SELENA FILM PRODUCTIONS, INC.
8899 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
310 281-3777 (fax)
NATIONAL GALA SCREENING EVENTS
TO BE HELD IN MAJOR CITIES
PRIOR TO MOVIES NATIONAL RELEASE
Selena Film Productions Announces
Upcoming Gala Screening Schedule
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 Selenas fans across the nation, thirteen cities have been
selected to host gala screening events before the movies premiere.
One week prior to the movies 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
Selenas fan across the nation, said Moctesuma Esparza, the films 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 Pennys, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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