Muvi Billing Allows Users to Integrate Their Preferred Payment Gateway

Muvi Billing - Automatic SaaS and Subscription Billing & Payment System

NEW YORK, US, September 30, 2020 / — Muvi Billing, the leading subscription management platform in its latest release, has announced a feature that lets users integrate their choice of payment gateways to handle the unique requirements of one-time payment & recurring billing. For the uninitiated, Muvi Billing, introduced earlier this year, gained instant attention during its release for its comprehensive 17+ payment gateway support, the highest in the SaaS billing space.

With this feature, users can either request the Muvi Billing team to add their preferred gateway partner to the billing engine or can have their in-house IT team to integrate, cutting development cost.

“Back in February, when we released Muvi Billing, our initial customers were instrumental in making us understand the operational challenges,” says Saurabh Dey, Head of Marketing, Muvi. “Today, our customers can completely automate their operational side of billing management such as trial management, freemium, subscription, scheduling, auto-execution of billing logic, collections, invoicing, discounting, taxation, detailed reporting of performance metrics, and more securely in an enterprise setup,” adds Dey.

Muvi Billing has been the first choice among SMBs for providing powerful features at one base price. Features such as multi-currency & multi-language support, carrier billing options save businesses from costly integrations.

Muvi Billing, like Muvi's other trademark OTT solutions, is instantly deployable and available for "an all feature access" 14-Day Free Trial.

About Muvi:

Muvi LLC is a prominent product-based SaaS company based out of New York. The company provides a cloud-hosted streaming platform and end-to-end solutions for video/audio content owners, broadcasters, TV networks, and content aggregators to launch their own-branded, multi-screen, multi-format OTT streaming service such as Netflix, Prime Video, Spotify, Deezer, etc. that can offer both Live & On-Demand content and be delivered across Web, Mobile, and TV instantly.

The company has gained international recognition in the audio/video streaming space and is trusted by 350+ clients in over 50 countries across territories including North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

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Muvi Billing – Best Subscription and SaaS Billing Software

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ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for the 48th Annie Awards™ Juried Awards

The Winsor McCay Awards are our highest honors and were the only awards granted for the first several years. Other juried categories have been added, which has not diminished their significance.”

— Frank Gladstone, Annie Awards Executive Producer

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BURBANK, Calif. (September 30, 2020) – ASIFA-Hollywood announced today that it
will begin accepting recommendations for this year’s Juried Award nominations honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. Applications may be submitted now through Saturday, October 31 via email at or mailed to the ASIFA-Hollywood offices at 2114 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. The Juried Award recipients will be honored during the 48th Annie Awards™ set for Friday, April 16, 2021.

The Board of Directors of ASIFA-Hollywood shall select by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, for each of the Juried Award categories listed below. At its discretion, the Board of Directors may elect not to give an award in any category.

“The Winsor McCay Awards are our highest honors. In fact, they were the first Annies ever given and were the only awards granted for the first several years,” remarked Frank Gladstone, Annie Awards executive producer. “Other juried categories have been added over time, which has not diminished their significance. On the contrary, the juried categories have grown into a most important and significant part of each year's honors.”

Juried Award Categories:

• Winsor McCay Award in recognition of lifetime or career contributions to the art of animation in producing, directing, animating, design, writing, voice acting, sound technical influence, music, education, or for other endeavors which exhibit outstanding contributions to excellence in animation;

• June Foray Award to an individual who has made a significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation;

• Ub Iwerks Award to an individual or company for a technical advancement that has made a significant impact on the art or industry of animation;

• Special Achievement Award may be given to an individual, individuals or a company for unique and significant achievement made between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, not recognized by other Annie Award categories.

• Certificate of Merit to an individual or organization for current service to the art, craft, and industry of animation.

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, and in whose name the philanthropic June Foray Award was established, the Annie Awards™ have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it.

Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships and screenings.

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NBC & ME – Herbie J Pilato's Life As a Page in a Book Is a "Big '80s" TV "Mock Memoir" Romp

Herbie J Pilato delivers the “Big ’80s” TV goods in NBC & ME

Herbie J Pilato entertains the audience members for “The Tonight Show” in September 1984

Herbie J Pilato’s “Family Ties” to NBC were strong, as evidenced by this image in which he is surrounded by actors Michael J. Fox and Tina Yothers, and a few fellow pages

Herbie J Pilato's NBC "Mock Memoir" of his "Life As a Page in a Book" soars with "Big '80s" Fun Adventures in Television

LOS ANGELES , CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 / — From May 1984 to December 1985, writer/producer/TV personality Herbie J Pilato worked as a Page for NBC-TV in Burbank, California.

Many Pages were excited by the frequent showbiz interactions that were accessible and provided by a major TV network facility. Some found work within and outside of the industry. Others found their job only uncovered a depressing, even insulting Hollywood experience.

For Herbie J (no "period" after the "J"), it was, and he says, "da' bomb," and writes about it all in NBC & ME: MY LIFE AS A PAGE IN A BOOK – A MOCK MEMOIR OF MY BIG '80s DAZE WITH THE PEACOCK NETWORK (Bear Manor Media).

Pilato is the acclaimed author of several other pop-culture/media tie-in books, including MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY and TWITCH UPON A STAR: THE BEWITCHED LIFE AND CAREER OF ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY. He is also the host of THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, a classic TV talk show now streaming on Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime UK.

In the "Big '80s," from May 1984 to December 1985, Pilato found himself on the set of now legendary TV shows such as "Family Ties," "The Golden Girls" and "Wheel of Fortune." He helped to coordinate an affiliates' convention, two press tours, five Bob Hope specials, "An All-Star Salute To President 'Dutch' Reagan," the 1984 Democratic Presidential Debates, the 1984 Emmy Awards, and "The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson."

Pilato laughed with established comedians, lunched with network suits, hob-knobbed with celebrities, stuffed envelopes – and passed out tickets to "Scrabble" – all for a measly $5.20 an hour.

It's an experience that he remembers in-depth – and with tongue-in-cheek – in NBC & ME, in which he exposes for the first time the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of his initial TV network tenure. Within these pages (every possible pun intended), Pilato takes you – the reader – behind closed-doors, down inactive hallways, and inside TV's oldest web of intrigue (that's what they used to call television networks in the old days – webs).

NBC & ME offers the fast-track, inside-scoop, close-up-look, and behind-the-scenes peek at my wanna'-be life with the so-called Peacock network – and in the process, becomes the first book to chronicle infamous Page department of NBC (or any other network's Page division, for that matter).

In doing so, NBC & ME echoes the fun television past and, in the process, becomes a real…"page-turner"…in every sense of the term.


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Comedian Tokyo Kuntpunch Welcomes Comic Superstar Yamaneika Saunders to Hooking From Home Live on YouTube

Hooking From Home Welcomes Yamaneika Saunders This Wednesday

Tokyo Kuntpunch Will Be in NYC Through October 5

Wednesday, September 30 at 9pm ET/6pm PT

I have loved Yamaneika ever since I saw her on Roast Battle on Comedy Central, I can't wait to find out the moment she knew she was gonna be a comedian”

— Tokyo Kuntpunch

NEW YORK, NEW YORK , USA, September 30, 2020 / — Comedian Tokyo Kuntpunch will be welcoming comic superstar Yamaneika Saunders on Hooking From Home on Wednesday, September 30 on YouTube at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

"I have loved Yamaneika ever since I saw her on Roast Battle on Comedy Central,” says Tokyo. “I can't wait to find out the moment she knew she was gonna be a comedian, if she's ever been with a woman, and if she would give me a shot."

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You may also get Hooking From Home on Apple on Tokyo’s website
and on all other internet providers. Please feel free to rate and review.

You may listen to this week’s episode of Hooking From Home featuring comedian Ryan Long here

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Tokyo will be in New York City until October 6 and is available for stand-up comedy spots and media interviews, for requests contact Lainie Speiser at

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About Tokyo Kuntpunch:

Tokyo Kuntpunch hails from projects of Beverly Hills and more recently MacArthur Park, the most famous drug park in Los Angeles. She spent her formative years in the cult depicted in the Netflix documentary "Holy Hell." Kuntpunch also performs music under her moniker, Hung Yung Terrarist and you can check it out here She speaks seven languages, and raps in three on her latest self-titled album, “Hung Yung Terrarist,” including French and Dothraki, the fictitious language from the hit series "Game of Thrones.” She has over 1M plays on Spotify, 750K video views in Japan, and 317K video views in Asia.

Kuntpunch has performed at The Comedy Store, The Stand, The Ice House, The Laugh Factory, and appeared on Kill Tony. After that appearance Tony went on to talk about her on The Greg Fitzsimmons podcast and with Adam 22 on the No Jumper podcast. Tokyo has been a guest on SiriusXM’s All Out Show, Karen Hunter, The Bonfire, I Want Radio and The Christy Canyon Show, as well as on popular podcasts, Race Wars, Jason Ellis’ High and Dry, The SDR Show, The Chip Chipperson Show, The Wet Spot, Mornin’ with Bill and Joanna and In Hot Water. She most recently appeared on 50 Cent’s website This is 50

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Roger Paul Peterson Releases New Patriotic Columbus Day Song

Chris ‘n Iz

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, September 29, 2020 / — In what may be the first major national record release specifically designed to celebrate Columbus Day, Roger Paul Peterson is releasing “Chris ’n Iz — A Columbus Day National Ragtime” in time for this year’s Columbus Day, October 12, 2020. While Columbus Day and Columbus statues have grown more controversial in recent years and months, the Orlando-based multi-keyboard musician/composer notes that “Columbus Day is a Federal Holiday, first proclaimed an official holiday by Republican President Harrison in 1892, then designated a national holiday by Democrat President Roosevelt in 1934. Columbus Day has support from both sides of the aisle” (

Resting on top of a driving mixture of American country pop rock and African American-influenced honkey-tonk ragtime, the lyrics to “Chris ”n Iz” recount both sides of the Columbus story (both the good and bad), resolving in a patriotic “God Bless the U.S.A., on this Columbus Day!” sung first in English, then in Spanish. In preparation for his release of “Chris ’n Iz — A Columbus Day National Ragtime,” Roger Paul Peterson examined more than 20 sources of historical Columbus-related information, including Columbus’ own letters/logbook/diaries. Peterson was pleasantly surprised about the many good things he learned about Columbus, in spite of the bad things that did take place. Peterson wrote up these often-ignored truths (both good and bad) in a free 6-pg paper:

Growing up as a preacher’s kid in the small farming community of Dayton, Iowa, Roger Paul Peterson had ready access to piano and pipe organ at church. He spent thousands of hours playing those instruments — everything from frisky rock ’n roll to resounding church hymns. Now with 16 years of classical piano training and decades performing in live bands as a multi-keyboardist in schools, churches, colleges, bars, ballrooms and concerts, Roger plays with passion and precision. As a musical composer and recording artist, he uses up to eight acoustic and electronic keyboards, including midi access to more than 1,000 different instruments and sounds when recording. One of Roger’s remarkable recording skills is creating stunningly realistic computer-generated musical instruments and sounds — then programming his computer to play those sounds into his recording software.

Roger’s music is shaped by his classical training, coupled with the 1970s-80s decades of pop rock radio music, coupled yet again with the 1990s-to-date influence of Christian radio music and church worship music. Music influencers include German composers J.S. Bach and George Frideric Handel (“The Messiah”), African American Scott Joplin (ragtime) and British multi-keyboardist Keith Emerson. His styles range from honky-tonk/ragtime piano to electro-techno synth, from pipe organ to country rock, and from progressive symphonic rock to secular, sacred, pop and worship.

Along with other members of his first rock band “Mourning Glory,” Roger was inducted into the Iowa Rock ’n Roll Hall of Fame (2016). Roger has worked with Kenny Rogers (1999) and Apple Records/USA Manager for “The Beatles” Ken Mansfield (2011), in addition to Christian recording artists Diana Pierce (1997–2000), Steve Green (2019), and Dick Tunney (2019, 2020).

Roger was a passenger on TWA Flight 841 in April 1979, which went out of control at 39,000 feet, making two complete barrel rolls and plunging over 35,000 feet in an accelerated nose-dive before making a miraculous recovery 44 seconds later. He has appeared four times on NBC/CBS network television regarding this incident, including the Tom Synder Tomorrow Show in April 1979 and the CBS Reports’ 1983 Peabody Award-wining investigative documentary “The Plane That Fell From the Sky”, in which Roger and other actual passengers and crew portray themselves while re-enacting this true-life, death-defying story which can be viewed on Roger’s YouTube channel (

Roger is also a multi-published author. He holds a BA in Organizational Leadership (Bethel University—2009), a Mini MBA for Nonprofit Organizations (University of St. Thomas—2010) and an MA in Intercultural Leadership (Bethany Global University—2013). Roger and his wife live near Orlando, Florida and have two children.

My new single, “Chris ’n Iz — a Columbus Day National Ragtime” will be released October 1st on all major streaming platforms, twelve days prior to Columbus Day 2020. “Chris ’n Iz” shares both sides of his world-changing story. Columbus wasn’t perfect. We should never condone violence, slavery or forced conversions. Failing in his attempt to find a new trade route to Asia, this courageous explorer did locate the Americas in 1492. Did bad things happen as a result? — yes. But good things happened as well.

We still have more work to do, to fully achieve impartial, equal justice under the law for all men and women of all ethnicities in these United States. We desperately need each other’s hand in this worthy quest. Thank you, Christopher Columbus, for bravely sailing into what became a new worldview of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for millions of people — those God-given, unalienable rights for all people from all ethnic cultures in our beloved United States of America.

May God bless the U.S.A. on this Columbus Day, October 12, 2020!

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Muvi Ad Server Releases Ad Reporting and Analytics

Muvi Ad Server Ad Reporting and Analytics

The recent update enables the unification of ad data in a single dashboard with a holistic view of impressions, engagement pattern, ad inventory, revenue & more

NEW YORK, US, September 29, 2020 / — Muvi Ad Server, the digital ad hosting and delivering platform from Muvi, the leading provider of the Audio & Video streaming platform, has strengthened its native performance reporting system that helps the ad publishers gain insights into individual ad performance, impressions, and partner performance. The latest update aims at optimizing ad sourcing and prioritizing delivery channels for increased viewership.

Muvi Ad Server, which was an addition to Muvi's product portfolio earlier this year, turned heads for its "No Revenue Sharing" and "No Minimum Views & Traffic" policy, which made it an instant hit among budding OTT platforms. Muvi Ad Server broke the monopoly of high-end ad networks that function in a somewhat resistive ecosystem. Hosted on a public cloud infrastructure like AWS, Muvi Ad Server empowers small-medium OTT-businesses and business conglomerates to host ads on their private ad network and deliver multi-format ads onto their website and apps.

With dynamic ad-insertion, geo-restriction, and cross-platform ad delivering capabilities, publishers can customize the ad delivery based on device, geography, and following the latest release preferences too.

"Muvi Ad Server is our first product that was conceptualized by our customers who shared their experience about hosting ads and the associated difficulties in getting listed by established ad networks," quotes Saurabh Dey, Head of Marketing, Muvi. "The recent update enables the unification of ad data in a single dashboard with a holistic view of impressions, engagement pattern, ad inventory, revenue, and more. Publishers are now more empowered", adds Dey.

Muvi Ad Server, like Muvi's other trademark OTT solutions, is instantly deployable and available for "an all feature access" 14-Day Free Trial.

About Muvi:

Muvi LLC is a prominent product-based SaaS company based out of New York. The company provides a cloud-hosted streaming platform and end-to-end solutions for video/audio content owners, broadcasters, TV networks, and content aggregators to launch their own-branded, multi-screen, multi-format OTT streaming service such as Netflix, Prime Video, Spotify, Deezer, etc. that can offer both Live & On-Demand content and be delivered across Web, Mobile, and TV instantly.

The company has gained international recognition in the audio/video streaming space and is trusted by 350+ clients in over 50 countries across territories including North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle-East, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

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Cinematory Announces 5th Annual Toronto Arthouse Film Festival

Join us October 20-23 at Fox Theatre

TORONTO, CANADA, September 29, 2020 / — (Toronto, ON) — Toronto Arthouse Film Festival (TAFF) has announced its fifth annual edition will be held from Oct. 20-23, 2020 at the Fox Theatre. The festival line-up includes 35 films with an international jury reviewing films online while each evening, 50 in-person patrons can attend films for free, cast ballots via QR codes on the festival app and attend post-film receptions with filmmakers.

“This year’s festival will include another great international and local collection of independent, experimental films—there’s something for everyone. Filmgoers will also have a chance to vote for their favorite films among 10 award categories and attend “Meet the Filmmakers” receptions in the theatre for conversation and drinks,” said Maarten Cornelis, TAFF Festival Manager.

“For 2020, it is important to us to show the films in a theatre as many film festivals are going completely online; our main festival goal is to create a platform for risk-taking filmmakers, giving them the exposure they deserve,” added Cornelis. “We are happy that the restrictions have loosened and the films can be shown as they were intended. Precautions will be in place to ensure our audience feels safe as social distancing rules will apply. Furthermore, we look forward to working with a local host.”

Kris De Meester, TAFF’s Festival Director, added, “We are excited to announce this year that the winners will receive a voucher package named ‘The Tarkovski Grants Grants’ for multiple international film festivals. Furthermore, for the first time, a select number of winning filmmakers will be invited to an inaugural December 2021 Producers’ Night in Hollywood, joining fellow winners from 15 independent film festivals. This event will provide an opportunity for the selected filmmakers to showcase their work to established producers and industry professionals as well as encourage future collaborations.”

This is TAFF’s inaugural year partnering with Cinematory LLC as the festival’s event manager. For information about the 2020 TAFF schedule of films, tickets, and award categories, please visit

About Cinematory LLC
Cinematory LLC is an established expert at serving the needs of respected international film festivals that share a common artistic vision. From mainstays like the Boston Film Festival to emerging events such as the Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Cinematory creates challenging festivals recognized for an unsurpassed film and screening experience. Festivals run by filmmakers, catered to filmmakers.

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Grammy® Nominee Eric Alexandrakis Releases New Album, Terra

TERRA was written and recorded around the world.

New Alternative Double Album Recorded On 16-Track Recording Format.

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A., September 29, 2020 / — Grammy® nominated artist Eric Alexandrakis has announced the release of TERRA, his new double album comprised of 28 eclectic Alternative tracks. Coming on the heels of I.V. CATATONIA: 20 YEARS AS A TWO TIME CANCER SURVIVOR, which was nominated for a BEST-SPOKEN WORD at the 2019 Grammy® Awards alongside artists such as Michelle Obama and The Beastie Boys, Alexandrakis is, once again, pushing his creative skills beyond the established norm.

TERRA is a 28-track travel concept album whose sonic innovation tells a story with metaphorical whimsy. Alexandrakis composed and performed all of the music on TERRA on a 16-track recorder, with only one to two takes per recorded part. “Computers are a rabbit hole; using the 16-track pushed me to come up with the best ideas possible with what little I had to work with, and most of all, forced me to play and perform everything [with a little help from friends here and there including John Taylor (Duran Duran), Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Duran Duran, George Harrison, Eric Clapton), composers/producers Starr Parodi & Jeff Fair, up and coming artist Isolde Fair, producer/engineer Kirk Kelsey (The Smashing Pumpkins, Keith Urban), and Eric's 13 year old son, who played drums on one song]".

Always pushing beyond established genres, this release shows off Alexandrakis' love of late 60's pop music, New Wave and soundtracks, perhaps an amalgamation of The Beach Boys meets Pink Floyd, meets Duran Duran. Written and recorded around the world, TERRA is a melodic snapshot of Alexandrakis' world, combining his love of music, travel and film, with the tracks representing his emotions, feelings and experiences. “Terra is essentially my world. We all have our own "Terra". Your experiences would sound much different than mine, and I'm excited to share mine.”

Highly creative since childhood, Alexandrakis is a student of all artistic disciplines. Along with his album releases, he composes for commercials, television, film, and has even charted nationally with two original Christmas songs and productions for other artists. He is also involved in film production, and was fortunate to have a film he conceptualized and scored, short-list at Cannes Lions in 2017 [PSYCHOGENIC FUGUE starring John Malkovich and directed by Sandro]. Alexandrakis was the first person in the industry to produce music on a digitally watermarked CD, and he continues to find innovative ways to express himself through his songwriting, productions, and company Minoan Music.

TERRA by Eric Alexandrakis is out now via Apple Music.

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New Trailer Launched and Tickets Available Today for Upcoming Documentary Exploring “Finding God in an Age of Science”

Against the Tide Key Art

Kevin Sorbo and John Lennox Explore Caesarea Philippi

Kevin Sorbo and John Lennox Enter Green Templeton College

Oxford Professor Dr. John Lennox and Veteran Actor Kevin Sorbo Travel the Globe Highlighting How Science and History Support Scripture in "Against the Tide"

This film is a master-class in understanding and combating the atheist manifesto.”

— Kevin Sorbo

FRANKLIN, TN, USA, September 29, 2020 / — On November 19, the documentary motion picture AGAINST THE TIDE: Finding God in an Age of Science will be showcased in theaters nationwide for a special one-night-only event. Today, as ticketing launches across the country, the team at Pensmore Films is also unveiling a compelling new trailer, which can be viewed here.

AGAINST THE TIDE takes viewers on a journey, following acclaimed University of Oxford mathematician, author, and philosopher Dr. John Lennox and veteran Hollywood actor, director, and producer Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, GOD’s NOT DEAD, Supergirl) as they travel from Oxford to Cambridge to Israel, experiencing firsthand many of the sites and facts that are essential to understanding the complementary relationship between science and faith. 

“It was an honor to spend significant quality time with Prof. Lennox while working on AGAINST THE TIDE. That alone was an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse,” shares Sorbo. “This film is a master-class in understanding and combating the atheist manifesto. I know it will be a thought-provoking asset to anyone who seeks to have a deeper understanding of the wonder of Scripture and sees the need for Christians to be confident in defending what they believe."

An internationally renowned speaker and author on the interface of science, philosophy, and religion, Lennox has dedicated his life to standing up against the rising tide of atheism by sharing the rational foundations of his belief.  The film acts as biography and travelogue, sharing what has inspired and fueled this passion to present compelling evidence that science and history not only align with scripture but actively support the biblical narrative.  

In AGAINST THE TIDE, Lennox breaks down the arguments and issues most often cited in apologetics debates, reflecting on several very public, sold-out encounters he has had with well-known atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Peter Singer, and Michael Shermer, among others. Sorbo probes Lennox on the issues, and together they discuss, dissect, and discover answers to the most compelling apologetics questions.

Created by Pensmore Films and Kharis Productions, and distributed by Fathom Events, AGAINST THE TIDE is certain to be a legacy resource for homeschool groups, churches, Christian schools, and science and apologetics-loving people of faith for decades to come.

For more information, purchase tickets, or to register for movie updates, please visit:

About John Lennox:
Dr. John Lennox, professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Oxford, is an internationally renowned speaker and author. His books, which span the fields of science, philosophy, and religion, include God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, God and Stephen Hawking, Can Science Explain Everything?, Gunning for God, Where Is God In A Coronavirus World? and, 2084: Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Humanity, and the God Question. Prof. Lennox has traveled the world defending the rationality of Christianity and belief in God, and has debated some of the world’s most prominent atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer, among many others. Throughout, Lennox stands firm: “Properly understood, the evidence inexorably points to the existence of a creator God.”

About Kevin Sorbo:
Kevin Sorbo, a more than 30-year veteran Hollywood actor, director, and producer is best known for his lead roles in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, one of the highest-rated syndicated television programs in the world, as well as for TV series Andromeda and Supergirl, and motion pictures God’s Not Dead and Let There Be Light, among many, many others. “I am frequently berated by Hollywood compatriots for my Christian faith,” Sorbo says. “Bringing Against The Tide to the screen seemed a great opportunity to learn how to respond from a master in turning the atheist manifesto on its head. Furthermore, I get to appear as ‘myself!’”

About Pensmore Films:
Pensmore Films develops and produces motion pictures and multimedia releases on some of the most important existential topics of today – the credibility, validity, and relevance of the Christian worldview, and its complementary relationship with science and the universe.  An outgrowth of the nonprofit Pensmore Foundation, Pensmore Films produces movies, such as Against The Tide, through which it seeks to dispel misinformation and strengthen understanding of the most important questions about human existence and purpose. 

About Kharis Productions:
Kharis Productions is an independent film and television production company based in Hamilton, Scotland. With noted achievements in documentaries, docudrama, Children’s TV, feature film, news, current events, and training, Kharis has developed a particular expertise in religion and education projects. The Kharis team has produced programs for most UK broadcasters as well as several overseas broadcast networks. 

About Fathom Events:
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events, and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches. For more information, visit

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Brewers Association and MPLC Announce Strategic Partnership

Industry Association and Licensing Leader Partner on Copyright Education.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 29, 2020 / — Boulder, CO and Los Angeles, CA: The Brewers Association (BA) and MPLC today jointly announced the formation of a strategic partnership to educate BA member breweries about the benefits of an audiovisual strategy and the importance of motion picture copyright compliance.

The partnership establishes a framework by which MPLC and BA will work together to teach BA members strategies for using movies and TV to increase business, and also to advise members of the risks of failing to comply with copyright laws. Ideas and information will be shared through a variety of means, including educational articles and webinars. In addition, MPLC has committed to providing a special member rate on its Umbrella License® for BA members.

“In these challenging times, our members need new strategies to drive business,” said Paul Gatza, Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division at the Brewers Association. “MPLC’s Umbrella License provides excellent value and exciting options for our members to use movies and television to enhance their business.”

Since its founding in 1986, MPLC has taken an educational approach to the licensing of movies, TV, and other audiovisual content, forging partnerships with industry associations in a variety of verticals to educate businesses about copyright compliance.

“We are extremely pleased to have the support of the Brewers Association,” said Dave Davis, President of the Americas at MPLC. “As breweries across the country develop new and innovative tactics and promotions, the Brewers Association was forward-looking in seeking ways to help their membership. Together, we will help their members incorporate the magic of film and television into their business in a simple and cost effective way, while educating them how to be compliant with US copyright law.”

According to the US Copyright Act, Title 17 of the United States Code, copyrighted movies, television, and other audiovisual content that is legally available for personal, private use (such as via, broadcast, cable or satellite television, DVDs, downloads, or streaming services) require a public performance license when exhibited in public. Showing audiovisual content in restaurants and bars requires a public performance license.

About Brewers Association: The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,400-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con™, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About MPLC: MPLC is the global leader in public exhibition licensing, supporting legal access to movies, TV, and other audiovisual content in more than 40 countries. Through its Umbrella License®, a blanket license for public exhibition, MPLC represents a variety of rights holders, ranging from Hollywood studios to independent producers. MPLC licensees include government, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Hundreds of thousands of locations around the world publicly exhibit content legally with the Umbrella License. In January 2020, MPLC joined forces with Tenzing Private Equity Capital to drive growth opportunities and fuel its charge to become the most professional non-theatrical licensing company in the world.

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Source: EIN Presswire