On October 14th, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, executive producers of Woodlawn that is due in release to theaters this week, along with other national leaders presented a powerful simulcast over the WWW entitled Unify.
On October 15, footage from this simulcast has been posted, along with fresh videos and reports of how reconciliation, redemption, and revival are sweeping our nation through this movie as they did in the original story on which it is based. Mark Burnett said that we are starting to see independent faith-based films that are looking more and more like Hollywood movies.
On October 15, The Herald and Review out of LA reports on movies out in theaters. In this season of fear and fright in movies, a couple of powerful, redemptive, independent movies in this report stand out: Woodlawn (“inspirational drama about the unity and success of the Woodlawn High School football team against a backdrop of racial tension”) and Captive (based on the true story of redemption and reconciliation after a 2005 crime spree in Atlanta with David Oyelowo and Kate Mara).
Fortunately, market research has shown over and over that family, redemptive movies like Woodlawn and Captive along with others like them stand the test of time and perform best over all platforms. The growing, improving Renaissance of artistry and Reformation of content is continuing and prevailing for movies, television, streaming, as well as for DVDS, that are being produced by Hollywood and independent studios with skilled actors and the best of crews.
On October 15, Mojo Box Office reports that redemptive and family movies in theaters remain at the top of the box office including: Pan, War Room, Shaun the Sheep and more. Further, on October 15, On DVD Release.com reports that top-selling DVDs in all categories include: War Room, Ant-Man, and Inside Out.
Other top-selling DVDs include: Ant-Man and Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, in Action; Cinderella in Adventure; War Room and Woodlawn (although these are available in pre-order) in African American; Inside Out, When Marnie Was There, and Big Hero 6 in Animation; Monkey Kingdom and Batkid Begins in Documentary; War Room in Drama; Max, Cinderella, Pan (in pre-order) in Family; Cinderella, and Pan (in pre-order) in Fantasy; When Marnie Was There in Foreign; Ant-Man in Sci-Fi; Woodlawn (in pre-order) and McFarland in Sports; Unbroken in War and more. Family and redemptive movies perform well over all platforms over the long haul.
Written by Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), dianehoward.com