French step up to protect indies

August 27, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

In the U.S., a country proud of its cardboard hamburgers and free e-books, thinking about how competition might influence culture doesn’t amp up Facebook posts. But in France and Germany, the threat of Amazon.com to cultural foundations – especially reading and thinking – has been enough to push legislation to protect indie booksellers.

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The Remaining sets new standard for Christian “horror” films

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As Sony Picture’s new film, The Remaining, prepares to open in theaters nationwide Sept. 5, director Casey La Scalia (of Donnie Darko and A Walk to Remember fame) knew the dangers of producing a Christian “horror film” from the start. “I didn’t know if this could work. You’re talking about avid church-goers going to see Paranormal Activity. How do you get them to go?” But The Remaining really isn’t in the same class as a straight-up horror film, he says.

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Beware of hacking software

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The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about malicious software aimed at hacking into retailers’ point-of-sale systems. Last October, the government encouraged businesses to scan their POS systems for the software “Backoff,” and provided instructions for finding and removing it. Read the story from Industrial Distribution.

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Integrity signs Stu G

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Co-founder of Delirious? and member of One Sonic Society, Stu G, has signed an exclusive publishing contract with Integrity Music Publishing. Stu G is currently on tour with Michael W. Smith.

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Expand your cultural reach

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Is your store reaching all people in your community? In September’s CBA Retailers+Resources , find out how appealing to cultural communities can lead to valuable relationships and new opportunities. The digital issue is now available, and includes interviews with Max Lucado, Eugene Cho, Jon Erwin, and Mike Grayson of Mikeschair, plus product intelligence and much more.

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Christian Product Expo set

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The Munce Group will host the Christian Product Expo Sept. 21-23 in Murfreesboro, TN. Read details regarding the schedule and events.

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Holy Ghost pushes industry boundaries

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When Wanderlust Productions’ independent film, Holy Ghost, releases Sept. 6, it will be due to the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, which raised $360,000 in 45 days, making it the No. 1 most-funded faith-based film in Kickstarter history. Also breaking the typical entertainment release mold, Wanderlust Productions will host a one-time 48-hour world premier for the film’s release,

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Sony film receives faith-friendly rating

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When the Game Stands Tall (Sony/TriStar Pictures) received 4.5 out of 5 stars for Faith Driven Consumer’s Faith-Friendly Film Ratings. These ratings are based on five core criteria: Overall Faith and/or Biblical Relevance; Faith-compatible Depiction of Characters and Character Relationships; Faith-compatible Depiction of Situations, Family Viewing Suitability; and Entertainment Value.

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The Best Yes debuts at No. 4

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Lysa TerKeurst’s latest book, The Best Yes (Nelson Books), will debut at No. 4 on the New York Times Advice, How-To, & Miscellaneous bestseller list for Aug. 31. Nelson Books and Proverbs 31 Ministries partnered on a launch campaign that includes national publicity, advertising, and pre-order promotions, blog tours, and a special nationwide webcast event. All proceeds from The Best Yes will be given to various global Christian ministries.

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Film project focuses on disability issues

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A partnership between Downtown Community Television Center’s program “Media Enabled Musketeers” and Moscow’s Journalism Advancement and Support Center will provide community training on disability sensitivity and workshops on documentary storytelling for citizens with disabilities, journalists, and journalism students. As a result,

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