Governor and Mrs. John Engler led an array of civic leaders and lawmakers from throughout Michigan at the Midwestern premiere of AMY, April 27, 2001, at the Celebration Cinema in the State Capital of Lansing, where the prize-winning film is now playing an open-ended engagement.
The opening gala was hosted by WWMP (OTCBB:WWMP) and the international law firm Dykema Gossett. In anticipation of the opening, interviews with the film’s director, Nadia Tass and star, Rachel Griffiths, were broadcast on Senator Phil Arthurholtz’s nationally syndicated radio show originating from WJIM in Lansing.
WWMP has begun its release of AMY (www.amythemovie.com) as a rollout into the Midwest following its American debut in February in Los Angeles. The East Coast opening is scheduled for May 18th in New York. Other parts of the country including Houston, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Seattle and Denver are scheduled to follow New York.
The acclaimed Australian film has been hailed by critics around the world. In a “thumbs-up” review on his nationally televised show Ebert & Roeper and the Movies, Roger Ebert called AMY “a charming and offbeat Australian film…that manages to place a sweet story in a surprisingly tough setting.” Ebert further lauded the film as “an original and touching character study.”
AMY has already won 21 international awards, including two awards at the Cannes Film Festival and accolades at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, Brisbane International Film Festival in Australia and the Asia Pacific Film Festival in Hong Kong.
A Cascade Film Production, 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,” stars under the direction of Nadia Tass, who most recently helmed the highly-rated television version of “The Miracle Worker” for Disney and who will next bring Mary Karr’s best-selling book “The Liar’s Club” to the screen. Tass produced AMY with the film’s screenwriter and cinematographer David Parker.
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, advisors 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.