The Evangelical Press Association has announced that AFFIRM Films, a Sony company, has secured the exclusive rights to Title Sponsor for the May 4 to 6 convention in Anaheim, Calif.
EPA Business Affiliate member Lovell-Fairchild Communications was instrumental in the sponsorship arrangements.
AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films which inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences. AFFIRM Films acquires faith-based and inspirational content across a wide range of genres and budgets for the various global distribution platforms at SPE including theatrical, television, and home entertainment.
AFFIRM Films is the industry leader in faith-based film with such upcoming and recent releases including Abel’s Field, The Note 3, Soul Surfer, Courageous and The Bible Collection (Jesus, Esther, Solomon, Story of David and others).
Two of their upcoming films will be showcased during the convention.
MOMS' NIGHT OUT, a comedy starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins, opens in theaters nationwide on May 9, Mother's Day weekend. MOMS' NIGHT OUT is presented in partnership with Provident Films.
Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL brings to life De La Salle High School's incredible football winning streak. It opens in theaters August 22. The film stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Laura Dern and Alexander Ludwig.
Though still unconfirmed, Lovell-Fairchild is working on arrangements for screenings to be shown during the convention.
Our Diamond Level sponsor is Freeport Press. With state-of-the-art facilities in Ohio, this company is the vendor of choice for a number of EPA member publications. Freeport Press has been a long-time supporter of EPA and currently provides the printing of our annual directory, promotional brochures and convention-related items.
Three organizations have signed on as Platinum level sponsors: Dr. James Dobson Presents Building a Family Legacy, Samaritan Ministries and Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Samaritan Ministries' Christian Health Care Newsletter is an EPA member. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a first-time sponsor for EPA. EPA Business Affiliate member Infinity Concepts arranged for their sponsorship.
Other premium level sponsors include: Christian Community Credit Union, Lovell-Fairchild Communications and NPC, Inc.
EPA is grateful for the sponsors that help underwrite the annual conventions. Without their support, registration costs would nearly double.
The 2014 annual convention will be held at the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort. The convention draws publishing professionals within the Christian periodical industry from across North America for two and one-half days of training, inspiration, and networking.