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Tyler Perry Signs Historic Mega Film & TV Deal With Viacom To Produce Programming For BET and Other Networks; ‘New York Times’ Calls It “a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network”

Tyler Perry, the writer, director, producer, playwright and actor, has signed a long-term deal with Viacom that could help the fortunes of that embattled media conglomerate. (more…)

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Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels Circling “Terms of Endearment” Remake

Oprah Winfrey is looking to re-team with The Butler director Lee Daniels for a remake of the Oscar-winning 1983 drama, Terms of Endearment. According to The Wrap, Paramount Pictures secured the rights to the project for Daniels to develop, with Winfrey in negotiations to star in the role of Aurora, the

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WATCH: First Trailer For “Same Kind of Different as Me” Released; Film Adaption Stars Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight

Watch the official movie trailer for Same Kind of Different as Me. Coming to theatres February 3, 2017. (more…)

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Academy Poised To Re-Elect Its “Reluctant Revolutionary” Cheryl Boone Isaacs

If ever there was a reluctant revolutionary, it is Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Asked lately what she expected from a fourth year as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — if she is indeed re-elected by the group’s board of governors tonight — Boone Isaacs said she

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‘Terminator Genisys’ Multiplayer Mobile Game to be Released in 2017

“Terminator Genisys” may not be coming back to the big screen, but the cyborg franchise is set to get an all-new mobile game release next year. Skydance has inked a pact with game developer Plarium for the rights to develop a mobile game for iOS and Android based on the latest

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WATCH: New Faith Trailer Released For Upcoming Remake of ‘Ben-Hur’

Paramount Pictures is gearing up to release the reboot of "Ben-Hur" in August, and in a new faith trailer, viewers are given a glimpse into the impact Jesus Christ made on the fictional character Ben-Hur while an exclusive song by for King & Country plays in the background. (more…)

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Paramount Pictures to Distribute “Captive”, Movie Based On True Story of Redemption Starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara

Paramount Pictures announced today that it has secured the worldwide distribution rights to “Captive,” starring David Oyelowo (“Selma”) and Kate Mara (“Fantastic Four,” “House of Cards”). The studio will release the film on September 18, 2015. (more…)

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Mayor of Selma, Alabama, Praises Paramount Decision to Show "Selma" Film Free in City

Here’s the official statement from Paramount: Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), announced today that the Golden Globe nominated film “SELMA” from director Ava DuVernay will be shown for free to the town’s citizens at the Selma Walton Theater in the city of Selma, Alabama beginning January 9th. (more…)

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Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe star in 'Noah.' (Paramount Pictures)

WATCH: Here Is What Some Christian Leaders Are Saying About “Noah” – the Movie

After my original blog post recommending Christians see Paramount Pictures' upcoming movie Noah and subsequent interviews in the national media, the studio called and asked our production company, Cooke Pictures, to create a short video feature with Christian leaders talking about the movie.   (more…)

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Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Photograph: Sportsphoto/Allstar/Paramount Pictures

Paramount Appears to Have Failed to Make Most Christians Happy with “Noah”

Studio executives tested an alternate version of Darren Aronofsky's forthcoming biblical epic Noah that opened with a montage of religious images and ended with a Christian rock song, it has been revealed. Aronofsky said recently that he had won a battle with executives to screen his own version of Noah in cinemas after around half a

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Phil Cooke Says He is Still Recommending Christians Go See “Noah” at the Movies

You’ve probably heard the controversy about the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie “Noah.” In the last few weeks, I’ve seen numerous blogs, social media posts, and commentaries on the movie – usually criticizing it and detailing how far it strays from an accurate Biblical portrayal.  But as of this writing I’m one

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Phil Cooke Gives 10 Reasons Why Christians Should Go and See “Noah”

You’ve probably heard the controversy about the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie Noah. In the last few weeks, I’ve seen numerous blogs, social media posts, and commentaries on the movie – usually criticizing it and detailing how far it strays from an accurate Biblical portrayal. But I’m one of only a

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