Stars of Historic Audio Bible to Highlight National Launch Event with Live Performances and Dramatic Readings
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The most ambitious Bible project ever -- Inspired By ... The Bible Experience -- will be launched with an equally inspiring launch event. Inspired By Media Group, Zondervan and West Angeles COGIC (Church of God in Christ) will present "The Bible Experience ... Live!" to mark the official launch of Inspired By ... The Bible Experience, a first-of-its-kind dramatized audio Bible featuring character portrayals accentuated by a theatrical underscore and musical soundtrack. The landmark recording is marked by its all-star cast of more than 200 celebrities, renowned clergy and notable personalities.
The Bible Experience ... Live! is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at West Angeles Cathedral located at 3600 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. The inspirational celebration event will feature a video montage and live celebrity scripture readings and performances from dozens of artists, actors and Christian leaders in the cast.
Directed by veteran actor-director, Chip Hurd, the Bible will be brought to life for a night of inspiring praise and worship by The Bible Experience cast, including Angela Bassett, Blair Underwood, Kirk Franklin, Star Jones Reynolds, Loretta Devine, Common, Mary Mary, James Avery, Wren T. Brown, Idris Elba, Malinda Williams, Taraji P. Henson, Niecy Nash, Khamani Griffin, Matt Gibson, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Bishop Charles E. Blake and more.
"This event is a celebration of the human spirit and is symbolic of the commitment and dedication demonstrated by all involved in this landmark project," said Louis "Buster" Brown, executive producer. "It is my hope that the bridge connecting the Christian and entertainment communities will continue to be strengthened."
In addition to Brown, a three-time Grammy-winning music producer, the partners of Inspired By Media Group, the audio Bible's executive producers include Kyle Bowser, veteran TV/film producer, Ron Belk, technology expert/New Media producer and Robi Reed, veteran TV/film producer and Emmy-winning casting director. Hurd is the project's senior director. Wren Brown, Andi Chapman and Mark Swinton round out the directorial team, while Nancy Sprow serves as line producer. Inspired By ... The Bible Experience is based on the Today's New International Version (TNIV) Bible translation distributed by Zondervan. The New Testament (the first product offering in the Inspired By... The Bible Experience series) was recently released and is available online and at retail stores nationwide. The New Testament's 19 CD set includes a bonus DVD featuring the behind-the-scenes "making of" video. The full Bible is due for release in the fall of 2007.
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