4-H Network News Creates Charlotte’s Web PSAs For Radio, Newspapers And Blogs

Dec. 13, 2006 – PORT HADLOCK, WA – 4-H Network News, a youth-run multimedia club based at the Washington State University (WSU) Extension office in Jefferson County, has produced six public service announcements to promote Hollywood Movie Money donation of a $1 from online ticket sales through the 4-H Council website (www.fourhcouncil.edu) to help support 4-H youth development programs.

Script Sample: PSA #3
“In the new LIVE-ACTION film Charlotte’s Web featuring 12-your old screen veteran Dakota Fanning, Fern uses her head, heart, hands and health to encourage family and friends to save Wilbur from the smokehouse. With help from Wilbur’s barn friends, especially Charlotte, Fern’s dream comes true when she is able to take Wilbur to her town’s 4-H Fair…”

All the public service announcements were recorded in the Washington State University Learning Center – North Olympic Peninsula multimedia lab by eight-year old 4-H Network News correspondent, Claire Turner.

Pamela Roberts, 4-H coordinator, stated, “These PSAs are a great example of how 4-H Network News helps rural youth like Claire make a positive contribution on a national and international stage. Claire’s mature communication skills and devotion to her news craft really come through on these recordings. It is obvious that she has a real love for the Wilbur story.”

In Charlotte’s Web, the best-selling children’s book of all time, Wilbur the pig, the runt of the litter, has a youthful manner that makes him seem naive to the other animals in his new barn, but to Charlotte — the spider who lives in the rafters — he is a welcome friend. Their friendship is shown to be a lasting one when the other animals reveal that the pig’s days are numbered. It seems that only a miracle will save Wilbur’s life. A determined Charlotte spins words into her web in an effort to convince the farmer that Wilbur is “some pig” and worth saving. Charlotte’s Web’s Wilbur finds that the most powerful force in the world is the bond of friendship.

A Paramount Pictures and Walden Media presentation of a Kerner Entertainment Company/Nickelodeon Movies production, Charlotte’s Web is directed by Gary Winick, stars Dakota Fanning and features the voices of Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer, Andre Benjamin, Thomas Haden Church, Robert Redford, Reba McEntire, and Kathy Bates. The film has been rated G by the MPAA and will be in theaters nationwide Friday. http://www.charlotteswebmovie.com

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a unit of Viacom, is a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group which includes Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nick Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Studios and Worldwide Television Distribution

Walden Media LLC specializes in entertainment that sparks imagination and engages young people in the learning process. Producing both original works and adaptations of acclaimed children’s literature, Walden Media projects are enhanced by comprehensive outreach and supplemental programs for teachers, librarians, and parents. Walden Media is a division of Anschutz Film Group (AFG).

For more information contact:

Pamela Roberts & Jack Olmsted
4-H Network News
360/379-5610 X 208

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