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Christian Movie Connect Expands Reach with Syndication

Since 2011, Cheryl Ariaz Wicker of Christian Movie Connect (CMC) has been interviewing Christian film personalities and keeping film lovers informed about the latest faith-based, family-friendly and redemptive films, gaining a foothold as the industry’s premier interview podcast. Now, with several syndication deals finalized at the 2013 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention in Nashville, CMC will be thrust into …Read more »


Inspiration Pop 2929 Red Carpet Premiere at TBN

Jason Crabb and Cheryl Ariaz Wicker on the red carpet of Inspiration POP 2929 movie premiere

It was a beautiful day in Hendersonville, Tennessee for the red carpet premiere of “Inspiration Pop 2929” held at  the TBN Studios, known as Trinity Music City. This faith-based film is filled with country and gospel music performers, seasoned actors and newbie actors as well. The production team was present, including writer, director and producer Ryan …Read more »


2013 CWIMA National Conference Day 3

We’re on the final stretch now…Day 3 of the 2013 CWIMA. Most of us are a little tired and sleep deprived but the excitement of the event and lots of coffee is enough to keep me going anyway! This morning’s session was a jam packed session with speakers and music. Author speaker Jennifer Kennedy Dean, …Read more »


2013 CWIMA National Conference Day 2

Today was the first full day of the CWIMA National Conference, which began with 7:45 Morning Prayer, followed by the Opening General Session with music by Carole Brewer and worship led by Rachel Mann. Danna Demetre and Thelma Wells had an informal chat called “Table Talk.” When Thelma was asked by Danna about the greatest influence in her life, …Read more »


2013 CWIMA National Conference Day 1

The 2013 CWIMA National Conference is now underway with a new home back at the national headquarters in Dallas. This seems to be a good move for the organization since registration has doubled over last year’s conference. I arrive on Wednesday evening with a West Monroe friend, Sherry Peveto who quickly jumped in with both …Read more »


Homerun—Praying for Impact

Scheduled to hit cinemas on April 19 is the faith-based film Homerun by renowned director David Boyd starring Scott Elrod, Dorian Brown and Vivica A. Fox. The film revolves around baseball all-star Cory Brand, played by Elrod (CSI: New York, Days of our Lives and Men in Trees), whose life spins out of control following …Read more »


2013 NRB Convention & Exposition – Day 4

Today is the closing day for the NRB Convention…Day 4! Wow, the time has flown but I am so tired, I don’t think I could last another day anyway. I had breakfast with my new Parables family to start my day. Nick Vujicic, was the keynote speaker in the morning General Session. Nick is from Australia …Read more »


2013 NRB Convention & Exposition – Day 3

The Christian Movie Connect coverage of the 2013 NRB Convention continues…I started the day with a meeting with my good friend Kathleen Cooke, co-founder of Cooke Pictures and wife of media guru Phil Cooke. This was a rather informal meeting…for lack of finding seats, we sat in the floor and talked while I ate my …Read more »


2013 NRB Convention & Exposition – Day 2

Wow, what a busy day we’ve had at the NRB Convention today. Today started with a meeting with Jared Geesey of ChristianCinema.com. This is a week for major announcements…there is more excited news for Christian Movie Connect to share! ChristianCinema is motion picture production and distribution company which also provides movie news. They will now …Read more »


2013 NRB Convention & Exposition – Day 1

Christian Movie Connect descended upon the 2013 NRB Convention & Exposition in Nashville today with a light snow falling outside (beautiful). This is our third NRB…in fact CMC actually was born here in 2011 where we shot our first interviews. Isn’t it fitting that CMC should be bumped to the next level two years later …Read more »


The Lost Medallion hits theaters March 1st

The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone starring Alex Kendrick and Mark Dacascos

MeThinx Entertainment has brought together a formidable production team and a superb cast for an action-packed yet family-friendly film, The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone. The film, which producers said will captivate the hearts of the young and the old alike, will hit the silver screen on March 1, 2013. Bill Muir, who …Read more »


The “Marriage Retreat” special edition on DVD on August 14, 2012

“The Marriage Retreat” Special Edition DVD will to be released on August 14, 2012. This Pure Flix film tackles serious marriage issues in a comical yet heartfelt way. Two of the film’s couples are actually married, Producer/Actor David A.R. White and Andrea Logan White and Executive Producer/ActorAnna Zielinski and Matthew Florida. Much of the characters’ stories mirror Anna Zielinski and Matthew Florida’s own marriage …Read more »