Deal includes exclusive network premieres of
“RUST” and “25 HILL”
Indian Land, SC – INSP today announced the signing of an exclusive multi-film agreement with Corbin Bernsen and Home Theater Films (HTF). This agreement gives the Network rights to exclusive television premieres in the U.S. The announcement was made by Doug Butts, SVP Programming.
“We’re excited to announce this agreement with Corbin’s production company,” said Butts. “Adding original movies of this caliber allows us to continue our commitment to INSP viewers to provide positive entertainment content for the entire family. These films not only strengthen our schedule, but build on the momentum we’ve gained with our current line-up. The partnership between INSP and HTF provides our audience with the kind of programming they have come to expect from us – an encouraging message that celebrates honesty, hard work, faith, family and freedom.”
“This has been a dream for me,” notes Bernsen. “I’ve wanted to create family-oriented movies for several years and I’ve put my heart and soul into these projects. It thrills me to think about moms and dads sitting with their kids to watch stories that champion the good in people. I am pleased that INSP has grasped my vision and is committed to showcase these television debuts. I also am pleased that we share a common vision; to provide wholesome family entertainment that brings out the best in people.”
The agreement currently includes two feature films.
RUST is the story of Jimmy Moore (Bernsen), a former minister in a midlife crisis of faith that rocks his life’s calling. Returning to his small hometown, Moore finds it reeling from a recent tragedy. Can he get to the bottom of a mysterious fire and clear his boyhood friend? A unique story of friendship and calling, RUST may well be Corbin Bernsen’s most personal project to date. Set in the real-life Canadian town of Kipling, Saskatchewan (and featuring local citizens in prominent roles), RUST was inspired by the spiritual journey that Corbin has traveled since his father’s death in 2008.
25 HILL chronicles the father-son relationship between 12 year-old Trey Caldwell and his dad, an Army Reservist, as the two take on the project of building a Soap Box Derby car. But the work is cut short when Trey’s dad is called to duty in Afghanistan. Two days in he is killed. Trey is left with his mom, the unfinished car and a dream that is all but dead. Trey’s teacher puts him together with a man from her church, Roy Gibbs, a local Fire Chief (Bernsen), who himself suffered the tragic loss of his own son, a NYC firefighter killed on 9/11.
INSP is now available in more than 70 million households across the U.S. on more than 2,800 cable systems and on Dish Network channel 269 and DirecTV channel 364. Viewers can check their local program guides for channel line-up information or visit www.insp.com.
March 29, 2012
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