For stories that ‘transcend daily life’: CIMA presents 23rd annual entertainment awards

 These days, when many perceive heaven and Hollywood to be polar opposite, mutually exclusive destinations, it’s easy to forget that film and faith have the capacity to intersect in vital, remarkable ways. Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) was founded in 1992 to serve as a reminder that Hollywood has many professionals who strive “to tell stories that transcend daily life in compelling ways and to communicate the true, the good and the beautiful.”Their work in the entertainment in … [Read more...]

Catholics in Media to award ‘Ben -Hur’ ‘Ray Donovan’ ‘The Story of God’ October 9th in Los Angeles

This is the news release that was sent out.Culver City, CA Sept, 19 – Catholics in Media Associates has announced it’s honorees for the 2016 CIMA Awards to be presented at the organization’s 23rd annual event on October 9, 2016. All the CIMA Awardees were chosen for their ability to tell stories that transcend daily life in compelling ways and to communicate the true, the good, and the beautiful.Following the 10:00AM Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Ange … [Read more...]

“Ben Hur” a path of redemption

Today the fourth cinematic adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a reimagining for the 21st century opens in theaters. The first, in 1907, was a silent short film and made without permission from Wallace's family. The heirs took the filmmakers to court over copyright infringement and it ended with the Supreme Court setting a legal precedent for film and theatrical adaptations of literary works. Carol Wallace, Wallace's great-great-granddaughter, was at the … [Read more...]

Roma Downey & Mark Burnett sign on for 2016 ‘Ben-Hur’ reboot

 On Friday Mike Fleming, Jr., posted this news about the remake of "Ben-Hur" over at Deadline. My big question is will this new film include the entire story, including the role that Balthazar's daughter Iras has in the entire tale.I don't know how you can remake a film like "Ben-Hur" and that spectacular chariot race (do you know how long it really lasts? See below.)Who could ever play Judah Ben-Hur? Chris Helmsworth? Channing Tatum? If only Brad Pitt were younger but even … [Read more...]