Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2015

The idea that turned the nations largest Christian retail chain into a giving engine to support widows and orphans now expands to movies. Family Christian Stores new sister company, Family Christian Entertainment (FCE), announces the Atlanta shoot, starting Jan. 26, of 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, the 2004 New York Times best-selling book (7 million-plus sold) about Pastor Don Pipers near-death experience. Kate Bosworth (SUPERMAN RETURNS) and Hayden Christensen (STAR WARS, JUMPER) star. Michael Polish (TWIN FALLS IDAHO, BIG SUR) directs.

In 1989 Don Piper died in an automobile accident (paramedics had covered him with a tarp) when another pastor at the site prayed over him. Before Piper returned to life, and to a protracted physical recovery, he saw Heaven, met family members, friends, church folks, teachers . . . even joined the procession as a heavenly choir entered Heavens gates.

Piper struck me as a reliable witness, Christianity Today editor and former Christian History editor Mark Galli wrote in CTs December 2012 cover story about the rise in accounts of near-God experiences. Piper simply had the look and sound of sanity, of someone who was telling the truth, whose word was his bond, Galli said.

Piper knows well his story’s effect and is eager to see it translate into theaters. In the 10 years since the book’s release–in 46 languages–the response always is moving and personal to each reader, he said. To think now that its also going to be a film is humbling and gratifying, and for Family Christian Entertainment to produce it is immensely exciting.

We know our audience, we know the power of stories, and we plan to make at least two films a year, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN Producer Rick Jackson said. Jackson founded and is CEO of Jackson Healthcare, the nations third-largest healthcare staffing company. He and two other investors formed Family Christian Ministries, a non-profit holding company that owns Family Christian Stores, IDisciple, Family Christian Entertainmentand sends 100 percent of profits to Christian charities.

In production . . . in quality, budgets and professionalism, the Christian and family markets are maturing, and were upping the ante again, Jackson said. He adds that Family Christian Entertainment is open to all sources for ideas–from developing original scripts to ideas that come in the door. And well stay true to the story, he said. When faith is a factor, it stays in.

While Family Christian Stores is the leading seller of Christian DVDs, Jackson emphasizes that FCE theatrical films, as they become DVDs, will sell in many outlets beyond Family Christian Stores. And, again, all movie profits will go to charities.

Besides Rick Jackson, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN is produced by Randall Emmett, Dawn Olmstead, Michael Polish, and George Furla; executive producers include Ted Fox, Wayne Godfrey, Trevor Drinkwater and Jason Netter.

For interviews, contact: Michael Conrad, Michael(at)Lovell-Fairchild(dot)com 214-616-0320

To learn more about 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, and for press materials, go to Lovell-Fairchild.com







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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 03, 2015

Kat Krick is doing something revolutionary in the world of Christian music. She is combining dance beats and Christian lyrics to jumpstart a whole new music genre: Christian EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Her new single, Perfect Love, speaks about how Gods love trumps any trial of life.

Perfect Love made its debut on mainstream national radio on November 14 and has since aired on WPTY, WXJZ, WCPT and WMFQ/MC. All are Top 40/Dance stations and the song has received great responses.

Krick says a big part of what inspired her to make her music was MOSAIC, an energetic progressive church in LA made up of mostly twenty-somethings. When you walk into the church, you might mistake it for a concert venue, with a DJ playing EDM before the service starts and the young church-goers dancing along.

Krick says, Dancing is indeed a form of worship, so why is there not music to facilitate that kind of worship? I asked myself that question, and shortly after, found my calling. It felt like pieces of a puzzle falling together. I always loved singing, dancing and performing but I never had a clear direction until now.

Krick says she and others are tired of getting really into a song, singing along and dancing, only to then realize what the lyrics are truly saying.

Theres so much pop and dance music out there that send negative messages. I’m making music that enhances the experience of a listener who loves God, one that is both catchy and positive. I hope ‘Perfect Love’ will be the first of many dance songs to give hope, celebrate love, and help express praise.

Kat Krick just may be paving the way for artists in the genre of the coming age; music that faith-filled Millennials have been waiting for.

“Perfect Love” will be available on iTunes soon. In the meantime, check out Krick’s song, remixed by Mike Rizzo, here: Kat Krick – Perfect Love (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club Mix)







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