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Jun 16, 2022
In 2015, upstate New York native Alex Dee came to Los...
Jun 10, 2022
Parents can safely send their kids to the Lovely Little Farm
Jun 3, 2022
For those of you who weren’t alive in the 1980s -- or were...
May 26, 2022
In this month's roundup of faith & family entertainment...
May 23, 2022
In the modern world, why would a young man choose to be a...
May 19, 2022
There's one big problem with filming dinosaur behavior:...
May 17, 2022
HBO has announced the start of filming on season two of its...
May 11, 2022
So, you're a filmmaker that wants to make movies for adults...
May 5, 2022
Ready to throw your cap in the air? The pomp and...
May 3, 2022
On April 27, 2022, at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt...
Apr 26, 2022
We're pleased to announce that our acclaimed sports...
Apr 25, 2022
In this month's faith and family entertainment round-up,...
Apr 12, 2022
Academy Awards ratings rebounded from historically low...
Apr 11, 2022
Filmmaker Megan Harrington has three connections to Father...
Apr 8, 2022
Some cable channels care mostly about Christmas, but UPtv...
Apr 7, 2022
Easter Sunday (April 17 this year) marks the proclamation...
Apr 1, 2022
For several years now, FTP's Catholic Central has been...
Mar 30, 2022
This month, we're looking at a couple of Dolly Parton...
Mar 24, 2022
In February, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences...
Mar 21, 2022
Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote under the...
Mar 16, 2022
HBO's The Gilded Age, the creation of Catholic writer...
Mar 15, 2022
Those of us fortunate enough to grow up on Star Trek: The...
Mar 11, 2022
Reboots are the current order of the day, but it's a tricky...
Mar 3, 2022
On March 1, 2022, the International Catholic Film Critics...
Mar 1, 2022
Bluey, an animated series about a family of blue-heeler...
Feb 25, 2022
In the U.S., Canada, and other nations, February marks...
Feb 24, 2022
In this month's round-up, CBS picks up a surprising pilot...
Feb 22, 2022
Too often these days, TV depicts fathers (if a dad is in...
Feb 15, 2022
This season proved to be inundated with some intriguing...
Feb 14, 2022
Love is in the air in February, and its long nights are a...
Feb 11, 2022
The trailer dropped this week for Father Stu, the new film...
Feb 9, 2022
My own parish priest, a Los Angeles Rams fan, jokingly...
Feb 7, 2022
Looking for a way to be inspired and entertained, while...
Feb 3, 2022
Once upon a time, in the 1990s, FTP producer-at-large...
Jan 31, 2022
Many young people have dreams of stardom. For a  select...
Jan 27, 2022
Over the past 15 years, Netflix rose to dominance in...
Jan 24, 2022
Premiering on Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, HBO's 10-episode The...
Jan 21, 2022
Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series gets a title;...
Jan 19, 2022
If young people can be made to love Shakespeare, a lifetime...
Jan 7, 2022
America's (and Britain's) favorite Yorkshire Dales...
Jan 6, 2022
The past year proved difficult for many families. The year,...
Dec 30, 2021
| by Jake Frost
Our Friday Family Movie Night has evolved over the years....
Dec 29, 2021
Released just before Thanksgiving on Disney+, Hawkeye, the...
Dec 23, 2021
The Chosen, the TV series based on the Gospels -- currently...
Dec 20, 2021
This past Mother’s Day,  my wife and I rushed in our car to...
Dec 16, 2021
Christmas With The Chosen: The Messengers is a box-office...
Dec 14, 2021
While finding the true meaning of Christmas in scripted TV...
Dec 9, 2021
In today's media world, a good dad is hard to find. If a TV...
Dec 7, 2021
On Disney+, starting on Dec. 8, National Geographic...
Dec 2, 2021
| by Jake Frost
When it comes to Friday Family Movie Night, our clan...
Nov 30, 2021
Earlier this fall, I was enjoying some pre-Halloween fun at...
Nov 24, 2021
With its schedule heavily weighted in favor of superhero...
Nov 22, 2021
This Thanksgiving week, Nat Geo WILD sets the primetime...
Nov 20, 2021
Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner's faith-and-football...
Nov 19, 2021
The coming-of-age film Belfast -- written, produced and...
Nov 16, 2021
In the high-stakes streaming wars, the Walt Disney Company...
Nov 11, 2021
This week, the towering canine known by generations of...
Nov 11, 2021
Lisa M. Hendey reviews a new movie about a beloved author's...
Nov 8, 2021
Since its beginning, Hollywood has turned to stage plays...
Nov 5, 2021
We all know that Christmas movies and TV specials are...
Nov 1, 2021
The Gospel-focused drama series The Chosen, which premiered...
Oct 29, 2021
The "Catholic horror" genre arguably hit its peak in 1973...
Oct 28, 2021
In 1887, The Court and Society Review magazine published...
Oct 25, 2021
The Catholic Church helped create Western civilization, but...
Oct 20, 2021
Hollywood draws a breath after major upheavals; Nat Geo...
Oct 15, 2021
Take one man with eight children at home, and one man with...
Oct 14, 2021
  Our producer-at-large Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C., a USC...
Oct 12, 2021
When the success of Hallmark Channel's twinkly Christmas...
Oct 5, 2021
Reviews are mixed for The Jesus Music, a documentary on...
Sep 27, 2021
The Chosen celebrates Christmas -- again; Martin Scorsese...
Sep 14, 2021
The past 18 months have accelerated long-simmering...
Sep 9, 2021
To paraphrase George Bernard Shaw (or Oscar Wilde or...
Aug 31, 2021
Facebook wants your prayers; former Hallmark CEO plans new...
Aug 27, 2021
Looking to do a screening at your church for a special...
Aug 25, 2021
  Family Theater Productions in Hollywood and St. Monica's...
Aug 20, 2021
| by Lisa Hess
Do the educational shows you watch with your kids leave you...
Aug 17, 2021
Hollywood has changed a lot in the last few decades, and...
Aug 13, 2021
With another school year on the horizon, many families are...
Aug 10, 2021
On the surface, the documentary The House That Rob Built is...
Aug 5, 2021
Our producer-at-large Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C., loves to...
Aug 2, 2021
| by Lisa Hess
Remember the family hour? For a short time in the...
Jul 28, 2021
  Big bucks are put up for an Exorcist rebirth; Patricia...
Jul 23, 2021
Once upon a time, in the 1990s, Father Vince swam for the...
Jul 21, 2021
With new episodes released Fridays on Disney+ (into...
Jul 16, 2021
With the world going back to work, some folks might be...
Jul 9, 2021
Our producer-at-large Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C., a USC...
Jul 6, 2021
The Apple TV+ documentary, Who Are You, Charlie Brown?...
Jul 1, 2021
This is going to be an Independence Day for the books, as...
Jun 23, 2021
In Pixar's new film Luca, available on Disney+, two young...
Jun 17, 2021
Since the late 1980s, when the animated Homer Simpson first...
Jun 14, 2021
A big fan of movies and TV adapted from other media, our...
Jun 10, 2021
| by D. Sariego
The interrogation room is dark and populated by a man with...
Jun 9, 2021
If a critter needs a new leg or needs other help to get...
Jun 2, 2021
Our producer-at-large Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C., a USC...
May 28, 2021
For World Communications Day on May 16, 2021, Pope Francis...
May 25, 2021
There's a Great Scattering, if you will, going on in...
May 18, 2021
Tim Allen may have been the Last Man Standing on Fox, but...

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Family Theater creates family and faith-friendly film, television, and digital media.  We produce some values stories for more mainstream audiences, and some projects especially for those who want a more explicit exploration of faith in life today.  We all increase our reach and impact when we collaborate with others.  Whether it be through the many interns that work with us each year, or the media organizations we partner with, we look forward to discussing potential collaborations.
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