Jenkins Entertainment now has a facebook presence. Become a "fan" and stay updated here.
September 2, 2009
Jenkins Entertainment has commissioned screenwriter Nathan Scoggins to pen the screenplay for the upcoming feature, Riven. Shooting is scheduled to begin in late 2009 or early 2010, with the intention that this is the second film in the multi-picture deal with Pure Flix Entertainment.
September 2, 2009
Dallas Jenkins is now on twitter representing Jenkins Entertainment, where he'll provide more frequent updates on What If... and other Jenkins Entertainment projects. The updates will be geared towards information on projects and an educational "behind the scenes" look at filmmaking, and he'll provide pictures that won't be available anywhere else. Follow at www.twitter.com/dallasjenkins.
August 21, 2009
New exclusive pictures from the set of "What If..." are on the What If... section of the "Projects" page. More pictures and updates are at http://whatifmovie.wordpress.com.
August 5, 2009
Jenkins Entertainment has just finished principal photography for its forthcoming film What If... starring Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules," Hallmark's "Avenging Angel"), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Big Daddy), Debby Ryan (Disney's "Suite Life on Deck"), and John Ratzenberger ("Cheers," all Pixar films). What If..., the sixth film from the father/son duo of Jerry and Dallas Jenkins, was filmed in Michigan in July.
In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and The Family Man, What If... tells the story of Ben Walker (Sorbo) who 15 years ago left the love of his life, Wendy (Swanson), and ignored his ministry calling in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now, as a high-powered investment banker with a trophy fiance, he has little interest in faith or building a family. But suddenly, on the day he is named partner in his firm, Ben is visited by a mysterious (divine, perhaps?) tow truck drvier (Ratzenberger) who knocks Ben into an alternative reality--the life he should have had. Ben awakens on a Sunday with his wife Wendy and two daughters getting ready for church, where Ben is scheduled to give his first sermon as the new pastor. If Ben wants to escape this "What if..." scenario, he must first learn the value of faith and family. The screenplay was written by Cary Solomon & Chuck Konzelman and Andrea Nasfell.
What If... is the first film in a two-picture partnership between Jenkins Entertainment and Pure Flix Entertainment. Jenkins Entertainment is owned by New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins and operated by his son Dallas Jenkins. As with the majority of their projects, Jerry is executive producing and Dallas is directing both films. Pure Flix will produce and supervise the marketing and distribution for the films.
"Our partnership with Pure Flix is perfect for us because they're experts at everything we're not," said Dallas Jenkins. "Working with them so far has been fantastic and has allowed us to concentrate on our interests and strengths."
"The Pure Flix partnership with Jenkins has been a wonderful experience due to their strong creative ideas and Dallas's directing, which has allowed What If... to become a truly inspiring film," said Michael Scott, Pure Flix managing partner. "We can't wait for the next one, Riven, as well."
Dallas added, "I've never been this optimistic after shooting a film. The script was terrific, the actors were even better than I expected, and the filming went great. Plus, this is by far our most audience-friendly film. We're very excited for the possibilities."
Jenkins and Pure Flix have created a website for the film, http://whatifmovie.wordpress.com, which includes a "director's diary" video blog from each day of shooting, interviews with the cast and crew, and behind-the-scenes photos and updates on the film's progress. Additional video is forthcoming to chronicle the post-production and marketing process and should be of special interest to movie buffs and a tutorial for filmmakers.
July 9, 2009
You can see daily video blogs from the set of the new film "What If...," starring Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Debby Ryan, and John Ratzenberger at http://whatifmovie.wordpress.com.
June 16, 2009
Jenkins Entertainment, along with Pure Flix Entertainment, begins shooting the feature film "What If..." on June 28th in Michigan. Stay tuned for more details...
April 30, 2009
An official announcement is coming soon regarding Jenkins Entertainment's next film, entitled "What If...," to be shot in June 2009. Stay tuned.
January 2, 2009
Jenkins Entertainment and Pure Flix Entertainment have verbally agreed to produce Riven, based on Jerry Jenkins's successful book from 2008, with shooting tentatively scheduled near the end of 2009. The description of Riven from the book jacket reads as follows: "When Brady Wayne Darby, a no-account loser raised in a dingy suburban trailer park, encounters Thomas Carey, a defeated prison chaplain, and entire state--indeed, a nation--is affected. Embark on a wondrous journey where death, guilt, and despair are unfathomably trumped by rebirth, forgiveness, and hope."
November 29, 2008
Jenkins Entertainment is in full-scale development on their next feature and should be in pre-production within a month or two. Stay tuned for more details!
September 23, 2008
Warner Brothers has just re-released Hometown Legend in new packaging, which looks pretty cool. Check out the Hometown Legend page on this site, and of course, buy it if you haven't yet!
July 21, 2008
Jerry B. Jenkins' new novel, "Riven," releases July 22nd. According to him and to dozens of people we've heard from, it's his finest work, and as he says, "the novel I've always wanted to write." It tells the story of a prison chaplain and a loser from a trailer park who forge a relationship that impacts the entire country.
May 16, 2008
Welcome to the new-look website! Please forgive any early glitches or needed tweaks.
Dallas Jenkins will be doing a journal detailing the making of the film
"Mountain," and he's already done the first couple of entries. So
check out the blog section of this site for weekly updates during
pre-production, then daily updates during production.
January 3, 2008
Pretty cool interview on 411mania.com. Check it out here.
December 10, 2007
Another nice review here...always gratifying to get these, sorry if they're annoying!
December 6, 2007
My favorite review ever for Midnight Clear, this sums up EXACTLY what I'm trying to do with my films:
Really nice article about the film, check it out here
November 13, 2007
Just got back from the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, where we were
chosen as the closing night film. We played for over 400 people, and
they flew in Stephen Baldwin and my Dad. The audience response was
overwhelming, it was really a great event.
Midnight Clear just won the "Best Script" award at the Ft. Lauderdale
Film Festival. That was our last festival, so no more accolades.
October 29, 2007
Got another nice review of the Midnight Clear novel here.
because our film won the audience choice award at the Kansas Int'l Film
Festival, we're playing for a week in Kansas City on November 9th. So
if you live in the area, go see the film! More details to come.
October 21, 2007
Cool book review here of our novel, Midnight Clear. Check out the book, we're really proud of it:
October 4, 2007
Midnight Clear won the Audience Favorite Award at the Kansas
International Film Festival! This is the biggest honor a film can
receive on the festival circuit, so we're thrilled and honored by it.
October 2, 2007
Midnight Clear has recently screened at the Kansas International Film
Festival, the FirstGlance Philadelphia Festival, and is screening at
the Heartland Film Festival and the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival in the
next two months. We just won a "Redemptive Storyteller" award from the
Redemptive Film Festival in Virginia, where the film will screen in
Also, check out this great review from a North American entertainment mag after the film screened there:
novel Midnight Clear came out October 1st, so go get a copy! It's been
getting excellent reviews and a good response. You can order it at
amazon.com or get it at any any local retailers.