SELENA FILM PRODUCTIONS, INC.
8899 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
310 281-3770
310 281-3777 (fax)


“SELENA”

NATIONAL GALA SCREENING EVENTS
TO BE HELD IN MAJOR CITIES
PRIOR TO MOVIE’S NATIONAL RELEASE

Selena Film Productions Announces
Upcoming Gala Screening Schedule


PRESS RELEASE
February 11, 1997
Contact: Nancy De Los Santos 310 281-3770


LOS ANGELES: SELENA, the motion picture, will have its national premiere in over 1800 theaters across the country on Friday, March 21, 1997.

Due to the overwhelming response and anticipation of Selena’s fans across the nation, thirteen cities have been selected to host gala screening events before the movie’s premiere.

One week prior to the movie’s national release, Selena Film Productions will host “Star-studded gala screening events” around the country to benefit local community and charity organizations. We want to bring the film to all of Selena’s fan across the nation,” said Moctesuma Esparza, the film’s producer, “and to give the community an opportunity to be involved in this major motion picture event.”

Stars from the motion picture will attend each of the Gala Screening Events, which will include an advance screening and gala reception.

The benefit Gala Screening Events will be sponsored by Bank One the Proud Financial Partner of the movie Selena. Additional sponsors are JC Penny’s, Revlon, and Latina Magazine.

The following is a list of cities and benefit organizations.

Wednesday March 12
Washington, DC - National Council of La Raza and the National Latino Communications Center.

Thursday March 13
Los Angeles - National Latino Communications Center

Friday March 14
Corpus Christi - The Selena Foundation

Monday March 17
Houston - The Selena Foundation

Miami - Diabetes Research Foundation

Denver - National Council of La Raza

Tuesday March 18
Dallas - National Council of La Raza

New York - National Council of La Raza

Nashville - The Selena Foundation

Wednesday March 19 Phoenix
National Council of La Raza

San Francisco - Teatro Campesino, United Farmworkers

Chicago - National Council of La Raza

Thursday March 20
San Antonio - The Selena Foundation


The Warner Bros. release film is a tribute to the Tejano Superstar who died March of 1995.

The movie was filmed on-location in San Antonio and Corpus Christi and stars Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jacob Vargas, Jon Seda, Jackie Guerra, Pete Astudillo and introduces Becky Lee Meza as young Selena. Selena is written and directed by Gregory Nava, produced by Moctezuma Esparza and Bob Katz. Abraham Quintanilla is the Executive Producer.

For ticket sales and information for each event, please contact the local organization hosting the event.

The Selena Foundation, Bert Quintanilla 512 289-9013 e-mail bertq@davlin.net
National Council of La Raza, LeRoy Martinez 202 785-1670
National Latino Communications Center, Lisa Baca 213 663-8294
Teatro Campesino/UFW Phil Esparza 415 000-0000
Diabetes Research xxxxx xxxxxx, 000-000-0000