Should Cable TV Rethink Its Business Model?
Nielsen Research Shows Americans Watch Only 9% of Their Cable TV Channels
By Grace Margaretha, Contributing Writer
“Quality, not quantity.” This quote may be rather clichéd, but there’s truth in its message. People want good content, not just a large variety to choose from. People enjoy variety, and, according to Dan Rayburn of the business consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan, the large assortment that Cable TV offers is a key factor in its success. The average American household can now select from 189 different channels as opposed to the 129 offered in 2008.
However, according to research done by Nielsen, consumers don’t seem to need that many choices. Results from the conduct...
Pinewood Studios: From Faith to Faith
By Chuck Cleveland, Contributing Writer
J. Arthur Rank’s millionaire father referred to his son as a dunce, suggesting his child would never accomplish anything on his own. Fortunately for Fayette County, Joseph Rank was quite wrong.
J. Arthur, a long-time Sunday School teacher at his Methodist church and President of the National Sunday School Union, was a member of a small group of citizens concerned with the lack of Christian values in the movies of their day, and they formed the Religious Film Society to distribute Rank’s own productions. That effort had limited success until he established a vertically-integrated entertainment conglomerate in 1935, which was called Pinewood Film Studio...
By Drew Zahn, World Net Daily (www.wnd.com)
Editor's Note: This article is reprinted from WorldNetDaily, a leading news website at www.wnd.com.
In 2014, Hollywood has set its eyes squarely on the faith and Christian movie market – a noticeable change that's been nearly 30 years in the making.
So far in 2014, in what many publications have dubbed “The Year of the Bible,” moviegoers have flocked to faith- or Bible-based films “Son of God,” “Noah,” “God’s Not Dead” and “Heaven Is for Real,” with many more in store for the coming months, including Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “A Long Way Off,” “Left Behind” and “Alone, Yet Not Alone,” to name only a few.
“There hasn’t been this m...
Movie Magic in India:
Behind the Scenes of MILLION DOLLAR ARM
By Evy Baehr, Executive Managing Editor
Movieguide® had the opportunity to do an interview with Mark Ciardi who produced MILLION DOLLAR ARM. Mark, along with his partner Gordon Gray, has produced some morally uplifting, inspirational movies that have received Movieguide® Awards. MILLION DOLLAR ARM is about a sports agent named JB Bernstein who conducts a competition in India to find the next best pitcher. This is JB’s last hope in being successful. Otherwise, he looses everything.
Take a look at what Ciardi has to say about the production:
Movieguide®: I’ve read or heard that you have gotten great reaction from those audience screenings.
Mark Ciardi: Yes,...
The Internet – A Digital Tower of Babel?
By David Outten, Production Editor
What is the future of the Internet?
The Internet is something like the Tower of Babel. It’s mankind reaching toward the powers of God.
Think about God’s power. He knows every thought of every person on earth. He knows every fact of history and every fact of the future. He’s in every location in a very personal way, yet He has an overarching awareness of the past, present and future. He is “the” Creator. He’s the creator of beings capable of building the Internet.
God stopped the Tower of Babel by confusing languages. The Internet will one day allow you to carry on a fluid conversation with someone who doesn’t know your language. You’l...
Preborn Baby’s Kick Stops Fame-Seeking Model from Having Abortion
By Diana Tyler, Contributing Writer
People do daring, outrageous, and sometimes certainly morally reprehensible things to gain fame. All it takes is a few minutes of channel surfing to observe the sorts of scandalous, salacious, and shocking shenanigans fame-seekers will seek out in order to win some money, attract a Facebook following, and become a household name – for a night at least.
Recently, a 24-year old aspiring glamour model from England proved that people are capable of doing even unthinkably cold-hearted things just to earn a brief stint in the spotlight.
Josie Cunningham, a 23 year-old aspiring model in England, unashamedly announced her desire to h...
The Beginning of Victory – Small Christian Movies Light Up the Box Office
By Ted Baehr, Publisher, with David Outten, Production Editor
Movieguide® has been encouraging Hollywood to serve Christian audiences for many years. The year 2014 marks the beginning of victory, but just the beginning.
Not only have the major studios put serious money into movies aimed at Christian audiences, but independent Christian movies have blown away many more expensive movies on the schedule. This year will result in both greater interest by the major studios and tremendous opportunities in independent Christian filmmaking.
Let’s start by looking at the numbers as of May 12.
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL – budget $12 million – box office $...
Allegations of Child Abuse in the Movie Industry
By David Outten, Production Editor
Joe Paterno was an amazing college football coach loved by many players and fans. He died in disgrace because one the coaches under him was a pedophile and the world concluded that Joe Paterno didn’t do enough to expose and stop this behavior. Joe Paterno was never accused of being a pedophile himself.
A Joe Paterno statue outside of the Penn State stadium was removed because Joe Paterno failed America’s smell test.
Recently, lawsuits have been filed against Hollywood director Brian Singer, and others, describing networks of powerful pedophiles in Hollywood and events that occurred at the home of Marc Collins-Rector, who once pled guilty to ent...
These moms encouraged, protected, cared for, inspired, and taught their children morals and standards for living. Take a look at some of the best portrayals of mothers in movies:
1. Leigh Anne Touhy, The Blind Side
Actor: Sandra Bullock
2. Marmee, Little Women
Actor: Susan Sarandon
3. Mrs. Miniver, Mrs. Miniver
Actor: Greer Garson
4. Elastigirl, The Incredibles
Actor: Helen Parr
5. Kate Baker, Cheaper by the Dozen
Actor: Bonnie Hunt
6. Tanya Anderson, Akeelah and the Bee
Actor: Angela Bassett