Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader a "No Go" from Disney

According to our friends at, Disney has "jumped ship" on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Reuters & The Hollywood reporter say:

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” will have to sail without Disney.

The studio said Tuesday that for budgetary and logistical reasons it will not exercise its option to co-produce and co-finance the next “Narnia” movie with producer Walden Media.

The third entry in the series, based on the classic books by C.S. Lewis, was in preproduction and set for a spring shoot for a planned May 2010 release. The development puts the participation of the talent attached in doubt. Michael Apted was on board to direct a script by Steven Knight. The key players of the second installment, “Prince Caspian” — Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, William Moseley and Anna Popplewell — were to return for the third film. It is rare for a studio to pull out of a planned trilogy in midstream, but the number-crunching showed a franchise on a downward trend. “Lion” roared to $745 million worldwide. This year, “Prince Caspian” grossed just $419 million.

Read the full piece at here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

House opening numbers

According to Christian Retailing:

House, the first R-rated Christian horror movie adapted from a book by best-selling writers Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, had a modest opening in theaters at the weekend.

The film based on the 2006 Thomas Nelson novel took $355,000 in receipts at 363 box offices according to, earning 24th spot in the chart led by Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which grossed more than $63 million from its debut at 4,000-plus theaters.

Read the full piece here.

Read our review of House the movie here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Note now available on DVD

Just in from author Angela Hunt regarding the movie based on her novel The Note:

"If you watched the film adaptation of "The Note" on the Hallmark Channel . . . or even if you didn't . . . you might be interested to know that "The Note" DVD is now available at your favorite rental place or to purchase at your favorite store. The DVD contains the film, of course, plus two "featurettes": interviews with Genie Frances and yours truly.

In the video interview, I was able to explain the parable of "The Note" more fully, and give the reasons why I wrote the book. If you rent or buy the DVD, please take the time to watch the interviews. I hope you enjoy them."

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Read our interview with Angela Hunt.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Jenkins Entertainment and Pure Flix deal

Jenkins Entertainment and Pure Flix are soon to announce a deal in which the two will produce a few films together. No word yet on the type of movies, but co-founder/Director/Producer Dallas Jenkins had this to say at his blog:

"Pureflix introduced me to a writing duo that is fantastic, two guys who had the exact same urge I had to go in this direction. Our primary objective is to make higher quality films than what the Christian market has provided thus far, and these guys can help us get there. If the films get better, hopefully the markeco-foundet will grow and mature, and we can really start to compete with what's out there in the mainstream."

Read our interview with Dallas Jenkins.

Monday, October 6, 2008

House movie receives R rating

According to Christian Retailing, the movie based on the book House by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti has received an "R" rating from the MPAA.

Says the article:

"The film was given the adults-only stamp by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for "terror and violence," making it the only Christian-themed movie other than Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ to receive such a rating.

Producer Ralph Winter said in a statement that the makers were "at a loss" when they learned of the decision, which was based on the general tone of the film rather than specific parts. They wanted to make cuts to win a PG-13 rating, but were told by the MPAA that "the whole story was just too intense."

Read the full piece here.

Read our latest interview with Ted Dekker.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fireproof movie Opens at #4 nationwide

Samuel Goldwyn Films' FIREPROOF, starring Kirk Cameron, far surpassed industry expectations to place #4 at the box office for the weekend. Produced by Sherwood Pictures in Albany GA, FIREPROOF is the company's third film following FACING THE GIANTS – also released by Goldwyn, which went on to gross more than $10 million.

With an all-volunteer, 1,200-person cast and crew, FIREPROOF opened on 839 screens, grossing $6,804,764 with a per-screen average of $8,111. It was the highest opening weekend box office* of the year for films released on 1,000 screens or fewer.

Directed by Sherwood's Alex Kendrick and co-written with his brother, producer Stephen Kendrick, FIREPROOF stars Cameron and newcomer Erin Bethea in a story about a firefighter who must learn how to rescue his own marriage.

On both FACING THE GIANTS and FIREPROOF, Goldwyn, Provident Films, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Affirm Films unit united to devise and execute a marketing strategy blending traditional theatrical marketing and an aggressive grassroots and faith-based outreach. Provident held screenings across the country, providing resources and materials for pastors and churches to spread the word about the film. Through its vast network and databases, Provident created opportunities for leaders to bring the film to their respective areas and generate excitement in their communities.

Communities across the U.S. are using the film as a tool to support local firefighters, police, and other first responders' groups with divorce rates up to 90 percent. As first responders and their spouses spend a night at the movies, volunteer babysitting brigades on are the job, freeing up couples to go. Parents buy tickets for their married children. Churches buy for members and use the movie to kick off marriage courses.

High advance sales accounted for 40 percent of all sales as of Friday morning. In the week before its opening, FIREPROOF pre-sold more than $1 million in tickets – far above the predicted blockbusters.

Meyer Gottlieb, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films, said: "Congratulations to Alex and Stephen Kendrick for showing once again that they know how to make a movie both entertaining and substantive. FIREPROOF will make you laugh, cry, and reflect. I'm confident audiences will continue to support it."

"The success of FIREPROOF is an example of the combination of great writing and storytelling, proper setup and marketing execution, all directed at an underserved audience hungry for filmed entertainment that meets their needs in many ways," said Terry A. Hemmings, president & CEO, Provident Music Group.

"Opening weekend turnout is a testament to grassroots marketing," said Provident Executive Vice President Ben Howard. "We spent nine months getting this movie and its message to the right people . . . now it's charging away on its own momentum."

Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and executive producer, said: "We believe good stories can have a good effect. This film was made by a small army of people who poured into something bigger than themselves – into noot just a movie, but a movement to restore and uplift marriages across the country."

Bob Rubin, executive vice president, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which oversees the Affirm Films label, one of the film's acquisition partners, said: "The faith market is a vast and underserved community with a growing appetite for filmed content that is both inspirational and entertaining. We are delighted to be part of the team that brought FIREPROOF to audiences nationwide."

A book entitled The Love Dare ( was only a plot device in the film until audiences repeatedly requested copies for themselves. The book also debuted in stores this weekend, having pre-sold 600,000 copies. Written by the Kendrick brothers, The Love Dare finished the weekend at #12 on and currently is in its seventh printing.

In coming weeks, Goldwyn plans to expand film's release to more than 1,000 screens.

This is the third movie by Sherwood Pictures, its second theatrical release. FLYWHEEL, produced in 2004, has sold 200,000 DVDs. FACING THE GIANTS in 2006, earned $10.1 million at the box office and has sold more than 1.6 million DVDs (in 58 countries and 14 languages).

Provident Films is a division of Provident Music Group, designed to produce and distribute faith-based films. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Provident Music Group is one of the world's leading Christian music companies. Provident Music Group operates under the umbrella for Sony BMG Nashville.

Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with world renowned and emerging writers and filmmakers and, committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This steadfastness is best exemplified by the Oscar-nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, SUPER SIZE ME, AMAZING GRACE and Julie Delpy's hit comedy 2 DAYS IN PARIS. Goldwyn's 2008 slate also includes PRICELESS, a romantic comedy starring Audrey Tautou, Oscar-winner Claude Lelouch's ROMAN DE GARE, FUGITIVE PIECES based on the international bestseller by Anne Michaels, TRUMBO, the acclaimed documentary about Oscar-winner Dalton Trumbo and the critically hailed ELEGY, starring Oscar nominee Penélope Cruz and Oscar winner Ben Kingsley.


* except Hannah Montana in 3D

Read our interview with Stephen Kendrick here.
New! Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Billy The Early Years film releasing to theaters October 10

The coming-of-age story of 20th century icon Billy Graham will be seen on the big screen this fall through the release of the film Billy: The Early Years. This highly anticipated film will be released theatrically on October 10, 2008 across the country.

Billy: The Early Years captures the true essence of Graham’s life’s journey from an earnest young man at the crossroads of faith and doubt, to ultimately facing the moment of decision that launched one of history's most influential evangelists. Starting out with the tranquility of the Graham dairy farm in North Carolina, Billy: The Early Years depicts the look and feel of the Depression-era as we accompany Graham to the tent revival where he finally heeds the altar call, and follows him through the struggle of doubt and resolution of the next decade of his life.

The film paints a vivid portrait of Graham against the backdrop of his relationship with the evangelical star of the 1940’s, Charles Templeton, a gifted young preacher whose faith would not withstand the onslaught of scientific skepticism. Templeton and Graham eventually part ways, and in the film, Templeton comes to personify the rising tide of disbelief into which Graham launched his crusades. The movie’s power lies in it’s honest portrayal of Graham’s struggle with the ideas represented in Templeton’s eventual unbelief and shows how Graham’s faith, so compellingly represented in the film, goes on to change the face of modern evangelism in the second half of the 20th Century.

Graham is portrayed in the film by rising young star, Armie Hammer (Veronica Mars, Flicka), who was announced as the upcoming Batman/Bruce Wayne in the new film, Justice League: Mortal. Hammer plays an incredibly authentic and poignant Graham, and takes the viewer deep into the heart of this iconic world-renowned yet humble figure.

Directed by veteran Actor/Director and Golden Globe nominee, Robby Benson (the voice of the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Ode To Billy Joe, Ice Castles, The Greatest Story Ever Told), the Billy: The Early Years’ cast includes well-known Hollywood talent including Oscar-winner Martin Landau (Mission: Impossible, Ed Wood) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman); as well as Stefanie Butler (CSI: NY), daughter of ex-Atlanta Brave Brett Butler; Kristoffer Polaha (North Shore) and platinum selling country sensation Josh Turner (“Long Black Train”) as singer George Beverly Shea. John Carter Cash, son of John and June Carter Cash, serves as music producer.

Together with Rocky Mountain Pictures, In Service America, Interlinc and other additional marketing partners, the Billy: The Early Years marketing plan will seek to create significant grassroots traction while radio, television and newspaper advertising and promotions will work in conjunction with additional aspects of the campaign. The film launch will also encompass a number of strategic marketing elements, including more than 50 VIP screenings in key markets, a soundtrack highlighting Christian and country music artists, key events built around Graham’s 90th birthday, a novel of the work published by Thomas Nelson Publishers and an upcoming home entertainment DVD release.

Nashville based Landis Entertainment & Media Partners, run by Barry Landis, will spearhead all marketing aspects of the film, in association with the distributor Solex/MATP. Landis, a long time entertainment marketer of faith-based properties for major, high level entertainment and corporate conglomerates such as Wrigley’s and AT&T was also the head of companies such as Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. and KOCH Records Christian divisions, has made a solid mark on the entertainment world through his visionary accomplishments and multiple career achievements.

Producers Larry Mortorff and Martin Shiel commented, “We are extremely excited to be surrounded with such an amazing team and have tremendous confidence in their ability to market this distinguished and touching new film.” Producer Bill McKay said, “Barry Landis is a blend of an entertainment strategist as well as a great wrangler and distiller of the group’s ideas.”

Filmed in and around Nashville, Tennessee with a 90% Tennessee crew, Billy: The Early Years made perfect use of the new incentive plan from the state of Tennessee that grants up to a 32% cash rebate. "This particular film is definitely in Tennessee's 'sweet spot',” said Perry Gibson, executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission. “We love the subject matter and were bowled over at how the producers put together such a talented Tennessee cast and crew, as well as garnered some the top names in the Nashville music industry. We’d welcome them back anytime, they were really terrific."

For more information about the film, please visit

Click here to watch the trailer (Quicktime download).

SYNOPSIS: Billy Graham is one of the most influential figures of all time. He has spoken to over 2 billion people in person and through TV and radio in the past 90 years. He counseled nine United States Presidents. His messages have changed the face of modern religion. In BILLY, the unforgettable newcomer Armie Hammer portrays Billy Graham as a young man making a choice
between science and religion, family and friendships, and his desire to pursue a career in evangelism, breaking away from his family’s dairy-farming roots in rural Tennessee. BILLY is narrated by Graham’s lifelong friend and childhood rival Charles Templeton (Academy Award® Winner Martin Landau), a man who chose a path of science in his quest to educate the masses. Set against the 1940’s Depression Era, BILLY paints an old-fashioned, charismatic portrait of a man who took the world by storm as an adult, but who never revealed much about his upbringing…until now.

The Imposter film starring Kevin Max to premier in October

Kevin Max (Christian music group dcTalk) is headlining the faith-based motion picture “The Imposter”, which will have its world-wide premiere in theaters in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston in October. Serendipitous Films, a Texas-based
production company, shot the film in Texas and is excited to start the release in the home state. The movie also stars Kerry Livgren (Kansas, Proto-Kaw), and Jeff Deyo (formerly Sonicflood). Max joins writer/director Daniel Millican whose past film credits include The Keyman, A Promise Kept (currently on Lifetime) and Striking Range (currently on Starz).

The movie will screen at The Studio Movie Grill at their Plano, Lewisville and Arlington locations in the Dallas metro area as well as their Houston theater. It will screen for five nights starting on Sunday, October 12 through Thursday October 16.

The movie joins a growing movement in the faith-based storytelling market. The major studios in recent years have created faith-based divisions to bring stories to the Christian marketplace. The movie will screen at The Studio Movie Grill in Plano, Arlington, and Dallas for the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area and at Copperfield and CityCentre in Houston. It will screen Sunday through Thursdays and Saturday afternoons for two weeks.

What sets The Imposter apart from Millican’s other work, though, is his interesting shift towards the Christian market, with a pointed focus on the Christian music industry. Max’s character, “Johnny C” is the lead singer of a faith-based, chart-topping band, but his personal demons—drug addiction and ego—send him on a downward spiral in which he loses everything that’s meaningful in his life. “It’s basically the ‘prodigal son' story,” Max explains, “And it is one that every artist, rebel or wayward person can relate to.”

“I wanted to write a story that is real,” states Millican. “I know that God can miraculously stretch forth His hand and fix my problems, but more often than not, He’s interested in me going through a process. Not just offering some quick fix so I can go off and make the same mistakes again.”

“It’s about walking out what you believe, not just talking.” Max adds, “The integrity level on this project is amazing. Reading about my character and what he goes through brought another jolt of love for the Creator and His grace and love for us.” Millican, with his distinct vision for the film, knew Kevin Max would be the perfect person to play the role of “Johnny C.” “While I was writing the script, I thought about Kevin. I thought he’d be an interesting choice,” says Millican. The character’s depth required someone with the acting chops of a professional, as well as an insider’s
knowledge of the music industry; Max brings both to the table with his Grammy winning music and his off-Broadway theatre experience.

Says Max of playing the starring role in The Imposter: "I have wanted to get involved in film for quite sometime now, but my schedule and music always took the lead… At last, I have found something that fits where I am as an artist, and a story that I can believe in.”

Co-star Kerry Livgren, a key member of the rock group Kansas, wrote such classics as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ Jeff Deyo was a member of the Christian music group Sonicflood and currently tours all over the world. The movie, set inside the Christian music industry will be very music driven. A rerecording of the famous “Carry On Wayward Son” will lead the music, which also include four songs of Kevin Max, four songs by the group Downhere, several new songs featuring Max and Jeff Deyo as well as several songs from Kerry Livgren.

Watch the trailer:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Run Baby Run Movie

There's an interesting new movie coming out about Nicky Cruz's life called Run Baby Run. According to their website, the film is in pre-production now. No word yet on an official release date, but you can sign up for updates at the site.

Friday, August 8, 2008

House movie finally coming to theaters in November

According to Ted Dekker's website:

We have great news for all you fans who love House and have been wondering if the movie would EVER be released. The answer is "Yes!"

Lionsgate Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, which purchased the film from 20th Century Fox, will be releasing the film in theaters across the U.S. on November 14th, 2008.

An official announcement will be coming soon about which markets and in how many theaters the film will be playing. We also just got word that the official movie website is in production. More to come soon!

Watch the trailer:

Fireproof trailer released!

Read our interview with Stephen Kendrick here.
New! Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Standing Firm teaser trailer released!

Check out our interview with the producer/writer/director, Kyle Prohaska, here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

More Janette Oke & Beverly Lewis movies "In Development"

According to a source at Bethany House Publishers, we have received word that Janette Oke's Canadian West series as well as Beverly Lewis' books The Shunning and The Preacher's Daughter are "in development" by Believe Pictures.

According to Brian Bird's LinkedIn profile he is currently "writing and producing" the Preacher's Daughter for 20th Century Fox.

Believe Pictures is the film company co-founded by Michael Landon, Jr and Brian Bird. They have previously adapted Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly series, Beverly Lewis' The Redemption of Sarah Cain, as well as Francine Rivers' The Last Sin Eater.

Read our review of The Last Sin Eater here.
Read our review of Saving Sarah Cain here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Shooting begins for Standing Firm movie!

Shooting for the upcoming Standing Firm movie has begun! Kyle Prohaska, director/writer/producer let us know it began on the 5th, and soon they'll have stills, videos and other behind-the-scenes footage at their site (click graphic below to visit). In the mean time, visit their production blog here, and read our exhaustive interview with Kyle here.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jenkins Entertainment update

Excerpts from Dallas Jenkins' most recent newsletter update:

--Our website has a new look, and I think you'll enjoy it. Nothing drastic, but it's easier to navigate, has a sharper look and feel, and we've got more clips and videos than we have before. Check out a sample scene from Cliche, the Jars of Clay music video from Hometown Legend, and some new pictures on most of the project pages.

--As I've mentioned, I'm doing a weekly blog during the development of "Mountain." If and when we go into pre-production, it'll be more frequent, and during shooting, it will be daily and will include video updates.

--Regarding Mountain, we are still trying to complete the financing. It looked like everything was put together a few months ago, but that ended up not being very viable, which was a frustration, of course. Our company is still committed and passionate, and we've put some money where our mouth is, so we're in some active discussions with a few potential partners. In the meantime, we've decided to start making offers to lead cast to build some momentum; I'll let you know if anything exciting happens there. Stay tuned to the blog as well.

--The Karen Kingsbury book, "Moment of Weakness," that we've been developing for over a year with Larry Levinson Productions (Hallmark Channel), really seems to have gotten some momentum going. The final draft of the script just finished, so we should know in the next month or so if that's going to happen.

Find out more at the Jenkins Entertainment website.

Read our interview with Dallas Jenkins here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

C2 : Giving Movies a Second Look (DVD Small group curriculum)

Michael W. Smith, Seabourne Pictures and Randall House have joined forces to produce an innovative new small group study series on DVD called C2: Giving Movies a Second Look. C2 is designed to help individuals develop critical thinking skills when watching movies. With Love At First Sight [Volume One] and Relapse [Volume Two] shipping to retail July 7 through Randall House, Spring Arbor and STL, C2 is expected to help meet the increased demand for DVD curriculum, as well as the growing demand from fans of Christian films.

Each C2 DVD contains a twenty-minute original short film along with bonus features, which include a personal introduction from Michael W. Smith, behind-the-scenes movie features, out-takes, director’s comments and deleted movie scenes. The leader of a small group will have access to helpful tools, including study guides for three separate lessons relating directly to the movie and promoting critical thinking.

“Seabourne Pictures and Randall House have created a groundbreaking product,” says Michael W. Smith. “Nearly everyone goes to the movies, but how often do we stop to evaluate and filter what we just watched? C2 really raises the bar by providing quality short films supplemented with small group curriculum to guide discussion.”

“C2 is unique because it captures the movie experience,” adds Ryan Smith, Seabourne Pictures co-founder. “Movies can be so influential in our life experience. That’s why I think it’s important that we develop the necessary critical thinking skills in order to evaluate what we are watching.”

“Seabourne Pictures has really raised the bar for other products in this category by the level of the quality they put into every aspect of their films,” says Matt Markins, Randall House director of marketing and sales. “And on this DVD are all the bonus features that movie lovers enjoy.”

According to the Barna Group, in 2005, adults watched an average of 45 movies and “nearly one-third of adults (29%) contend that movies have had a substantial impact on the development of their personal morals, values and religious beliefs.” Barna Group research also finds that currently “two-thirds of all Protestant churches have big-screen projection capabilities. In congregations that use movie clips for teaching purposes, 77% of congregants contend that those visual media are helpful in their spiritual development.”

“The increased demand for video can clearly be seen all around us in our culture through resources like, Google Video and,” continues Markins. “Similarly, the demand for DVD curriculum has largely increased over the last five years. Everyone watches movies, yet so many Christians do not stop to evaluate how the movies they watch line up with the Bible. C2 is out to change how people view movies.”

C2: Love At First Sight [Volume One] is a romantic comedy dealing with themes of romantic love, true love, judging others and accepting differing opinions.

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C2: Relapse [Volume Two] is a drama dealing with themes of addiction, grief and bioethics.

Watch the trailer:

Both volumes have been scored by David Hamilton in Prague, Czech Republic and Jim Daneker in Nashville. Hamilton is a respected arranger, conductor, producer, keyboard artist and songwriter whose work covers a broad spectrum of musical styles heard on recordings by a diverse group of artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Shania Twain, Linda Ronstadt, Michael Crawford, Point of Grace and many others. Daneker has performed or recorded with many of Christian music’s most enduring artists and enjoys a parallel career scoring for full-length feature films, trailers and commercial spots.

More information about C2 can be found at

Watch Michael W. Smith answer the question: "What is C2?" below:

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Wager DVD debuts at #1 in retail sales

The Wager starring Randy Travis (Genius Products, May 13, 2008) debuted in the #1 spot in CBA Retail sales.

“The Wager landing in the number one retail spot is a pleasant surprise and shows us that despite a tough economy, consumers and families are still interested in quality entertainment that has a solid, moral message,” says Russell Wolfe, managing partner of Outreach Cinema who produced The Wager.

Based on the best-selling book by Bill Myers, The Wager is a powerful parable examining how to live while your life is tested. Travis plays an actor who is nominated for a prestigious award and just as he has overcome industry blacklisting and persecution for his beliefs, he finds himself in the fight of his life. The Wager unfolds as Travis’ reputation, marriage and career are destroyed and he seeks help from others and makes life-changing decisions to survive.

The Wager is released by Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company that produces licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms.

Pure Flix Entertainment ( produces and distributes film projects to churches and consumers that are enlightening, life-altering, and sometimes humorous with clear portrayal of forgiveness, redemption, love, and faith that will engage people in their pursuit of God.

Read our review of The Wager here.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mandie and the Secret Tunnel movie

The first Mandie movie (based on the book) is soon to be a movie. From the official website:

In 1899, Mandie's life changes when her Cherokee friends help her escape to a mansion that holds the hidden secrets of her past and the key to her future!

"MANDIE and the SECRET TUNNEL," is the first feature-length movie based on the MANDIE books written by Lois Leppard.

Set in the early 1900s, this series boasts a delightful cast of characters who, in the tradition of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, learn valuable lessons as they conquer hardships and celebrate life’s triumphs.

The movie is now in the final stages of post-production, and is your source for the latest news and behind-the-scenes information!

Watch the trailer (Windows Media) by clicking here.
Large Quicktime version here.
Small Quicktime version here.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beverly Hills Chihuahua coming in September

Disney looks like they have another fun dog movie in the works with this one. Coming in September.

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Watch Fireproof videos!

Also be sure to read our exclusive interview with Stephen Kendrick about the movie here!

New! Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Tyler's Ride debuts!

Paulist Productions is proud to announce the launch of the Web TV series, Tyler’s Ride. The debut season of this weekly web drama kicked off with “Happy Birthday”, introducing Tyler as well as the other characters to this intriguing new drama, and was followed up with a new episode each day during debut week. For the rest of the season, new episodes will hit the web weekly with "Tyler's On Tuesdays".

Tyler’s Ride is available for viewing at, GodTube and blinkx, as well as at the show’s page at The Tyler's Ride website also features exclusive behind the scenes footage and photos as well as blogs from the characters.

Tyler’s Ride is the latest in the growing world of Internet television. This expanding medium is becoming a launching point for writers and actors, showcasing new talent such as lead actors Grant Alan and Natalie Wachen. Each week a new episode will be posted on Tuesday, taking viewers into the life of Tyler, an aspiring musician, and his quest to follow his dreams.

The show also features guest star Jeremy Camp as Jesse, Tyler’s mentor, a musician who shows Tyler that sometimes you have to get lost to find your way.

Camp already has a successful career in the Christian music world, having sold over 2 million units, 3 gold records, 13 number one back-to-back radio hits, and earning 5 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. This is Camp’s first, and certainly not last ,appearance as an actor.

Tyler’s Ride was created by Paulist Productions.

For more information about Tyler’s Ride and to view the episodes, please visit

Monday, April 14, 2008

The List coming to DVD June 10th

In a world of secrets, where evil has reigned for over a hundred years, there lives a treacherous blood covenant and vast fortune guarded by a dark prophecy that will change the life of one man forever in the gripping suspense drama The List, debuting on DVD June 10th from Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring captivating performances from veteran screen legend and Golden Globe® nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween), Chuck Carrington (“Jag”), Hilarie Burton (“One Tree Hill”) and Will Patton (Remember the Titans, Armageddon), The List is based on the first novel by best-selling author Robert Whitlow and timed to coincide with his latest book release, Deeper Water.

After being shaken by the news of his father’s mysterious death, Renny Jacobson (Carrington) is mystified to discover that his father has left him nothing but a reference to an obscure entity called “The Covenant List of South Carolina, Ltd.” Setting out on a quest to learn the truth, he uncovers a treacherous blood covenant and vast fortune guarded by a dark prophecy that will change his life forever. Joined in the spiritual battle by some unlikely and courageous heroes, he soon finds he must fulfill the prophecy spoken in 1863 and destroy the power of “The List,” or risk losing the true treasure that has changed his life. Highlighted by DVD features including audio commentary by writer/director Gary Wheeler (Final Solution) and actress Hilarie Burton, The Power of Prayer featurette, deleted scenes and more, The List DVD is available for the suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S./ $37.98 Canada.


Renny Jacobson is shaken by news of his father’s mysterious death. Although they were never close, he is stunned to discover that his father has left his substantial estate to charity, leaving his son with nothing but a reference to an obscure entity called “The Covenant List of South Carolina, Ltd.” Setting out on a quest to learn the truth about “The List,” he meets another descendent of a family bound to the secret society and soon discovers that they are both inheritors of an ancient and sinister secret – as well as a vast fortune. Having signed the covenant with his own blood, he is unprepared to fight the evil forces that now seek to devour everything – and anyone – he holds dear.

DVD Features:

The List DVD is presented in widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround audio plus English and Spanish subtitles. DVD bonus features include:

· Commentary by writer/director/producer Gary Wheeler and actress Hilarie Burton

· The Power of Prayer featurette

· Deleted scenes

· DVD-ROM Content – Bible Study Guide

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets – from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Jeremy Camp to star in new web series

Award winning entertainment company, Paulist Productions, is pleased to announce its new venture in the rapidly expanding world of internet television with the brand new web series, Tyler’s Ride. Acclaimed Christian singer, Jeremy Camp joins the cast in his acting debut, as Jesse, an aspiring Christian musician and mentor to Tyler, the lead character.

“Jeremy Camp is a natural for the role,” says Father Frank Desiderio, Executive Producer of the series and President of Paulist Productions. “Jeremy was our first choice of all actor/musicians we looked at for the role.”

Also starring Grant Alan, Natalie Wachen and Ker’in Hayden, Tyler’s Ride is the story of 23 year-old Tyler, super-cool, super-senior in college, who is living the dream life in LA. Tyler shows up for his birthday party expecting the keys to a new car; instead, his Dad, “Mr. Tough Love”, kicks Tyler out of the house and cuts off his credit cards. Reality soon hits him square in the face. Then he meets Jesse, a musician with a dream, courage and convictions.

“It was a joy to work with people in the film industry whose purpose is to share their Christian faith and really make a difference in the world,” exclaims Camp. “Tyler’s Ride was a blast!”

Web TV is on the rise with hit shows such as Quarterlife, Prom Queen and Roommates grabbing the attention of teens and parents across the globe. With this market virtually untouched by faith-based producers, Paulist Productions moved into the void and created the Tyler’s Ride series aimed at this demographic.

Desiderio explains, “I’ve been convinced since starting to work in Hollywood that there are lots of creative, Christian artists and a large audience for their work; but, the problem in the past has been connecting the two. Broadband media allows us to bridge the gap between them. Paulist Productions creates entertainment to reveal the presence of God in the human experience. We share God’s good news with new media; we aspire to lead the way in producing internet entertainment that helps people meet life’s challenges.”

YouTube and Axiom TV, a platform that is both family-friendly and technologically sound, will host the program.

Tyler’s Ride will premiere April 22 on YouTube and Axiom TV with new webisodes each week. The series will also appear on the show’s website at

About Jeremy Camp
With sales of over 2 million units, three Gold records, 13 back-to-back No. 1 radio hits, American Music Award nominations and five Gospel Music Association “Dove” Awards, Jeremy Camp’s career is on a steady climb. He has been featured in nearly all major Christian media outlets and has also garnered consistent coverage from publications such as Pollstar, Billboard and R&R. In 2007, Camp branched out of his comfort zone of music and stepped into the world of television, hosting the Gospel Music Channel’s Christmas At Union Station concert series, and is set to make his acting debut on Tyler’s Ride. Camp is currently on the road with the “Boomin’ Beyond Measure Tour” with TobyMac.

About Paulist Productions
Since its inception, Paulist Productions has created projects for film and television that are incisive, illuminating and faith affirming. The company was founded in 1960 by the late Father Ellwood “Bud” Kieser to produce the syndicated series, Insight, which went on to win five Emmy Awards® in its 23 year run. Throughout its history Paulist Productions has won numerous other awards including the Christopher Award, five Gabriel Awards, the Toronto International Film Festival Award, International Film and Video Festival Certificate for Creative Excellence, the Aurora Gold Award and a Special Achievement television that are incisive, illuminating and faith affirming. The company was founded in 1960 by the late Father Ellwood “Bud” Kieser to produce the syndicated series, Insight, which went on to win five Emmy Awards® in its 23 year run. Throughout its history Paulist Productions has won numerous other awards including the Christopher Award, five Gabriel Awards, the Toronto Award in 2002 from CineMedia. Additionally, Paulist Productions has worked with a stellar line up of talent including Carol Burnett, Rod Sterling, Walter Matthau, Ed Asner, Martin Sheen, Jane Seymour, Ron Howard, Michael Crichton, Patricia Heaton and Blair Underwood to name a few. Continually striving to stay cutting edge with today’s media and technology, Paulist is pleased and excited to enter into the world of web-based television with Tyler’s Ride.

For more information about Tyler’s Ride and to preview the trailer, please visit

Love's Unfolding Dream coming to DVD May 8th

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – An endearing story of faith and perseverance just in time for Mother’s Day, Love’s Unfolding Dream debuts on DVD May 6 from Fox Faith, the faith-based programming label from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the sixth novel in the Love Comes Softly series by bestselling author Janette Oke, Love’s Unfolding Dream is a coming-of-age tale centering on heroine Missie Lahaye’s (Erin Cottrell, “Little House on the Prairie,” Love Comes Softly series) strong-willed daughter Belinda Taylor (Scout Taylor Compton, 13 Going On 30). Belinda is determined to transcend the conventional way of life and pursue a career in medicine, but along the way she falls in love with the town newcomer Drew Simpson (Patrick Levis, “The King of Queens”) and must explore and discover whether following her dreams and listening to her heart can coexist.

A truly successful and enduring franchise, the Love Comes Softly series has sold more than 30 million books and 3.5 million DVDs. Now in Love’s Unfolding Dream, fans are reunited with cast favorites and introduced to new teenage characters. Previous titles in the series – Love Comes Softly, Love’s Enduring Promise, Love’s Long Journey, Love’s Abiding Joy and Love’s Unending Legacy – rank as the highest rated films in the history of The Hallmark Channel and have all been mainstays on the Christian Booksellers Association top 10 adult titles chart. Love’s Unfolding Dream will be available at the suggested retail price of $22.98 U.S./$25.98 Canada. Prebook is April 9, 2008.

DVD Features:

The Love’s Unfolding Dream DVD is presented in widescreen format with English Dolby Surround Sound 2.0 and English and Spanish subtitles.


From award-wining author Janette Oke comes the sixth chapter in the Love Comes Softly series, Love’s Unfolding Dream. As Missie’s daughter Belinda struggles to discover her own place in the world, she is torn between two loves – her dream of being a doctor and her fondness for a newcomer in town.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Standing Firm movie

Another church has decided to take the initiative (quite like Sherwood Baptist Church, makers of Facing the Giants and the upcoming Fireproof films).

This time Niagara Frontier Bible Church has stepped up to the plate. Kyle Prohaska is at the helm as writer, director and executive producer.

Learn more at the movie's website here. They're still in need of cast, crew and volunteers.

new! Read our interview with Kyle Prohaska (writer/director/producer) here.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Karen Kingsbury's Like Dandelion Dust movie update

According to Karen's latest newsletter:

"I can’t share all details at this time, but I can tell you that the influence of the Lord was very apparent during filming, and that many people turned to God for the first time because of working on this movie. The footage I’ve seen is unbelievable – so strong that everyone is talking about Like Dandelion Dust being a candidate for future awards.

"Starting today, the producers will post weekly videos about “The Making of Like Dandelion Dust”. The first video shows my experience being on the set of my first movie. God has something big in store for this film, and for the producers who so faithfully stuck to the game plan of making a top-notch, A-list quality film with the very real issues of abuse and sacrifice, but with no cussing, and nothing that would deter from the message of the book. God is so good!"

Visit the Like Dandelion Dust website here for more information.

Below if a video of Karen's visit to the set of the movie:

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fireproof movie trailer!

Watch the trailer by clicking here (Quicktime).

FIREPROOF is the third feature film from Sherwood Pictures—the creators of FACING THE GIANTS and FLYWHEEL. With hope-filled, heartfelt storytelling, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church continues to touch the world from Albany, Georgia.

An action-packed love story, FIREPROOF will have audiences laughing, crying, and inching toward the edge of their seats as they are drawn into the world of a firefighter, his wife … and a marriage worth rescuing. Learn more about FIREPROOF—the upcoming release from Provident Films and Sherwood Pictures—at

Read our interview with Stephen Kendrick here.
New! Read our interview with Kirk Cameron.
Read our review of Fireproof the movie.
Read our review of Fireproof the novel.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Imposter movie stars Kevin Max

Serendipitous Films, a Texas-based production company, is proud to announce Kevin Max as the lead role in its fourth independent feature, The Imposter. Max, a member of the Christian Super-band dcTalk, joins writer/director Daniel Millican. The film will follow the other accomplished indie films Millican has directed, including The Keyman, A Promise Kept and Striking Range.

What sets The Imposter apart from Millican’s other work, though, is his interesting shift towards the Christian market, with a pointed focus on the Christian music industry. Max’s character, “Johnny C” is the lead singer of a faith-based, charttopping band, but his personal demons—drug addiction and ego—send him on a downward spiral in which he loses everything that’s meaningful in his life. “It’s basically the ‘prodigal son' story,” Max explains, “And it is one that every artist, rebel or wayward person can relate to.”

“I wanted to write a story that is real,” states Millican. “It’s about walking out what you believe, not just talking.” Max adds, “The integrity level on this project is amazing. Reading about my character and what he goes through brought another jolt of love for the Creator and His grace and love for us.”

Millican, with his distinct vision for the film, knew Kevin Max would be the perfect person to play the role of “Johnny C.” “While I was writing the script, I thought about Kevin. He’s always been my first choice,” says Millican. The character’s depth required someone with the acting chops of a professional, as well as an insider’s knowledge of the music industry; Max brings both to the table with his Grammy winning music and his off-Broadway theatre experience. Says Max of playing the starring role in The Imposter: "I have wanted to get involved in film for quite sometime now, but my schedule and music always took the lead… At last, I have found something that fits where I am as an artist, and a story that I can believe in.”

Visit the official movie website here.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Spiderwick Chronicles coming February 14th

A fun-looking fantasy film based on the books by Holly Black and Tony Ditterlizzi. Rated PG, it looks like a movie the whole family can enjoy!


Peculiar things start to happen with the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mother) when they leave New York and move in a secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seemed to be happening on a daily basis, the family starts to blame Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate whats really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and the creatures that inhabit it.

Watch the trailer at Apple here.
Visit the official movie site here.

The trailer is also below:

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Final Inquiry coming to DVD February 19th

Academy Award®-winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, The Punisher) and Oscar nominee Max von Sydow (The Minority Report) star in a thrilling journey into the ancient Holy Land where a secret new faith will enthrall an empire, in The Final Inquiry, transcending to DVD February 19th from Fox Home Entertainment. The film, directed by Los Angeles Italian Film Awards-winning director Guilio Base (Audience Award, 1999, La Bomba), also starring Daniele Liotti (Mad Love) and Mónica Cruz (Last Hour). The Final Inquiry begins three years after the Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. Rumors that he is a prophet who has risen from the dead are inciting the people to rebel against the Roman Empire. In an effort to control the unrest, the Roman Emperor recruits a formerly exiled, clever and disenchanted investigator to disprove the story. As the search is aided by a beautiful, young Israeli woman and hampered by Governor Pontius Pilate, a proud, honest Roman hero is drawn deeply into a mystifying realm of love, honor and spiritual beliefs. The Final Inquiry DVD includes a making-of featurette and will be available to own for the suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada. Pre-book is January 23rd, 2008.

After a harrowing but victorious campaign against the barbarian hordes, Rome’s greatest general Titos Valerius Tauros receives a special assignment from the emperor: travel in secret to the city of Jerusalem to investigate the recent death and possible resurrection of a crucified man. Unwilling to believe the alleged miracle, Tauros sets out to discredit the rumors and put an end to the spreading cult of Jesus. But in a land touched by faith and hope, the secrets he uncovers and the people he meets may prove strong enough to crack even the hardest heart and bring light to an empire.

Special Features:
The Final Inquiry is presented in widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound as well as English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus content includes: The Making of The Final Inquiry

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Saving Sarah Cain trailer

The Saving Sarah Cain movie is now on DVD. They have a website set up, where you can watch the trailer, scenes, interviews, etc. The trailer is below as well.

To buy the DVD, visit

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Penelope coming February 29th

An interesting film coming February 29th. Rated PG, it looks like a fun film the whole family could enjoy.


In this modern day romantic tale,
Penelope is about a young girl’s inspiring journey, a mysterious family secret and the power of love. With all odds against her, in order for Penelope to break the family c
urse, she must find true love with “one of her own kind.” The warm and funny adventure leads her to realize the most important life lesson, “I like myself the way I am."

Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci), born to wealthy socialites (Catherine O’Hara and Robert E. Grant), is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be b
roken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family’s estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parent’s futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry … until her curse is revealed.

Lemon (Peter Dinklage), a mischievous and eager tabloid reporter wants a photograph of the mysterious Penelope and hires Max (James McAvoy) to pose as a prospective suitor to get the shot. The handsome down-on-his luck gambler finds he falling for Penelope, but not wanting to disappoint her or to expose his surreptitious ways, he decides to disappear.

Fed up by his latest betrayal and determined to live life
on her own terms, Penelope breaks free from her family and ventures into the world alone. She finds adventure and Annie, her first friend (Reese Witherspoon) and becomes the person she was meant to be.

Watch the trailer using Quicktime here.
Watch the trailer using Windows Media Player here.

Also, here are links to several clips:

Windows Media:
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Friday, January 4, 2008

Veggie Tales: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything coming January 11th!

Coming to theaters January 11th is the second feature length Veggie Tales movie.

Summary from IMDB:

Three lazy misfits - very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) - dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With their own problems of might not having this dream come true, they soon find themselves traveling back in time into the 17th century and begin a quest to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and learn about being pirates.

Watch the trailer here.
Visit the official website here.
Read a list of theaters carrying the film here (.pdf accurate as of Dec. 20).

Like Dandelion Dust movie news

The major motion picture "Like Dandelion Dust" based on the Karen Kingsbury novel, will begin filming in Florida later this month! Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino has been cast to play the role of Wendy, and the screenplay was written by Academy Award Nominated writer Stephen J. Rivele. Also, Grammy winner Mark Mancina is attached to compose music for the film. Mancina recently composed music for the movie August Rush.

The independent film produced by Downes Brothers Entertainment will be distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Visit the Like Dandelion Dust official movie website here.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Saving Sarah Cain DVD coming January 15th

CENTURY CITY, Calif.At her estranged sister’s death, a self-absorbed, metropolitan newspaper columnist becomes the legal guardian of her five Amish nieces and nephews in the heartwarming family drama Saving Sarah Cain, arriving January 15, 2008 on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the beloved best-selling novel The Redemption of Sarah Cain by award-winning novelist Beverly Lewis, Saving Sarah Cain takes business woman Sarah Cain on a journey from her single-life as an accomplished, big-city professional to a new life as the caretaker of five Amish orphans. Now she must determine whether to make a new life for them in Portland or to sacrifice her successful career and raise her newfound family in the heartland of Amish Country.

Directed by Michael Landon, Jr. (The Last Sin Eater, Love’s Abiding Joy) and featuring triumphant performances from Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominees Elliott Gould (M*A*S*H, Ocean’s Eleven) and Tess Harper (Tender Mercies, Crimes of the Heart), Saving Sarah Cain is a touching and uplifting story of love, sorrow and redemption that unites a family together.

DVD Features:
  • Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish Subtitles
  • Closed Captioned
  • Making-Of Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailers
  • Click here to buy from

    Wednesday, January 2, 2008

    Walden Media's Nim's Island trailer

    Based on the novel by Wendy Orr, the movie version stars Jodie Foster (Contact, Flightplan), Abigail Breslin (Ultimate Gift, Signs, Little Miss Sunshine), and Gerard Butler.


    Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover - the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island.

    The movie releases to theaters April 4th.

    Watch a high-res version of the trailer here.