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New Life For Mahalia Movie Project With Bill Duke

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

MahaliaPlans to bring the life story of Mahalia Jackson to the silver screen advanced with the announcement of Bill Duke signing on to direct the film.  The director of A Rage In Harlem and Sister Act 2:Back In the Habit shared his thoughts: “Getting her story to the screen has been a passion project of mine for many years. When she sings ‘How I Got Over,’ it helps us all to believe that we can get over, too.”

Gospel Music’s first megastar, Jackson traveled across the world rightfully earning her the distinction as the world’s greatest Gospel singer. Her close association with Dr. King led to her unforgettable music performance at the March on Washington in 1963 and her influence on music landed her a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Mahalia Jackson Story, written by Ruth Ratny, based on the book Just Mahalia Baby will be filmed in Chicago and feature the music of Mahalia including Move On Up A Little Higher and Thomas Dorsey’s Precious Lord, Take My Hand.

Son of God Soundtrack Features Music From CeeLo Green and Hillsong UNITED

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Five Time GCee Lo Greenrammy Award winner CeeLo Green and internationally renowned praise band Hillsong UNITED join an impeccable roster of music acts for the original motion picture soundtrack album for the upcoming film, Son of God.  Son Of God, the first feature film release for Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s LightWorkers Media, tells the story of Jesus Christ from birth following his incredible journey and examining his crucifixion and resurrection.

Oscar winner, Golden Globe winner, and multiple Grammy winner Hans Zimmer  and Lorne Balfe contribute the lush orchestral arrangements with lyrics from Lisa Gerrard while Green’s heartfelt performance of Mary Did You Know and Hillsong UNITED’s Oceans bring passion and majestic celebration to the disc.

The CD is available in stores as well as via iTunes on February 25th, while the movie will be released in theaters across the United States Friday February 28.


Church Girl Movie Opens Strong

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

I’m In LoChurch Girl posterve With A Church Girl is the #1 independent move in theaters in its opening weekend.  The film, produced by Israel Houghton’s RGM-New Breed production outfit was called the surprise opening of the weekend debuting on more than 450 screens.

The film stars Jeff “Ja Rule” Atkins who, as a successful entrepreneur haunted by a criminal past and surrounded by old friends still “in thAdrienne and Ja Rulee life,” finds faith, redemption and inspiration when God puts a woman of faith (Adrienne Bailon) in his life. Rounding out the cast are Stephen Baldwin, Vincent Pastore, Michael Madsen, T-Bone, Martin Kove and TobyMac, with Steve Race directing.



Israel Houghton’s Call To Action

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

090_israelIsrael Houghton’s theatrical debut I’m in Love With a Church Girl opened nationwide in theaters, and Houghton took to social media on yesterday to mobilize  the Body of Christ to action.

Hey guys! I need to ask a personal favor.

I know we have posted a few things about the film I produced and did the soundtrack for called I’m in Love with a Church Girl, but I need your help. This weekend, we need the Kingdom of God to come out and support this film. Here’s why: (more…)

Church Girl Movie Tour Hits The Road

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The promo tour for Israel Houghton’s I’m in Love with a Church Girl kicks off on Monday, September 9th in Chicago, Illinois.  Church GirlSeveral members of the cast and crew will make appearances during the multi city tour including Adrienne Bailon, Stephen Baldwin and Ja Rule.  The tour will wind through Chicago, Detroit, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando and San Jose before the big movie premiere and concert in Los Angeles on October 16th.

March On – Mahalia, Martin and the Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic I Have a Dream speech, GOSPELflava remembers the impact of Mahalia Jackson and Gospel Music in the civil rights movement. (more…)

Israel Houghton Produces Film: “I’m In Love With A Church Girl”

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

090_israelReverence Gospel Media, a new production company in Hollywood announced their first feature film, “I’m In Love With A Church Girl” will open domestically on October 18, 2013 and will follow with an international release.  GRAMMY Award Winning Gospel star Israel Houghton serves as producer and contributed to the film’s soundtrack.  The film stars JA Rule as a successful entrepreneur haunted by a criminal past surrounded by old friends who still behave in that former life and finds inspiration through Adrienne Bailon.  Israel states, “We feel extraordinarily blessed to have been able to make this movie and can’t wait to see the impact it has on people’s lives, this is completely unlike any ‘faith-based’ movie anyone has ever seen. The characters face believable situations with real faith in a real God.”  Pastor Donnie McClurkin is lending his voice to the film and says, “I’ve seen this movie, and am both moved and inspired by the story, the characters, and the quality of both movie and music, This is not what people have come to expect from Christian films, and I know it will resonate deeply with viewers – even those who would never have gone anywhere near a movie that touches on the subject of faith.”  The movie will be distributed in the United States by High Top Releasing.

Deitrick Haddon’s Film “A Beautiful Soul” Makes Its World Premiere on TVOne 12/22!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Deitrick Haddon‘s second feature film “A Beautiful Soul” will premiere on Sat. December 22nd, 2012 (with an encore performance on Christmas Day at 8PM EST) on TvOne at 8pm EST. The film was released in select theaters this past summer across the nation. The film also features Lesley-Ann Brandt from CSI: NY, Robert Ri’chard from “The Vampire Diaries”Golden Brooks from “Hart of Dixie” and the hit series “Girlfriends”, Vanessa Bell Calloway from “Go On”, and cameos from John Salley and Bishop Noel Jones. The film is described as being loosely based on the holiday classic films “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol“. There is a companion soundtrack to the film that is available for purchase titled “Deitrick Haddon presents Voices of Unity; A Beautiful Soul (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture)’

Dreams Starring Tommy Ford and Vickie Winans Chicago Premiere Nov 16th

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The red carpet premiere of the movie Dreams takes place in Chicago on November 16th.  The cast of Dreams includes gospel superstar Vickie Winans, Tommy Ford (of Martin), Terri J. Vaughn (Steve Harvey, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns), Geoffrey Owens (Cosby Show), Lou Myers (A Different World), Syesha Mercado (American Idol 2008) and Lisa Tucker (American Idol 2005 Top 10).

”Dreams” follows the intertwining journeys of four burgeoning entertainers on their road to stardom. They will encounter trials and tribulations that will lead to joy and heartache. Marvin Winans, Jr. serves as an executive producer of the film.

Deitrick Haddon Releases New Music & A New Movie “A Beautiful Soul”

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Gospel recording artist Deitrick Haddon in partnership with Tyscot Records, Releve Entertainment, and his own production company Manhaddon Entertainment released a new music project today titled “Deitrick Haddon Presents the Voices Of Unity: A Beautiful Soul“. The music is inspired by the motion picture “A Beautiful Soul”, which is coming to select theaters across the country on Friday May 4th, 2012. The project features one of the best voices in R&B and some of the most well known voices in Urban & Contemporary Gospel. Faith Evans, Kierra Sheard, Nikki Pots, Jor’el Quinn of 21:03, Jasion Champion, Candy West, and Canton Jones are some of the wonderful talent featured on the project. It’s definitely worth the purchase! You can check in on Deitrick’s Facebook and Twitter pages for details about theaters that will be showing “A Beautiful Soul” this weekend. After the success of Deitrick’s first feature film “Blessed And Cursed“, which was a straight to DVD release that was later picked up by the Gospel Music Channel and Showtime Networks. Deitrick is continuing to blaze a trail as a Gospel recording artist starring in and producing a major film. Let’s support this effort and show up this weekend in theaters to see “A Beautiful Soul”.