Thomas Torrey is the man behind the Moments initiative on INSP and was specifically hired to create the campaign, which airs creative and biographical "moments" instead of commercials on the channel. They are meant to inspire and draw people in. He spoke with The Christian Post on Friday about his work and the idea of Christian programming in a traditionally secular environment.
"The idea came from our CEO, who wanted to produce original content for INSP. He wanted to have a voice out in the world and had the initiative to start with short films that could fit in with the programming that would entertain and inspire our viewers. Most of the ideas come from the team that comes up with and executes the short films. We have a few different formats and everything comes from us internally," Torrey explained of his work for INSP.
The Moments initiative has featured well-known actors and actresses in both fiction and non-fiction films and has been recognized with several awards such as Telly Awards, Summit Creative Awards, New York Festivals Film & Television Awards, and many more. The films are meant to "inspire, encourage and entertain viewers with stories that celebrate love, faith, redemption, patriotism and other timeless truths," its website states. more >>
Executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett released the first look at the original NBC series event "A.D." on Wednesday, including photos of the diverse cast.
In the follow up to Downey and Burnett's hit "Bible" series, "A.D." stars Argentinean actor Juan Pablo di Pace as Jesus, while the roles of iconic Bible characters such as Mary Magdalene, John, James, and Simon the Zealot went to actors from all over the world.
"Christianity is among the most diverse movements in history, so when Mark and I looked to bring this epic story of A.D. to life on NBC, is was important to us to find a cast as diverse and beautiful as the church is around the world," Downey who serves as executive producer, said in a statement. more >>
Kirk Cameron not only spent his birthday with the stars of "Duck Dynasty" recently, but also shared his new film "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" with the famous Robertson clan.
Similar to Cameron, who turned 44 on Oct. 12, the Robertson's family patriarch Phil aims to "put the Christ back in Christmas" this year by supporting Cameron's film. "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" is headed to theaters for just two weeks on Nov. 14, but Cameron announced Tuesday that he offered the Robertsons an early screening.
"The heavens opened and a shaft of light came streaming down when Duck Dynasty's King and Queen, Phil and Kay Robertson, cooked my 44th birthday dinner in their country kitchen, spoiled us boys with outdoor fun and faithful inspiration, and the Robertson family watched Saving Christmas in their camouflage living room" Cameron posted on Facebook on Nov. 4. more >>
News surrounding the upcoming Marvel movie "Avengers: Age of Ultron" seems like never to end as new developments and rumors about the forthcoming film are still coming out.
Hypable reported in their article that there will be "two more (big) names" set to appear in "Avengers 2." Although their exact roles are still a mystery, at least this report can help fans figure out more on what will likely to happen when the title hit the theaters this May 1, 2015.
According to the publication, actor Idris Elba had confirmed, during an interview with The Telegraph, that his "beloved" character, Heimdall, as well as Tom Hiddleston's Loki, had recently shot scenes for "Avengers: Age of Ultron." more >>
Meagan Good says she was reminded of an important lesson after debating Instagram followers who she felt attacked her for directing a short Halloween film that she promoted on social media.
Good, the 33-year-old Christian actress and wife of Hollywood executive and preacher DeVon Franklin, directed the short film "The Dead Diaries: Massacre" in which she starred as a woman who was physically and emotionally abused by a man. After Good's character had her money stolen from her boyfriend, who also threatened her in front of his friends, she enlisted her own friends to help her kill them.
When some of Good's followers on social media caught wind of the film that the actress promoted on her Instagram, some expressed outrage and concern for a devout Christian helping create and promote the Halloween themed film. After some called Good a "hypocrite" and "lukewarm" Christian, the actress responded to one fan in particular. more >>
A lot of fans may have known that Wonder Woman will be getting her own solo flick from DC Comics and Warner Bros. She will be played by Israeli supermodel and actress Gal Gadot. She's also set to appear in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" together with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
Until now, word on the streets suggests that the solo outing would be set in the modern day era. But that could be wrong.
The story will take back the fans to the origin of the Amazonian in her home at Paradise Island, where conflicts of power between two Amazon factions are undergoing, according to the Bleeding Cool website. more >>