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Movie success pendulum moving toward family-friendly, redemptive films

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The movie, success pendulum is moving more toward family-friendly, redemptive movies in theaters. Some of the most popular and successful movies in theaters in 2013 and 2014 have been family-friendly and redemptive. See IMDb by year to view what movies have been most popular. In 2013, the most popular on IMDB has been the family, animated movie, Frozen . Other successful, family-friendly and/or redemptive movies in theaters in 2013 have included the following: The Hobbit, Gravity, Saving Mr. Banks, Captain Phillips and more. Other popular, successful movies in these categories in 2014 have been the following: The Lego Movie , Muppets, The Monuments Men, God's Not Dead, Son of God and more.

The movie industry is expected to release at least 16 faith-based and and/or biblically-related movies for theaters in 2014. The financial risk for the filmmakers has been tested in 2004 with The Passion of the Christ. Mel Gibson's grossed more than $1 billion dollars worldwide. Gibson had an active marketing campaign in Protestant and especially in large, evangelical churches before the release of The Passion of the Christ. This has become a marketing model for other faith-based movies, such as The Son of God and God's Not Dead. If a film has an engaging story, multi-dimensional characters, unexpected twists and turns, as well as artistic vision, good cinematography, and redemptive themes; it can prove financially successful as well as engaging, entertaining, and enlightening as it appeals to the eyes, minds, and souls of audiences.

The Texas Film Commission, http://governor.state.tx.us/film, provides many film resources: job listings, crew directory, location services and much more.

For further information, contact me, Dr. Diane Howard, at dhoward@vvm.com. See my recent publications and film resources at http://www.dianehoward.com.

See ongoing work on professional, epic, redemptive movies on my Pro Films Facebook site, https://www.facebook.com/groups/profilms13/ .

We can support good film work on IMDb (Internet Movie Database) by Liking and visiting the IMDb pages of the following: films, filmmakers, actors, crew, casting directors, agents... Please support good actors, film, and production companies on IMDb.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

I am on IMDb, as a dialogue/dialect/acting coach and actor for feature films, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1189677/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 .

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