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Movie Ticket Prices Hit Record High With Popularity of 3D Titles, Rise of Luxury Seating

movie-theater[1]Ticket prices hit a record high as summer movies like “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” packed in crowds at the multiplexes.

Going to the movies in the U.S. cost an average of $8.61 during the second quarter of 2015, according to exhibition industry trade group the National Association of Theatre Owners. That surpasses the previous high-water mark of $8.38 from the second quarter of 2013.

It’s also a 3.4% increase from the year-ago average of $8.33 and a 6% jump from the first quarter average of $8.12.

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Cinedigm Announces Initial Programming Slate for Over-The-Top Network Dove Channel™

VeggieTales, Fraggle Rock, Highway to Heaven, The Adventures of Black Beauty, Swiss Family Robinson, Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss and Where the Red Fern Grows Among Family-Friendly Fare Included on the Channel.

DoveChannelLogoBWLOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) today announced the preliminary programming roster for the Dove Channel™, the direct-to-consumer over-the-top (OTT) digital network for families and kids seeking quality family-friendly content, rated and approved by The Dove Foundation. The channel is slated to launch early Fall of this year.

The Dove Channel™ will feature newly acquired and original programming, as well as offerings from Cinedigm’s vast library of family-friendly, faith and kids’ content.

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Jennifer Garner Looking For “Miracles From Heaven”

jennifer_garner_miracles[1]T.D. Jakes, Joe Roth, and Devon Franklin hit a home run with Heaven is For Real. Now, the producers are back with Miracles From Heaven with news of the electric signing of star Jennifer Garner (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day, 13 Going on 30). Heaven Is For Real lead-off a series of faith-based films including God’s Not Dead, Mom’s Night Out, the Left Behind reboot, and Noah.

 

Editors Note: Please check back when the film has been produced to read Dove’s full review.

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Faith & Family Movie Scorecard

From Allied Faith and Family Entertainment Report

With 2014 drawing to a close and Oscar season gearing up, it is a good time to reflect on what worked and what didn’t for the faith film market this year Early in the year things looked promising with four faith titles performing well: Son of God, Noah, Heaven is For Real, and God’s Not Dead all produced high grosses at the box office. […]

A.D. Miniseries Airs on NBC beginning Easter Sunday

Network television has become known for pushing the boundaries of decency by producing an increasing number of programs that offend people of faith and those who embrace traditional values. Celebrity Interviewer David Frost once said, “Television enables you to be entertained in your living room by people you would never invite into your home.” Mark […]

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Dove Helps Families Find Wholesome Film Fare

11/25/2014 – www.HollywoodInToto.com

ScottRolfeScott Rolfe says an exchange his father had with Jack Valenti told him plenty about the Motion Picture Association of American ratings system then … and now.

Valenti, then head of the MPAA, said his organization rates movies based on society’s changing values and mores. That won’t surprise today’s parents who often find PG:13 movies teeming with inappropriate content.

It’s why The Dove Foundation lets parents and grandparents, not professional critics, write its reviews.

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Cinedigm Signs Multi-Picture First Look Deal with Chesler/Perlmutter Productions

This multi-year deal will involve at least four pictures per year September 30, 2014 05:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE) Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) and Chesler/Perlmutter Productions announced today they have entered into a multi-year, multi-picture, first look deal for original, cast-driven, family and faith-friendly films. The deal provides for no less than […]

Faith-Based Movie for Millennials Drawing Global, Tech-Savvy Audience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Faraci Office: (919) 645-0771 Email: [email protected]   HOLY GHOST-the #1 most-funded, faith-based Kickstarter film in history-releases results of exclusive Advance Premiere designed to test new consumer-driven distribution model in which a film’s success hinges on its fans from start to finish; upcoming World Premiere Experience is September 6th Chicago, IL, […]

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Cinedigm Stoked About ‘God’s Not Dead’ Disc Sales

12 Aug, 2014
By: John Latchem

gndCinedigm Entertainment is touting a heavenly reception at retail for the home entertainment release of God’s Not Dead. Cinedigm president Bill Sondheim reported that first-week Blu-ray and DVD sellthrough of the faith-based title exceeded 50%, equating to about 300,000 units sold.

The Pure Flix film, which was released on disc Aug. 5, earned $60.8 million at the U.S. box office on a budget of $2 million.

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 U.S. Home Entertainment Spending Flat in First Half of 2014

AUGUST 5, 2014 | 08:30AM PT
Thomas K. Arnold
Editorial Director, Home Media Magazine

U.S. consumer spending in the first half of the year was essentially flat with last year, but the shift toward digital distribution is becoming increasingly pronounced.

Numbers released this morning by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group show a robust second quarter, in which total consumer spending on home entertainment rose 2%, making up virtually the entire 3.2% deficit from the first quarter. Total home entertainment spending for the first six months of 2014 came in at an estimated $8.58 billion, down less than 1% from the $8.65 billion consumers spent in the first half of 2013.

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