Faith and Family Awards Reach Epiphany
Faith and Family Awards Reach Epiphany
February 04, 2015

Faith and Family Awards Reach Epiphany Nominations Announced for $200,000 Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program of 2014 at 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala, Set for Feb. 6   Epiphany is coming! Dr. Ted Baehr, media critic and founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced the nominees for the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring Movie of 2014 and the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2014. The Epiphany Prizes will be the highlight of the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, to be held Friday, Feb. 6, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in...
 

 
Performances that Transcend
Performances that Transcend
February 04, 2015

Performances that Transcend Jeff Bridges, Gregg Kinnear, Phil Robertson, Regina King and Kevin Sorbo are Among the Lead Nominees for Acting Honors Veteran actors and some startling newcomers are among the 15 nominees for the Annual Grace Awards for Most Inspiring Performances in Movies & TV this year. The two winners will be announced at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, airing on REELZ Channel on February 21st. A variety of movie and TV stars are among the nominees for the Grace Awards, which are designed to honor “the best, most inspiring performances expressing God’s grace and love toward us as human beings.” The Faith & Values Awards are sponsored by the ...
 

 
Even More Faith-Based Entertainment Coming
Even More Faith-Based Entertainment Coming
February 03, 2015

Even More Faith-Based Entertainment Coming: Nation’s Largest Christian Retail Chain Decides To Make Its Own Movies By Diana Tyler Family Christian Stores, the nation’s largest Christian retail chain, has now formed Family Christian Entertainment to make their own Christian movies. With Christian entrepreneur Rick Jackson at the helm, the company will produce two movies per year, beginning with the movie adaptation of Don Piper’s bestselling book, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN. The movie, based on the Baptist pastor’s true story about going to and returning from heaven after dying in a terrible car accident, has been scripted and will be directed by Michael Polish (THE ASTRONAUT FARMER). Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS:  REVENGE OF ...
 

 
Americans Care About Faith & Freedom
Americans Care About Faith & Freedom
February 02, 2015

Americans Care About Faith & Freedom Movieguide® Awards Celebrates American Values   The 23rd Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards will celebrate American values Friday at its annual awards gala, to be held at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Eleven movies and television programs have been nominated for the Faith & Freedom Awards, which are given to the best, most inspiring movie and television program of the past year that promoted American, western values such as freedom of speech, religious freedom, property rights, the right to life, the rule of law, and personal responsibility. “This has been one of the strongest years for movies and television programs with Faith & Freedom” said Dr. Te...
 

 
Is the Super Bowl Empty?
Is the Super Bowl Empty?
February 02, 2015

Is the Super Bowl Empty? By: Amy Swanson I’m a writer and the shy bookish type. I watch one football game a year, the Super Bowl, and most of the time I only pay attention to the advertising. But football did not become America’s favorite sport because of the Clydesdales, puppies, and babies in its commercials. It is honest, intelligent, courageous, competition and even the most docile, bibliophilic, couch potato can respect that. Ten years ago, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, performed a Super Bowl Halftime Show where an unsuspecting family audience was exposed to what is now commonly called, “a wardrobe malfunction.” Anyone who saw it and remembers knows it was no accident. Everything in that performance went as planne...
 

 
DR. TED BAEHR’S UPCOMING SPEAKING & MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS
DR. TED BAEHR’S UPCOMING SPEAKING & MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS
February 02, 2015

DR. TED BAEHR’S UPCOMING SPEAKING & MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS   2015    Every weekday many radio networks and stations broadcast the two-minute MOVIEGUIDE® movie review radio program and many others broadcast the biweekly five-minute radio program, both hosted by Dr. Ted Baehr.        Every week many television networks broadcast the weekly 2 minute MOVIEGUIDE® TV programs.   2/5-8/2015 Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report to the Entertainment Industry   2/18-21/2015 Dana Point, CA 2/22-27/2015 Nashville, TN 3/20-22/2015 Washington, D.C. 3/26-31/2015 St. Louis, MO 4/2-5/2015 HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD (WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL) Filmmaking Seminar 4/12/2015 Avalon, CA 4/26...
 

 
$50,000 Screenwriting Prize Narrows Finalists to 10
$50,000 Screenwriting Prize Narrows Finalists to 10
February 02, 2015

$50,000 Screenwriting Prize Narrows Finalists to 10 Tenth Annual Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays Announces 10 Finalists for First–Time and Beginning Screenwriters And, then there were 10. Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, announced today 10 finalists for the Tenth Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First–Time and Beginning Screenwriters. Three winners will be announced Friday night at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles which airs February 21st on the REELZ Channel. Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and presen...
 

 
Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature Audiences
Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature Audiences
January 27, 2015

Faith & Values for Mature Moviegoers Ten Movies Vie for Best Movie for Mature Audiences at 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Friday, Feb. 6 Family and child advocate Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and the Christian Film & Television Commission®, announced today a wide variety of live action movies competing for “Best Movie for Mature Audiences” of 2014 at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry Feb. 6 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Lost Angeles. The list of Faith & Values nominees for the Best 2014 Movie for Mature Audiences in the “Papa Bear” category includes some blockbuster superhero movies, a science fiction movie b...
 

 
TEN FINALISTS REACH FOR $50,000 CHRONOS PRIZE
TEN FINALISTS REACH FOR $50,000 CHRONOS PRIZE
January 27, 2015

TEN FINALISTS REACH FOR $50,000 CHRONOS PRIZE Screenwriting Contest with the Largest Cash Prize of Any Similar U.S. Competition Announces Its Second Annual Finalists   Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, announced 10 finalists for the Second Annual Chronos Prize for Inspiring Screenplays by Established Filmmakers. Awarding $50,000, the Chronos Prize is the largest cash prize for any competition of its kind in the U.S. The winner of the $50,000 Chronos Prize will be announced Feb. 6 at the Universal Hilton Hotel at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards and Report to the Entertainment Industry, which will be televised Sat., Feb. 21 on the REELZChannel. Supporte...
 

 
Don't Let 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lead Your Daughter Astray
Don't Let 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lead Your Daughter Astray
January 26, 2015

Don't Let 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Lead Your Daughter Astray: A Concerned Mother's Response By Michelle S. Lazurek, Contributing Writer for MOVIEGUIDE®   Dear Daughter, I’m writing you this letter because I love you. You are the apple of my eye and it is my responsibility to teach you what it means to be a woman. I am proud of how wonderful you have become. As you grow up, you will begin to date and engage in relationships with members of the opposite sex, but I feel I must warn you about how you should act in your future relationships with men. The movies you may watch do not portray women in a positive light. Hollywood does not view you the same way that God does. God wants to liberate you and allow you to be all you can ...
 

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