(MAY 14, 2007) Angela Walker of ChristianMovieNews.com continues here an on-going discussion about this sometimes controversial phrase:
(EXCERPT) Last week I was in Los Angeles for a meeting of the JC Doc Group, a group of Christian non-fiction filmmakers. Early into the evening’s discussion, someone asked “What is a Christian film?” That is the burning question right now.
(FEB 20, 2007) Read Mark Joseph’s Article “Roger Ailes Knows How to Do It” concerning a future for faith-based films on www.nationalreview.com.
(EXCERPT) On the heels of the Weinstein Company’s decision to jump into the faith-based film market, and a disappointing box-office showing for The Nativity Story in December, 20th Century Fox’s new “Fox Faith” division recently released two new films Thr3ee, and The Last Sin Eater,adaptations of popular Christian-oriented novels made on shoestring budgets.
Both opened to severely disappointing box-office turnout and are prime examples of the problems facing the Christian-oriented film industry.
(FEB 7, 2007) Randee Dawn of the Hollywood Reporter writes about the growing effects that Faith-Based films are having on Hollywood as Studios begin to ramp up their new production slates to include more “Christian” films.
(EXCERPT) “Hollywood does not understand the people who live between New York and California,” says [casting director Reuben] Cannon, who was the first to describe [Tyler] Perry’s oeuvre as ‘gospel cinema’. Now that I live in the South, religion is probably the biggest activity here. The Bible Belt is not just a name. It is real. Hollywood just hasn’t catered to the Christian faith-based market because it hasn’t been necessary.”
READ the Full Article by Randee Dawn on www.BackStage.com: