The amusement park company Six Flags is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it needs to reorganize and shed $1.8 billion of debt.
Mark Shapiro, the New York-based company’s chief executive officer, says the move won’t affect the operation of its 20 theme parks in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Six Flags says it actually had a great year in 2008. It saw 25 million visitors and posted record revenues. But executives are trying to lighten a $2.4 billion debt load that they say is unsustainable.
Saturday’s bankruptcy filing came after earlier plan to negotiate an out-of-court deal with creditors failed.
The company has three Texas parks: Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, both in Arlington, between Dallas and Fort Worth, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.
Sydne Purvis, communications manager at the San Antonio park, said Saturday the bankruptcy filing was having no impact.
“It’s a parent company restructuring issue and we continue to operate here,” she said.
She said regular bookings were continuing, a new show just opened at the park and a new children’s area recently was added.
It was a full house last night for the red carpet premiere of the new American Filmwerkz movie “Sweet Justice” at the Studio Movie Grill in Arlington Texas.
The film follows four women working as child support case workers by day and undercover collectors at night, tracking down deadbeat parents and making them pay up by any means necessary.
The cast includes Reagan Gomez-Preston from the WB Comedy the Parent Hood, The Rickey Smiley Morning Show personality Headkrack, Rap-A-Lot recording artist ZRO, Cheaters show host Joey Greco& KRNB’s Ms. Tammy Thomas.
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It’s only $5 donation on the door but remember this is a charity event in aid of The Genesis Womens Shelter for victims of domestic violence so of course any additional cash donation you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Arlington, TX -May 22, 2009 American Filmwerkz is announcing the official screening for the feature film “Sweet Justice”, Sunday June 14, 2009 at the new Studio Movie Grill located in the Arlington Highlands, 225 Merchants Row Arlington, Texas. This Red Carpet Event will begin at 6:30pm, Showtime is at 7:00pm, and shortly after the film there will be a one on one forum with the production team, cast and crew.
“Sweet Justice” is a unique film due to the content dealing with the Child Support System in Texas. The film was directed by Arthur Muhammad (Sweet Chariot Productions) and written and produced by Kelly Gray and Teiah Bennett (Mahogany Films). The local team was able to pull together a crew and cast for a 14 day shoot two weeks before Christmas 2008 and worked on a shoestring budget.
The film follows four women working as child support case workers by day and undercover collectors at night, tracking down deadbeat parents and making them pay up by any means necessary. “With a story like this we couldn’t slack on the cast we wanted to reach out to all ethnicities because child support is not just an urban or lower class issue”, comments Producer Kelly Gray. The cast includes Reagan Gomez-Preston from the WB Comedy the Parent Hood, Rap-A-Lot recording artist ZRO, Cheaters show host Joey Greco, The Rickey Smiley Morning show personality Headkrackand KRNB’s Ms. Tammy Thomas.
“Sweet Justice” is already creating a buzz and sparking a movement. The Houston based Black Broadcasting Network has approached American Filmwerkz about a weekly episode for their network launch this summer. “There are so many stories we wanted to tell and the series will allow us to do that. As a filmmaker “Sweet Justice” was not only a great story concept but a tool to display the quality filmmaking and production talent we have here in Texas”, commented Director Arthur Muhammad. American Filmwerkz is inviting the press, all local media and the public out to the screening.