August 20, NPR reports new developments with Facebook videos as the company makes original videos a priority. In the article, Facebook says it takes intellectual property rights seriously. It also says that later this year, it’s introducing a limited revenue-sharing program related to original videos.
Fortunately, redemptive movie and television companies are using Facebook responsibly and provide regular, current blog updates on their movies and television programs with their own videos on Facebook. By searching on Facebook for their favorite movie and television producers, programs, and their partners, patrons and supporters can find the latest personal behind-the scenes blog updates and original videos.
On August 20, “War Room” produced by Provident Films, for example, provides an update on its movie’s Facebook page. For this movie that comes out in theaters August 28, they have posted one hour ago a behind-the-scenes video of the Kendrick Brothers and notable teacher, Beth Moore, who is in the movie. By going to the Facebook page for “War Room,” supporters and patrons can easily and quickly find full information, photos, videos as well as links for the movie,
Stephen Kendrick has written the screenplay for this movie and both Alex and Stephen Kendrick have directed it. Movieguide.org reports that War Room is a product of a newly formed production company. In 2013, the Kendrick Brothers produced their first three films through Sherwood Pictures, but “War Room” is the first movie to be produced through their new Kendrick Brothers Productions, which has partnered with Provident Films, AFFIRM Films and TriStar Pictures to release the film. Sony Pictures distributes the film.
NewRelease.com has reported on “War Room” and the lives of the Kendrick Brothers. They have shared about the movie and quoted Alex Kendrick , “The Kendricks’ fifth film is their first project independent of Sherwood Pictures, the movie ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church. Pre-production began in 2013 with the blessing and support of the Sherwood family, where they remain associate pastors…’Sherwood is still our church home, and we’re here talking to you now only because Michael Catt, our pastor, took a risk, supported us and let us make a movie…’ ” Provident Films and AFFIRM Films have partnered with the brothers to produce their fifth movie.
Deadline Hollywood.com has also reported about the upcoming movie released in theaters in August, “War Room.” They have said that this film features New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer in her film debut. They have also reported that Alex Kendrick also appears in the film, along with T.C. Stallings (Courageous), comedian Michael Jr.,… and Karen Abercrombie. They have quoted Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, “War Room is the ideal addition to our August slate, following in the footsteps of last year’s hit, Heaven is For Real, which had a $12 million budget and grossed more than $100 million…We are pleased to be distributing the Kendrick Brothers’ next film, which will be the perfect programming for families seeking a wholesome and inspiring Summer movie.”
In a private screening of “War Room” viewed by Austin Move Examiner, this latest Kendrick Brothers movie clearly has better acting than seen in earlier Sherwood Pictures with its cast of veteran African-American actors who bring quality performances to the movie. Karen Abercrombie who plays lead Aunt Clara, has a rich resume of theater, music, and film productions Karen, who is a middle-aged actor, has had experience performing a wide range of characters that have included old-soul, wise women characters such as that of Aunt Ester Tyler in August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” and Miss Leah “Flyin’ West.”
In an exclusive interview with Austin Movie Examiner, Karen has shared how she loves to play such old-soul characters with their depth and breadth of wisdom. She has shared how “War Room,” which comes to theaters August 28, focuses on the power of prayer in every area of life: marriage, parenting, career, friendship and more. She has told that another primary theme is the significance of mentoring and discipleship. Abercrombie has told Austin Movie Examiner that “War Room” is honest and vulnerable movie as it centers on a middle class couple who appears to have it all but whose marriage has become a war zone with their daughter in the midst.
Karen has shared how Miss Clara is a wise, old-soul widow who advises and guides Elizabeth to fight for her family on her knees. Karen has described Miss Clara’s war room as a closet where she battles in prayer for others. Karen has told that as Miss Clara mentors Elizabeth, she grows stronger in her faith and passes what she had learned to her daughter, Danielle (Alena Pitts). Then, because she is concerned for her family, Danielle also makes her own prayer closet.
The “War Room” Facebook page provides a link to information where and how patrons can see this movie. Those who are interested in this movie but who find that it is not scheduled for their towns or local theaters, can bring the movie to their areas on Moviegrouptickets.com .
“War Room” is a PG-rated, family-friendly movie that focuses on the power of prayer to transform even the bleakest, darkest situations. “We made this film to inspire, challenge, and motivate viewers to fight the right kind of battles and to fight the right kind of battles and to fight them the best way possible,” said Alex Kendrick.
Karen Abercrombie and the African-American cast of “War Room” bring a depth of spirit, soul, and wisdom to their quality performances in “War Room,” with its honest, vulnerable, broad but wise appeal with its focus on the power of prayer. See further articles and updates on “War Room” on Austin Movie Examiner. See behind-the-scenes videos and personal updates on Facebook.