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(RNS) Christian conservatives should acknowledge that modern popular culture is here to stay, and use that platform to produce Christian-themed films that will also have quality and popular appeal, said Santorum, the new CEO of EchoLight Studios.

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  1. David Thompson

    Popular culture and G-rated movies don’t go well. And Christian and R-rated films are oxymoronic. What niche does he plan to fill? I guess you always have that 100 million lunatic evangelical/fundamentalist group that lives for being brainwashed at every chance it gets. It might just work.

  2. well the standard christian movie model is take a bunch of people with the stunted imagination of a shuttered religious upbringing and produce dull and awkwardly scripted stories nobody wants to see … good luck trying to create a profitable system that’s substantially different from the old model. my guess is that any attempt for “faith-based films” to occupy a significant slice of the mainstream means much higher output with much less extreme christianity … which also means you can no longer survive on the small sector that will pay money to watch anything overtly christian; at which point you lose money at the same rate as any studio with a poor track record for producing hits. maybe now is the time to start finding little old rich ladies who will finance these films above 100% subscription

  3. chaim avigdor lieber

    they can make movies about jesus all day long
    and they can make movies about moses ’til the cows come home

    but nobody will go to see them
    because nobody wants to be preached to in the movies

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