Movie In Honor of Harold Washington

First we want to start off by asking for a donation to this great movie production. A donation of $50 - $100.00 or more would be appreciated! We accept donations on Cashapp, Zelle, Paypal or GoFundMe.

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The Harold Washington Movie
P.O. BOX 8816
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49023

We invite you to be apart of this double feature, African American community production of The Greatest Good movie on the life of Mayor Harold Washington. Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. Your service to our community is greatly appreciated.

Our company is producing a movie on the first African American Mayor of Chicago, IL - Harold Washington. we decided to call the movie, The Greatest Good because we saw a clear way to generate enough focus and attention on this movie production on an international level by calling the attention of the under-served communities around the world. If you don't know anything about Mayor Harold Washington, we have attached a 5 minute trailer that you can see to remind you of the battle that Harold had to fight while becoming the Mayor of Chicago: 

The Greatest Good is a true story based on the life of Mayor Harold Washington – the first African-American Mayor of the City of Chicago. The film will explore Chicago’s legendarily oppressive political machine and how Washington sought to topple it down, first dismantling the system run by the late Richard J. Daley, and second, by uniting the African American, Mexican American, and Native American communities of Chicago. Before becoming mayor, Washington served as a First Sargent in the US Airforce during World War II. He represented Illinois in Congress, authoring the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday bill, helping pass the Human Rights Act of 1980 and working to extend the Voting Rights Act of 1982.

As mayor, Washington fought and won the longest city council war in the history of our nation – foreshadowing the partisan gridlock that occurred during the Obama presidency. Washington received 98% of the African American vote, mobilizing a dejected and disenfranchised voter base in a manner never seen before. He also appointed an unprecedented number of women to key leadership roles. He was simply ahead of his time, even by present day standards. Washington’s legacy is well known in international political circles. His influence was cited as a key factor in current Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot’s entry into politics. Similarly, his rise inspired Barack Obama to run for state office, setting him on his path to the presidency two decades later. The Greatest Good movie is a tool to help unite the south and west sides of Chicago. We plan to cast the entire community in The Harold Washington Movie and use the proceeds of the movie to return back to the communities which are currently under-served in the city of Chicago and around the world. Our film will cast a large population of the Chicago community and generate thousands of jobs for the next 5 years; during pre-production, actual production and post production. We will also premiere our movie at The Avalon Regal Theater on Chicago's south side, so that the entire community can see the Harold Washington movie on the south side of Chicago in a predominantly black neighborhood, while supporting black businesses and vendors. It is time for this legendary figure’s story to enter mainstream consciousness, with the aim of reintroducing Washington’s spirit for community development back into Chicago and the world. 

Our company, 99 Years Studios Entertainment has authored over 15 movie screenplays that meet the needs of the communities of Chicago and abroad - Starting with The Harold Washington movie, The Greatest Good. The Harold Washington movie is to serve the community as the base for building an international movie studio. The Greatest Good movie would be the first picture that our movie studio produces, and its proceeds are to go back to the African American communities on the south and the west sides of Chicago. 

Here is our social media pages and contact:
Twitter: @99yearsstudios
Instagram: @99yearsstudios
YouTube: Chopin Productions
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Movie Website:
Direct Cell for Joseph Chopin: [phone redacted]


The Greatest Good - The Harold Lee Washington Story begins with the life of Harold Washington, a young political mastermind who was inspired by Chicago's founder, Jean Baptiste  Du Sable and his father, Roy Washington. 

In the mid 1950's, after being deceived by Chicago's Mayor, Richard J. Daley to secure the black vote, Harold Washington seizes the opportunity to launch his own political career aimed at destroying the Chicago political crime syndicate. After working his way up through every level of government, Harold ignites the African American, Mexican American and Native American communities of Chicago to become the city's first Mayor in Chicago's history to challenge and defeat the brutally racist machineUnder his leadership, a powerful and corrupt political machine was brought to its knees. 

(Picture Above: Mayor Harold Washington)

25236848_1537800832974351_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Pastor Herbert B. Martin)

(Picture Above: L-R Young Community Member, Minister Robert Floid Plump, Buzz, Joseph Chopin, Jah Ranu Menanb)

(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle)

25236848_1537800730206670_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, Illinois State Representative, Lashawn Ford)

25236848_1550157646884213_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, United States Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Midge Kimberly)

25236848_1574643020576724_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan)

25236848_1550157740550654_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, Television Star Jussie Smollette, Producer - Soundtrack)  

25236848_1574643233914514_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jussie Smollette)

(Picture Above: Tsage Roberts)

Your support for The Greatest Good film will also help bring to life one of Harold's greatest visions--a fully funded sabbatical to Africa for select young African American filmmakers.

(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, Jahbril Porter)

(Picture Above: The Honorable Minister Silas Muhammad, signing to support the The Greatest Good Movie)

(Picture Above: Kiki Holiday, Joseph Chopin)

(Picture Above: Shane Evans (Dream Studio) Joseph Chopin)

Thank you to the American Legion, Harold Washington group for supporting and endorsing The Greatest Good Movie. Without you, the story would not be real.

25236848_1550157822141090_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, The Harold Washington Foundation)

25236848_1550157883689469_r.jpeg(Picture Above: The Harold Washington Legacy Committee) 

(Picture Above: Joseph Chopin, Afrika Porter)

25236848_1550157553179558_r.jpeg(Picture Above: Kanye West - Musical Score/Soundtrack)

(Picture Above: Mayor Harold Washington)

(Picture Above: Mayor Harold Washington)

Meet The Director: Joseph Michael Chopin (Below Video, Directors Past Work)

(Picture Above: Joseph Michael Chopin)

99 Years Studios 2018 Production Reel:
99 Years Studio Entertainment is a production, film and photography Studio located in Chicago Illinois. Its mission is to produce the untold stories of community leaders and utilize proceeds to help build safer and healthier communities across the country.  At 99 Years Studio Entertainment, we specialize in story boarding, script writing, television and film production {Commercials, full-length films, Short Stories, Music Videos, Documentaries}, and photography. Our diverse team includes seasoned industry professionals who possess a higher technical knowledge of the world of film and entertainment.

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