Museum of the Bible Special Preview on Display at Proclaim 16 in Nashville

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2016
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Museum of the Bible Special Preview on Display at
Proclaim 16 in Nashville

Nashville, TN –  On Feb. 24-26, attendees at Proclaim 16, the 2016 National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention, will get a sneak peek of the 430,000-square-foot, $400 million Museum of the Bible. Scheduled to open two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington in the fall of 2017, the museum invites all people—people of all faiths or no faith, adults and children, the intellectually curious and seasoned scholars alike—to engage with the Bible.

The free exhibit in Nashville is open to NRB conference attendees and the general public. The 7,300-square-foot display will preview artifacts, immersive settings and interactive technologies destined for the Washington museum. NRB exhibit visitors will experience some of the rare biblical texts and artifacts slated for the Washington museum’s three primary exhibit floors dedicated to a scholarly and engaging presentation of the history, narrative and impact of the Bible.

A Previe of Museum of the Bible
Proclaim 16 – NRB Convention
Nashville, TN
Dates: February 24 – 26
Location:
Gaylord Opryland Resort &
Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214
Entry Fee: FREE and open to the public. Attendees must register for a Proclaim 16 Expo Pass
Hours of Operation:
Wed., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thurs., 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fri., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Newsroom:
museumofthebible.org/news/press

Several items from the museum’s history floor were selected for the Nashville exhibit to pinpoint critical moments in the Bible’s transmission and translation history. Rare texts on display will include a ninth-century Jewish prayer book, a 13th-century handwritten Latin Bible and a first-edition King James Bible from 1611.

Artifacts chosen for Nashville to illustrate the cultural impact and influence of the Bible include ancient altarpieces from Ethiopia and early-American writings, such as Thomas Payne’s “Common Sense.”

The Nashville preview provides guests with an experiential glimpse of the museum’s narrative floor through a sampling from the Nazareth Village display. Completing the exhibit will be artists’ renderings of some of the key features of the upcoming museum.

To visit the exhibit, go to nrbconvention.org and register for a free exposition pass. An expo-only registration will allow visitors to enter the exhibit hall at Proclaim 16, the largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media professionals, where approximately 200 vendors will showcase their products and services.

About Museum of the Bible
Museum of the Bible (museumoftheBible.org) invites all people to engage with the Bible through museum exhibits and scholarly pursuits, including artifact research, traveling exhibits, education initiatives and an international museum opening late 2017 in Washington. The 430,000-square-foot, $400 million Museum of the Bible, dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible, will be located three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.  As of 2016, the museum has sponsored traveling exhibits in cities across the USA and in five other countries around the world.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more atwww.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go towww.nrbconvention.org.

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June Hunt and Hope For The Heart Celebrates 30th Anniversary

June Hunt and Hope For The Heart Celebrates 30th Anniversary

by Presenting the “Hope for the Future” Award at NRB Convention

JuneHunt-300_0037-Gittings_cmykIn celebration of Hope For The Heart’s 30th Anniversary, June Hunt will present the first of many, Hope for the Heart – Hope for the Future – awards at this years’ NRB Convention.  Ms. Hunt, whose life’s work has yielded landmark contributions in the field of biblical counseling and practical guidance, founded the organization in 1986.

Hope For The Heart’s resources provide “God’s Truth for Today’s Problems” to equip pastors and spiritual leaders, licensed professional counselors, caregivers and caring individuals with “biblical hope and practical help.” After years of teaching and research, Hunt developed 100 topical “Biblical Counseling Keys” – exploring definitions, characteristics, causes and steps to solution for topics ranging from Anger and Depression to Marriage and Parenting. These “Keys” have become the foundation for the ministry’s expansion, including the “Biblical Counseling Institute” and two popular radio programs: Hope In The Night,” Hunt’s live two-hour call-in counseling program, and Hope For The Heart,” which airs on nearly 900 radio outlets around the world.  Hope For The Heart is quickly expanding internationally with resources translated into 30 languages, touching six continents, and are used in 60 countries with various formats including print, audio, and video.

“As Christian communicators, if we want to impact our culture for Christ – whether it be now or in the future — we must be real and we must be relevant. Technology is certainly changing how we communicate … in real and relevant ways. This years’ Hope For The Future award will recognize extraordinary talent, expertise, and leadership in the field of technology — which enables all of us in broadcasting to have an even farther reaching impact in a world that desperately needs biblical hope and practical help,” shares Ms. Hunt.

The Hope For The Future award will be presented at NRB’s Wednesday evening Worship Service, held at 7:00 p.m. in the Delta A Ballroom.

Judge Jeanine Pirro to Speak During Media Leadership Dinner at Proclaim 16

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2016
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
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 Judge Jeanine Pirro to Speak During Media Leadership Dinner at Proclaim 16 

Judge Jeanine PirroNashville, TN – The Media Leadership Dinner at Proclaim 16 – the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN – will feature Judge Jeanine Pirro, Host ofJustice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News Channel.

The annual invitation-only gathering on Tuesday, February 23, assembles the “principals” of NRB’s member organizations and specially-invited VIP guests for a unique time of inspiration and interaction. Past speakers have included Steve Forbes, Ben Carson, and Eric Metaxas, among others.

“Judge Jeanine Pirro is a welcome addition to the Proclaim 16 lineup, and will make an already-special evening even more memorable,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We look forward to having her speak to leaders of our association.”

Jeanine Pirro joined the Fox News Channel in 2006 and currently serves as a legal analyst as well as the Host of Justice with Judge Jeanine, a weekend prime-time program (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET) that presents her legal insights on the news of the week and current high profile cases, as well as recent issues and trends in the world of crime and justice.

Formerly Westchester District Attorney, Judge Pirro was also the host of a syndicated weekday court show distributed by Warner Brothers – for which she won an Emmy. Her notable legal career spans more than 30 years.

Pirro earned a BA from the University of Buffalo, magna cum laude, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Albany Law School, where she was on law review. She is a native of New York.
About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Cinedigm Joins NRB Pitch-a-thon in Nashville; List of Distributors Grows to 14

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2016
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
703-331-4520
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Cinedigm Joins NRB Pitch-a-thon in Nashville; List of Distributors Grows to 14

Cinedigm logoNashville, TN – Cinedigm Entertainment Group is the latest to be added to the list of distributors who will be available for filmmakers participating in the NRB Pitch-a-thon in Nashville.

“I am excited to be a part of this NRB Pitch-a-thon,” exclaimed Glenn Atamaniuk, a National Account Director at Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with more than 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Walmart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television.

“I look forward to meeting the writers, producers, and directors of the future, and to see what stories the Lord has given them to tell,” he added.

Next week, as thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals make their way to Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, filmmakers of various levels of experience will be preparing to pitch their story, script, and even finished products straight to a distribution company.

During the NRB Pitch-a-thon, representatives of participating distribution companies will be seated around tables. Everyone who signs up for the Pitch-a-thon will have five minutes with up to two of the distributors – up to three minutes to pitch their project, and then two for the distributor’s notes. No more than two people can represent a project to a distributor and only one project is allowed per five-minute session. Prospective participants select up to two distributors when they sign up for Pitch-a-thon online. All are encouraged to do their homework and research the best distributors for their project before making their selection.

The still-growing list* of those on the receiving end of the Pitch-a-thon currently includes:

  • Affirm Films (Rich Peluso)
  • Bridgestone Media Group (David Austin)
  • ChristianCinema.com (Bobby Downes, Jared Geesey)
  • Cinedigm Entertainment Group (Glenn Atamaniuk)
  • CMD Distribution (Byron Jones)
  • Endgame Entertainment (Bob Norton)
  • Inkling Entertainment (Michael Flaherty)
  • JuceTV/TBN Network (Mark McCallie)
  • Mission Pictures (Cindy Bond)
  • Parables TV  (Isaac Hernandez)
  • Provident Films (Ben Howard)
  • Skipstone Pictures (Johnny Remo)
  • Vision Video (Bill Curtis, Bill Carroll)
  • Word Network (Holly McClure)

In the two years that NRB has hosted the Pitch-a-thon, a number of scripts have been purchased and a number of participants have received offers for distribution for their films.

“I presented a one-page overview of my screenplay, Helen of Troy, Tennessee, to Scott Mednick (300, Superman Returns,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) of Paramount,” shared actor, writer, and comedian Torry Martin, who participated in the 2015 Pitch-a-thon. “Within 24 hours, he’d read my script cover to cover.” Soon, Mednick and Martin (along with co-writer Marshal Younger) entered into an exclusive 18-month film option agreement. Today, Helen of Troy, Tennessee marches toward production.

“My advice to any Christian who wants to break into the entertainment industry? Join NRB and attend the Convention,” says Martin. “It’s an investment in your future. Oh, and bring a box of business cards. You are going to need them.”

The upcoming Pitch-a-thon will take place Friday, February 26, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN – site of Proclaim 16, the upcoming NRB International Christian Media Convention.

Registration is required to participate in the Pitch-a-thon, and all participants must be present at 8:15 a.m. In addition, all participants must attend a session on “How to Pitch Your Story” from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Participants are advised to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot with the distributor(s) they want most. Appointments are filling up quickly.

The Pitch-a-thon is one of the activities lined up for the NRB Film & Entertainment Summit that will take place on Friday, February 26, the last day of Proclaim 16. It is included in the cost of a Friday-Only Day Pass ($275) and the full Convention registration (prices vary). Other summit activities can be found at nrbconvention.org/film.

To register for the event, visit nrbconvention.org/register. Registration for the Pitch-a-thon is completed within the Convention registration process. Those already registered for the Convention can add the Pitch-a-thon by simply logging back on here and modifying their Convention registration. The Pitch-a-thon registration can be found at the bottom of the page with the additional meal tickets, reserved tables, etc.

*The representative(s) taking pitches for the company may be other than those named above. In addition, as slots fill up, some distributors may no longer be available for selection.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Proclaim 16 to Feature Presidential Candidates Forum

For Immediate Release
February 9, 2016
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
703-331-4520
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Proclaim 16 to Feature Presidential Candidates Forum 

Proclaim 16Nashville, TN –  Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, will feature a Presidential Candidates Forum. Taking place just days before the “Super Tuesday” primaries in Tennessee and many nearby states, this will be an opportunity not to be missed.

“This is a pivotal year for our nation, and Christian communicators will be well-served to hear firsthand from those candidates who seek to hold the highest office in the United States,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “The policies and priorities of the next President of the United States will have major ramifications for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so we must pay attention. Freedom to believe, and freedom to speak on-air and online, hang in the balance in this country and around the world.”

Salem Media Group and NRBTV will broadcast the Presidential Candidates Forum by radio and television nationally as acclaimed radio host and best-selling author Eric Metaxas moderates individual sessions with each Presidential candidate who participates. The event will also feature an on-stage panel for each session to ask candidates questions on issues of importance to the evangelical Christian community.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R) and Dr. Ben Carson (R) have confirmed attendance on Friday, February 26, and several other candidates have committed and are coordinating their forum dates. NRB, a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers, has invited candidates of both major American political parties to participate.

Dr. Johnson continued, “This event, just days before the March 1 ‘SEC Primary,’ is a must for anyone who wants to get a better idea of where the Presidential candidates stand on issues that Christians care about. Don’t miss it!”

Proclaim 16 will take place February 23-26 in Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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NRB Pitch-a-thon and 2016 Film Summit Schedule Finalized

For Immediate Release
February 8, 2016
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
703-331-4520
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NRB Pitch-a-thon and 2016 Film Summit Schedule Finalized

Pitch-a-thon filling up fast

Nashville, TN – The Film Standing Committee of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has released the final schedule for the 2016 NRB Film & Entertainment Summit being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on February 26 in Nashville. The committee also released a promotional video that can be accessed at https://youtu.be/lrnQyNAMTPE.

Slots for the Pitch-a-thon are filling up fast, so would-be participants are encouraged to sign up at nrbconvention.org as soon as possible. Registration for the Pitch-a-thon is done as part of the Convention registration process. You must be registered for Convention to participate in the Pitch-a-thon.

Writer, producer and consultant Catherine Clinch will be conducting a 30-minute seminar on “How to Pitch Your Story” on the morning of the Summit and just prior to the start of the Pitch-a-thon.

Speakers for the Summit include actor Kevin Sorbo, director and producer Dave Johnson, Rich Peluso of Affirm Films, and many more. The Summit will provide filmmakers with a unique opportunity to learn from the leaders in the faith-based and family entertainment industry. A complete schedule of event is listed below.

8:15 am- 8:30 am Pitch-a-thon Check In
(All participants must be preregistered and present at 8:15am)
8:45 am- 9:15 am “How to Pitch Your Story” (All Pitch-a-thon participants must attend)
Speaker: Catherine Clinch, Writer, Producer & Consultant
9:15 am-11:15 am Film Pitch-a-thon Event

(Taking pitches: Affirm Films, Provident Films, Endgame Entertainment, Inkling Entertainment, Mission Pictures, Bridgestone Media Group, TBN Network, JuceTV, Vision Video, Parables TV, Movie to Movement, ChristianCinema.com, CMD Distribution, Word Network, Skipstone Pictures)

1:00 pm- 1:20 pm Successful Writing
Speaker: Dave Johnson, Director & Producer, Salt Entertainment Group
1:20 pm- 1:40 pm Successful Financing and Business
Speaker: Robert Norton, CFO, Endgame Entertainment
1:40 pm- 2:00 pm Successful Directing
Speaker: Cyrus Nowrasteh, Director, the Young Messiah
2:00 pm- 2:20 pm Successful Producing
Speaker: Micheal Flaherty, President, Inkling Entertainment
2:20 pm- 2:35 pm Successfully Distributing
Speaker: Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President, Affirm Films
2:40 pm- 2:55 pm Successful Acting
Speaker: Kevin Sorbo, Actor
3:00 pm- 3:15 pm Successful Composing and Music
Speaker: John Debney, Composer, John Debney Productions
3:20 pm- 3:50 pm Successful Marketing to the World
Speakers: Joe Battaglia, Founder / President, Renaissance Communications, Inc.; Paul Lauer, Founder & CEO, Motive Entertainment
3:55 pm- 4:10 pm Successful Animation
Speaker: Phil Vischer, Founder, Big Idea Productions and Jellyfish Labs
4:15 pm- 5:00 pm Report to the Entertainment Industry
Speaker: Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, MOVIEGUIDE®

For more information about the NRB Film & Entertainment Summit, visit nrbconvention.org/film. For more information about the Pitch-a-thon, visit nrbconvention.org/pitch.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Roma Downey to Speak at the Opening Session of Proclaim 16

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2016
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
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Roma Downey to Speak at the Opening Session of Proclaim 16

Roma DowneyNashville, TN –Roma Downey is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, February 23, at the Opening Session of Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

“Roma is no stranger to NRB and to attendees of our Convention. And her role in the production and success of faith-based projects including The Bible and Son of God have earned her praise – and rightfully so,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We look forward to having her share her upcoming film, Ben-Hur, which we also welcome as a Bronze Level Convention Sponsor.”

A celebrated Emmy®-nominated actress and producer, Roma Downey is best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS television show Touched by an Angel, for which she earned multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® best actress nominations.

Today, Downey is President of LightWorkers Media, the faith and family division of MGM Television, and also serves as the Chief Content Officer for the planned OTT (over-the-top) faith-based channel.  She and her husband, Mark Burnett, produced the Emmy®-nominated miniseries The Bible and the feature film Son of God.

Together, Downey and Burnett have recently produced The Women of the Bible for LIFETIME, The Dovekeepers for CBS,A.D. The Bible Continues for NBC, Answered Prayers for TLC, and the feature films Little Boy for Open Road Films andWoodlawn for Pure Flix. The couple is currently producing the epic feature film Ben-Hur, a re-imagining of the classic story. It is set to release summer 2016. An extended clip from the film will be shown during the Convention’s Opening Session.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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NRB 2016 Pitch-a-thon

Attention Filmmakers: Pitch Your Project or Story to Distributors at Proclaim 16!

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Do you have a story, script, or even a finished product? Want to pitch it straight to a distribution company?

If you are registered for a Single Day Pass for the Friday of Proclaim 16 (February 26, 2016) or registered for the Full Convention (February 23-26, 2016), you can pitch to two different distributors at the NRB Pitch-a-thon!

During the Pitch-a-thon, representatives of participating distribution companies will be seated around tables. Everyone who signs up for the Pitch-a-thon will have five minutes at each distributor’s table – up to three minutes to pitch your project, and two for their notes. No more than two people can represent a project to a distributor and only one project is allowed per five-minute session.

The still-growing list* of those on the receiving end of the Pitch-a-thon currently includes:

  • Affirm Films (Rich Peluso)
  • Bridgestone Media Group (David Austin)
  • ChristianCinema.com (Bobby Downes, Jared Geesey)
  • Cinedigm Entertainment Group (Glenn Atamaniuk)
  • CMD Distribution (Byron Jones)
  • Endgame Entertainment (Bob Norton)
  • Inkling Entertainment (Michael Flaherty)
  • JuceTV/TBN Network (Mark McCallie)
  • Mission Pictures (Cindy Bond)
  • Movie to Movement (Jason Jones)
  • Parables TV  (Isaac Hernandez)
  • Provident Films (Ben Howard)
  • Skipstone Pictures (Johnny Remo)
  • Vision Video (Bill Curtis, Bill Carroll)
  • Word Network (Bill Curtis, Holly McClure)

In the two years since NRB hosted the Pitch-a-thon, a number of scripts have been purchased and a number of participants have received offers for distribution for their films.

“I presented a one-page overview of my screenplay, Helen of Troy, Tennessee, to Scott Mednick (300, Superman Returns, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) of Paramount,” shares actor, writer, and comedian Torry Martin, who participated in the 2015 Pitch-a-thon. “Within 24 hours, he’d read my script cover to cover.” Soon, Mednick and Martin (along with co-writer Marshal Younger) entered into an exclusive 18-month film option agreement. Today, Helen of Troy, Tennessee marches toward production.

“My advice to any Christian who wants to break into the entertainment industry? Join NRB and attend the Convention,” says Martin. “It’s an investment in your future. Oh, and bring a box of business cards. You are going to need them.”

The upcoming Pitch-a-thon will take place Friday, February 26, 2016, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN – site of Proclaim 16, the upcoming NRB International Christian Media Convention. The Film & Entertainment Summit also takes place on February 26.

Registration is required to participate in the Pitch-a-thon. And all participants must arrive by 8:15 a.m. for a session on “How to Pitch.” We recommend that you register as soon as possible to ensure a spot with the distributor(s) you want most. Appointments are expected to fill up quickly!

To register for the event, visit nrbconvention.org.  Registration for the Pitch-a-thon is completed within the Convention registration process. If you have already registered for the Convention, and would like to add the Pitch-a-thon, simply log back on and modify your Convention registration.  The Pitch-a-thon registration can be found at the bottom of the page with the additional meal tickets, reserved tables, etc.

*The representative(s) taking pitches for the company may be other than those named above.

By NRB Staff

Thousands of Christian Ministry and Media Professionals to Gather in Nashville for Proclaim 16

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2016
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
703-331-4520
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 Thousands of Christian Ministry and Media Professionals to Gather in Nashville for Proclaim 16

Proclaim 16Manassas, VA –  Next month, thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals will make their way to Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, to make strategic connections, to acquire new resources, and to discover the latest tips, trends, and insights in their respective field of work.

Every year, the Convention draws a wide range of participants, including radio and TV station owners and operators, pastors, church media professionals, radio and TV program producers, college educators, students, filmmakers, Web and mobile developers, social media managers, marketing representatives, and ministry staff members.

“Thousands of Christian communicators come to our annual Convention to find the connections, resources, and insights that will help them advance their organizations, their careers, and their mission,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). “If you’re in the business of reaching people for Jesus Christ through media, you have got to be here!”

A highlight of the annual gathering is the bustling Exposition, the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media and ministry professionals seeking to harness the power of electronic media to spread the Gospel. Showcasing their products and services will be around 200 companies, ministries, and organizations, including broadcasters, nonprofits, educational institutions, publishers, media agencies, and broadcast equipment and software companies. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible, the Platinum Sponsor of Proclaim 16. The exhibit will chronicle the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. This year, admission to the Expo floor will be free for those who register.

Another highlight of the upcoming Convention, which will take place February 23-26, is the Presidential Candidates Forum that will be held before a live studio audience and broadcast live on radio and television. Presidential candidates will be interviewed on-stage by panelists on issues of importance to the evangelical community. The forum will be one way Christian communicators and their audiences can become better educated about the men and women who aspire to the highest government office in the United States.

Then there are the eight specialized summits and tracks, where attendees will gain valuable insights for their work and ministry. The summits that will take place during Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22 and feature speakers from organizations such as Facebook, Hubspot, and YouVersion. There will also be a special Pastors Track.

In total, there will be more than 70 speakers at Proclaim 16, including pastors such as Rick Warren and H.B. Charles, Jr.; ministry leaders such as Anne Graham Lotz and Kay Arthur; web strategists such as Jeff Bethke and Jon Acuff; thought leaders such as Albert Mohler and Phil Cooke; and entertainment professionals such as the Kendrick brothers, Pat Boone, Phil Vischer, Ted Baehr, Kevin Sorbo, Jennifer Garner, and Roma Downey.

Proclaim 16 will be held February 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The Exposition will officially open its doors Wednesday, February 24, at 10 a.m.

Convention details can be found at nrbconvention.org.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more atwww.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go towww.nrbconvention.org.

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Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr., to Speak at Opening Session of Proclaim 16

For Immediate Release
December 28, 2015
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
703-331-4520
press@nrb.org

 

 

Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr., to Speak at Opening Session of Proclaim 16

Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr.Nashville, TN – H.B. Charles, Jr., Pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, is scheduled to speak at the Opening Session of Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville, TN, on February 23, 2016.

In addition to his responsibilities of preaching, teaching, vision casting, and leadership development, Pastor Charles is a blogger and author of three books. Furthermore, Pastor Charles is the host of The On Preaching Podcast – a podcast dedicated to helping listeners preach faithfully, clearly, and better. His sermons are broadcast via a live video stream and posted on YouTube.com.

“We are blessed to have H.B. Charles join us to kick off Proclaim 16,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “As a faithful preacher and teacher who excels in the use of new media, he will be an encouragement to the thousands at the Convention who strive to advance biblical truth throughout the world.”

H.B. Charles, Jr., was a 17-year-old senior at Los Angeles High School when Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church (MSMBC) in Los Angeles, CA, ended a year-long pastoral search by selecting him to succeed his father, Dr. H.B. Charles, Sr., whom the Lord called from labor to refreshment in June of 1989.

Over the course of Pastor Charles’ pastorate, his love for God’s Word, the Church, and lost people has been obvious to both the membership of MSMBC and the larger church community. This resulted in Pastor Charles balancing his pastoral responsibilities with speaking engagements in revivals, conferences, and other church events around the Greater Los Angeles area and across the country.

Since the fall of 2008, he has served as the Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more atwww.nrb.org.

About Proclaim 16

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go towww.nrbconvention.org.

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