Stand for the Silent, Partners with World Wide Motion Pictures in Anti-Bullying Campaign
“We’re very pleased that Stand for the Silent has chosen TIME FOR A CHAMPION to spearhead its new campaign to raise awareness of the injurious effects of bullying on children and teenagers in schools and communities throughout the world,” offers Paul Hancock, president and CEO of World Wide.
“This is a significant film because it was produced by a school district whose students are determined to make sure that bullying is stopped before it starts,” adds Kirk Smalley, founder of Stand for the Silent.
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) of 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.
“We’ll be collaborating with Mr. Smalley and his associates,” Hancock elaborates, “to mount an aggressive program of screenings designed to provoke thoughtful, comprehensive discussions about bullying amongst families, educators, and religious and civic leaders.”
Stand for the Silent was launched in 2010 by students from the Upward Bound Chapter at Oklamoma State University after they heard the story of Kirk and Laura Smalley’s son, Ty Field-Smalley. Stand for the Silent’s mission is to change the lives of children and bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes.
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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World Wide Motion Pictures and Stand for the Silent, a student-led anti-bullying organization based in Perkins, OK, have created a new multimedia campaign to educate students about preventing bullying and promoting self-esteem and mutual respect, the two organizations announced today.