A Film For Christ not Commerce

  A Film For Christ not Commerce By Scott A. Shuford, for The Washington Times The continued success of big-budget films with Christian themes like Miracles From Heaven, War Room, Heaven is For Real, and Son of God, and TV miniseries like The Bible continue to follow the trail cut by The Passion of the Christ 14 years ago. Match the most powerful story with the most powerful story-telling medium and you have a shot at success.  When Hollywood or…

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168 FILM PROJECT 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES

168 FILM PROJECT 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES  $25,000 in Cash and Prizes and State-of-the-Art Screening BURBANK, CA – Today, 168 Film (//168film.com) announced the call for entries for the 13th annual 168 FILM PROJECT speed-filmmaking competition.  The entry deadline is May 5, 2015. The 168 Film Project is unique in format, as filmmakers from around the world have ten days to write and pre-produce their films, then 168 hours (one week) to shoot and edit an 11-minute entry based on…

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CHRISTIANCINEMA.COM Launches Christian Movie Madness

CHRISTIANCINEMA.COM LAUNCHES CHRISTIAN MOVIE MADNESS   The First Annual Online Christian Movie Tournament, Connecting Fans and Filmmakers SAN ANTONIO, TX –ChristianCinema.com, part of the FrontGate Web Network, is hosting the First Annual CHRISTIAN MOVIE MADNESS TOURNAMENT. The first of its kind in history, audiences can vote for their favorite films in a bracket-style tournament competition. Based on the NCAA March Madness tournament, ChristianCinema.com aims to bolster the Christian movie industry by creating an industry-wide buzz about audience-favorite films. Voting is open…

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Faith-based Movie Marketing Newsletter – Get your Christian Film Seen or Heard

FrontGate did an excellent job growing our social audience.  In creating content, they worked to take on our voice, rather than just creating general content.  – Dick Rolfe, Co-founder & CEO, The Dove Foundation What did you think of Noah? Moms’ Night Out is a home run! Are you planning to see Heaven Is For Real this month?  My wife went to a Heaven screening and loved it! In this April issue of the Christian Movie Marketing Update we bring you film and DVD marketing opportunities…

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Story Is Still Everything, and Lucas and Spielberg Are Also Right

I just read an article in Variety about a panel hosted by the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It’s a must read based for those of us working in faith-based entertainment, and in Christian ministry or for-profit communication.
This isn’t just about faith-friendly or faith-based entertainment. The summary concept at the end really applies to everything we do to communicate, from the content we create into products or outreaches, right down to the promotions and ads we create to draw people to them.

THE RESURRECTION PROJECT Launches Unprecedented Campaign to Create The Largest Worldwide Film Launch – Easter 2015

Los Angeles, CA – In an unprecedented campaign spanning the globe, The Resurrection Project has launched in preparation for the release of the groundbreaking major motion picture The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Slated for for Easter 2015, the focus is to assemble the largest worldwide film-viewing audience in history. Celebrating the burial and resurrection of Jesus, and the following 40 days when Jesus walked the Earth, the Resurrection Project’s producers are committed to uniting the global church, using modern technology to simultaneously release the film to all corners of the world.

FrontGate Media’s Offer of the Week – HollywoodJesus Product Spotlight

FrontGate Media’s Offer of the Week is our HollywoodJesus.com Product Spotlight Package:

An online force since 1998, Hollywood Jesus’ editorial covers all of entertainment including books, music, film, DVDs, comics, and video games ALL from a Christian world view. The has a very unique place at the intersection of Faith & Entertainment. Hollywood Jesus looks for the common ground that unites those of various religious and secular standpoints-without the stone-throwing that often characterizes religious sites. The site covers ALL entertainment through a Christian filter. Due to its unique approach, its longevity, and its broad interest in movies, books, music and television and more, Hollywood Jesus has established a base of diverse and engaged followers.

Rapzilla Joins FrontGate Media for Exclusive Representation of Advertising and Promotions

Orange County, CA – FrontGate Media; the leading culture-engaged, faith-based media & marketing group, announced today the addition of Rapzilla to their growing media group roster.

Founded by Phillip Rood in 2003, Rapzilla was simply created to meet a need. The Urban music and culture community was being underserved, and so Rapzilla was born, and quickly found an audience hungry for quality content that covered all dimensions of Urban Christian entertainment.

FrontGate Media’s Offer of the Week – Books, Music, Video Games, Comics, Sports, Movies and More

HollywoodJesus.com is a rare find. HJ covers all of entertainment from a Christian worldview. They don’t just cover Christian entertainment. They look at the entire spectrum of entertainment including books, music, video games, sports, comics, movies and more, all through a Christian worldview lens.

Blue Like Jazz Director Steve Taylor Added as Keynote Speaker

Studio City, CA – A stellar lineup of workshops and panel discussions hosted by industry leaders has been announced this week for the 2012 Biola Media Conference. “Blue Like Jazz” director Steve Taylor was added to the speaker lineup, joining other leading entertainment experts for the 17th annual Biola Media Conference on Saturday, May 5 at the renowned CBS Studio Lot.

Taylor’s feature film “Blue Like Jazz” is an adaptation of the “New York Times” bestselling memoir by Donald Miller released by Roadside Attractions in April. Taylor made history as the only music artist to twice win Billboard Music Video Awards for self-directed music videos. His many credits as a director include the Francois Truffaut homage he shot in Paris for Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me.” Taylor also directed and starred in the award-winning long-form video “Squint: Movies From The Soundtrack,” shot in ten countries around the globe including Vietnam, Nepal, United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

The conference, will address “FINDING YOUR CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGHS” with award winning and creative experts sharing experiences from Disney Imagineering, Sony Imageworks, House M.D., the Doritos SuperBowl Commercial Contest Winner and more.

Biola Media Conference Introduces PITCHFEST

Studio City, Calif. –- For 17 years, the Biola Media Conference has been heralded as a premier event that gives entertainment industry professionals unique access to Hollywood leaders. This year, the conference introduces PITCHFEST to the schedule, which will provide attendees an exceptional face-to-face opportunity to individually pitch their stories and visions to industry leaders who can bring their projects to life.

FrontGate Media’s Offer of The Week: HM’s Product Spotlights for Books, Mobile, Musicians, DVDs and Comic Books

Formed in 1985, HM has been called the Rolling Stone of the Christian market, covering Christian themes in music, books, movies and more while living a Christian life in the pop-culture environment.

Our Offer of the Week features the Product Spotlights in HM’s Advertorial Sections which include:

DeVon Franklin, VP of Production at Columbia/Sony Pictures and Producer of Whitney Houston’s Upcoming Film “Sparkle,” Announced As Keynote Speaker at the 2012 Biola Media Conference

DeVon Franklin, VP of Production at Columbia/Sony Pictures and Producer of Whitney Houston’s Upcoming Film “Sparkle,” Announced As Keynote Speaker at the 2012 Biola Media Conference Additional Industry Luminaries Including Simon Swart, Gavin O’Connor, Marc Forster, C. McNair Wilson and Stan Williams to Deliver Practical, Progressive Hollywood Realities   (Studio City, CA) — DeVon Franklin, VP of Production at Columbia/Sony Pictures will be a featured keynote speaker at the 17th annual Biola Media Conference to be held at the CBS…

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Be a Winter Jam Film or DVD Partner

Do you want your film trailer and brand shown to the largest Christian tour audience in the world? FRONTGATE MEDIA & WINTER JAM have partnered together for EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
for the film industry that will impact this audience for the January 6 to April 1, 2012 tour dates across the U.S.. The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular was the #1 tour in the world (not just Christian tour) for the first quarter of 2011, according to Pollstar. The multi-artist event featuring many of Christian music’s biggest names outpaced attendance for all other tours including Bon Jovi, U2, X Factor Live, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley and Justin Bieber, according to Pollstar’s 2011 Worldwide First Quarter Ticket Sales “Top 100 Tours” chart.