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Actor Randall Franks fiddles and funnies his way in the children’s adventure film “The Solomon Bunch”

Written by SGN Scoops on February 4, 2013 – 4:55 pm -

Actor/entertainer Randall Franks, “Officer Randy Goode” from TV’s “In the Heat of the Night,” makes a special cameo appearance in randallfranksmoviethe children’s adventure “The Solomon Bunch” releasing Tuesday, Feb. 5 to DVD and on digital download.

“This was a tremendously fun movie to be involved in,” Franks said. “It is beautifully directed and shot. When I saw it, I just wanted to climb up into the screen and make Brookville my permanent home.

“All the young stars do a magnificent job in pursuing the mysterious misadventure while seeking the wisdom of King Solomon,” Franks said.

Among the youth stars are Abbey Kochman, Landon Dodson, Ethan Meeks, Micah Courtland, and Ashton Williamson. 

“The director Jason Prisk chose a rather eccentric comedic character named Edgar Albert for me to portray,” Franks said. “He is a musical savant that plays the fiddle. He adds some interesting engaging opportunities for the young actors.”

The International Bluegrass Music Museum Legend’s musical stylings have been heard in 150 countries and by more than 25 million Americans. His musical career boasts 18 album releases, 17 singles, and over 200 recordings with various artists from various genres. The award-winning fiddler’s best selling release, “Handshakes and Smiles” was a top twenty Christian music seller. Many of his albums were among the top 30-bluegrass recordings of their release year. The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame member shared a top country vocal collaboration with Grand Ole Opry stars The Whites.

In addition to his solo career which includes 13 years of guest starring for the Grand Ole Opry, Franks is a former member of Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, Jim and Jesse’s Virginia Boys and has performed with Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Lewis Family, the Marksmen Quartet,  the Watkins Family, Elaine and Shorty, “Doc” Tommy Scott’s Last Real Old Time Medicine Show, and Doodle and the Golden River Grass.

Franks said it was an honor to join the adult stars Craig Crumpton, Audrey McCroskey, and Todd Maynor and all the cast who made this film so much fun to make and to watch.

The film received a rating of five out of five Doves by the Dove Foundation. 

The children’s film is from Image Entertainment, Slingshot Pictures, Creekside Films and Pinecrest Pictures.

For more information about Randall Franks, visit http://randallfranks.com/.


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December 2012 Edition Of SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 4, 2012 – 5:52 pm -

From the staff of SGNScoops Magazine, Merry Christmas! We pray the December edition warms your heart this holiday season. On the cover this month is the sensational Annie Moses Band. Also we highlight the latest happenings in the ministries of Gordon Mote, Cross Music Group, Soul’d Out Quartet, Randy and Sherri Miller, Kevin Mills, C S & K, and Micah Watkins. Rhonda Frye share the highlights of the recent Write About Jesus songwriter’s conference, Jennifer Campbell shares a recent Women of Faith experience and Rob Patz shares a media minute with Patricia Mathis. We urge you to give the gift of Gospel Music! Sandi Duncan Clark reviews the latest albums from the Littles, the Hoppers, The Easters, the Blackwood Brothers, and the Hinshaw Trio. Also included in this edition, Laurrette Willis encourages Christian Fitness during the holidays, John Mathis gives a word of encouragement and Lou Hildreth shares wonderful memories. For this special holiday issue, we’ve gathered many tasty recipes from our staff, readers and many artists. We urge you to put these recipes to the test! We’ve had a great 2012 at SGNScoops and are looking forward to great things in 2013. Remember, SGNScoops All Digital Magazine is absolutely free, so please share with your family, fans and friends! Merry Christmas!!

 

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Pathway Enterprises launches 24-hour Gospel Music Internet Broadcasting Network

Written by SGN Scoops on July 2, 2012 – 8:35 am -

Franklin, TN: Pathway Enterprises has formed PEBN (Pathway Enterprises Broadcasting Network), as the vehicle to launch 24-hour Gospel music into the IPTV world. Based in Franklin, TN, PEBN’s goal is to present the message of the Gospel through music, in a clear and conscience manner providing the viewer and listener with Uplifting, Encouraging, and Spiritually Challenging songs and lyrics to introduce and/or provide our audience with a place of Spiritual Growth and Joy.

PEBN TV will offer popular shows such as “Sing Out America,” Family-Friendly Films, as well as the development of brand-new programming titled “SpiritFest” and a new upcoming Bluegrass show. PEBN is also scheduling video production in the coming year to showcase new artists and Southern Gospel fan favorites. All of this programming will be at the consumer’s fingertips in a video-on-demand offering, allowing the viewers to choose what they want to watch and when they want to watch it!

Bill Traylor, President of PEBN TV states, “After 30 years of working in the Christian Television Industry, this is my most exciting moment.  PEBN will allow us to air Gospel Music 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and allow anyone to watch and enjoy anytime they choose.  PEBN’s relationship with ROKU TV for Internet protocol distribution of “Spiritfest” and other Gospel Music Shows developed by PEBN is an exciting event.  Additionally, our relationship with RURAL TV and several Christian Television Networks allows us to bring Gospel Music to 90 million households every week.”

Southern Gospel fans wishing to bring 24-hour Gospel music programming into their homes now can do just that! To follow the latest announcements regarding PEBN TV follow them on Facebook at Facebook.com/PEBNtv or through their website at PEBN.org. And check out ROKU on the website and see how easy it is to have Gospel Music at your fingertips.


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GMC TV’s Strongest Ratings Month Ever Moves Network into Top 40 in Ad-Supported Cable

Written by SGN Scoops on May 1, 2012 – 4:24 pm -

ATLANTA, May 1, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — GMC TV, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, announced today that April was the network’s strongest ratings month ever, moving GMC into the top 40 among all ad-supported cable networks.

GMC ended April with a total day W25-54 coverage rating of 0.12 (source 1). The W25-54 rating ranks GMC 40th versus all ad-supported cable (source 2).

GMC’s W25-54 rating was up 140% from April 2011, making GMC the fastest growing general entertainment network in ad-supported cable for the month (source 3).

In Prime, GMC’s household (0.29) and W25-54 (0.18) ratings were the network’s best ever, powered by the GMC World Premiere Movie Heaven’s Rain, the GMC World Premiere Play “For Richer or Poorer,” the Easter holiday week stunt, “Greatest Stories Ever Told” and the GMA Dove Awards (source 4). Read more »


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Three Bridges performing live on TBN Nov. 2nd @ 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN.

Written by SGN Scoops on October 26, 2011 – 9:55 am -

Franklin, TN- Mansion Entertainment: Three Bridges will be performing a FREE LIVE Christmas Concert at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN to begin the Christmas season! This will be a great outdoor concert, so bring your family and your lawn chairs out for an evening of Christmas Classics & Christmas Originals from Three Bridges!

Three Bridges, renowned for tight harmonies and intricate arrangements, will be performing songs from their first Christmas Recording with Mansion Entertainment. With their unique blended style of black gospel & southern gospel, Bill Traylor of Mansion Entertainment, indicates, “This will surely be a treat for you & your family this holiday season. You won’t want to miss it”.

For those that won’t be able to make it to the Christmas Event, the concert will be airing live on TBN on Nov. 2nd @ 7:30 p.m.

For more event information & news, visit Three Bridges website.


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Danny Jones “Dream Giver” to be Featured in Movie

Written by SGN Scoops on October 10, 2011 – 3:40 am -

{EHA-Nashville, TN} Homeland Entertainment/Heartwarming Records artist, Danny Jones, announces his song “Dream Giver” is to be featured in the Christian motion picture, “Secrets in the Snow,” that will be distributed in March 2012. The movie is to be filmed in November and Danny will be singing it himself. The film is a story of survival and will especially appeal to teens and young viewers. Danny was recently placed in the top 5 nominations for “Crown Jewel Artist 2011” with the USAGEM. The awards will be handed out November 19 at the Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville during the organization’s annual convention. For more info on Danny Jones: Office@EHA-Nashville.com


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TBN Lineup Commemorates 9/11: Special Programming, Airing this Weekend, Marks Historic Anniversary

Written by SGN Scoops on September 10, 2011 – 1:50 pm -

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — On the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) — the world’s largest religious broadcaster and a favorite with millions of viewers across six continents — will honor September 11th with special programming. Numerous shows will air throughout the weekend. Here are some highlights:

A Reason to Remember is a tribute to 9/11 and this country’s ability to unite and triumph over adversity. Narrated by Joni Sledge with interviews from emergency workers at 9/11, survivors and families of victims share how even in the worst of times God is in control and watches over his children. It airs Saturday, September 10th from 8:00PM until 9:00PM and Sunday, September 11th from 2:00AM until 3:00AM.

Heroes Among Us — Miracles Around Us examines the true stories of survival that defy explanation, and some of the heroic deeds that have moved the world to tears. Firsthand accounts from survivors bring these miraculous stories to life, and cause even skeptics to believe that the world is still filled with wonderful possibilities. It airs Saturday, September 10th from 11:00PM until 12:00AM and Sunday, September 11th from 10:00PM until 11:00PM.

Heroes of Flight 93 tells the story of the heroic passengers who took back their plane in an effort to stop a 9/11 terrorist attack. Ordinary people became extraordinary through their love, sacrifice and faith. This is the untold story that was finally been pieced together after years of investigation. Many asked, “Where was God on September 11th?” Heroes of Flight 93 helps to uncover the answer. It airs Sunday, September 11th from 7:00PM until 8:00PM. Read more »


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Sky Angel Adds American Pop Classics Programming to On-Demand Library Available on TV And Web TV

Written by SGN Scoops on August 27, 2011 – 1:34 pm -

Naples, Fla.  – Sky Angel (http://www.skyangel.com) announces they have added over 15 timeless programming titles from American Pop Classics to both their TV and WebTV services Video On Demand selections, with many more titles to come.  Sky Angel is a provider of inspirational and family-friendly television and radio programming available worldwide.  American Pop Classics feature the best of pop culture TV programs and beloved Hollywood films. American Pop Classics brings programs and movies from the 1940s to the 1970s, and includes familiar family titles like “Jungle Book,” “The Little Princess” featuring Shirley Temple, and “Nancy Drew Reporter,” plus movies with stars from days gone by like Abbott & Costello, Jerry Lewis, Jimmy Stewart and more. “I am very excited about the American Pop Classic partnership because it brings an extensive library of much loved family titles to our audience, programs that everyone can enjoy watching together,” said Darren Moorman, Sr. Vice President – On-Demand Programming. “American Pop Classics values its family-oriented programming.  Often, this content is considered old-fashioned and not shown on most traditional mainstream networks.  Since 2010, we have added several hundred titles to our classic TV and family-friendly films catalog.  We are proud to be part of the Sky Angel family and will continue our efforts to bring back some of the most iconic and important film and TV shows from our past” said Phil Hopkins, President of American Pop Classics. Sky Angel offers subscribers two services: a traditional TV service available in the U.S. with over 80 television and radio channels of inspirational and family-friendly programming, Video On Demand and 48 Hour Playback, and a Web TV service offered worldwide with more than 35 inspiring television and radio channels, Video On Demand and other features viewed via personal computers.  To learn more and to subscribe, visit http://www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).


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‘Soul Surfer’ DVD Release Brings Wave of Faith-Building Resources for Individuals, Groups

Written by SGN Scoops on August 23, 2011 – 4:27 am -

VISTA, Calif., August 22, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — “Soul Surfer,” the number one faith-based movie of the year, grossing more than $42 million at the box office, was recently released on DVD, and brings with it a wave of faith-building resources for consumers across America.
“Soul Surfer” is the faith-building, real-life story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again. The film features an all-star cast, including AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood in her film debut and Dennis Quaid.
 In conjunction with the release, Outreach, Inc. has created dynamic materials for individuals of all ages to use to strengthen their faith and be encouraged to pursue God’s plan for their lives. “We think that both individuals and groups will be uplifted by the themes in ‘Soul Surfer’ and the study materials that go with it,” said Eric Abel, vice president of marketing for Outreach. “With such an inspiring message, there’s something in it for everyone.”
The “Soul Surfer” materials highlight the biblical themes of the movie, focusing on the importance of family, perseverance in challenging times and seeking God’s direction in life. “Soul Surfer: Catching God’s Wave for Your Life,” an inspirational non-fiction book based on the message of the “Soul Surfer” movie, is specifically tailored for teens and pre-teens. It will teach and challenge young people to seek God’s individual and unique plan for their lives.
The “Soul Surfer DVD-based Study” is great for individuals, families or small groups. It features the “Heart of a Soul Surfer” documentary DVD with exclusive footage of Bethany Hamilton, video clips for each week’s study, a study guide and a leader’s guide for parents or group leaders. The “Soul Surfer Study Guide,” written to be used with the DVD-based study, includes discussion questions, biblical insights, Bible verses and life applications.

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Family TV Movie Takes #1 Spot

Written by Scoops Staff on May 6, 2010 – 9:44 pm -

“Vote With Your Remote” Campaign drives Secrets of the Mountain success and fuels DVD sales

The highly-touted “family” TV movie, Secrets of the Mountain, captured the number one spot in its time slot with over 7.4 million viewers on Friday April 16.  A nationwide “Vote With Your Remote” grass roots campaign helped Secrets trump Ghost Whisperer (4.4 million viewers), and is now driving robust Secrets DVD sales, demonstrating the huge audience appeal for quality family entertainment.

“A clear message has been sent,” said Secrets executive producer, Ben Simon. “American families want more high-quality programming that they can enjoy together. We’ve heard their voice, and more great family movies are on the way.”

Secrets of the Mountain is the first in a series of movies that the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, and the world’s largest consumer products maker, Procter & Gamble (P&G), have partnered to produce.

Secrets” TV success has carried over to Walmart stores where the Secrets DVD is being offered for a limited time at just $12, bundled with a CD soundtrack produced by Randy Jackson and featuring American Idol® winner Jordin Sparks, top 5 finisher Brooke White and many others.

Television audiences eager for high-quality family movies launched a “Vote With Your Remote” campaign to get families to watch Secrets, causing the movie to become one of Google’s most-searched terms on the day of its TV premiere.

The “Vote with your Remote” program gives viewers a vehicle to voice their support for family entertainment and keeps them up-to-date on upcoming family-oriented movies and TV shows.

The next movie from the Walmart/P&G collaboration entitled The Jensen Project is set to broadcast July 16 on NBC.

For years, advertisers have been asking for better, broad-reaching family programs. In 1998, more than 40 marketers, including P&G and Walmart, formed the Alliance for Family Entertainment to push for more family-friendly shows. The Alliance has played a significant role in bringing 20 primetime programs to air, including hits The Gilmore Girls, Chuck, and Everybody Hates Chris, among others.

Research conducted by the Association of National Advertisers showed that ads were less effective when they appeared on shows containing sex, violence or drug abuse, and that only 23% of American parents are satisfied with the amountof family programming.

“The success of Secrets of the Mountain confirmed what our research has shown,” says Simon. “Parents will support movies like this – so long as we make them available.”

For interviews, review copies or giveaway DVD/CD sets, contact: Gina Adams, 888-253-3622

An online Press Room for the campaign is at www.votewithyourremote.com/pressroom


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