Leukemia Texas and World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation Collaborate to Battle Childhood Cancers
Los Angeles, CA, January 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (World Wide) has formed a collaboration with Leukemia Texas in an effort to fight pediatric cancers through the release of the award-winning film, Ways To Live Forever
(www.waystoliveforevermovie.com), opening 2013 in North America. Based on the acclaimed British children's novel by Sally Nicholls, this heartfelt film tells the inspiring story of an ambitious 12-year-old boy named Sam in his battle with leukemia. The film revolves around Sam and his best friend Felix, also a cancer patient, as they strive to achieve all their dreams and discover new ways to appreciate family, friends, and all the oddities of life.
Ways To Live Forever will be released by World Wide in select theaters throughout the US, a portion of ticket sales going to Leukemia Texas, along with other cancer-related groups and organizations striving to bring awareness to both the movie and its message. In addition, publisher Scholastic has plans for a re-issue of the best-selling novel (on which the film is based) both in paperback and as an eBook in anticipation of the film’s U.S. theatrical release. The eBook will include a number of enhancements, including links to related movie clips and other bonus features.
“In 2012, thousands of Texans were diagnosed with leukemia, accounting for approximately 1 in 3 cancer cases in children. Our mission is critical and we remain dedicated to fighting this battle in 2013 and are thrilled to partner with the World Wide team,” said Mandy O’Neill, CEO of Leukemia Texas. “
Ways To Live Forever stars critically acclaimed actors Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line, The Truth About Cats & Dogs), Greta Scacchi (The Player, Emma), Robbie Kay (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Alex Etel (The Water Horse), Emilia Fox (Pride And Prejudice - BBC), and Ella Purnell (Intruders, Never Let Me Go). The growing list of international awards includes: Best Feature Film from the European Children’s Film Association, Best Picture at the Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema, the Heartland Film Festival Audience Award, and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival’s Adult Jury Prize,
“I’m excited to have the World Wide team working alongside our friends at Leukemia Texas with regard to our combined effort of supporting patients and families struggling with leukemia and other childhood cancers. We’re hopeful that by raising public awareness for organizations like Leukemia Texas and the film Ways To Live Forever, we can help increase dollars for research and patient support,” states Paul D. Hancock, President and CEO of World Wide.
Founded in 1970, Leukemia Texas, the only organization of its kind in the state of Texas, is dedicated to fighting the life-threatening blood cancer of leukemia through the funding of leukemia research and patient aid, where 100% of the funds raised in Texas, stay in Texas. To learn more, visit www.LeukemiaTexas.org or call 214-265-7393.
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.
Kelli M. Larson
World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation