ANGELS SING ARRIVES ON DVD JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Family-friendly film supports Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2013) – Lionsgate and Cowgirl Up Entertainment release the heartwarming family comedy ANGELS SING to Blu-ray and DVD nationwide this week, Dec. 10, 2013. Available to consumers just in time for the holidays, the film premiered in theaters and on demand earlier this month and launched at SXSW with sold out screenings at the Heartland Film Festival. ANGELS SING is a proud supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Recently judged “Family-Approved” for all ages by the prestigious International Dove Foundation, the film received rave reviews and is currently featured on the foundation’s website (www.dove.org).
ANGELS SING tells the story of Michael Walker (Harry Connick, Jr. – Dolphin Tale) who wished every day could be Christmas …that is until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can’t muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife (Connie Britton – Nashville, Friday Night Lights) and well-intentioned parents (Kris Kristofferson and Fionnula Flanagan). But when his young son (Chandler Canterbury) faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick (Willie Nelson) gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.
Elizabeth Avellán, Fred Miller, and Shannon McIntosh produced the movie, based on Turk Pipkin’s classic Christmas novel “When Angels Sing.” Tim McCanlies (Secondhand Lions) directed Lou Berney’s screenplay; Dominic Cancilla and Turk Pipkin (author of the book “When Angels Sing”) co-produced the film. Mary Dickinson, Charlene Fisher, Scott Rankin, Sharon Rankin, and Randall Dark are executive producers.
Turk Pipkin, author of the book, “When Angels Sing” who also appears in the film said: “We are so honored to be giving back this holiday season and share this wonderful story with audiences while also being able to share the gift of hope and joy with families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities.”
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About Cowgirl Up Entertainment
Cowgirl Up Entertainment is an independent distribution, acquisition, co-production and feature film financing entity, that focuses on delivering commercially viable, star-driven, engaging entertainment across all distribution platforms. Cowgirl Up’s first distribution title ANGELS SING is a perfect example of the type of film, talent and marketing potential Cowgirl Up looks for in a project. Courage, challenge, conviction, integrity, creativity – never give up, never give in, never surrender – Cowgirl Up Entertainment.