Small Collection 26 [December 1, 2004]
BGEA: Worldwide Pictures; 1951-
Annual Report; 1961
All materials in this collection are on deposit from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and may not be copied without written permission from the BGEA. Any researcher who wishes to request permission must get the required form from the Archives staff. It is the responsibility of the researcher to fill out the form and send it to the BGEA.
Religious film production company; formed in 1951 as a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association subsidiary to produce and distribute films, most of which would combine a fictional or true story of a person's conversion with scenes from an actual BGEA crusade; most films were available for distribution to churches, but occasionally to the general public through release in commercial theaters; WWP's presidents were Dick Ross and William Brown; until 1988, production was done in WWP's Burbank, California, office; distribution was coordinated from WWP's Minneapolis office; Burbank office closed and operations consolidated in Minneapolis, 1988.
Scope and Content
Annual report (1961) for World Wide Pictures, Inc. Combines pictures of recent film releases, proposed budget, and a report on the use of World Wide films by foreign mission boards.
The materials for this collection were deposited at the Center in December 1975 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.