Hollywood, Calif. - The first deadline for the Fifth Annual $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters is Monday, announced Dr. Ted Baehr, Chairman of The Christian Film & Television Commission®, a sponsor of the competition.
Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Kairos Prizes each year honor the top three screenwriters who can produce the best screenplays that "greatly increase man's love and/or understanding of God."
The Kairos Prize winners will have their scripts sent to the top studio executives and producers in Hollywood, including the six major movie studios.
The final deadline for the competition will be Nov. 2. Entry fees are $50 ...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor
An animated Hugh Hewitt? Singing terrorists? Doesn't one of them look like Keith Richards? And, what's this doing at TownHall.com?
All this is part of the new short animated film, "Guantanamo Idol," a parody starring (among others) President Obama, House Speaker Pelosi, and Barney the dinosaur.
Animation director Bob Arvin says, "The whole idea is to use humor and parody to get a political point across. The creative folks left of center have been doing it for decades and doing it well. I just thought it was time that we conservatives use humor and parody to get our point of view across. I truly think that one funny skit can do more to persuade than a million speeches. And, if it involves singing terrorists...
MOVIEGUIDE® recently delivered Bibles and MOVIEGUIDE® Magazines to 61 children at the Camarillo United Methodist Church in Southern California.
Twenty adults also got copies, said Robert Smart, founder of Mainstream Ministries in Camarillo and a MOVIEGUIDE® supporter.
"We delivered the Good News, and I even had one of the girls open her MOVIEGUIDE® Bible and read Proverbs 16:3, ‘Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed,'" Smart said.
If your group or church would like to be part of MOVIEGUIDE®'s regular campaign to deliver Bibles and media-wise materials to children, teenagers, adults, and youth pastors, please contact MOVIEGUIDE® at 1-888-248-6689.
The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has revealed that the Democrat Party's $789 billion economic "stimulus" bill, signed by President Barack Obama last winter, is funding pornographic material produced through the federal government's "National Endowment for Fine Arts."
Among the projects are a homosexual movie described as a "kinky art porno horror film" featuring an orgy involving bi-sexuality and bestiality and a dance piece featuring two naked people rolling on the floor together.
"This is an outrage," ADF Special Counsel Pat Trueman said. "People are hurting financially, and our federal government is funding pornography?"
The NEA has been allotted $80 million in total from the bill.
A recent USA Today/Gallup Poll showed...
The "adult entertainment business" (i.e., the pornography industry) is not only having a tough time battling the current economic recession, it's also having to fight a growing increase of free content on the Internet.
"It's the free stuff that's killing us, and that's not going away," said Dion Jurasso, owner of Combat Zone, a pornography company whose business has fallen about 50% in the last three years.
Industry insiders figure that revenue has decreased 30 to 50% since 2007, including a sharp fall in the number of new movies.
"The opportunities in this industry really are disappearing," says "actress" and stripper Savannah Stern, whose income has gone from $150,000 yearly to only $50,000. "It's extremely stressful."
Movie productions are fleeing Los Angeles, not only to Canada but also to states like Louisianna and Georgia, which can offer better value for one's money.
FilmLA, an organization designed to streamline the city's film permit process, estimates that there are about 50% fewer feature film productions being shot in LA than a decade ago. Also, the amount of filming taking place dropped 31% in the second quarter of this year.
"If we don't become more competitive, we are not going to have a film industry in LA," FilmLA spokesman Todd Lindgren said.
The current mayor, Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa, has come under increasing criticism for the runaway productions.
- Source: The London Telegraph, 08/08/09.
A new video, "Journey Inside the Cell," dramatically illustrates the evidence for Intelligent Design within DNA, according to Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, author of SIGNATURE IN THE CELL: DNA AND THE EVIDENCE FOR INTELLIGENT DESIGN (HarperOne, 2009).
"This video is going to make things worse for critics of intelligent design," Dr. Meyer says.
The video can be viewed at www.SignatureintheCell.com.
- Source: Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, 08/10/09.
Hollywood, Calif. - The Fifth Annual $50,000 Kairos Prize Contest for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Beginning Screenwriters is underway to its fastest start ever, announced Dr. Ted Baehr of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment.
Presented by MOVIEGUIDE® and supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Kairos Prizes each year honor the top three screenwriters who can produce the best screenplays that "greatly increase man's love or understanding of God."
"The prizes encourage the brightest new talent to step forward, raising the bar in the family and faith based entertainment markets," said Dr. Jack Templeton, president of the John Templeton Foundation.
The first deadline for entries is Septem...
By Jeff Holder, Managing Editor
If you take Muppet-inspired characters, a meaningful life lesson and one of today's most well know Bible teachers, mix them together you will get the latest PAHAPPAHOOEY ISLAND children's DVD, entitled "What About Me?"
MOVIEGUIDE® chatted with Eric Newman, the writer and director of the latest DVD title, and got his insights into the production.
Though the PAHAPPAHOOEY ISLAND franchise has released a number of titles into the Christian video market, "What About Me" is the first title written and directed by Newman.
As a writer and documentary maker, Newman brought his passion for children's entertainment to the property.
"I've always enjoyed great kids programming, especially puppetry," he said. "It'...
Hollywood, Calif. – The Fifth Annual $50,000 Kairos Prize Contest for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Beginning Screenwriters is underway to its fastest start ever, announced Dr. Ted Baehr of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment.
Presented by MOVIEGUIDE® and supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Kairos Prizes each year honor the top three screenwriters who can produce the best screenplays that “greatly increase man’s love or understanding of God.”
“The prizes encourage the brightest new talent to step forward, raising the bar in the family and faith based entertainment markets,” said Dr. Jack Templeton, president of the John Templeton Foundation.
The first deadline for entri...