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ICVM in Cincinnati – Day 2

Day 2 of the conference started with worship, prayer and breakfast!! A cup (or two) of coffee and it’s time for the morning seminars to begin. Seminars leaders and topics were Dallas Jenkins, “Thick-Skinned Critique”; Tosca Lee, “Unforgettable Characters”; Cindy Bond & Simon Swart, “Chaos and Disruption in Media Creation and Distribution.” You can see …Read more »


Day 1 of ICVM in OHIO

Cheryl Wicker

Early morning arrivals to the International Christian Visual Media (ICVM) Conference in Cincinnati started the day off with prayer before moving on to 2 diffferent movie screenings, with a lunch break in between. First up was “Priceless,” starring Joel Smallbone of FOR KING & COUNTRY and, after lunch, the first viewing of “Heaven Bound” with …Read more »


Blogging LIVE in Cincinnati for ICVM

The International Christian Visual Media conference, known simply as ICVM, will be held in Cincinnati this week as media organizations, directors, actors,  writers, distributors, authors and more—including people who support the Christian film industry in other ways gather for an opportunity to network, attend seminars, see some of the new films coming up, and to …Read more »


Kendrick Brothers, a movie, and the famed NRB dessert social

Lifeway hosted the scheduled Nashville Faith in Film Breakfast Club meeting as a part of ‪#‎NRB‬16 week. The speakers this month were filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick whose second film, “Facing the Giants,” gave them more public exposure when it unexpectedly landed in the Top 10 the week it opened. They shared stories, beginning with …Read more »


Public Worship Service with Rick Warren & Michael W. Smith

A lot to see and people to meet today as the exhibit floor opened. One exhibitor, Christian Cinema, which features 1800 Christian movies is promoting their new digital platform which is available on Roku and Apple TV and web app, enabling movies to be viewed on mobile devices, computers and TV. They can be rented …Read more »


A Tribute to Russell Wolfe – A Champion for Faith-based Films

God's Not Dead Pure Flix Producer Russell Wolfe dies from ALS

Russell Wolfe, managing partner of PureFlix Entertainment, lost his battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) on May 27, 2015. Diagnosed in late 2013, Russell became a staunch advocate for others with this debilitating disease, while continuing to encourage all to keep their faith in Christ and their hope for a cure. Russell was quoted in …Read more »


Duck Dynasty Wives Hit the Conference Stage Together in “Heart to Home Conference”

These popular reality stars have become international celebrities from the moment a television show about their bearded duck hunting husbands, Duck Dynasty on A&E, captured the attention and hearts of people everywhere. The Women of Duck Commander are using their platform to speak on a subject very dear to them at the inaugural “Heart to Home Women’s Conference” …Read more »


Christian Movie Connect Receives Podcasting Award at Stellae Awards

Christian Movie Connect podcast award

Imagine my surprise to receive an email that Christian Movie Connect has been nominated for a podcasting award! The iPDb sponsored award is a fan-based award so YOU are the ones responsible for us winning. A super big thanks goes to all of you who have faithfully watched through the years and those of you …Read more »


10th CWIMA National Conference

The 10th Christian Women in Media (CWIMA) National Conference will be held April 3-5, 2014 in Dallas. Women who work within the field of media and entertainment will be traveling from across the nation to be a part of this yearly opportunity to learn from their peers, hear inspiring messages, be encouraged and rejuvenated, and …Read more »


NRB 2014 Day 3: Patricia Heaton chats with CMC about “Mom’s Night Out”

The “Mom’s Night Out” screening was one of the big draws of Day 3 at the 2014 NRB Convention. This is a comedy featuring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Andrea Logan White, and Trace Adkins set to open in theaters on May 9. “Mom’s Night Out” is a family film that takes a humorous …Read more »


NRB Convention 2014 – Day 2: “Son of God” screens and Victoria Jackson in Late Night Film Talks

The highlight of Day 2 of the 2014 NRB Convention was the opening of the exhibition hall.  They made quite a ceremony of the opening with a fully costumed bagpipe player walking in a processional fashion onto the floor. We decided this was a perfect spot to begin our interviews which included media guru Phil …Read more »


NRB 2014 Convention – Day 1: Comedian Brad Stine touts new “Persecuted” movie

The 2014 NRB has already exceeded my expectations and it’s only Day 1. There are so many new aspects of the conference, beginning with a first ever pre-conference, Digital Media Summit. I attended that and was overwhelmed with the level of speakers: top representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google. It was a plethoria of information …Read more »