Pure Flix Entertainment

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Pure Flix Entertainment, LLC
Private
Industry Entertainment
Genre Film production
Founded 2003
Founders David A. R. White
Russell Wolfe
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Key people
David A. R. White
Byron M. Jones
(Managing Partner)
Products Christian films
Services Educational curriculum[1]
Website pureflixstudio.com

Pure Flix Entertainment (stylized as PURE|FLIX) is an American independent Christian film and television studio, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company produces, distributes, acquires and markets Christian and family-friendly films.[2] The company produced Jerusalem Countdown in 2011, with 10 West Studios.[3]

Pure Flix Entertainment has created many films, such as The Wager,[4] Home Beyond the Sun, In the Blink of an Eye, Sarah's Choice,[5] A Greater Yes: The Story of Amy Newhouse, The Book of Ruth: Journey of Faith and Holyman Undercover. They also produced the first two seasons of TBN's Travel the Road. God's Not Dead (2014) starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper and Dean Cain[6] earned over $60 million in the U.S. box-office and was released in digital format by Lionsgate on August 5, 2014.[7]

Since late 2015, Pure Flix had its own theatrical distribution arm.[8] In late 2016, Pure Flix announced a homeschooling curriculum for families with home-schooled children[1] and decided to allow their users to delete words such as "hell" and "damn" from their programming.[9] The company has teamed up with the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference to supply further opportunities for Hispanic actors to improve the media representation of the Hispanic community.[10]

God's Not Dead series[edit]

Their film God's Not Dead was 2014's highest grossing independent film[11] and one of the most successful independent faith-based films of all time.[12] In 2016, God's Not Dead 2 grossed over $1.4 million in Brazil[13] and was considered by Vox to be "moderately commercially successful".[14] A third God's Not Dead film has been announced.[15] The Christian band Newsboys appear in and provide music for the first two films in the series.[16] Legalities related to the Johnson Amendment were referenced in the second film and are a likely theme of the third film.[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2014 God's Not Dead Inspirational Film of the Year - GMA Dove Awards Won[18]
Film Television Impact Award - KLOVE Fan Awards Won[18]

Productions[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Billy Hallowell, Deseret News (November 2016). "Hollywood movie house launches free curriculum for home-school families". East Idaho News. 
  2. ^ "Genius Products Announces Exclusive DVD and Digital Rights Distribution Agreement with Pure Flix Entertainment". BusinessWire. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. BusinessWire Genius 
  3. ^ Jokich, Alex; Greg Miller (April 13, 2010). "Movie Shoot Aboard S.S. Badger". WWTV. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "New Production Releases On DVD November 17". BREATHEcast. November 18, 2009. Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  5. ^ Donovan, Kevin P. (November 23, 2009). "Pro-Life Movie Starring Rebecca St. James Hits Stores". The Christian Post. Retrieved December 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ Faughnder, Ryan (11 April 2014). "Can 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?". Box Office. The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor about the existence of God has grossed about $35 million in ticket sales so far, making it one of the biggest surprises of the year, with little sign of stopping as it enters its fourth weekend in theaters. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-gods-not-dead-20140411,0,2238502.story#ixzz2zBBKnuMS 
  7. ^ Sandler, Jennifer (10 July 2014). "LIONSGATE ACQUIRES DOMESTIC DIGITAL, VOD AND TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO FAITH-BASED BOX OFFICE HIT 'GOD'S NOT DEAD'". The Wall Street Journal. 
  8. ^ Patrick Hipes. "'God's Not Dead' Producer Pure Flix Launches Theatrical Distribution Arm". Deadline.com.  Retrieved November 2016
  9. ^ PureFlix Lets Users Delete Words Like ‘Hell’ and ‘Damn’
  10. ^ Kevin Porter (November 2016). "Pure Flix, NHCLC Transform Hispanic Roles in Hollywood With Ambitious Film Industry Project". The Christian Post. 
  11. ^ Efrem Graham. "'God's Not Dead' Creators Hope for Double Blessing". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  12. ^ Jeannie Law (December 2016). "'God's Not Dead 3' Is in the Works, Says Actor-Producer David AR White (Interview)". The Christian Post. 
  13. ^ God's Not Dead 2
  14. ^ Alissa Wilkinson (December 2016). "How 2016's movies and TV reflected Americans' changing relationship with religion". Vox. 
  15. ^ a b Mark Judge. "Confirmed: There Will be a 'God's Not Dead 3'". CNSNews.com.  Retrieved November 2016
  16. ^ Don Thrasher. "7 fast facts about Newsboys before Fraze show". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  17. ^ Alissa Wilkinson (November 2016). "Mike Pence's church pitch, the Johnson Amendment, and the decline of the religious right". Vox. 
  18. ^ a b Emma Koonse. "'God's Not Dead' Earns Two Prestigious Awards, Sequel Film in Development". The Christian Post. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  19. ^ "What if...". AllMovie. 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Jerusalem Countdown". AllMovie. 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  21. ^ Buchanan, Jason (2012). "Apostle Peter and the Last Supper". AllMovie. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  22. ^ "Book of Esther". AllMovie. 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "The Book of Daniel". AllMovie. 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "God's Not Dead". YouTube: GodsNotDeadTheMovie. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  25. ^ McNary, Dave (28 October 2014). "AFM: Faith-Based 'Do You Believe?' Aims to Match 'God's Not Dead' Success". Variety. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. “Do You Believe?” focuses on a dozen different lives that intersect on the streets of Chicago, starting with a local pastor (Ted McGinley) being moved by the visible faith of an old street-corner preacher, played by Delroy Lindo. 
  26. ^ webadmin (7 April 2015). "Woodlawn: Dare to Believe Will Come to Theaters in October". PeopleNet. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  27. ^ Jeannie Law. "Ex-Atheist Lee Strobel's Journey From Atheism to Christ Hits Theaters in Spring 2017 (Trailer)". The Christian Post.  Retrieved November 2016

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