Women in Film – Katrina Cook

If you've spent any time watching the credits of faith-based films, you've probably noticed the name Katrina Cook or Katz Kasting. Her casting credits include Princess Cut, The Black Rider, Revelation Road part 3, I am Gabriel,  and Mission Air as well as network and reality shows The Bachelor, Extreme Makeover, and Sports Dads. Check out her website…

Women in Filmmaking – Katherine Johnson

Women in Film - Katherine Johnson

I had the privilege of working together with Katherine Johnson on Summer of '67. It didn't take long to discover that she's a power house. As assistant director she was constantly in motion, taking care of  everyone on set  -lead actors, background actors, and me. And yet, despite her busy-ness, she maintained a soothing calm…

Film Critic’s Favorite Films of 2016 – Part 4

As we continue sharing favorite films, today we combine two movie reviewers - Brianna Hope Beaton and Jared Allen. Brianna is a film critic at Kids First. Jared reviews movies at his blog, The Anonymous Novelist. Stand Your Ground. A true story of how a Mother’s Faith is tested when her Son is charged with…

Doc Benson – Helping Filmmakers Achieve Their Dreams

Attendees at GloryReelz Christian Film Festival are in for a treat when it comes to the workshops and films being offered this year. One of  those workshops is Doc Benson's  class on budgeting. He calls it "Big Dreams and Shoestring Budgets", and it's part of his Culdee Arts Initiative program. Tell us about your filmmaking…

A Man With a Mission – Filmmaker M. Legend Brown

Coming up in three weeks is the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It's a great festival with a great lineup of films. Today's interview with M. Legend Brown is the first of a series of interviews introducing some of the filmmaers and speakers festured at GloryReelz. We kick off with A Man Called…

The Good Book Named Award Finalist

I'm excited to share that Christian Retailing Magazine has announced finalists for Christian Retailing's Best Awards 2016 and THE GOOD BOOK is one of those finalists. According to their website, new products are judged on their impact, including their ability to speak to people's hearts and evoke emotion, open people's minds to new ways of thinking,…

How Well Meaning Christians are Hurting Christian Filmmakers

I must admit, just a few months ago I never gave much thought to illegal downloads of music or movies. Then PROVIDENCE hit Fandango and AMC and the rest of the world discovered us. A quick online search showed up literally hundreds of listings to watch PROVIDENCE for free. We didn't take it too seriously since…

UK Christian Film Festival – With Executive Director Ray Horowitz

Participating in film festivals is a fun part of filmmaking. Just as each filmmaker has their own mission, their own style, their own reason for making movies, so does each festivals. Some are designed to provide entertainment for their local community. Some are designed to recognize filmmakers. Some do both. Some are big. Some are…

Rick Barnes – Actor

When I was casting for The Good Book, actor Rick Barnes submitted for the role of a homeless man. My first thought was that I wasn't sure how convincing he would be playing homeless. Then he submitted his video audition and i was impressed. It wasn't until I sat next to him at lunch on…

Glenn Cartwright – Actor

Glenn Cartwright is a relative newbie to the acting world yet has jumped in full force, taking classes and individualized instruction and landing gigs in movies and music videos.  When did you first develop an interest in film acting? A series of seemingly unrelated events provided an opportunity to try acting about a year and…

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