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I decided to list all of the announcements I receive about upcoming events in one article. So check here often for updates on what is new and I will try to keep you informed.

Faith and Film Panel
Gray Media presents the Sundance festival’s “Faith in Film” panel— on Jan. 29, 4 p.m. at the Filmmaker Lodge.

“Hollywood reflects society, society reflects Hollywood, and each needs the other,” said Tim Gray, founder and president of Gray Media said of the unprecedented panel discussion in a recent press release. “Years in the making, this conversation will challenge storytellers’ notions of faith in films and inspire filmmakers to next levels.”

Jan. 29 at 4 p.m., Gray’s panel opens in a one-on-one with Devon Franklin, now president/CEO of Franklin Entertainment. At MGM and as SVP of Columbia Pictures, Franklin produced The Pursuit of Happyness, The Karate Kid 2, Heaven is for Real, and Annie--and wrote the bestselling “Produced by Faith.”
Later that afternoon is part II where the Gray-moderated panel of Franklin; Adam Hastings, Pure Flix Entertainment director of marketing and operations, whose 2014 God’s Not Dead staggered industry watchers with more than $60 million domestic box office; Bill Reeves, founder of Working Title Agency, behind faith-market groundbreakers Fireproof, Courageous, Soul Surfer, Heaven is for Real and more; and Julie Fairchild of Lovell-Fairchild Communications, whose film work ranges from Fireproof to Get Low, 20 Feet from Stardom and Heaven is for Real will discuss faith and film together. Make sure you make plans to attend this great event at Sundance.

Absolutely Gospel Music Awards
The administrators and staff of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the date and location of the much anticipated 2015 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee.

"We have a long history with Dr. Johnny Minick and his staff over at River of Life Church. They have been big supporters of our awards program for years, and we are honored to again host the event at such a prestigious church and one known around the Southern Gospel community so well,” commented AbsolutelyGospel.com CEO Deon Unthank.

In addition, the site has officially opened up voting for the Fan Favorite Artist of the Year category, the one award where the nominees are chosen by the readers of AbsolutelyGospel.com.

"We have always had such a great response to this category,” mentioned Chris Unthank, Editor-In-Chief of AbsolutelyGospel.com. "Our awards program is unique in that it is not strictly a fan award like so many in our industry. However, we do open up this one category to the fans to let us know who their favorite artists were in the year.”

Voting for Fan Favorite Artist of the Year will remain open until midnight on Saturday, January 17, 2015. A full list of nominees in all 24 categories will be announced on Monday morning, January 20, 2015 via press release and on AbsolutelyGospel.com.

The Awards Celebration will stream live again this year. More information on the awards such as nominees, performers, hosts, and ticketing will be forthcoming.

For more information, visit www.absolutelygospel.com .

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