Advice from Script Readers

Advice from Script Readers

Script readers have the difficult task of reading spec script submissions sent to studios, producers and agents, the good and the bad, and a lot of the later. I'm always interested to hear what they have to say about storytelling. They may not be great writers or teachers of screenwriting, but just by virtue of swimming in the slush...

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Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Films

Stanley Kubrick’s First Short Films

From Look photographer to filmmaker, Kubrick's first two short films show the developing eye of a great director. He made his first film Day of the Fight in 1949 for $3900. It tells the story of a day before a fight for boxer Walter Cartier. The 16 minute film sold to RKO for $4000. His second short film Flying Padre tells the story of...

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Puritan Collector’s Edition Released

Puritan Collector’s Edition Released

The Puritan documentary directed by Stephen McCaskell and produced by Media Gratiae has released a gorgeous collector's edition in a steel box case. The Collector's Edition includes five hours of extended, never-before-released interviews with the guests including...

Bringing Space Jam to Life

Bringing Space Jam to Life

The Little Black Book interviewed our team and produced an article about our studio's work on Space Jam 2. To go behind the hand-drawn scenes of the animation blockbuster, LBB spoke with several members of the team who brought the project to life. In no particular...

Eric Løkkesmoe on a Theology of Marketing

Eric Løkkesmoe on a Theology of Marketing

Erik Løkkesmoe of Aspiration Ventures talks about a theology of marketing that is particularly relevant for filmmakers. I think audiences are not looking for best deals, or the newest sale, the slickest marketing, or the loudest voice, or the most radio ads. I think...

Ten Thoughts About the Christian and Entertainment

Ten Thoughts About the Christian and Entertainment

What guidelines should Christians use in chosing their entertainment and media watching habits. Dr. Mark Coppenger wrote a helpful, pastoral article outlining 10 thoughts on this topic. It's posted on the blog of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.  ...

Stephen McCaskell’s Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Stephen McCaskell’s Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary filmmaker, Stephen McCaskell has published an 8-part blog series on the process of making a documentary. McCaskell was behind the documentaries Puritan, Luther, The Church, Discipleship Explored, and a series with Tim Challies called Epic. He has a lot of...

MMP is moving to a new podcast host

MMP is moving to a new podcast host

The Ministry of Motion Pictures Podcast is moving to a new podcast home with Anchor.fm. Over the next 30 days the MMPP feeds from your favorite podcast apps will be changing. If you need to reconnect return to our home page to find any new links. Find MMPPAnchor...

Tyler Smith’s Reel Redemption Doc Wins at FIIFF

Tyler Smith’s Reel Redemption Doc Wins at FIIFF

The 2020 Franklin International Indie Film Festival (FIIFF) awarded Tyler Smith's documentary "Reel Redemption" as Best Faith Based Feature. Though it's not an exhaustive look at the history of Christian filmmaking, it does offer a compelling perspective of this...

Kappa Studios Christian Film Finishing Fund

Kappa Studios Christian Film Finishing Fund

Kappa Studios has launched a non-profit 501c3 Christian Film Finishing Fund to help producers complete their Christian film projects. Kappa is often requested to assist gospel-centered projects that, for a variety of reasons, stall out before they are able to finish....