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The Future of Faith-Based Filmmaking: What is a Christian movie? by Mike Rinaldi

May 1, 2012

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What is the difference between a “Christian” movie and a “Faith-based” film? Many people use the terms interchangeably but they are very distinct things. The distinctions may appear too subtle to make a difference, but believe me, when you talk to studio executives and marketing departments… they are acutely aware of the distinctions. You should […]

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VARIETY: Larry Poland Builds Bridges Between Hollywood and Evangelicals, by Brian Lowry

July 23, 2015

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Hollywood and evangelical Christians don’t exactly have a harmonious history. So it’s always something of a jolt to be reminded that a group of the latter schedules regular prayers for specific showbiz leaders and media influencers.

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3 Reasons Why a Christian Film Industry is a Really, Really Bad Idea, by Nate Flemming

December 10, 2014

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A small voice crying in the wilderness, making the argument that creating a Christian film industry is absolutely the last thing that we Christians should be trying to do.

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Vikings vs. The Bible: Why History Channel Won’t/Can’t Market Faith? by Craig Detweiler, PhD

April 18, 2013

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I can’t understand why the History Channel would promote The Vikings while ignoring the equally epic ten-hour mini series that precedes it on The Bible.

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The Future of Faith in Film? Youth and Evangelicals Outstrip All Other Movie-going Audiences, by David Kinnaman

April 10, 2013

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No one is surprised that 18-28 year-olds watch twice as many movies as any other age group. What is surprising is that the average number of movies self-identified ‘evangelicals’ saw in 2012 is larger than followers of any other religion. If Hollywood is listening then the future of movies could be greatly shaped by tastes […]

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Why Too Many “Christian” Movies Suck, and Why It Matters, by Brennan Mark Smith

May 2, 2012

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Part of ongoing series: The Future of Faith-Based Filmmaking Many Christians see these movies as a safe alternative to Hollywood’s immorality. Are they?  by Brennan Mark Smith People have asked me to write on this for various reasons, but let me say at the outset: my goal is not to mock anyone’s creative endeavors, but to […]

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November 3, 2011

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Ashley Arielle studied screenwriting at a college you’ve never heard of, has attended several writing programs of equally vague importance and has blithely put aside any attempt at snobbery, fully embracing her love of the summer tent pole action flick. Her short “Foolproof“ won the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 10-10-10 Competition. She’s taught workshops on […]

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