Movie To Movement, Renegade Productions, Leo Mcwatkins, Present Documentary, The Blood & The Rose

Spiritual event to benefit catholic charities of the archdiocese in Washington D.C.
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Jan. 11, 2013 - PRLog -- Los Angeles, Calif. (January X, 2013)- Movie to Movement™, a company devoted to endorsing and producing films that promote a culture of Life, Love, & Beauty, announces its partnership with Renegade Productions and Leo McWatkins Films. Together, the teams will be presenting the documentary film, The Blood & The Rose to audiences on Thursday, January 24th to benefit Catholic Charities of Washington D.C.

Narrated by Eduardo Varastegui (Bella) and directed by Renegade Productions CEO, Tim Watkins (In The Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed),  The Blood & The Rose was shot on location in Spain and Mexico and dissects the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe, beginning with the history of the miracle. The moving documentary portrays an account from damnation and salvation that focuses on the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe’s divine apparition, which transformed the Americas and helped further the spread of Catholicism.

“I am thrilled to finally share this film, which I am so dearly committed to,” says Director Tim Watkins.  “This amazing story begins with the history behind this miracle, and how through the Virgin of Guadalupe, a Catholic identity was formed and grew in the Americas.”

Funds raised at the event will assist Catholic Charities in their mission to continue to serve Washington D.C.’s neediest communities. For more than 80 years, the organization has helped families overcome poverty and isolation. Catholic Charities also serves as a source of empowerment for individuals seeking self-sufficiency and independence and today has 63 programs in over 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland Counties.

“We are excited to raise funds for Catholic Charities while sharing this amazing story of the Virgin of Guadalupe with audiences,” says CEO/Founder of Movie to Movement, Jason Jones. “Movie to Movement™ aims to support events and films that send positive messages to Hollywood, and we look forward to accomplishing that goal through this endeavor.”

The event will be held at Washington D.C.’s historic Warner Theatre from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. EST and will feature prominent speakers including and Fr. Leo Patlinghug. Patlinghung is a nationally acclaimed Mariologist, EWTN (Global Catholic Network) Host and founder of Grace Before Meals; a movement to bring families back to the dinner table. Catholic Charities CEO and Washingtonian Magazine’s“Washingtonian of the Year,” Msgr. John Enzler, will also be a keynote speaker.

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Movie to Movement

Movie to Movement™ was created to promote a culture of Life, Love & Beauty. They do this through the production of their own films, as well as sharing others. Movie to Movement believes that film is today’s most influential medium and that they can change culture, but first they must change Hollywood. By supporting Movie to Movement™ promoted and produced films viewers are supporting good films and send a message to Hollywood that more need to be made. For more information on Movie to Movement please visit (

Renegade Productions

Renegade Communications is a 25 year old communications company based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, with $85 million in estimated capitalized billing and a staff of nearly 50 professionals. Among Renegade’s clients are Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Stanley Black and Decker, T.Rowe Price, UPS Logistics, Aramark, Motorola, Towson University, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Under Armour.  Renegade offers its clients a 360° approach in providing a wide variety of services, including Research, Branding and Strategic Planning, Advertising, Film and Video Production, Direct Response Marketing & Fulfillment, Collateral Design & Development, Promotions & Events, Product Launches, Digital Products, Social Marketing, Sales Support and Training, and more. In its 25,000 square foot facility, Renegade houses a 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art studio that features a 3,000 square foot sound stage and six HD edit suites. For more information on Renegade Productions please visit

Leo McWatkins Films

Leo McWatkins Films, Inc. is a production company providing research, development and production resources for theatrical, documentary and episodic programming. Founded by Timothy Watkins in 1995, Leo McWatkins Films is focused solely on programming and film creation that embody core values, cultural interests and quality-of-life themes.

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