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‘Woodlawn’: Film Review

The Erwin Brothers’ faith-based film tells the true tale of the history-making 1973 Woodlawn High School football team. Sports and religion are a potent combination, one that siblings Jon and Andrew Erwin (October Baby, Mom’s Night Out) exploit to canny effect in their new film based on the real-life Woodlawn High School football team that … Continued

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Pure Flix, Mongrel Media strike output deal

The films will go through Mongrel Media’s faith and family label GoodFilm and the partnership kicks off with a trio of Pure Flix/Quality Flix titles: Woodlawn, God’s Not Dead II – the sequel to the 2014 breakout US hit that grossed $60m – and Faith Of Our Fathers. Pure Flix head of international Ron Gell … Continued

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God’s Not Dead 2

(Theatrical Release March 2016) over 2,000 Screens Director: Harold Cronk Writers: Chuck Konzelman, Cary Solomon Producers: Elizabeth Travis, Britanny Lefebvre, Michael Scott, David A. R. White, Russel Wolfe SYNOPSIS: The long awaited SEQUEL TO God’s Not Dead, the $65m grossing, #1 Indie film of 2014. After answering a simple question by a student, a high … Continued

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Pure Flix scores deals on ‘Do You Believe?’

EXCLUSIVE: The US faith-based entertainment company has closed a raft of sales on its slate led by Do You Believe?, the recent US release and follow-up to the breakout God’s Not Dead. Rights have gone in Brazil and Latin America (California Filmes), Canada (Mongrel), South Africa (Times Media Films) and Poland (Kino Swiat). Mira Sorvino, … Continued

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Mongrel Takes “Do You Believe?”

Pure Flix continues to do solid business on its faith-based title Do You Believe? and has licensed Canadian rights to Mongrel Media. Pure Flix and Mongrel will market the film theatrically in Canada, while Mongrel will handle all other rights for TV, DVD and SVOD. Ron Gell of Pure Flix brokered the deal with Mongrel’s … Continued

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Pure Flix talks up Do You Believe?

EXCLUSIVE: Follow-up to US box office hit God’s Not Dead is set to open in US on March 20. Pure Flix kicks off sales at the EFM on Do You Believe?, the company’s follow-up to the faith-based US box office hitGod’s Not Dead. Vice-president of international sales and distribution Ron Gell will be talking up the project, … Continued

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Faith-Based ‘Do You Believe?’ Sets March 20 Release

Pure Flix, the production company behind faith-based hit “God’s Not Dead,” has set the drama “Do You Believe?” for a March 20 release at more than 1,000 U.S. locations. “Do You Believe?” focuses on a dozen different lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago, starting with a local pastor (Ted McGinley) being moved by … Continued

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Pure Flix Sets Do You Believe? For US Release

Do You Believe? will open theatrically on March 20. Ron Gell, Pure Flix vice-president of international sales and distribution, will screen the film in Berlin for the first time. The film explores the notion of faith and features an ensemble cast that includes Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Astin, Alexa PenaVega, Ted McGinley, Brian Bosworth, … Continued

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Pure Flix/Quality Flix Adds Dancer and Black Rider Read

EXCLUSIVE: Pure Flix / Quality Flix has added Dancer And The Dame and The Black Rider [pictured] to its AFM sales slate. The company behind global smash God’s Not Dead is talking up the comedy Dancer And The Dame, which screens on November 8 and tells of a detective who teams up with a demanding police dog. Eva La … Continued

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Buyers flock to God’s Not Dead

Ron Gell (pictured), vice-president of international sales and distribution at the faith and family studio’s new international division Pure Flix/Quality Flix, has closed deals in Japan (Synca), Latin America (Sun & Canzion) and Brazil (Wonders). Rights have also gone to Crossroads for Australia, Time Horizons for the Philippines and Revolutionary Releasing for Poland, former Yugoslavia … Continued

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American Film Market buzz titles

As international sales companies arrive in Santa Monica, Screen correspondents profile a selection of key titles, at various stages of production, available in the market. US SELLERS Lionsgate will kick off pre-sales on Deepwater Horizon, JC Chandor’s follow-up to his imminent AFI Fest world premiere A Most Violent Year. Mark Wahlberg battles to rescue co-workers on a … Continued

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AFM’s Future in Doubt as Schlock-Merchants Get Squeezed Out

Plummeting DVD sales, disappointing VOD returns and shifting demographics are squeezing the market’s traditional merchants out of the business: “Buyers are more selective, and competition is greater” This story first appeared in a special American Film Market issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. On the surface, the indie industry, the bedrock that supports the American … Continued

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Hope Bridge

May 26, 2015 Hope Bridge, features a ‘tour de force’ performance by X-Men and Twilight star BooBoo Stewart. Jackson (BooBoo Stewart) sets out to piece together the events leading up to his Father’s death. With the help of a church pastor Eric (Kevin Sorbo), and love interest Sophie (Rebeca Robles), together they help him overcome the … Continued

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