Faith, Media & Culture

Faith, Media & Culture


“October Baby” to make network TV debut on GMC TV

posted by John W. Kennedy

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

“Uplifting Entertainment” network grabs October Baby. GMC TV will present the world television premiere of the film starring John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville), Jasmine Guy (A Different World), Jason Burkey and newcomer Rachel Hendrix as a college freshman/abortion survivor who sets out on a search for her birth mother.  The movie is set for Sunday, October 14 at 7, 9 and 11 p.m., with encore broadcasts on Sunday, October 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  All times are eastern.

For those of you who may not know the story, here’s the synopsis: When Hannah (Rachel Hendrix), suddenly collapses on stage during a production, she confronts her parents about her health-challenged medical history. She discovers that she is the survivor of a late-term abortion and that her parents, Jacob and Grace (John Schneider and Jennifer Price) are actually her adopted parents.  Shell-shocked, she decides to go on a road trip with her friends but detours from the group with her long-time pal and confidant, Jason (Jason Burkey), to track down her biological mother (Shari Rigby).  Jasmine Guy (Nurse Mary) stars as the nurse who witnessed Hannah’s birth years before.

“I’ve written, produced or directed hundreds of millions of dollars of successful Hollywood content and I’ve never seen a more profound reaction to a movie,” says Dave Alan Johnson (whose TV credits include PAX-TV’s Doc) about the film he executive produced.  “The cast is powerful, with a ‘tour de force’ performance from newcomer Rachel Hendrix. Jon and Andy Erwin are major talents and have directed a very compelling and entertaining movie.”

GMC TV can be seen in more than 56 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FiOS on channel 224.

Note: I will be away for one week tending to other business. This blog will resume with new posts daily on Tuesday, October 16. God bless, everybody.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11



Previous Posts

Comparing "Heaven is for Real" with "God's Not Dead" + an interview with "Heaven" writer/director Randall Wallace
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vccGj7kM0FY[/youtube] Heaven is for Real arrives. the highly-anticipated based on the New York Time #1 bestselling book by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent opens in theaters nationwi

posted 1:30:03pm Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Fantastic voyage: Colton Burpo talks about seeing his awesome experience portrayed on film in "Heaven is for Real"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ewaCVARtM[/youtube] To Heaven and back. Yesterday, I posted my conversation with Todd Burpo, the Nebraska pastor whose book Heaven is for Real chronicling his son Colton's app

posted 12:52:07pm Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

"Heaven is for Real" dad tells his story
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-ewaCVARtM[/youtube] A family's journey of faith. As pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska (Population: 1,762), it's not surprising that Todd Burpo believe

posted 6:36:33am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Gretchen Carslon acts in faith-based political thriller + other items from the crossroads
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Ripped from tomorrow's headlines? Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson is set to make her in the faith-based political thriller Persecuted. She'll play (guess what?) a TV journalist in the film which stars James Remar (X-Men

posted 12:11:28pm Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Magic Johnson's ASPiRE TV network unveils 2014-2015 programming
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. ASPiRE aims high. ASPiRE, a partnership of UP TV and basketball legend-turned-entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson, has unveiled its programming slate for the second half of 2014 into 2015. The ambitious development roste

posted 2:02:38pm Apr. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.