Film-Com Brings Faith in Film Conference

Faith in Film Conference part of Film-Com draws film maker from all over the world
 
April 23, 2012 - PRLog -- Lynda Evjen, Danker & Danker
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Film-Com Brings Faith In Film Conference
Nashville  (April 21, 2012)…FilmCom held the 2012 Fatih in Film Conference on Tuesday April 17th at Nashville City Club.  Over 250 filmmakers from around the world came to Nashville to learn the current state of Faith based projects for TV/Feature/Documentary from industry executives.  
The presenting industry executive panel included Lance McAlindon of P&G WalMart, Mara Dunbar of Odyssey, Steve Hall of Renaissance Center, Cindy Bond of Mission Films, Dan Johnson of The Idea Agency, Scott Mills of Lifeway, Ben Howard of Provident Films, Seth Willenson, Executive Producer, and Barry Landis, Book Publishing.
Nashville City Club welcomed the filmmakers with Faith based films from Singapore, Portland, Los Angeles, Colorado, New York, Romania, and Canada.  One of the Film makers at the conference was Greg Sims, with his Warner Home Video “The Lion of Judah" is in the Top Ten best-selling Faith & Spirituality Blu-rays on Amazon. Sims composed, arranged, orchestrated and produced the 55-minute underscore and reproduced nine of the ten original songs in the movie. "I'm thrilled that it's being released by Warner Brothers and that it goes down in history as the first faith-based animated film to be released on Blu-ray 3D," said Sims, who has composed music cues for Harpo Productions TV programs such as "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Dr. Oz Show", and "The Nate Berkus Show". "I'm hoping that the music in this film will help draw attention to Nashville as a well-rounded music city, and not just the home of country music."

Memphis author Alexandra Clair came to the conference with a film made from her bestselling novel, “Wood’s End”.  Directed by Brian Churchill, this faith film seeks to counter the infringement of paganism influence and assignment on Christian thought and culture.   Alexandra Clair has over thirty years experience ministering as, what she has termed, a Preternatural Interventionist.  
Evangelicals and fundamentalists number tens of millions in the United States alone, and tens of millions more in the rest of the world.  “A segment of the market is starving for this type of content [i.e. religious content],” said Simon Swart, general manager of 20th Century Fox’s U.S. home entertainment unit. FoxFaith, Fox’s “Christian” division, declared that they were targeting, in particular, evangelical or “born-again Christians”, who had often rejected popular entertainment as offensive. In fact, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment built up a network of “evangelical Christian” moviegoers, including 90 000 congregations and a database of over 14 million mainly “evangelical” households.
A new report from Movieguide, a Christian entertainment group found that American audiences actually preferred films with conservative themes and values over left-of-center ones by a six-to-one margin.

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Film-Com is an annual packaging, financing and distribution market which directly connects filmmakers and their new projects to domestic and foreign distribution companies, as well as connecting all parties in the equation to P&A capital, banks, gap financing, co-production partners, packaging agents, product integration specialists and any entities related to the success of getting a film made and to market.
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