(APR 12, 2007) Thomas K. Arnold of the Hollywood Reporter covers the latest studio to venture into Faith-based filmmaking:
(EXCERPT) Lionsgate has become the latest studio to tap into the lucrative Christian entertainment market, with two initiatives that the independent Canadian studio is expected to announce Thursday.
The studio has acquired exclusive North American home entertainment distribution rights to three DVD documentaries based on the best-selling books by leading Christian nonfiction author Lee Strobel: “The Case for Christ,” “The Case for a Creator” and “The Case for Faith.”
(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.
(NOV 1, 2006) Merissa Marr of the Wall Street Journal writes this article about the Weinstein Brothers, Post-Miramax, and their ambitious plans to create a multifaceted media company:
(EXCERPT) Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s huge personalities and in-your-face style of running Miramax Films from 1979 to 2005 inspired novels, cartoons and television characters. Far from conventional in their tactics, they earned a take-no-prisoners reputation when it came to doing business.
But for the past year, the brothers have toned it down a bit. After acrimoniously parting ways with Miramax parent Walt Disney Co. just over a year ago, the Weinsteins have kept a low profile as they put together their new venture, Weinstein Co.
(OCT 10, 2005) Edward Jay Epstein’s take on what Harvey Weinstein is up to since leaving Miramax:
Now that Harvey Weinstein has left Miramax, the distribution company he founded in 1979 and sold to Disney in 1993, he has truly grandiose plans for his new vehicle, the Weinstein Company. Together with his brother Bob, he plans to build a giant “multimedia company, just like we have always wanted.”