FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT . . . ALL AT ONCE
The Dove Foundation™ and Skipstone Pictures Announce
First-Ever Day-and-Date Premiere on Dove Theater
LOS ANGELES, Calif—Sep. 8, 2014—The Dove Foundation, a nonprofit entertainment organization serving the faith-and-family audience, and SKIPSTONE PICTURES, announce the Sept. 9 same-date release of the Dove-approved film, LIKE A COUNTRY SONG, on DVD and in the online DOVE THEATER at www.dove.org/dove-theater.
The DOVE THEATER is a revolutionary new digital platform powered by YEKRA, a technology company whose unique digital film-distribution model uses a portable player easily embedded into any website. This advanced service offers streaming VOD and download (UltraViolet); its in-theater store also offers DVDs, Blu-rays and other merchandise. Affiliates may sign up, load a simple player on their website or blog, and receive a percentage of every sale.
“Dove gets my film to the heart of the faith-and-family audience,” Johnny Remo, the film’s writer/director said. “LIKE A COUNTRY SONG premieres in the DOVE THEATER for digital download on the same date as the DVD release, giving our audience the widest possible reach on the film’s opening day. We love moving to the cutting edge.”
“Johnny Remo is a successful producer in a booming niche,” Dove COO Scott Rolfe said. “The same-date premiere ensures we give our audience top choices as they happen. LIKE A COUNTRY SONG—one of the best yet—earned 5 out of 5 Doves.”
The DOVE THEATER is a natural progression in The Dove Foundation’s growth. For 24 years, the Dove Seal and Dove reviews have guided families who care about entertainment they can enjoy together. Filmmakers also look for Dove’s endorsement when they want to reach out to the faith-and-family audience.
ABOUT THE DOVE FOUNDATION
The Dove FoundationTM (http://www.dove.org), a non-profit founded in 1991, encourages the entertainment industry to create, produce and distribute more movies that are appropriate for family viewing. Dove also helps consumers identify family friendly movies and empowers them to make wise entertainment choices.
ABOUT SKIPSTONE PICTURES
Founded in 2007 by Johnny Remo, SkipStone Pictures (http://www.SkipStonePictures.com), a division of Inspired Family Entertainment, is a motion picture production company that specializes in producing, marketing, and distributing high quality, story-driven, message films and television programming for a broad range of audiences. SkipStone Pictures continues to strive to be a leader and has proven so with the success of their movies, “A Letter to Dad,” “Cutback,” “Hardflip,” and new release, “Like a Country Song.”
YEKRA (http://www.yekra.com) is a revolutionary digital distribution and marketing company that uses a unique portable technology to better connect the filmmaker with the audience. The Los Angeles-based company assists studios, distributors, and independent filmmakers to expand their reach by opening up new channels to audiences worldwide.