July 14th, 2016 | Articles | Comments »
A headstrong father who’s a Project Development Engineer, takes a opportunistic getaway while struggling with a past hurt, leaving his family to take on unforeseen circumstances causing him to examine himself for complete healing to take place.
After years as a successful actress and singer, Nikki R. Miller founded NRM Faith Based Films to fill the growing void for quality, family-oriented films that emphasize stories of faith and hope. CHANGE OF HEART (Publication date: July 19, 2016) is Miller’s powerful novelization of the film company’s forthcoming movie of the same name, currently in pre-production with partner Buffalo 8 Productions out of Beverly Hills, CA. The novel is a riveting tale that examines the damage done to families by long-harbored anger and resentment and the redemption available to those who seek it.
In CHANGE OF HEART, Calvin Hardy Jr. is a man who seems to have it all: a loving wife, healthy, active children and a successful career as a project development engineer. Yet, he is so consumed with anger toward his father that it threatens to destroy any chance of happiness he has at home. Driven by deep-seated resentment from having found his father cheating on his mother in his youth, Calvin eventually makes a poor business decision that takes him away from his wife and children just when they need him most. It is only when an unthinkable, life-altering event occurs that Calvin sees the devastating effect of his long-held anger on not only himself, but on the family he worked so hard to build.
CHANGE OF HEART pierces the heart of anger and bitterness and reveals how faith and forgiveness have the power to change lives. Inspirational and extraordinarily relevant to our times, the novel is a must-read debut and a stellar introduction to the body of work yet to come from Miller and NRM Faith Based Films.
Nikki R. Miller is a writer, producer, actress and singer, and CEO of NRM Faith Based Films, LLC. CHANGE OF HEART is her debut novel and the novelization of the screenplay she wrote of the same name. Born and raised in the St. Petersburg-Tampa area of Florida, Miller currently lives in Atlanta, GA and also mentors and speaks to young people, encouraging them to follow their dreams without compromise.
July 6th, 2016 | Articles | Comments »
A young fighter grapples with the choices he must make to overcome a troubled past and survive in the world of MMA as he builds a new life of faith and love.
“THE FIGHT WITHIN”—a muscular faith film set in the rough-and-tumble world of MMA (mixed martial arts)—premieres in limited theatrical release, nationwide August 12, 2016, from GVN Releasing. With a mashup of faith, fighting and romance, the film’s producers aim to attract a wide audience.
“Faith films tend to draw faith audiences,” Jim Davis, executive producer and screenwriter, said. “This movie should also engage people with no sense of faith because inner struggle is universal. A cage and a fight are spot-on metaphors to show a young man coming to terms with who he is and what life brings.”
As the film develops, THE FIGHT WITHIN tells a story of courage, hope, love and growing faith in God. Meanwhile, in Davis’ words:
“A bare-knuckled mixed martial arts action film is not a traditional faith-based film, but we hope to engage a more diverse audience and share a message of hope and salvation through our story.”
Davis says audience response to screenings this summer backs this up:
“Something for everyone.”
“You can bring your whole family and walk out and feel uplifted.”
Davis is an ordained minister who now puts his faith in action in the business world as owner of a digital marketing company. Seeing the need for a faith-based film about the search for identity, he began to develop the storyline.
THE FIGHT WITHIN stars John Major Davis, Lelia Symington and Matt Leddo. Also featured are Mike Taylor, UFC Heavyweight champion Dan Severn and Wesley Williams. Michael William Gordon directs. Following the film’s theatrical run, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release THE FIGHT WITHIN on all home entertainment formats.
In the film, Logan Chandler (John Major Davis) is a rising star in the world of mixed martial arts, but when his father, an MMA Champion, dies while training him, Logan leaves the ring not sure about who he is anymore. He finds a personal faith and romance with a young woman of deep faith (Lelia Symington), and seeks to overcome a troubled past and establish a new life. His new faith is tested when a local MMA professional (Matt Leddo)—whose only losing fight was to Logan—forces him back into the cage.
As writer and executive producer, Davis worked to ensure that the film’s fight scenes accurately depict an MMA match. John Major Davis and Leddo trained daily, for months, with professional fighters. THE FIGHT WITHIN cast also features MMA Hall of Fame member Dan Severn as Logan’s father, and Mixed Martial Arts veteran and fight choreographer Mike Taylor.
“We fully expect some fans to see it just for the fight realism,” Davis said. “For authentic action, we’ve had viewers rank it far above a certain more well-known cage-fight movie.”
In fact, while principal film shooting was in Tuscaloosa, the climactic fight scene was filmed at a professional MMA event in Mississippi.
“People don’t think about why they make the choices they make; we want them to leave the theaters asking what if: What if I did it God’s way?” Davis said.
Learn more at TheFightWithinMovie.com
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Producer: New Life Cinema
International Christian Visual Media awarded the coveted Crown Awards to outstanding films and documentaries at the annual conference, June 22-25, 2016.
“Sabina K.” Director Cristobál Krusen accepted the award,
“Sabina is a Muslim woman in Bosnia, and the struggles she goes through are ultimately redeemed. We hope to reach people outside the walls of the church.”
Krusen talked about his first ICVM conference 26 years ago and the family ICVM has become.
About the movie “Sabina K.”
“Sabina K.,” inspired by a true story, takes place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The “Sabina” of the title is a divorced mother of two small children who falls in love with Saša, an old friend from the Bosnian war. The two plan to marry, but things go terribly wrong when Saša mysteriously disappears.
A few weeks later, Sabina passes out on the job. She goes to the doctor and learns that she is pregnant. Her parents and friends counsel her to have an abortion and put the past behind her, but she refuses. As her pregnancy advances and winter approaches, Sabina loses her job and when her ex-husband tries to shake her down for money by threatening to take the children away permanently, she comes to a breaking point. Love has failed her, and she decides to take her life. She checks into a room at a hostel and begins swallowing pills, slipping into unconsciousness.
What happens next is subject to opinion… But one thing becomes clear. Sabina will never be the same.
Other Gold Crown winners include:
• “Beyond the Mask”
• “Future of the Church” (documentary)
• “World War One Military Chaplains” (documentary)
• “Faith Happens” (series)
• “Heartfall” (short film)
• “Joseph: Beloved Son, Rejected Slave, Exalted Ruler” (children’s film)
• “Torchlighters: Robert Jermain Thomas” (children’s film)
• “WOW Moments” (comedy)
Filmmakers from across the U.S. and around the world gather each year to worship God, network, encourage one another and honor the excellent work of their colleagues. ICVM’s mission is to be a supportive Christian community for those involved in the production and distribution of visual media: Encouraging and networking to communicate Christ to the world.
Silver and Bronze Crown Award winners include:
• “Hearken – Our Voice”
• “Badge of Faith”
• “Until Forever”
• “Once We Were Slaves”
• “The Adventures of Ryan Defrates – Secret Agent”
• “Quakers: That of God in Everyone”
• “Find Me”
• “Flee From the Land of the North”
• “Hearken – Our Voice”
• “The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity”
• “I’m Not High Maintenance”
The 2016 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to ICVM was awarded to Dolf van de Vegte of Family7 of The Netherlands.
A complete listing of all 30 categories and winners, and for more information about International Christian Visual Media, visit icvm.com.
June 30th, 2016 | Articles | Comments »
The Supreme Court’s recent reversal of a Texas law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges and abortion facilities to meet basic health standards is a signal to the pro-life movement to push for social change in other ways, says Jason Jones, co-executive producer of the new pro-life film VOICELESS.
Jones, founder of Movie to Movement, a non-profit organization that uses the medium of motion pictures to engage audiences on the nature and dignity of the human person, is working with the VOICELESS film team to add 100 screens to the release of new pro-life film VOICELESS which debuts in theaters nationwide on October 7 and sees the recent court ruling as a major catalyst which will prompt pro-life organizations, churches and individuals to action.
“Inch by inch, we are fighting to take back our culture from Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry,” said Jones. “We must help those battling bravely in the legislatures and courts by reshaping the national discourse–one way we do that is through the arts and films such as VOICELESS. We see this as a shift from the courthouse to the movie-house in an effort to transform our nation.”
Executive Producer of the influential pro-life movies BELLA and CRESCENDO, Jones knows the power of film to change culture. BELLA, inspired countless women to make the choice to keep their baby—over 1000 women wrote the producers sharing their stories. Jones’ short film CRESCENDO, thanks to the tireless work of executive producer Pattie Mallette, raised millions of dollars for pregnancy centers and launched a national conversation on the importance of pregnancy centers.
“VOICELESS is a call to the church. Now more than ever as we see no relief from our judiciary or legislative branches, the church must stand up and take a leadership role in protecting the vulnerable. We are issuing an urgent call to churches and church leaders to recommit themselves to protecting the sanctity of life.”
VOICELESS will launch theatrically nationwide on October 7, 2016 and will be distributed by ArtAffects Entertainment. Battling his own inner-demons, Jesse (Rusty Joiner: Last Ounce Of Courage, Dodgeball, "Days of Our Lives") encounters a young, pregnant teen overcome with grief that, after an impulsive abortion, has her family blaming Jesse for more than just her final decision. Jesse’s wife Julia (Jocelyn Cruz: Strike One, This Is Our Time) must come to terms with her own choices and decide if she can support her husband as opposition mounts against him.
The winner of multiple awards, VOICELESS has been honored as Northeast Film Festival’s Best Feature and People’s Choice for Best Feature Film and Best Feature Film from the California Independent Film Festival.
For more information on how to bring VOICELESS to a theater near you opening weekend, visit moviegrouptickets.com/voiceless.
Official site: VoicelessTheMovie.com
June 30th, 2016 | Articles | Comments »
Christian filmmakers converged on Cincinnati last week for the annual International Christian Visual Media Conference, culminating with the Crown Awards Night. Fifty of the top dramatic films, comedies, documentaries, television series, and shorts were up for gold, silver, and bronze awards in fifteen categories. The evening ended with “Providence,” a silent love story romance drama receiving four of the coveted Crown awards including Best Picture – Bronze; Best Drama Under $250,000 – Gold; Best Youth Film – Bronze; and Best Evangelistic Film – Silver.
“We were excited just to have our film nominated with such amazing movies,” says writer/director Sharon Wilharm. “We hoped for one award, best case scenario, two, never dreaming that we would win in each category we were nominated for.”
“Providence” is the second silent cinema feature film for filmmakers Fred and Sharon Wilharm of Mainstreet Productions. It uses dramatic action and a dynamic soundtrack of indie music to tell the story of a couple who grow up together but take forty years for their friendship to bloom into romance. “Providence” is told silent cinema style but has a more indie feel and features an eclectic blend of music by independent artists tied together by cinematic scoring. It is about Rachel Cartwright and Mitchell Little who grow up in the small town of Providence, Tennessee. Their paths keep crossing, and, at one point, it looks like they’ll finally get together. But the opportunity slips away, and they go their separate ways. It takes a tragedy many years later before they’re reunited.
“Providence” released theatrically Valentine’s weekend as part of the AMC Independent lineup. It showed in select AMC theaters across the country including NYC and L.A. and has accumulated an impressive list of festival nominations and wins.
ICVM is made up of Christian writers, directors, producers, performers and distributors working together in an association to more effectively reach people with the message of the Gospel since the 1970’s. Other top Crown Award winners were Best Picture – Gold "Sabina K," a Bosnian true story; Best Evangelistic Film – Gold "War Room," and Best Picture – Silver "Beyond the Mask." Past winners have included "Old Fashioned," "The Song," "Courageous," and "Fireproof."
The Wilharms travel the country promoting their films and teaching visual storytelling at film events. In addition, they run Faith Flix a blogzine that provides a behind the scenes look at faith-based films.
"Providence" is available at all Lifeway Christian Stores as well as online at Christian Cinema and Fish Flix. It airs on TCT Network July 3. For a limited time, the filmmakers are offering free church screenings. For more information, visit the Providence Web site.
Justice Pictures and IMD Films are releasing the Dove Foundation approved film, “The Reconciler,” which includes the first appearance of Canadian professional wrestler and actor Roddy Piper in a film since his passing on July 30, 2015. “The Reconciler” also stars Sherry Morris of “The Book of Ruth.” The film is now available in all Walmart stores through an exclusive agreement with Black Wolf Media Group and Origin Releasing. It can also be found on Amazon as well as Comcast/Verizon, OnDemand and iTunes. Sales are expected to be brisk, especially during the holiday season.
“The Reconciler” centers around a mysterious captor that takes estranged people and holds them against their will until they reconcile. At the same time, a female reporter (Sherry Morris) is assigned by her editor (Roddy Piper) to investigate the ever present darkness he feels is pervading the world.
“Besides producing a suspenseful and entertaining film, the real vision is to get people to consider their relationships with others and with God,” says Director and Co-Writer Shawn Justice. “There really is no other film like it out there and so we’re excited to see what God can truly do in the lives of the people who see it.”
On working with the legendary Roddy Piper, Shawn says,
“Roddy was very genuine, such a gracious attitude for someone who had been in the business for so long. He was well loved by so many; in the wrestling world as well as the film world. I feel without a doubt he is Heaven-side as he and I had conversations about it. The release of this film is bittersweet, but I’m sure he’d be proud.”
The movie was shot on RED/4K in Portland by Justice Pictures with local crew and actors. Sponsors of the film include Stinson Press. Justice Pictures was established in 1999 as a faith-based production company which recently wrapped, “Out of the Darkness” with academy nominated actor Graham Greene, partnering with Hydra Entertainment. The companies are planning to shoot a faith-based Western in February 2016, as well as several other titles in 2016.
September 11th, 2015 | Articles | Comments »
Moviegoers nationwide to participate in “Captive: Night of Purpose” on September 17, 2015
One day prior to the theatrical release of the upcoming film “CAPTIVE,” moviegoers will gather in theaters for “Captive: Night of Purpose” to witness the life-changing story of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols in the Paramount Pictures thriller. The event will take place on September 17 at 7:00 p.m. In more than 50 markets around the U.S.
Attendees at the event will enjoy a private showing of the film and view an exclusive panel discussion hosted by Gayle King with cast members David Oyelowo (“Selma”) and Kate Mara (“House of Cards”), along with producer Terry Botwick, Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols” mother Claritha.
“CAPTIVE,” based on a true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Smith and Nichols. After being taken hostage by Nichols in her apartment, Smith turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” for guidance. In reading from the book, Smith not only finds purpose in her life but also helps Nichols find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.
Producer Terry Botwick says,
“Captive” is more than just an entertaining film. It is an authentic experience of an incident that could have ended tragically. ‘Captive: Night of Purpose’ serves as a perfect opportunity for all of us to remember that no matter how dark a time we may be going through, there is a place to turn and find meaning. Ashley Smith’s life was changed forever and she lives a powerful life today, which reminds us that every life has purpose.”
As September is National Recovery Month, in which the prevention, treatment and recovery from mental and substance abuse disorders is lauded, “Captive: Night of Purpose” is hoped to be a catalyst for the many organizations, churches and communities planning to attend to discover their purpose and engage on topics of recovery, prevention, city transformation, faith and redemption.
Screen buyouts and theater takeovers for this exclusive event were made possible by private donors, churches, business leaders and the following sponsors: Beliefnet.com, Book Fun Magazine, Christian Broadcasting Network, ChristianCinema.com, The Christian Post, The Dove Foundation, Jesus Daily, New ReleaseToday, Outreach, Inc., The Washington Times and WingClips.
In addition to Oyelowo and Mara, “CAPTIVE” also stars Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo, with Mimi Rogers and Michael K. Williams. Directed by veteran filmmaker Jerry Jameson, “Captive” is based on the book Unlikely Angel by Ashley Smith with Stacy Mattingly. The film’s screenplay is by Brian Bird. Produced by Terry Botwick, Jerry Jameson, Lucas Akoskin, Alex Garcia, Katrina Wolfe, David Oyelowo and Ken Wales. The executive producers are Santiago Garcia Galván, Jonathan Gray, Brian Bird, Elliott Lester and Ralph Winter.
“CAPTIVE” opens in theaters on September 18, 2015, under the distribution of Paramount Pictures Corporation, a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, and a unit of Viacom.
For additional information about “Captive: Night of Purpose” or to find the film in participating markets, go to captivemovieresources.com/nightofpurpose. For more information on the film “CAPTIVE” and to view its official trailer, visit www.captivethemovie.com.
Also see previous article: “Captive”—Paramount Pictures releases trailer starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara
September 10th, 2015 | Articles | Comments »
A faith-based period drama with a modern-day purpose and explosive sports action is headed to theaters nationwide October 16, 2015. WOODLAWN, is said to be an exhilarating high school football story about revival and reconciliation, offering hope for overcoming the racial crises facing America today.
The movie, an Erwin Brothers film produced by Kevin Downes, tells the true-life story of Tony Nathan (newcomer Caleb Castille), who lands in a powder keg of anger and violence when he joins fellow African-American students at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, after its government-mandated desegregation in 1973. The Woodlawn Colonels football team is a microcosm of the problems at the school and in the city, which erupts in cross burnings and riots, and Coach Tandy Geralds (Nic Bishop) is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways.
It’s only when Hank (Sean Astin), an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, convinces Coach Geralds to let him speak to the team that something truly remarkable begins to happen. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to the “better way” Hank tells them is possible through following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined.
The Colonels make a run at the state playoffs led by Nathan, who achieves superstar status in Birmingham and attracts the attention of legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant (Jon Voight). It’s the miracle, Hank says, of what happens when God shows up. Director Andy Erwin says,
“It is the story about the redemption of a cynic through a reluctant hero with the influence of an unabashed optimist. And these three men mixed together in the midst of this spiritual awakening that really hit America in the early ‘70s called the Jesus Movement. Something special happened, and a city healed.”
Adds Producer Kevin Downes:
“It’s a special film that’s really going to touch the lives of many people across the country and around the world. I think it transcends different backgrounds in such a way that it can bring healing. People have separation and brokenness in their lives—and this film can really help people in ways that are unexpected.”
A trio of books will also be released in conjunction with the film: Woodlawn: Dare to Believe, written by Todd Geralds (son of Tandy Geralds), on which the movie is based; and Touchdown Tony: Running With a Purpose, Tony Nathan’s autobiography, are both available September 15, 2015 from Howard Books. A devotional book, When God Shows Up, releases October 1, 2015 from Broadstreet Publishing.
WOODLAWN, distributed by Pure Flix in conjunction with Provident Films, stars Sean Astin (“Rudy,” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Mom’s Night Out”), Nic Bishop (“Covert Affairs,” “Body of Proof”), Caleb Castille (in his feature film debut), C. Thomas Howell (“The Outsiders,” “Red Dawn”), Sherri Shepherd (“The View,” “Precious”) and Academy-Award winner JON VOIGHT (“Ali,” “National Treasure,” “Coming Home”). It is directed by The Erwin Brothers (“October Baby,” “Mom’s Night Out”) from a script by Jon Erwin and Quinton Peeples and is produced by Kevin Downes (“Faith of Our Fathers,” “Courageous”).
To learn more about the movie, visit www.woodlawnmovie.com
September 10th, 2015 | Articles | 1 Comment »
“One Generation Away” is a fast-paced film that travels the United States (and Europe) in search of a deeper understanding of the religious freedom clauses in the Constitution’s First Amendment. From Hobby Lobby to the Mt. Soledad Cross in San Diego to wedding service providers in the Northwest, “One Generation Away” asks hard questions about the status of religious liberty in America today. The film includes leading voices on both sides of the issue. “One Generation Away” discovers that our “first freedom” religious liberty is one that demands attention at this critical point in American history.
In the wake of county clerk Kim Davis being jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky, the “One Generation Away” Film Tour is headed to The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky on September 15.
The “One Generation Away” Film Tour also includes screenings in Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, and Iowa in coming weeks. “One Generation Away,” which explores the changing face of religious liberty in America, recently won Best Documentary at the 2015 Christian Worldview Film Festival in San Antonio and the 2015 ICVM Crown Awards in Orlando. The Film Tour includes a Question and Answer session with producer/director Ken Carpenter and special guests at each stop on the tour.
Director Ken Carpenter says,
“With events such as Davis’ actions leading to her eventual arrest and jailing last week, we’re finding more and more that ONE GENERATION AWAY serves the purpose of ‘cueing up’ the conversation that needs to be had at this time. While a lot of the religious liberty issues out there are complicated—and there are no easy answers—people are realizing that the issues can’t be ignored.”
“One Generation Away” is a designed as a fast-paced film that travels the United States and Europe in search of a deeper understanding of the religious freedom clauses in the Constitution’s First Amendment. The film visits recent religious liberty hotspots, ranging from Hobby Lobby to wedding service providers (bakers and florists) in the Pacific Northwest. “One Generation Away” also includes leading voices on both sides of the issue, including Eric Metaxas, Tony Perkins, James McElroy (ACLU), Dan Barker (Freedom From Religion Foundation), and many more.
Ken Carpenter reports,
“The challenge before believers is to better discern what a rightful understanding of religious liberty should be, especially in the face of emerging cultural changes that appear to be in contrast to biblical teaching. It puts a lot of people in a great deal of conflict. Hopefully, ‘One Generation Away’ helps us steer toward seeing the issue of religious liberty more clearly.”
For more information about “One Generation Away,” visit www.onegenerationawaymovie.com. For more information about the “One Generation Away” Film Tour, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ken Carpenter
Award-winning Producer/Director Ken Carpenter has been recognized for a wide variety of film, video, and television projects, ranging from dramas to documentaries to music videos. His work includes projects with Amy Grant, Newsboys, dcTalk, Casting Crowns, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Jeremy Camp, and numerous others. He’s done films for organizations including Focus on the Family, Tyndale Publishers, Compassion International, Big Idea, PAX TV, Joni and Friends, and many more. He is currently finishing “Last Best Summer Ever,” a feature film for EchoLight Studios.
EchoLight Studios is an entertainment studio specializing in bringing first-class, redemptive media to the marketplace. EchoLight Studios produces, directs, funds and distributes faith-based films that bring communities together. For information, visit www.echolight.com.
September 10th, 2015 | Articles | Comments »
Greg Gudorf, a senior technology/marketing executive with a track record of success at such companies as Technicolor, Diego and Sony Electronics, is joining Pure Flix Digital as CEO.
With the number of streaming video households in North America expected to reach 76.5 million by 2020 (an increase of 26 million from 2014) according to a Digital TV Research forecast, Gudorf will be responsible for directing and driving the anticipated growth of the new PureFlix.com subscription video-on-demand service.
The service, which launched earlier this summer, offers more than 2,500 full-length feature films, independent and educational films, kid’s animated titles, television series, documentaries and more for the entire family at home or on the go. Pure Flix Digital is currently available on Roku and via iOS and Google apps, for use on smart phones, tablets, laptops/PCs, or televisions.
Pure Flix Founding Partner Michael Scott says,
“Greg’s technical experience in the video streaming space, along with his ability to successfully take new platforms and services to market, makes him a welcome and valuable addition to the Pure Flix family. We have ambitious plans to provide our faith-driven content to families anytime, anywhere and I’m confident Greg and his team will deliver.”
Before joining Pure Flix Digital, Gudorf served as COO of MGO.com, a premium digital streaming service and joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation now serving several million consumers. Prior to that position, he was CEO at Digeo, a Paul Allen-owned company that introduced the Moxi® High Definition Digital Video Recorder, which allowed consumers to discover, enjoy and share HD content from their digital cable provider, PCs on the home network and the Internet.
At Sony Electronics, Gudorf and his team launched SonyStyle.com, the company’s first foray in audio/video online/retail sales. He was also responsible for marketing the company’s innovative televisions, which defined Sony as a brand for years.
Another former Sony Electronics executive, Brian Pancarik, is also joining Pure Flix Digital as vice president of operations and support. Pancarik will help drive the strategy and deployment of the company’s SVOD platform. He most recently was a senior product marketing and business manager at Sony Electronics, based in San Diego.