by Sarah Salovaara, a repost from Filmmaker Magazine* HBO has launched a four-week program designed to provide project development, master classes and mentoring for diverse, emerging filmmakers, who identify as Asian Pacific American, Sub-Continent Asian American, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or as a woman. Dubbed “HBOAccess,” the program will invite four …
by Billy Hallowell, repost from The Blaze There’s a long-held assumption — particularly in conservative circles — that Hollywood simply doesn’t understand people of faith and that Tinseltown, either purposefully or inadvertently, ignores Christian audiences. It is true that faith-based projects haven’t traditionally been championed in popular media, but there’s evidence …
Unstoppable: Now Available!
Kirk Cameron’s latest film project is now available on DVD at your favorite Christian store and neighborhood Wal-Mart. In UNSTOPPABLE, Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil, and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, UNSTOPPABLE creatively tackles the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?The Informed Evangelist’s review states, “Why do bad things happen to good people? Kirk Cameron’s new movie, UNSTOPPABLE, answers this age-old question both Biblically and beautifully. … The movie is visually striking.”Watch the trailer
After seeing UNSTOPPABLE, Cheryl sent this note to Kirk:”Thank you for having the courage to go against the Hollywood grain and make such a passionate testimonial to share with the world. There were so many things that touched my heart and helped me rethink my personal relationship with Christ. The world tries to chew us up and spit us out, so when someone comes along and reminds us how omnipotent God is and how much He loves us, it only reaffirms my faith.”Most of all, I was touched by the passing of your friend (Matthew). It took courage for you, his family, and everyone involved in the production of this film to get this to the public and I applaud you all.”
In UNSTOPPABLE, we see a film recreation of the Creation story. Actor Kelly Burke, who plays Adam (and whose wife, Cari, plays Eve), shares with Kirk all that went into the filming of the scene that depicts Genesis 2:7.Watch now
EXCLUSIVE: In 1984, The Cosby Show revived the sitcom genre and fueled NBC‘s ratings resurgence. Three decades later, Bill Cosby is looking to bring some of that magic back to NBC, which has been going though a rough time with comedies. The network has made a deal for a half-hour family comedy to star Cosby. As he did in the ’80s, Cosby has partnered with producer Tom Werner, whose company with Marcy Carsey produced Cosby Show. The new comedy will be built around Cosby, who will play the patriarch of a multi-generational family and, like the comedian’s previous family sitcoms – Cosby Show and Cosby on CBS — will channel his take on marriage and parenting. Cosby and Werner are meeting with writers on the project, which has been put on off-season development track.
Cosby and Werner had been mulling doing a family comedy for a while with the goal to reach a wide audience. “They would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes. Warmth and forgiveness,” Cosby told Yahoo TV in November. “So I hope to get that opportunity, and I will deliver the best of Cosby.” In addition to the family comedy, CAA-repped Cosby also has been working on a reboot of his animated series Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids with writer-producer Tom Straw.
It’s one of those things we say in secret—a taboo topic: Christians who question God. But if you’ve ever lost a loved one, dealt with ongoing pain, or been caught in the wake of a disaster, you know what leads to heartfelt and heartbreaking questions like:
Why does God let bad things happen to good people?
Where is God in midst of pain and suffering?
The good news: there is hope. Kirk Cameron’s latest film tackles the tough questions we ask … ones he has also asked. Calling it his most personal movie ever, Kirk’s UNSTOPPABLE will be available on DVD beginning next Tuesday, January 28 at your favorite Christian store or at your nearest Walmart.
Unstoppable Movie Events
You can bring Kirk Cameron’s UNSTOPPABLE to your church for a special movie night. The film makes for a great outreach event, including a discussion or tough-questions time following the showing. Cornerstone Baptist Church in Pampa, Texas is showing it this weekend:
“We are very excited about having this opportunity to share this film with our community. We are in a small town that needs change in a Godly way. I know this film will give a better understanding and help people see where hurting comes from and Who gives us the healing we need.” Mike Nelson
“My husband and I prayerfully considered who we would invite along. The Lord brought a young lady to our church who had been questioning whether there really was a loving God—she had lost a baby and had another child with a disability, and these events led to a divorce. She came with us and after the movie, she gave her life to Christ! This movie could not have come at a better time in this young woman’s life. It was the steppingstone that brought her into God’s Kingdom. Thank you for your boldness and faithfulness to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the only hope in this dying world.”
Katheryn Thayer, Forbes Staff (Repost from Forbes.com)
The Sundance Film Festival is devoted to discovering and developing independent artists and audiences– so it’s time to embrace digital markets. As box office revenues stay low, the best bet for buoying independent films & filmmakers is to get them online.
In a New York Times piece published last week, Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply noted that the Sundance Film Festival has steadily lost box office steam since its 2006 heyday, and that we can expect this year’s films to take in about a third less at the box office than 2006′s films did. Barnes and Cieply note that digital-leaning distributors like Magnolia, IFC and Radius-TWC have become the most active buyers and that it’s likely this year’s films will get more digital distribution than theatrical distribution.