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Teen social network joins force with The Weinstein Company

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Teen social network joins force with The Weinstein Company

LOS ANGELES, CA — Jackie Fame, Inc. (FAME), the leading kid/teen social network www.JFame.com, is joining forces with The Weinstein Company to promote the movie “Bully.”

FAME and the AMC Cinema chain will sponsor several “Bully Movie Events” across the country, with selected theaters offering free admission to a one-night “Bully” awareness event – with the continued goal of involving parents, students, educators, and advocates in the movement to ending bullying.

In addition, with every “Bully” ticket purchased through www.MovieTickets.com FAME will provide a free download of its book “Kid2Kid, Keepin’ it Safe Online”  made available for the NOOK and Kindle eBook formats. “Kid2Kid” includes great advice for young people about staying safe online, and includes a chapter about preventing bullying in cyberspace and in everyday life.

“We are happy to join The Weinstein Company’s ‘Bully’ campaign to help raise awareness about the serious effects of bullying. We hope to help inspire kids from around the world to stand up to bullying,” said Zachary Swauger, age 13, FAME co-founder.

“This has always been a mission of the Jackie Fame network,” added Joshua Swauger 11, FAME co-founder. “In 2011, we launched ‘We Have the Power’ at www.WeHaveThePower.net – a grass roots awareness movement about the terrible effects of bullying on school-aged kids. We recorded an original song, produced by DJ Boom and Hip-Hop recording artist G-Money. We wrote the lyrics to express how deeply concerned we are about bullying and its effect on our peers.”

The FAME co-founders hope all school-aged kids and their parents will see “Bully” and join together in the fight to stop all forms of bullying.

About “Bully”:

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, “Bully” is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. “Bully” follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus.

With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, “Bully” examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.

By Janete Weinstein

Source: California Newswire

Photo FAME

23 April 2012

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