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September 2015

“Brett Dalton stars in Jenkins’ first Harvest feature” Reel Chicago

July 2015

News about The Resurrection of Gavin Stone hits the trades:
– “WWE Studios Grabs Hold Of Faith-Based Pic ‘The Resurrection Of Gavin Stone’” Deadline
– “WWE Studios Buys Brett Dalton’s ‘Resurrection of Gavin Stone’” Variety
– “WWE And Shawn Michaels Get Into The Faith-Based Movie Biz With ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’” Uproxx

May 2015

I had a big month! Graduated with my MFA in Creative Writing and visited the Chicago-based set of my next movie, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.

July 2014

DVD release date for Moms’ Night Out is announced!  September 2nd look for it everywhere…

May 2014

Moms’ Night Out in theaters!  It spent two weeks in the top 10 against the likes of Godzilla and Spiderman. Here are just a few of the press interviews I did…

  • Chasing Fireflies podcast in two parts starting here.
  • Kozversations podcast here.
  • Church of the Masses podcast here.
  • Lexington Herald Leader article here.

And my absolute favorite review at Fandango… “Moms’ Night Out is a movie unicorn – something we hope exists, and yet finding one is very, very rare. Most grown women become moms, so how can it be that Moms’ Night Out – a comedy about the lives of good moms – is one of a kind?”

April 2014

The premiere of Moms’ Night Out was amazing!  See photo gallery here

I was a judge at the Highbridge Film Festival and also hosted a special screening of Moms’ Night Out at my alma mater. It was one of the most fun screenings I attended — great audience. Lots of talented students with films of their own in the fest. Thanks for the fun!

I had a great time with the ladies from Burbank Mom giving some local prize winners a pre-screening of Moms’ Night Out.

Here’s a little sneak peek at what is coming up next from me… “Films of Faith” at Chicago’s Courier News/Sun Times

March 2014

MNO_bookcover MNO_devocoverComing soon for your reading pleasure… Moms’ Night Out (the novelization) and Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive. Check them both out on Amazon.com and pre-order!

February 2014

I stopped by ENMCON in Anaheim for a screening of Moms’ Night Out and a Q&A with Sarah Drew and Kevin Downes.

Talked with Maria Bailey on a MomTV Meetup about Moms’ Night Out. Check it out on YouTube here.

January 2014

Happy New Year!  The Moms’ Night Out trailer is finally here!

November 2013

Some great stories on Silver Bells:
– Radio interview with Bruce Boxleitner on PMP Network
– “Bruce Boxleitner Talks UP Original Film ‘Silver Bells'” – Rickey
– Radio interview with Bruce Boxleitner on The Huckabee Report
AM Northwest television interview

October 2013

Silver Bells is now available on DVD and BluRay!  Or watch for it on UPtv on December 1st at 7pm.

August 2013

Christmas with a Capital C was nominated for a GMA Dove Award for “Inspirational Film of the Year.”  Read more here: “The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations Announced Today.”

July 2013

CMT did a fun featurette on Trace Adkins and his role in Moms’ Night Out. Check it out here: “Hot 20: Trace Adkins’ New Acting Gig”

June 2013

The word is out on Moms’ Night Out!
Erwin Brothers wrap filming on family comedy ‘Moms’ Night Out’ – Examiner
Patricia Heaton: Moms’ Night Out is fun for the whole family, good for marriages – Christian Post

May 2013

This month I had the privilege of flying out to Birmingham, Alabama to visit the set of Mom’s Night Out. I cannot express how amazing the experience was — but I’m going to try. Blog to come…

April 2013

TIOTpremiereApril 16th saw the release of This is Our Time. I had a fun time meeting all the cast (whom I adored, both in the movie and in real life!) at the premiere at the Downtown Independent theater. I’m teaming up with Lisa Arnold again (we did this and Christmas Angel together) for an upcoming project. Writing now… stay tuned!

March 2013

Silver Bells is in production and getting some press…
– “Full-Length Film will Shoot at GR Salvation Army Locations” at GRNow.com
– “Christmas Movie Silver Bells to film in West Michigan” at WOODTV.com

February 2013

I worked on 5 of the films mentioned in this great article about my friends at Pure Flix. They also officially announced my upcoming Christmas movie, Silver Bells, starring Bruce Boxleitner (Tron, Babylon 5), which starts filming February 28th.

January 2103

Writer Magazine February 2013

I was interviewed along with Stephen Kendrick (Courageous) and Howie Klausner (The Grace Card, Space Cowboys) for this article “Keeping the Faith” in the February issue The Writer magazine. On newstands now!  (And Carson is on the cover!!)

Ratings for Christmas Angel:  “GMC TV reports its collection of World Premiere Movies in 2012 reached 13 million viewers.  The network’s top movie, Christmas Angel attracted 3.0 million viewers and all 13 movies averaged 2.3 million viewers.  Overall, GMC TV established itself as the fastest growing general entertainment network among W25-54 and is a top 50 ranking network in this demo (48th in total day and 47th in prime).” – from Cynopsis 1/17/13

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