Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Best of the ICFW Archives: Preaching the Gospel on the "Big Screen"?

Assuming I've done this correctly, when you read this post I should be in La Jolla (beautiful beach suburb of San Diego) enjoying the San Diego Christian Film Festival. I'm quite excited about this event, not so much because I'm such an avid movie goer but because I'm realistic enough to know that we can expand our horizons and reach many non-readers through this medium. Therefore, I'm learning all I can about it.

Having said that, I'm not naive enough to think it's an easy field to enter. I've had several in the Hollywood crowd poke around my novels with various levels of interest, but no contracts yet. And the more I get to know these Hollywood types (Christians or otherwise), the more I realize that the bottom line in snagging one of those coveted contracts is funding. I've had actors and directors and producers and screenwriters rave about my books and say what wonderful movies they'd make (and I readily agree!), but they all come back to the same point: where to get financial backing.

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