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ICVM Catalyst Conference – Day 2

Day 2 of the International Christian Visual Media Catalyst Conference (ICVM) was an exciting one. Lots of great seminars, including evangelist Luis Bush, writer and filmmaker Bart Gavigan, and filmmaker Bill Muir and many others. Bart Gavigan known for “End of the Spear” and “Luther,” taught on “The Thriller Genre” where he gave tips to …Read more »


ICVM Catalyst Conference – Day 1

The 2012 International Christian Visual Media Catalyst Conference (ICVM) is in full swing. Held at the Double Tree Hotel/Sea World in Orlando, Florida, the conference runs from July 10-13. I arrived on Monday evening, just in time for the Ice Cream Social for international and early arrivers. It was great seeing everyone, but as fun …Read more »


Christian Movie Connect Gears Up for the 37th ICVM International Conference

Christian Movie Connect (CMC), an online Christian video podcast hosted by film producer and media personality Cheryl Ariaz Wicker will be bringing an up close and personal look into the 37th Annual ICVM International Conference. This event will be held at the DoubleTree/Seaworld Hotel in Orlando, Florida from July 16 – 18, 2012. CMC will …Read more »


From the page to the big screen: Getting to know Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans, "Michael Vey" author

Best-selling author Richard Paul Evans is no stranger to Hollywood and is best known for “The Christmas Box” that was also made into a movie of the same title in 1995. The made for TV movie starred Emmy-award winning actor Richard Thomas and Hollywood legend Maureen O’Hara. To date, over 14 million copies of all …Read more »



Christian Movie Connect on the “New Hope” red carpet

On Friday, February 10, 2012, I was able to attend the red carpet premiere of the movie “New Hope” in Monroe, Louisiana. This faith-based movie by R-Squared Productions stars Ben Davies, a follow up to his debut role in “Courageous” as the rookie cop. It was quite a spectacular event with the film’s stars arriving …Read more »


Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Michael Vey appears to be an ordinary fourteen-year-old. He has Tourette’s syndrome, but that is not the only thing that is different. Michael has an electrifying secret. Only his mom and his best friend, Ostin, know about his special ability until he finds out that popular cheerleader, Taylor, has a similar secret. In an attempt …Read more »


A great evening of connection and camaraderie at the CWIMA Dallas meet

Cheryl Ariaz Wicker with author Mary Hollingsworth at the CWIMA Dalla meet

Once again, I had a fantastic time at the Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) Dallas Regional Connection Dinner. This is a professional enrichment evening and dinner organized by CWIMA for all Christian women who impact culture in media and leadership. The Regional Connection Dinner is one of five regional meetings held simultaneously around the …Read more »


Christian Women in Media connects women in purpose and vision

Christian Women in Media Association founder and president Suellen Roberts

More and more Christian women working in the field of media and entertainment are discovering the Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) as a venue to share their experiences and insights with other kindred souls. The rapidly growing organization provides networking, professional enrichment and spiritual encouragement for all Christian women involved in media. Formerly known …Read more »


“Courageous” beat big-budget films with impressive weekend premiere

"Courageous," starring Alex Kendrick, is a film about faith and fatherhood.

Sherwood Pictures has done it again! Its fourth offering, “Courageous” blew my mind for its markedly improved production values, with remarkable acting and great storyline yet again. No wonder it opened this weekend at No. 4 in the box-office nationwide, and the No. 1 new movie of the weekend. ”Courageous” topped other big-budget films over …Read more »


Sherwood Pictures’ “Courageous” reaches more than $2M in pre-sales

TriStar Pictures and Sherwood Pictures are pleased to announce that “Courageous,” the latest installment from Sherwood Pictures, has reached more than $2 million in pre-sales ticketing in anticipation of its Sept. 30, 2011 national release. Pre-sales numbers for “Courageous” more than double that of Sherwood Pictures’ most recent film, “Fireproof,” which opened at $6.8 million …Read more »


DreamVision CEO Rick Silanskas Shares News Breaking Announcement at CMA Dallas

DreamVision's Rick Silanskas at CMA Dallas

I hit the road again on Thursday, September 22, this time headed to Dallas, Texas, to attend the Christian Media Association meeting (known as CMA Dallas) at North Church where Rick Silanskas, CEO of DreamVision, was scheduled to speak. Actually I had not heard of DreamVision or Rick Silanskas before attending this meeting but I …Read more »