Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 2016 – World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (formerly OTCBB: WWMO), distributors of the new specialty feature film, “Time For a Champion,” and Stop Bullying Now Foundation (Lake Worth, FL) (http://stopbullyingnowfoundation.org), have partnered on a global educational and media outreach program to combat bullying. This partnership is tied to the forthcoming release of the film, which depicts the impact of bullying on a Latina high school student.
“We’re very pleased that Stop Bullying Now Foundation has chosen the feature film “Time for a Champion” to spearhead its new campaign to raise awareness of the pernicious effects of bullying on children and teenagers in schools and communities throughout the world,” stated Paul D. Hancock, president and CEO of World Wide.
“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 finds herself confronted by bullying in the classroom and on the athletic field. Barry Glasser, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, wrote the screenplay. 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.
“This is a unique film because it was produced by a school district,” commented Lowell Levine, founder of Stop Bullying Now Foundation, “one which has an enviable record of preventing bullying through an enlightened educational program that teaches students both self-respect and respect for others.”
“We’ll be collaborating with Mr. Levine and his associates to mount an aggressive program of screenings and media appearances designed to provoke thoughtful, comprehensive discussions amongst families, educators, and religious and civic leaders in a concerted effort to prevent bullying,” Hancock noted.
Stop Bullying Now Foundation’s mission statement is to put an end to the epidemic of bullying among today’s youth, empowering them through counseling, life skills training, open communication, and creative outlets. To accomplish this vision in the short term, the foundation provides access to professional speakers and counselors from the surrounding community who are both willing and able to assist these youths by meeting their various needs. For the long term, the foundation strives to create awareness of the deeper problems bullying creates in the community and potential solutions to them.
Founded in 1977, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (www.wwmpc.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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