August 31, 2023

On September 1, coinciding with the first day of Deaf Awareness Month, the film “Never Give Up” releases in select theaters, telling the true story of Deaf World Tennis Legend Brad Minns. Minns, who lost his hearing at age 3, was undeterred in his goal of being a tennis great, culminating with a gold medal after an extraordinary comeback at 1985 World Games for the Deaf, now called the Deaf Olympics. Minns calls the film, based on his autobiography of... Read more

August 25, 2023

“When you start a project, you never know how it’s going to go,” said Vanessa Benavente, known as Mother Mary in the hit series “The Chosen.” Watched by more than 110 million viewers in 175 countries, the series recently made its broadcast television debut on The CW to impressive ratings. As viewers eagerly await season four, which release date has not yet been revealed, Benavente takes a moment to reflect on its popularity, which grew from a crowdfunded indie project... Read more

August 24, 2023

In a strategic move that aims to boost the offerings of faith and family content, Great American Family and Pure Flix Entertainment have now completed a merger that will combine two popular media companies. Bill Abbott, CEO of Great American Family, discussed the significance of the new focus, highlighting the shared values and the bright future the collaboration holds. Abbott emphasized the alignment of values and missions between Great American Family and Pure Flix as a pivotal factor in the... Read more

August 24, 2023

The new film “The Hill,” starring Colin Ford and Dennis Quaid, follows the inspiring journey of Rickey Hill, a young boy who overcomes physical challenges to become a baseball legend. During an interview with Ford, conducted before the SAG strike, the versatile young actor most recently seen in the Netflix series “Monster” shared his thoughts on the project, working with co-star Dennis Quaid, and the underlying faith-based themes that run through the film. While his acting resumé is extensive, “The... Read more

August 23, 2023

Briarcliff Entertainment’s latest release, “The Hill,” is poised to make a splash in the world of sports cinema. Directed by Jeff Celentano and starring Colin Ford and Dennis Quaid, the movie dives into the inspiring true story of Rickey Hill, a pastor’s son who conquers his medical challenges to become a baseball sensation. Hitting theaters this weekend, it has already garnered attention for its heartwarming message of faith and standout performances. Rickey Hill’s journey from adversity to achievement is at... Read more

August 15, 2023

Amazon Studios released the first look trailer for “A Million Miles Away” starring Michael Peña. The film, featuring the true story of migrant farm worker-turned-astronaut José Hernández, will debut on the streaming service Sept. 16. The film, directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella and written by Bettina Gilois, Hernán Jiménez and Alejandra Márquez Abella, also coincides with the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. In the preview, Hernández begins sharing his dream of going into space with his friends and family and... Read more

August 2, 2023

Corrie Ten Boom’s classic book “The Hiding Place” comes to life on the big screen this week through a filmed live stage show releasing from Rabbit Room Theatre, Matt Logan Productions and MA2LA in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing. The play, filmed before a live audience, tells the heroic true story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family, who risked everything to hide Jewish refugees by the hundreds during World War II before being discovered and ultimately facing the consequences. Adapted... Read more

August 1, 2023

Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate  Studios have announced the release of their newest film, “Unsung Hero,” starring Joel Smallbone, Daisy Betts, Kirrilee Berger, Jonathan Jackson, Lucas Black, Candace Cameron Bure, Terry O’Quinn, and Hillary Scott. Following the success of “Jesus Revolution” and the music biopics “I Can Only Imagine” and “I Still Believe,” the new film details the history of the Smallbone family, which spawned the Christian music artists for KING + COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James. “Unsung Hero,” which... Read more

July 26, 2023

One of my most memorable interviews has been with the enigmatic Sinead O’Connor. In 2007, she recorded “Theology,” an album of songs inspired by the Old Testament (with a New Testament song as well) and sought to speak to religious audiences. I mostly covered Christian music and didn’t know what to expect when I called her. I had images of the outspoken rebel shunning the mainstream in my mind and wondered if her hesitation and awkwardness might choke the life... Read more

July 7, 2023

Playing the seasoned country artist Colt Young, singer-songwriter and internet influencer Coffey Anderson lends his deep baritone and charismatic personality to the new film “God’s Country Song.” The film, which centers on an up-and-coming singer Noah (Justin Gaston) trying to make his mark on the industry while grappling with family issues, has a rich soundtrack and themes of faith, fatherhood, and forgiveness. Anderson rolled his viral internet stardom into the Netflix reality series co-starring his wife and kids, “Country Ever... Read more

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