Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue 'Les Misérables' wins Epiphany Prize
'Les Misérables' wins Epiphany Prize PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 03:53 PM EST

The faith-themed Les Misérables and The American Bible Challenge were the big winners in this year's John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prizes for inspiring movies and TV programs.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, the motion-picture adaptation of the famous musical set in 19th-century France received the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring Movie of 2012 during the 21st Annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards, held Feb. 15 at the Universal Hilton Hotel near Hollywood, Calif.

The American Bible Challenge, the Game Show Network's program starring Jeff Foxworthy, won the $100,000 Epiphany Prize for Most Inspiring TV Program of last year.

Andy Garcia, star of For Greater Glory, was recognized with the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Movies in 2012, while Kyla Kenedy of Raising Izzie won the Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Television last year.

Randall Hahn, who wrote Gideon, a story of a mysterious boy with Christ-like powers, won the $25,000 grand prize for the eighth annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays, also announced the during Movieguide Faith & Values Awards.

Romeo Ciolfi, who wrote Play Ball, won the $15,000 first runner up, while James M. De Vince, who penned The Basketball, received the $10,000 second runner up prize. The three winners will have their scripts read by top studio executives at major studios, including Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.

Click here for a complete list of Movieguide Faith & Values Award winners.

 

In this current issue:

Word Weavers forms alliance with BelieversTrust

News image

Word Weavers International, an 18-year-old organization for writers founded and...

READ MORE

Eerdmans longtime editor in chief to retire

News image

Jon Pott, vice president and editor in chief of Wm....

READ MORE

Zondervan hosts dinner for NIV’s 50th

News image

Zondervan, Biblica and the Committee on Bible Translation welcomed more...

READ MORE

Munce partners with SuzyQ to host writers conference

News image

The Munce Group and SuzyQ have announced a new writers...

READ MORE

Fire destroys Los Angeles Christian store

News image

A Christian retail store was gutted by fire Friday evening,...

READ MORE

Family Christian partners to assist widows for Thanksgiving

News image

Family Christian Stores has announced its partnership with author Miriam...

READ MORE

LifeWay to stay closed Thanksgiving

News image

While the "war on Christmas" generates more headlines, Thanksgiving has...

READ MORE

Britt Beemer: Retailers ‘control their own destinies’

News image

The mood of the American consumer is surprisingly gloomy, according...

READ MORE

GMA Canada presents Covenant Awards

News image

The Gospel Music Association (GMA) Canada honored singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes...

READ MORE

Holley Gerth’s ‘Amazing’ becomes best-seller

News image

Holley Gerth’s You’re Already Amazing (Revell/Baker Publishing Group) has landed...

READ MORE

Hachette to set e-book prices under new Amazon deal

News image

Hachette Book Group and Amazon announced Thursday that the companies...

READ MORE

Nazarene Publishing House restructures

News image

Nazarene Publishing House (NPH) will not close for business, but...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a