Zev Porat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BIBLE FILMS DOMINATE BOX OFFICE! 3 of Top 10 Moneymakers: Heaven is for Real, God's Not Dead, Noah

2014 is being proclaimed "The Year of the Bible Films" by confounded movie industry executives, as 3 out of 10 of the top grossing movies over the weekend were all Christian films: Heaven is for Real, God's Not Dead, and Noah.

But this is only the beginning. There are a string of high quality Christian films coming out throughout the rest of the year.

Mom's Night Out on May 9, A Long Way Off on June 6, Alone But Not Alone on June 13, and expected blockbusters later in the year including two remakes of prior bible films: Left Behind and Exodus: Gods and Kings.

Multiple talk show guests are available from the movie, "A Long Way Off," who can discuss this film and bible films in general. A Long Way Off is from PRODIGALFILM and Uptone Pictures. It features Jason Burkey (“October Baby,” “Mom's Night Out”), Robert Davi (“Die Hard,” “Goonies,” James Bond “License to Kill”), John Diehl (“Escape from New York,” “Stargate,” “Pearl Harbor”), Zoe Myers (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Edie McClurg (“Frozen,” “Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” “Planes Trains & Automobiles”), Robert Amaya (“Courageous”) and talk show hosts Sean Hannity and Michael Medved.

Produced and co-directed by Michael Davis (“Destiny Road”) and  John Errington, "A Long Way Off" captures the timeless tale of a journey to humility, repentance, and reconciliation with both a loving earthly father and heavenly Father. Set for a June 6 theatrical release--in plenty of time for Father's Day, with a DVD release in Fall.

In this inspiring story, based on the tale of The Prodigal Son taken from Luke 15:11-32 but set in modern times, Jacob leaves the family farm, shunning his father’s religious and business ethics, to strike out on his own in the big city, poised to conquer the world in his own way—on his terms. Surprised that his father actually obliges his request for an early inheritance, Jacob sets out for his own idea of fortune and fame, and proceeds to spend millions of dollars living the high life—only to find it come crashing down and learning vital life lessons, coming back a humbled, appreciative son, finally ready to reconcile with both his earthly and Heavenly Father.

Dozens of spokespersons (actors, producers, and film makers) are available for interviews.

Promotion, momentum, events and buzz from PRODIGALFILM:

Official Trailer for the "A Long Way Off" motion picture:

Music Video for “A Long Way Off,” the film’s title track (to be included in the bonus features of the DVD release in June after the theatrical release):

Father’s Day television special airing on multiple TV networks to promote the motion picture

Winner of Best Movie in the Sedona Faith & Family Film  Festival (Dove.org family approved)

Theatrical Release June 6, 2014 through Moving Visions Entertainment and CMD

Special church movie screenings   

DVD and Digital Release through Word Films, Division of Word Entertainment: Fall, 2014
Word Entertainment is a division of Warner Music, the world’s largest music publisher.

Sean Hannity and other major talk show hosts committed to interviewing principals from the film. “We need more great faith & family films like A Long Way Off.” --Sean Hannity

PUBLICITY: Special Guests, Inc., a publicity firm of 27 years, has been contracted to book hundreds of talk show interviews to promote the film.
40 talk shows committed to doing interviews and more coming on board weekly. Other publicity exposure in print, social media, newspapers, magazines, etc.

Biographies of actors, directors and producers available for interview may be viewed at:

Official movie web site: http://www.alongwayoffthemovie.com

Movie Theater and church release info: http://www.movingvisions.com 

WND.com: http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/jesus-parable-of-prodigal-son-made-into-movie/

News and Observer front page Dec 1, 2012 story:

WRAL TV News ch 5 Raleigh (NBC): Movie tackles 'Prodigal Son' parable:

WTVD TV News ch 11 (ABC) Raleigh:

About Word Entertainment:
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including About A Mile, Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print/Church Resources, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.

About Moving Visions Entertainment:
At Moving Visions, our goal is to create and distribute clean films of all genres deeply embedded with biblical truth, films that are not preachy but are real in their presentation.

We aim to bring the films to their target audience, thereby assisting both producers and church/school/organization leaders in connecting with one another.

GERALD MCGLOTHLIN is president of Moving Visions Entertainment, Inc. He is also founder and president of the publicity agency Special Guests, Inc., founded in 1986, and its television and film division, CleanTV. As a talk show agent for 26 years, Jerry McGlothlin has provided expert guests to a wide variety of programs including Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Jay Leno, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and hundreds of other popular Talk Shows.  Jerry has worked with numerous celebrities including Barbara Walters and the late great Ed McMahon, who Jerry personally placed on many dozens of talk shows as a guest. Along with having his articles and editorials published in newspapers including USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Times, Jerry has been featured in articles in the Washington Post and The New York Times. During the course of his publicity career, Jerry has helped promote and launch numerous popular films, including the Left Behind series. Most recently, as Co-Executive Producer of A Long Way Off, Jerry has been involved in the development, execution and marketing of that motion picture.

CHRISTY MCGLOTHLIN is a film producer and vice president of Moving Visions, Inc. and Executive Producer of the full length motion picture, A Long Way Off, a modern retelling of the biblical tale of the prodigal son. Christy is also vice president of Special Guests, Inc., a PR firm whose focus is booking guests on radio and TV talk shows. An author of two books on natural health, Christy has been a regular guest on news and talk shows focusing on lifestyle and health topics. Christy is also the founder/editor of Faith Issues, an online publication serving the faith community.

JOHN ERRINGTON: John Errington is Director of Photography and Co-Director of A Long  Way Off. He is an award winning American independent filmmaker and President of JFE Productions, a full service motion picture production company based in North Carolina. He has worked as a Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, and Editor on numerous projects, and while his professional focus is on feature length narrative films, he has credits on over fifty commercial, documentary, and short film productions.  Mr. Errington graduated from Harvard University in 2005, receiving both a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature, and a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature. He holds a Certificate from the Carolina Film Institute, and he taught courses in film production at Central Piedmont Community College, where he a guest lecturer as permits. Mr. Errington is passionate about quality storytelling and making images which serve each and every story he tells.

About CMD: 

Christian Movies Direct is a motion  picture distributor and an online direct retailer of faith & family films. 

Its principals, Byron Jones and Michael Davis, have produced, directed promoted dozens of faith-based films.

Byron Jones, along with Jerry McGlothlin, were responsible for a hugely successful marketing campaign of the Left Behind faith-based film  that exceeded $100 million  is sales between VHS, DVD and theatrical. Byron is pictured with his lovely wife Lola.

About Uptone Pictures:

Uptone principal Michael Davis, producer and co-director of A Long Way Off, as well as a producer and director of other full length motion  pictures. Michael stated, "Everyone has a story to tell. At Uptone Pictures it is our passion to use imagination and creativity to bring them to life on the screen."

Uptone is an innovative dynamic award winning production company that develops  entertainment content for all media platforms.

Media Contacts:

Steve Rubin at (213) 300-1896 fastcarrier1944@gmail.com

Gerald McGlothlin, PRODIGALFILM, LLC, 919.365.6149 jerry@specialguests.com

Montine Felso, Warner Music Group / Word Entertainment

615.726.7947 Montine.Felso@wmg.com

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