23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards Celebrates Inspiring Entertainment
23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards Celebrates Inspiring Entertainment
February 23, 2015

Faith and Freedom Are for Reel 23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards Celebrates Inspiring Entertainment: Stevie Wonder Performs at Feb. 6 Event, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Wins Top Award Forget about the Oscar ceremony last night! More than 490 celebrities, filmmakers, Hollywood executives, TV artists, and supporters celebrated truly great movies and television programs with real faith and values Feb. 6 at the 23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry held in Los Angeles. “It was our biggest event yet,” said Dr. Ted Baehr, publisher and founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, now celebrating its 30th year of “redeeming the values of the mass media of entertainmen...
 

 
$50,000 CHRONOS PRIZE PRESENTED
$50,000 CHRONOS PRIZE PRESENTED
February 23, 2015

$50,000 CHRONOS PRIZE PRESENTED Movieguide® Announces Winner of Second Annual $50,000 Chronos Prize for Inspiring Screenplays by Established Filmmakers   Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, founded by Dr. Ted Baehr, announced the winner of the Second Annual $50,000 Chronos Prize for Inspiring Screenplays by Established Filmmakers at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Feb. 6 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Chronos Prize awards $50,000 to the top screenplay as chosen by Hollywood leaders. The prize honors established filmmakers whose work seeks to “increase man’s love or understanding of God.” Dave Alan Johnson, ...
 

 
$50K KAIROS PRIZES TAP THREE WRITERS
$50K KAIROS PRIZES TAP THREE WRITERS
February 23, 2015

$50K KAIROS PRIZES TAP THREE WRITERS Movieguide® Announces Winners of Tenth Annual Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays   Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, founded by Dr. Ted Baehr, announced the winners of the Tenth Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Feb. 6 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and presented annually by Movieguide®, the Kairos Prizes award $50,000 to the top three entries celebrating the best new screenwriters from around the world whose work aims to greatly increase man’s love or understa...
 

 
Popular Rap Artist Lecrae Performs on Movieguide® Awards
Popular Rap Artist Lecrae Performs on Movieguide® Awards
February 20, 2015

Popular Rap Artist Lecrae Performs on Movieguide® Awards Telecast Saturday By Jared Laffite, Contributing Writer Rap artist Lecrae is making waves in America as one of the most outspoken Christians in the hip-hop community. His commitment to challenge the culture with the Gospel is one of the reasons Lecrae was invited to perform at the 23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards telecast this Saturday, 7 p.m. Eastern time and 4 p.m. Pacific, on the REELZChannel. Lecrae Moore truly is a pioneer in the world of hip hop, especially for those who share his Christian faith. Originally from Texas, the 35-year-old rap artist spent his childhood in different areas of the country before attending college at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texa...
 

 
Stevie Wonder to Honor Andraé Crouch at the Movieguide® Awards
Stevie Wonder to Honor Andraé Crouch at the Movieguide® Awards
February 19, 2015

Stevie Wonder to Appear at the 23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards to Honor Andraé Crouch Music legend Stevie Wonder will be among those honoring Gospel music innovator, singer and songwriter Andraé Crouch at a special tribute at the 23rd Annual Movieguide® Awards airing again Monday night at 9 p.m. Pacific on the REELZChannel. The Movieguide® Awards honors the best family-friendly movies and television shows of the previous year. It also picks the best movie for mature audiences and the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and TV program of the Year, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Andraé Crouch, who died Jan. 8, paved the way for American contemporary Christian music and worked with musica...
 

 
From one of the stars of GOD’S NOT DEAD
February 17, 2015

From one of the stars of GOD’S NOT DEAD Dear Dr. Baehr, I wanted to reach out and try to express just how eternally grateful I am to have been a part of such a wonderful night [at the Annual MOVIEGUIDE(r) Faith & Values Awards Gala & Report to the Entertainment Industry] and to formally say THANK YOU.  To me, there is nothing greater than honoring our Heavenly Father, and the way in which you continue to do so, is remarkable. I have been in this business for 24 years.  I've had ups and downs, trials and tribulations, and God has sustained me through it all as he has with countless others. The past few weeks have been filled with challenges, (I had a 3lb benign tumor extracted from my abdomen, my ex-husband, whom I lo...
 

 
Kendrick Brothers’ WAR ROOM Hits Theaters This Summer
Kendrick Brothers’ WAR ROOM Hits Theaters This Summer
February 17, 2015

Kendrick Brothers’ WAR ROOM Hits Theaters This Summer Sony Pictures Entertainment has set the release date for WAR ROOM, the next Christian movie by Alex and Stephen Kendrick (FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS) – Aug. 28. WAR ROOM focuses on the powerful, all-important topic of prayer. It tells the story of Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a couple that, from all appearances, is living the American Dream. Behind their pristine façade of a flawless home, great jobs and comfortable lifestyle, their marriage has become a battleground, and their daughter finds herself caught in the crossfire. Through the wisdom of Miss Clara, Elizabeth learns she must stop fighting against her family and begin fighting for them by wielding the unrivaled weapon of pr...
 

 
What Does the Box Office Success of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Mean for Christians?
What Does the Box Office Success of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Mean for Christians?
February 15, 2015

Fifty Shades of Green: What Does the Box Office Success of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Mean for Christians? By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor So much has already been said regarding the erotic romantic drama FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and its unashamed provocative lewd content. We’ve written multiple articles as well as a review on why Christians should stand against such stories. Nonetheless, the movie smashed box office expectations pulling in more than $94 million dollars domestically over the four day weekend. These numbers are saddening at the very least. Why would so many people put their money toward a movie so disgraceful? Have we as a nation stooped this low? What does this mean for Christians who desire to make a difference in culture? ...
 

 
Fifty Shades of Comcast NBC/Universal
Fifty Shades of Comcast NBC/Universal
February 13, 2015

Fifty Shades of Comcast NBC/Universal By David Outten Through their subsidiary, Focus Features, Comcast NBC/Universal has just released the movie FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. How does this square with the way Comcast explains to the world its reason for being. Could it be that Comcast’s behavior is a number of shades darker than their stated goal: As a company uniquely positioned to inform, empower, and inspire, we embrace the opportunity to create conversation and mobilize action to address some of the nation’s most critical issues. At Comcast and NBCUniversal, it’s not just about moving our business forward, it’s about moving people forward. Indeed, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY has created conversation about the sexual behavior in t...
 

 
Four Ways to Respond to the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Movie
Four Ways to Respond to the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Movie
February 11, 2015

Four Ways to Respond to the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Movie By Michelle S. Lazurek, Contributing Writer When my article “Don’t Let FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Lead Your Daughter Astray” premiered on www.movieguide.org January 21, my hope was that even if I could change one woman’s mind and help them choose to see themselves as God sees them, then my work would be a success. However, an email I received helped me to understand the full impact my words can have on others. The first line of the email stated, “I want to commend you for standing up for girls of every age and even for the women who are not understanding the detriment the book could have on their current or future relationships.” In the days that followed, other emails cam...
 

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