Tagged: Cheryl Wicker

Variety is bringing back PURPOSE on July 29th.

faith-based, family entertainment

    Variety is bringing back PURPOSE: The Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Summit. On July 29th, 2016, innovative and pioneering leaders, directors, actors, and producers who are successfully filling the demand for family and faith-based entertainment at studios, networks, digital media, and brands will be meeting at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. …Read more »


2016 ICVM Crown Awards

Heinz Winckler South African Idol, Cheryl Wicker, ICVM

The ICVM Crown Awards were filled with too many moments and memories to capture it properly in one blog post, so I am giving you just a few highlights. I led a “Selfie Moment” at the ‪#‎ICVMOhio‬ Crown Awards–taking a photo on stage with the emcee Heinz Winckler, winner of  South African Idol and actor. …Read more »


Final Day of ICVM-Ohio

Prayer, Worship, Devotions, Coffee and Networking has moved more from getting caught up or introductions to a gathering of familiar faces of people who have bonded and are here to support one another. This was a shorter day due to the huge finale—The Crown Awards. Kevin Downes led a seminar called, “But Seriously… How Do …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 »


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 »


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 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 »


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 »