Carreon, produced and directed the film, which was staffed by more than 80 PSJA ISD students and faculty.
Free2Luv is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to celebrating individuality and equality, spreading kindness and standing up to bullying through arts and entertainment. “We empower, engage and enlighten youth to be their true, authentic selves and know that they are perfect just the way they are,” Sandis explains.
Founded in 1977, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (wwwmpc.com) is a diversified company with shareholders throughout the world, primarily involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, short subjects, industrials and television productions. World Wide’s industry executives 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 international film festivals.
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