Art Promotions is happy to announce this week Christmas Ride, an Oscar hopeful, was awarded the gold Faith and Family Seal of Approval from The Dove Foundation Review Board, with recommended viewing for ages 12 and older.
This means the Foundation believes that the content expressed makes for the kind of entertainment family members can enjoy together with confidence. The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products.
Christmas Ride also received the blue Family Seal for the same age group.
Now celebrating its 20th year as an advocate for family values in entertainment, The Dove Foundation works to encourage filmmakers to make clean movies, and to empower families to make wise choices. As a nonprofit, "keeper of the Seal," free from commercial pressures, The Dove Foundation has built a brand that is recognized by over 50 million Americans.
Here is a link to the Dove Foundation review of Christmas Ride:
The Dove Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and may be found online at http://www.dove.org.
We're happy to announce
CHRISTMAS RIDE is slated to start its first theatrical run
in Los Angeles, California beginning Sept 19 - 25, 2014, at the
Laemmle Music Hall 3 9036 Wilshire Blvd near Doheny Drive Beverly Hills, CA.
Screenings Daily: 1:20, 4:10, 7:00 & 9:45 PM
Would appreciate everyone sharing this news with their California friends and groups.
Here's a link to the cinema's website: http://www.laemmle.com/films/38501
From Yelp I found these tips on parking:
METERED PARKING IS FREE:
- after 6 pm Monday thru Friday
- after 3pm Saturday
- all day Sunday
$5 flat-rate parking at both 135 and 140 Doheny Drive:
- after 5 pm on weekdays
- all day Saturday
Several garages are on S. Doheny. During the day, Weatherly has five hour meter parking.
Buses seem to run on Wilshire too.
Please make time to see this moving film and make the opening weekend a winner for CHRISTMAS RIDE. Four or five screenings daily. Cast member Russell Walden plans to be present opening weekend. Also screenwriter, producer Karen Francis will be there for the Q & A Friday and Saturday.
This year some new variations on the posters for Christmas Ride were introduced. The one of Keri (played by Brittney Ham) driving was slightly favored over over a dramatic black and white version of her running in the results of a public poll. Other posters featuring additional cast members and may be seen on Facebook.
The most popular YouTube spot video on the film has garnered over 18,461 plays to date. Trailer versions abound including a sketchy animated effect. Click to see Top Trailer. (It has 5241 plays.) More Cast interviews, Musician profiles and news were posted to the Christmas Ride blog. Announcements about the movie continue to be posted in LINKEDIN groups and on other social media sites along with some online advertising, and submission of press releases to the print media.
Additionally, the Title Certification Report was received and a Blu ray Master Mix of the DVD prepared. A DCP version is being explored at this time for use in cinemas with digital projection systems. An entertainment attorney continues to review the comprehensive Actor and Location and Music Releases etc. to finalize Clearance for the film.
As producer, Art Promotions, celebrating its 25th anniversary of making and selling "Paintings, Prints, and [now] Productions," continues outreach to the community and distributors with considerations of booking cinemas to open film theatrically in Los Angeles, New York as well as Memphis. Due to limitations on funds available for this family friendly movie, Christmas Ride is tied to local railroad tracks at the moment. We need a Dudley Do Right of Studio Acquisition to appear and rescue us from the train of Exhaustion and put us in the Passenger seat through Cinema Rollout and Distribution. Any ideas on this subject, or interest in playing this moving feature film in your cinema, contact Karen Francis firstname.lastname@example.org.