A Word From The Editor: Much News in the World of DOC/Sue Thomas FBEye!
Welcome to the Fifth Official DOC/Sue Thomas FBEye Newsletter. Much has happened in the last couple of weeks with both DOC and Sue Thomas FBEye and I wanted to get this newsletter out to you as soon as possible.
First we have the exciting story of Sue Thomas FBEye winning several Movieguide awards. Mr. Gary Johnson shared several pictures with us.
As most of you probably know, Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter Miley Cyrus were cast in the Disney Show Hannah Montana. I have seen several clips of the show on the Disney Channel, including Miley's video. I know a lot of Disney stars, because I did the website of Ashlie Brillault, one of the Lizzie McGuire Actresses and I think this will be huge! Disney send us a a pressrelease on the show and a very nice picture of Billy Ray and Miley.
On a somber note, several of us got an email from the Billy Ray Cyrus Fanclub about Ron Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus' father passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
In case you have missed any of the previous four newsletters. Here they are.
And also, in case that you didn't know, I interviewed most of the DOC castmembers and Tara Samuel of Sue Thomas FBEye. If you'd like to read these interviews, they can all be found along with many reviews of films and home-entertainment at my Positive-Entertainment Website: http://www.positive-entertainment.com
I hope you all enjoy this newsletter.
Sue Thomas FBEye & Deanne Bray are Honored at Annual Movieguide Awards
Last Thursday on the 2nd of March, Dave and Diane Johnson, Gary and Joan Johnson, Larry McLean (who directed numerous episodes of Sue Thomas FBEye and Doc), Steve Moore, (the FBI agent who is our technical advisor on the show), Deanne Bray, Deanne's father, and her agent, Sid Craig attended the 14th annual Movieguide Awards. Deanne's husband, Troy Kotsur, was going to come, but he stayed home with baby Keira and let Deanne's dad go in his place. It was a very enjoyable evening for everyone.
The Movieguide people have kept us in pretty heady company. Last year it honored "Passion of the Christ" along with "Doc." And this year it was "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye" and of course, Deanne.
This is the story as was reported by Movieguide ®:
Narnia and 7th Heaven
Win $50,000 Epiphany Prizes;
14th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala Also Honors Pride and Prejudice, The Ninth Day, Pat Boone, and Deanne Bray of Sue Thomas for Promoting Christian Values
Disney and Walden Media's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the WB's 7th Heaven, ABC-TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and PAX-TV's Sue Thomas F.B.Eye won the three biggest honors at the 14th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night.
The glittering event, also dubbed "The Christian Oscars," was held just days before the 78th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood and attracted more than 150 celebrities, Hollywood executives, producers, writers, and directors and their guests.
The main purpose of the annual event is to honor the studio executives, producers, directors, writers, actors, and actresses making the most morally uplifting, redemptive, inspiring movies and TV programs with positive Christian values and content, and to show Hollywood, and the world, that these kinds of movies and TV programs are among the most financially successful and popular every year.
Since the Movieguide® Awards began in 1992, the number of movies with positive Christian content and overt references to the Gospel of Jesus Christ has increased 374 percent (from 10.4 percent of the Top 250 movies produced by Hollywood to 49.3 percent of the Top 250)!
$200,000 in cash prizes were given away at this year's event, including $50,000 to three first-time screenwriters who have written three exciting, spiritually uplifting screenplays with religious themes about God.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and the "X-Mas" episode of 7th Heaven took home the two $50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and Most Inspiring TV Program of 2005. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Sue Thomas F.B.Eye tied for the First Annual $50,000 Ware Foundation Libertas Prize for Promoting Positive American Values.
Crystal Teddy Bear Awards were flying out the door at the special event. Every winning movie and TV program received one for each producer, executive producer, writer, director, and top studio executive responsible for producing it.
There were also a couple of special Crystal Teddies handed out.
Pat Boone, legendary singing star and actor, received a Special Lifetime Faith & Values Crystal Teddy Bear Award for Dedication to Redeeming the Values of the Mass Media of Entertainment. The Crystal Teddy was given to Pat for his "tireless and superior efforts over many years to redeem the values of the mass media and to present the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the mass media."
Deanne Bray of Sue Thomas not only won the Grace Prize for Most Inspiring TV Performance, she also won a special Crystal Teddy for her "winsome, faithful, gracious, and wise efforts to help audiences and entertainers understand God's Love for the physically challenged."
David M. Anthony, won the First Bi-Annual $25,000 John Templeton Foundation Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays, for his script entitled "John, The Revelator." Heather Hughes took the $15,000 prize for second place for her script "Coincidental Miracles." Finally, Harrison Graham Moes won $10,000 for third place for his script "Men of Iron."
In addition to his prize money, Mr. Anthony will have his script read by top executives at four of the six major movie studios in Hollywood, including Disney, Sony, Warner Bros., and Fox, plus dreamworks.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was also chosen Best Family Movie of 2005, followed by Madagascar, Dreamer, March Of The Penguins, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, and five other movies.
Pride & Prejudice was picked Best Film for Mature Audiences of 2005, followed by Batman Begins, Millions, The Interpreter, The Great Raid, and five other movies.
Below is a list of all the major winners and nominees for the 14th Annual Movieguide® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry.
14th Annual Movieguide® Faith $ Values Awards Winners List.
Sponsored by the Christian Film & Television Commission, the John Templeton Foundation and the Ware Foundation.
$50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize For Most Inspiring Movie Of 2005 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Disney and Walden Media
Other Movie Nominees: Millions And The Ninth Day
$50,000 John Templeton Foundation Epiphany Prize For Most Inspiring Tv Program Of 2005 - The "X-Mas" episode of 7th Heaven, the WB Network
Other TV Nominees: Beyond Narnia: C.S. Lewis and Pope John Paul II
$50,000 John Templeton Foundation Kairos Prizes For Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays By First-Time Screenwriters:
1. "John, The
Revelator" by David M. Anthony, $25,000
$50,000 Ware Foundation Libertas Prize For Promoting Positive American Values In 2005 - (Tie) Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Sue Thomas F.B.Eye
Other Nominees: 7th Heaven, Little House On The Prairie and Three Wishes
Best Film for Families - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Ten Best 2005 Film
For Families (Best is first, etc.)
Ten Best 2005 Films
For Mature Audiences (Best is first, etc.)
Grace Award For Most Inspiring Movie Acting In 2005 - Ulrich Matthes For The Ninth Day
Other Movie Nominees: Tom Wilkinson in the exorcism of emily rose and Alex Etel in Millions
Grace Award For Most Inspiring Television Acting In 2005 - Deanne Bray for the "Beginnings and Endings" episode of Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye
Other TV Nominees: Stephen Collins for the "X-Mas" episode of 7th Heaven, Bruce Greenwood in Saving Millie, and Jon Voight and Cary Elwes for Pope John Paul Ii
A Special Lifetime Faith & Values Crystal Teddy Bear Award for Dedication to Redeeming the Values of the Mass Media of Entertainment goes to Pat Boone for his tireless and superior efforts over many years to redeem the values of the mass media and to present the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the mass media.
A Special Faith &
Values Crystal Teddy Bear Award for Dedication to Helping People Around
the World Understand God's Love for the Physically Challenged goes to
Deanne Bray, star of Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, for her winsome, faithful, gracious,
and wise efforts to help audiences and entertainers understand God's Love
for the physically challenged.
For More Information go to: http://www.movieguide-awards.com/.
Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus Star in Disney's Hannah Montana.
Press Release From Disney Channel:
New Original Series "Hannah Montana" to premiere on Disney Channel on Demand and Disney Channel Friday, March 17th and Friday, March 24th.
World Premiere of
"Hannah Montana" Music Video
-- 13-Year-Old Miley
Cyrus Headlines with Her Father,
The music video to the series theme song, "Best of Both Worlds," featuring Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana and in her first-ever solo concert performance, will premiere Friday, March 3 (7:55 p.m., ET/PT). Additional music videos for the singles "Who Said" and "This Is the Life" will air Fridays leading up to the March 24 series premiere.
"Hannah Montana" follows Miley Stewart, a 14-year-old originally from Tennessee, who now lives in Malibu, California, with her older brother Jackson (Earles) and widowed father Robby, a songwriter. With her best friends Lilly (Osment) and Oliver (Musso), Miley traverses the intricate web of school life - from getting good grades, to impressing her crush, to being accepted by the various social cliques. Unbeknownst to the students in her school, Miley lives a double life as pop singer Hannah Montana. As awkward as Miley sometimes feels as a teenager, she undergoes a transformation when performing on stage as Hannah. She travels the world, entertaining fans with the music written by her manager/dad. Miley lives a life that kids dream to have. While the glamour and fame does have its perks - limousines, cool clothes and hanging out with celebrities, Miley most wants to be treated like any other teenager and maintain the typical life led by kids her age.
The series is executive produced by Michael Poryes ("That's So Raven," "Veronica's Closet") and Steve Petermen ("Murphy Brown," "Suddenly Susan"). "Hannah Montana" is from It's A Laugh Productions in association with Disney Channel.
For 2005, Disney Channel ranks as the #1 basic cable network in primetime with Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. For the fourth consecutive year, Disney Channel delivered 2005's #1 basic cable movie telecast among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 and the #1 basic cable movie in Households and Total Viewers (the Halloween thriller "Twitches"). Disney Channel's sitcom "That's So Raven" is basic cable's #1 series with Girls 6-11 and Tweens Girls 9-14.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies plus contemporary acquired programming. Currently available on basic cable in 87 million U.S. homes, Disney Channel is part of Disney ABC Cable Networks Group, and is managed by Disney Media Networks, a division of The Walt Disney Company.
Ron Cyrus, Billy Ray's Dad Went To Be With The Lord.
From the Billy Ray Cyrus Fanclub:
Ron Cyrus, Billy Ray's dad, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday night, 2/28/06 about 10:30 PM. Ron Cyrus was a great man, a loving husband and father and a wonderful friend to us all. He will be greatly missed. Our comfort is in knowing that he is now at peace, without pain and is in the glorious presence of almighty God. Billy Ray and family greatly appreciate your prayers and loving thoughts during this time.
Ron Cyrus spent his life serving the people of Kentucky and the Tri-state area. His great love for these people was expressed when he was instrumental in founding the Billy Ray Cyrus Charities Foundation which primarily serves this same area. He served with dedication for many years on the board of the foundation. Billy Ray requests that in lieu of any flowers, please send memorial gifts to:
Ron served the people
and the charity in life so it is only fitting that his passing be honored
in this way.
to you by the Billy Ray Cyrus Spirit Fan Club. Visit www.billyraycyrus.com
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