During a recent panel discussion workshop at the San Diego Christian Film Festival, filmmaker and media consultant Phil Cooke suggested that Christians have the power to change the nature of Hollywood.
How? By demanding quality movies with moral standards, such as Fireproof.
How? By supporting the exact types of movies we want to see more of.
Cooke believes that if Christians attended quality Christian movies on opening night, the ticket sales would send a message to Hollywood movie executives that there’s a high demand for Christian films. Therefore, they’ll be prompted to produce more like flicks.
As Christians, we’ve done a bad job of voting at the box office. We boycott movies we don’t like. We criticize movies we don’t like. Hollywood couldn’t care less about boycotts…With 71 million evangelical Christians in America, if we actually went out on opening night to movies we support I just think we would change Hollywood tomorrow. That’s what gets [movie executives’] attention – box office. Yet, we don’t. (Phil Cooke)
PI girls, do you agree?
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