Family Research Council

More Moviemakers Taking Their Cue from Religious Audiences


By Tony Perkins
October 29, 2013

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Is it Hollywood or Holy-wood? After the new line-up of Christian releases, anything's possible. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. God hasn't been playing much of a role in Hollywood -- until now. As many as 15 faith-based films could be released in theaters over the next year, the Wall Street Journal says -- and every one of them has a chance to make a big splash on the big screen. From Grace Unplugged to God's Not Dead, Christian moviemakers are determined to make their mark in an industry that's never been eager to highlight their values. Most studios insist on pumping out R-rated movies, even though they consistently under-perform at the box office. MovieGuide's Ted Baehr says that audiences want "to see, rent and buy entertaining movies with Christian, biblical values that they can show their whole family." If you're tired of the junk Hollywood cranks out, prove it by supporting the alternatives. Fill the seats, and you might help fill the void -- for values!

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