Award-Winning Family Film GETTIN' GROWN to be Released on the American Black Film Festival DVD Series Label

Apr 16, 2008, 01:00 ET from Film Life, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Life, Inc., announces the
 domestic home entertainment release of the riveting family movie GETTIN'
 GROWN. The film, an official selection of the 2007 American Black Film
 Festival, is slated for release on April 22, 2008. Film Life has partnered
 with Warner Home Video to distribute the movie for home entertainment under
 its ABFF DVD Series label.
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     GETTIN' GROWN is a thought-provoking film that tells the powerful story
 of a family's struggle to raise a child in the inner city, where some get
 lost and some get grown. Twelve-year-old Eric is sent to fill a
 prescription for his grandmother. On his journey through the neighborhood,
 things become unexpectedly complicated as he is forced to make decisions
 that seem logical to him, but which in fact bring him to the brink of
 danger. The question is, will he make the right choices?
     The film is written and directed by Aaron Greer and produced by Dr.
 Fran Kaplan and Anthony Ferraro. It stars Isaiah Matthew, Ginger Manning,
 Patricia Bridges, Xavier O'Ryan, Jerome Pulley Jr., John Luckett and
 Timothy "Cutt Up" McGee.
     "This film is essential viewing for children and parents alike. It
 depicts the modern-day struggles one faces growing up in an urban
 environment, without resorting to the mainstream media's sensationalized
 focus on drugs, sex and violence," said Jeff Friday, Founder/CEO of Film
 Life, Inc.
     Aaron Greer, the film's director, said, "My vision was to develop the
 characters and setting of a movie in which Americans of all colors could
 see a realistic portrayal of an inner-city African American family. The
 story I created essentially contains universal themes with which all ethnic
 groups can identify."
     GETTIN' GROWN has been awarded the Dove Foundation seal of approval as
 "wholesome entertainment for the whole family." The Dove Foundation,
 founded in 1991, encourages and promotes the creation, production,
 distribution and consumption of film and video that all generations can
     About Warner Home Video
     With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a
 Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution
 infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film
 library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage
 titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment,
 Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
     About Film Life Pictures
     Film Life Pictures is a division of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based
 marketing, media and distribution company that was founded in 2002 by Jeff
 Friday, its CEO. The company's mission is to spearhead the global
 distribution of Black independent cinema and be the leading
 producer/distributor of Black films, television, events and digital
 content. Its signature properties include the American Black Film Festival
 and the Black Movie Awards. For further information, visit

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