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Highlights from the 2013 Movieguide Report to the Entertainment Industry (Pt. 2)

Date: 06/27/2013

Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. More data from Movieguide proving the box office power of positive entertainment. 1. In 2012 six Movieguide Award-winning films cracked the box office top ten. They included The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. ...

Related Topics: 2013 Movieguide Report To The Entertainment Industry, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Raunchy Comedy Ted

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God and Hollywood: Notes from the Variety Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Media Summit

Date: 06/25/2013

Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. A Common Purpose. For the second consecutive year, Variety (in coordination with the P.R. firm Rogers & Cowan ) held a day-long gathering of distributors, producers, writers, directors, actors and others who are the faces behind the current boom in uplifting entertainment -- which, BTW, is the actually slogan of ...

Related Topics: AFFIRM Films, History Channel, Rich Peluso, The Christophers, Walmart, Ben Simon, The Hollywood Reporter, Odyssey Networks, Hallmark Channel, The Dove Foundation, The Book Of Mormon, Siriusxm, Brian Bird, Movieguide, Mission Pictures International, Bounce TV, ARC Entertainment, The Catholic Channel, 168 Film Project, Greg Kinnear, Mark Burnett And Roma Downey, The Bible On History Channel, UP (Formerly GMC TV), Monsters University, Brat Pitt, World War Z, Four Seasons Hotel In Beverly Hills, Peggy Kim, Paulist Productions, Ustream, INSP TV, Gray Media, Lightworkers Media, New Shepherd Films, BET Networks, Act One, Purpose Driven Sales, Rollman Entertainment, Acme Trailer Company, Frontgate Media, Mastermedia International, Stephen Quinn, ANA’S Alliance For Family Entertainment, Variety Managing Editor Kirsten Wilder, Kristine Belson, Producer For Dreamworks Animation (The Croods, How To Train Your Dragon) Meyer Gottlieb, President And Chief Operating Officer, Samuel Goldwyn Films Dale Ardizzone, COO INSP TV Eric Rollman, President Of Rollman Entertainment Mark Joseph, President And CEO Of MJM Group Matthew Mallek, Producer Of The The Upcoming Film Max Rose Starring Jerry Lewis, Captain America (Chris Evans), Variety Senior Film Critic Peter Debruge, Evon Franklin, SVP Production Sony Pictures Entertainment Steven Wegner, EVP Development Alcon Pictures Simon Swart, EVP And General Manager At Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment North America Zola Mashariki, SVP Production At Fox Searchlight, "Four-Quadrant" Films, Heaven Is For Real, History's The Bible, Variety's Cynthia Littleton, The Voice Has Toppled Fox's American Idol, VP Affirm Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment Corbin Bernsen, Actor And President Of Home Theater Films Ben Howard, Co-Founder Of Provident Films Simon Swart, EVP And General Manager For 20Th Century Fox Home Entertainment, North America Jim Huggins, President And CEO Of New Shepherd Films Maura Dunbar, EVP And Chief Content Officer Of Odyssey Networks, Footprints, Bruce Goerlich, Chief Research Officer Of Rentrak Corporation, Randy Pope, VP Original Programming For Hallmark Channel Brian Wells, Co-Founder Flashlight Entertainment And An Executive Producer Of Walden Family Theater Dr. Randy Testa, VP, Education &Amp; Professional Development At Walden Media, Joellen Ferrer – Director Of Communications, Ustream John Kilcullen, President Of The Bible Series, Strategic Partnerships/Ancillary Products Tim Gray, President And Owner Of Gray Media Christina Lee Storm, Executive Director Of Act One Alan Riley, VP Online Video Platform Sales For KIT Digital, And The VP For 316 Networks Father David Guffey, Head Of Production At Family Theater Productions, Movieguide CEO Ted Beahr, WE TV’S Mary Mary, Game Show Network’S American Bible Challenge, Outube, Netflix And Hulu, Michael Van Dyck, Agent At Paradigm, Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP Programming And Development At GSN (Game Show Network) Charlie Jordan Brookins, SVP, Original Programming At BET Networks Adrienne O’Riain, Director Of Drama Development For TNT Tom Forman, CEO Of Relativity Television Barbara Fisher, Original Programming At UP, Joe Cohen, President Of American Entertainment Investors, Co-Founder Of Believe Pictures Jason Jones, Founder Of Movie To Movement Rio Cyrus, SVP Marketing At 20Th Century Fox Chevonne O’Shaughnessy, Co-Founder And President At Mission Pictures International Terry Botwick, Co-Founder 1019 Entertainment David Brookwell, Producer Of Soul Surfer And Co-Chairman Of Brookwell-Mcnamara Entertainment, Brian Lowry Of Variety, Alli Shearmur, Producer Of Disney’S Planned 2014 Release Of Cinderella Cinco Paul And Ken Daurio, Screenwriters For Despicable Me Patricia Heaton Whose Performing Well-Known Credits Include ABC's Hit Show The Middle And The Classic CBS Sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Her Production Company Is Four, Patricia's Actor Husband (Liz And Dick) Is Also Her Partner Four Boys Films. Working With Walden Media, Samuel Goldwyn Films And Roadside Attractions, The Couple Served As Producers Of Amazing Grace Chad And Carey Hayes, The Twin Brother Screenwriters Of Such Films As The Conjuring And The Reaping Scott Mednick, Producer Of Michael Bay’S 2014 Release Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And Co-Founder Legendary Pictures (Man Of Steel), Rev. Tim Tom, Paul Hipp, John Newton, William Wilberforce, Echolight Studios CEO Rick Santorum, The Redemption Of Henry Myers, Chad Gundersen (Gundersen Entertainment), Visionary Pictures, David A.R. White's Pure Flix Entertainment, Variety Family Entertainment &Amp; Faith-Based Media Summit

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Dear TED, Is It 'Bad Science' or a 'Game of Thrones'?

Date: 04/18/2013

By Deepak Chopra, MD. FACP, Stuart Hameroff, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D., Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Neil Theise, MD One of modern science's great strengths is that any questionable finding dies a quick death if it's invalid. The safeguards are mainly two: Your new finding must be repeatable when other researchers run the same experiments, and peer review by qualified scientists subjects eve ...

Related Topics: Consciousness, Science And Religion, TED, Ted Conferences, TED Talks, Tedx, Tedx Talks

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Movies to Celebrate Presidents

Date: 02/18/2013

Why have there been no great films about George Washington? And why are there so many films featuring Abraham Lincoln? From the John Ford classic  Young Mr. Lincoln , starring Henry Fonda, to  Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure , there is something about the tall man with the wry sense of humor that is very cinematic. Then there are fictional movie Presidents like Polly Bergan as the first w ...

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Inspiration goes mainstream: Notes from the Variety Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Summit

Date: 06/25/2012

Today's special dispatches from the crossroads of faith, media and culture are comprised of notes from the Variety Family Entertainment & Faith Based Summit that was held in LA last Thursday. I just flew back and, boy, are my arms tired. Incredibly lame jokes aside, the event provided ample evidence that family and faith-supportive entertainment is now attracting some of the entertainment i ...

Related Topics: Touched By An Angel, Ben Simon, 7Th Heaven, Family Movie Night, Magic Johnson, Movie To Movement Founder Jason Jones, Variety Family Entertainment &Amp; Faith-Based Summit, Sofitel Hotel, Rentrak Chief Research Officer Bruce Goerlich, Dove Foundation CEO Dick Rolfe, Mastermedia International CEO Larry W. Poland, Lesley Burbridge, Kimberly Schroeder And Christina Garvin, Dove Foundation's 2012 Film Profitability Study, Variety Deputy Editor Cynthia Littleton, Walmart's Global Family Entertainment Marketing Initiatives, Association Of National Advertisers (ANA) Alliance For Family Entertainment, Gilmore Girls, Megan Angelo, America's Newest Comedy Writer, O'connell For Congress, NBC And Fox, Mark Burnett Previews The Bible, Survivor And The Voice, GMC (Gospel Music Channel), He State Of Family And Faith-Based Entertainment, GMC Vice Chairman Brad Siegel, "Uplifting Entertainment", Aspire TV, Comcast Systems, Ben Howard (Provident Films), Simon Swart (Fox Home Entertainment), Darren Melameth (Crown Media Family Networks) And Dale Ardizzone (The Inspiration Networks), The School That Fell From The Sky, Vince Gratzer, Las Cruces Productions, Fred Hargesheimer, Dan Merrell, Nashville-Based Entertainment Marketing Firm Propeller, Ichard Ingber Who Heads Worldwide Marketing For Alcon Entertainment, Spark Networks CEO Greg Liberman, Rio Cyrus (SVP/Marketing For Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment), Arleen Lopez (Who Handles Faith Marketing For Pantelion Films) And Kim Dorr-Tilley Who Is Borht Co-Owner And Founder Of Defining Artists Agency And An Associate Pastor With Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Motive Marketing CEO Paul Lauer, Rian Bird Of Believe Pictures, John Shepherd Of Mpower Pictures, Michael Van Dyck Of The Paradigm Talent Agency, Rich Peluso (Affirm Films), John Kilkullen (Bible 360) And Movieguide Publisher Ted Baehr, The 168 Film Project, Variety Film Critic Peter Debruge, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Variety TV Editor Andrew Wallenstein, Michael Jay Soloman, Lorimar/Telepictures, Truli.Net, Jonathan Yang (Salem Web Network), Susan Jackson (Freestyle Digital Media), Dean Waters (Vimby) And Maura Dunbar Of Odyssey Networks. Odyssey Networks, Jeff Foxworthy-Hosted The Great American Bible Quiz, GSN (Game Show Network), Variety Managing Editor Kirstin Wilder, October Baby Director Jon Erwin, Oogieloves Creator Kenn Viselmann, Charlie Ebersol(Executive Producer Of USA's The Moment), Documentary Channel CEO James Ackerman And Flashlight Entertainment Co-Founder Brian Wells, Official Campaign For Baby Peggy Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Wikipedia, MJM Entertainment Group Founder Mark Joseph (Producer Of Doonby), George Taweel (George Taweel Productions), Cindy Bond (Mission Pictures International), Lance Mcalindon (Front Porch Entertainment), GG Filmz Founder Deborah Giarratana (Producer Of Machine Gun Preacher) And October Baby Executive Producer Dave Johnson, Ariety's Brian Lowry, Psych And LA Law Star Corbin Bernsen (Who Starred In And Directed Rust, A Faith-Based Drama That Earned Him A Director's Choice Award At The San Diego Christian Film Festival), Producer-Writer Dean Batali, Producer Lori Mccreary (Invictus) And Producer Jason Carbone (Beverly's Full House)

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