FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - (NewMediaWire) - September 22, 2015 - Multimedia Platforms, Inc. (OTCQB: MMPW) ("MMPW" or the "Company"), the only LGBTQ publicly traded media company, today announced that filming of the documentary, "Hiding Inside the Baseline," has begun following Chief Executive Officer Bobby Blair's coming out memoir. Emmy Award winner Harry Cicma of Harry Cicma Productions LLC, along with his team, will be chronicling Bobby's journey as an American tennis stand-out in the closet thirty years ago and how that has compared to the experiences of LGBT athletes today.
The documentary is scheduled to be aired worldwide this winter on various sports networks and to reach over 100 million households. Please check local listings. Additionally, "Hiding Inside the Baseline" will be sponsored by WiRLD.com, the Company's online destination for entertainment shows, news, travel information, shopping, and business directories and social networking in a virtual LGBT community.
Bobby Blair, Chief Executive Officer of Multimedia Platforms, commented, "It has been the most incredible experience of my life sharing my story. The awareness and hope my memoir and documentary can bring to the LGBT community, particularly young athletes, is most fulfilling for me. Harry Cicma and I will spend a few days at my alma mater, the University of Arkansas, before heading up to South Bend, Indiana to visit with Notre Dame tennis stand-out Matt Dooley. We appreciate all your support as we head out in an effort to make a difference."
Emmy Award winner Harry Cicma, of Harry Cicma Productions LLC, commented, "I have covered tennis my whole life and have a great deal of respect for Bobby's career. Bobby established himself as a World Class American tennis player, and his story is an inspiration to all. He is truly a class act, and a champion, on and off the court. It is an honor to produce the documentary that tells his story, and Matt Dooley's story, as they continue to inspire people throughout the sports community."
ABOUT "HIDING INSIDE THE BASELINE":
"Hiding Inside the Baseline" is a heartfelt all American gay tennis story about former junior and collegiate tennis star and world ranked player turned acclaimed international coach Bobby Blair. This riveting story chronicles the fear, turmoil, struggles and devastating consequences of hiding in the closet as a gay athlete and coach in the 1980s and 1990s. This story has the star power and life lessons to empower and inspire LGBT athletes to live their truth, while also encouraging family, friends, teachers, coaches, sponsors and the fans to better understand the importance to accept and embrace all people as they strive to achieve their goals personally and professionally while living their truth. This story encourages all readers to be on the right side of history by illustrating the importance that equality and acceptance for all makes the world a better place.
ABOUT MULTIMEDIA PLATFORMS INC.:
Multimedia Platforms Inc. ("MMPW") is a publicly traded industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. MMP teams utilize its proven business model to deliver niche publications and online platforms that target one of the most sought-after demographics in the world, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population. MMP has recently expanded its concept to include video and mobile applications reaching deep into the international LGBT community. MMP's top brands include the Florida Agenda, Frontiers, FunMaps, Guy magazine and Next magazine. MMP's plan to interweave web, mobile and print to deliver the highest quality news and entertainment information via a variety of platforms that cross all cultural, generational and preferred modality barriers to reach an unprecedented audience.
FOLLOW MULTIMEDIA PLATFORMS INC.:
Twitter, LinkedIn, Investor Relations Page
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT:
Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA), which statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "plans," "projects," "will," "may," "anticipates," "believes," "should," "intends, " "estimates," and other words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, involve known and unknown risks, a reliance on third parties for information, transactions or orders that may be cancelled, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in our industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results include risks and uncertainties related to the fluctuation of global economic conditions, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing or required licenses, competition, general economic conditions and other factors that are detailed in our periodic reports and on documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date the statements were made, and the companies do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements. We intend that all forward-looking statements be subject to the safe-harbor provisions of the PSLRA.