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Film Review: "Little Boy" + Top 100 Christian Leaders in America + Advancing "A.D."

Date: 04/23/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Little Boy premieres nationwide in theaters Friday (4/24). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9dQ8FWtOoY (Note: This is  slightly altered version of my original post including new impressions from seeing Little Boy for a second time last night with members of my family.) Synopsis: A seven-year-old Pepper Busbe ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, Corporal Works Of Mercy, Eduardo Verástegui (Bella), Ted Levine (Monk), Little Boy, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Pepe Portillo, Metanoia Films), Alejandro Monteverde, Joel Osteen (Lakewood Church), Franklin Graham (Samaritan’S Purse), Newsmax’S Top 100 Christian Leaders In America, Christian Influencers, Matthew Miller, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, David Henrie (TV's Wizards Of Waverly Place), Jakob Salvat, Top 100 Christian Leaders In America, CBN Chairman Pat Robertson (10), Author/Producer Rev. T.D. Jakes (14), Salem Media Group CEO Edward Atsinger III, Sirius XM's Catholic Channel Director/Fox News Contributor Fr. Jonathan Morris (21), Recently-Signed Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback/ESPN Commentator Tim Tebow (37), Christian Rocker Michael Sweet (39), Author/Speaker Eric Metaxas (41), Movieguide Founder/Publisher Ted Baehr (49), Actor Chuck Norris (50), Actor/Filmmaker Kirk Cameron (54), Country Singer Carrie Underwood (62), Legendary Crooner Pat Boone (67), Harpercollins Christian Publishing CEO Mark Schoenwald (74), EWTN Host Raymond Arroyo (77), Movie Producer Ralph Winter (79), Rocker Brian Welch (84), Actor Gavin Macleod (91), Cloud Ten Pictures Co-Founder Paul Lalonde (96), Comedians Brad Stine (97) And Michael Jr. (98), NASCAR Driver/Fox Racing Commentator Michael Waltrip

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Eight under-the-radar faith/media innovators you should know about

Date: 04/08/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Making a difference. With NBC's A.D. The Bible Continues off to a solid start in the ratings , few would dispute that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are at the head of the list of media innovators who, in various ways, are helping bring faith-fueled content and messages to the world. But there are others who deserve re ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Mark Burnett And Roma Downey, UP TV, Faith Driven Consumer, NBC's A.D. The Bible Continues, Chris Stone (CEO, Eduardo Verástegui (Co-Founder, Metanoia Films), Jerry Zandstra (Entrepreneur/Co-Founder, Inno-Versity), Faith/Media Innovators, William Vanderbloemen (President/CEO, Vanderbloemen Search Group), Richard Scurry (V.P. Development/CFO, Bible Literacy Project), Terrence Lovett (Founder And CEO, Christian Library On Demand/Enlive TV), Margaret "Peggy" Kim (Founder, Istandtv), Charlie Hubbard (President And CEO

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Ted McGinley reflects on faith, the meaning of the Cross and playing a pastor in "Do You Believe?"

Date: 03/26/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kBcmuGuS7M These are Happy Days for Ted McGinley . Pure Flix’s newest faith film, Do You Believe? debuted at No. 6 at the box office last weekend . With an estimated weekend gross of $3.6 million dollars, and a release to over 1,300 theaters nationwide. While not quiet matching the ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ted Mcginley, Happy Days, God's Not Dead, Mira Sorvino, Married...With Children, Sean Astin, Andrea Logan White, Cybill Shepherd, Alexa Penavega, Brian Bosworth, Lee Majors, Do You Believe?, Jeannie Law Of Breathcast.Com, The Love Boat, Musician Shwazye, UFC Star Mavrick Von Haug, David AR White

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Producers of "God's Not Dead" ask "Do You Believe?"

Date: 03/19/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. In theaters this weekend: Do You Believe? Opens Friday 3/20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qY21_X7sss#t=131 Synopsis ( from the film's website ): A dozen different souls—all moving in different directions, all longing for something more . As their lives unexpectedly intersect, they each are about to discover the ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ted Mcginley, God's Not Dead, Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Andrea Logan White, Cybill Shepherd, Brian Bosworth, Delroy Lindo, Lee Majors, Do You Believe?, Makenzie Moss

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Rita Cosby celebrates 50th birthday with a star-studded Wounded Warriors benefit

Date: 11/18/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. (Rita Cosby/ Photo by Nicole Vranjican for The New York Observer ) A generous spirit and an important cause. Today (11/18) is Rita Cosby's 50th birthday and, it's safe to say, she's managed to do a lot of living in that time. The well-known and highly-respected TV journalist and radio host is also the author of tw ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, For Greater Glory, Richard Cosby, Ryszard Kossobudzki, Mark Burnett And Roma Downey, Rita Cosby, Ernie Anastos, Ben Carson, Kimberly Guilfoyle Of Fox News' The Five, 1 Thessalonians 5:11Peter Torruella, Amazing Kreskin, Paul Sorvino, Ted Levine, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jakob Salvati, Upcoming Film Little Boy, Cheyenne Elliott. Robert Davi, Dionne Warwick, Dominic Chianese (Of The Sopranos), The Voice's Blessing Offor, Tomaczek Bednarek, Geraldo Rivera, Peter Kassig, Wounded Warrior Project, Quiet Hero, The New York Observer, Nicole Vranjican, Wounded Warriors

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Impressions from PURPOSE, Variety's 3rd annual gathering of family and faith-friendly entertainment leaders

Date: 06/17/2014

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Dateline Hollywood. Actually Beverly Hills. Like it was for its two previous sessions (which I also attended), Variety's 3rd Annual Family Entertainment and faith-based Summit was held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Here's the rundown: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration I arrived early to get the lay of the land and was i ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, The CW, Walden Media, Mission Pictures International, WME, Fred Thompson, Motive Entertainment, National Geographic Channel, Up, Dexter, Heaven Is For Real, Sony Pictures Entertainment, UP TV, Mary, Faith Driven Consumer, The Croods, INSP, Variety's 3Rd Annual Family Entertainment And Faith-Based Summit, The Future Of Family And Faith-Based Entertainment, Deirdre Gurney (Executive Producer Duck Dynasty And Principal Gurney Productions), Ben O’Dell (President, Production, Pantelion Films), Devon Franklin (SVP Production, Charles King (Agent And Partner, Clients Include Tyler Perry, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Joel &Amp; Victoria Osteen), Brian Edwards (Chief Operating Officer, One Three Media, A Hearst And Mark Burnett Company), Barbara Fisher (SVP Original Programming, Black Nativity, Instinct: The Power To Release Your Inborn Drive, Dale Ardizzone (Chief Operating Officer, INSP) And John Roos (SVP Marketing, Chris Stone (Founder, Rick Ramirez (SVP Targeted Marketing, Anne Rudig, Director, The Episcopal Church) Rio Cyrus (SVP Worldwide Marketing, Greg Liberman (Chairman &Amp; CEO, Spark Networks), Tom Allen (Partner, Allied Faith And Family), Santiago Pozo (CEO, Arenas), SAG Award-Nominated And Saturn Award Winning Actor James Remar (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, WHAT LIES BENEATH, Gretchen Carlson (Host Of Fox News Channel’S The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson), Daniel Lusko (Director/Writer/Producer), Fred Thompson (Actor), Brad Stine (Actor), Gray Frederickson (Producer), Chevonne Shaughnessy (Co-Founder And President, Nikkole Denson-Randolph (VP, Special &Amp; Alternative Content, AMC Theatres), Sean Mcnamara (Producer/Director/Writer. Soul Surfer Hoovey), Mark Joseph, Producer, Founder, MJM Entertainment), Paul Lauer (Founder, Love Finds You In Sugarcreek, Howard (Co-Founder Provident Films), David A.R. White (Founding Partner, Pureflix And Producer (God’S Not Dead, Sony/Provident’S Mom’S Night Out), Simon Swart (EVP And General Manager At Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment North America) Cindy Bond (President, Touré Roberts (Author And Pastor Of One Church International), Erica And Tina Campbell (Mary, Kolby And Victoria Koloff (Preachers’ Daughters), Dr. Ted Baehr, President Of Good News Communications And Publisher Of Movieguide, Michael Van Dyck (Agent At Paradigm), Traci Blackwell (VP Current Programming, Amy Introcaso-Davis (EVP Programming The Game Show Network), Shana C. Waterman (SVP, Event Series &Amp; Multi-Platform Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company), Alan Eyres (SVP Programming And Development, Stacy Mandelberg (VP Limited Series And Event Programming, Michelle Vicary (EVP Programming, Hallmark Entertainment), Tom Forman, CEO Television, Hris Parker (Writer, Scott Swofford (Director Of Content, Chris Sanders (Director/Writer, Michael Flaherty (Co-Founder And President, Andrew Panay

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President Movies

Date: 02/17/2014

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 Bergen as the fir ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Entertainment, Presidents, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt

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