FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOGULDOM STUDIOS TO RELEASE GROUNDBREAKING EXPOSE’
‘BLACK CHURCH, INC.’ ON JUNE 30
Film tackles controversial topic of financial abuse in the church
(NEW YORK) – June 12, 2014 – Moguldom Studios, known for their revolutionary style of documentaries called “docutainment,” is set to release Black Church, Inc., an eye-opening expose about controversial issues clouding the church including “love offerings” (cash payments given to ministers), financial abuse and the deification of the mega-church pastor, all while asking… “is prayer-for-profit moral?” The documentary will be released on June 30, 2014 and will be available for purchase on DVD, as well as digital download through online retailers including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon.com and MoguldomStudios.com.
Moguldom Studios is leading the way in producing non-theatrical films through digital networks by keeping at the pulse of trending topics that are relevant in today’s ever-evolving world. In Black Church, Inc., the hour-long feature investigates and examines the sensationalism of the black church and its present day relationship with serving the community. Dr. Anthony Pinn, Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, discusses what he feels is a flaw in the “prosperity gospel,” or the idea that the Bible condones acquiring wealth. The shocking statistics, and heart-wrenching stories are sure to raise questions that will have lasting changes in our churches from the inside out.
Viewers will learn about how the days of working class preachers, who didn’t expect financial gain in exchange for spiritual guidance, are gone. A new breed of pastors has emerged: the mega-pastor - one who aims to sell their religious brand and get rich off the gospel.
The film compares the black church’s origins to its modern day cultural relevance, and focuses on modern mega-churches, as well as asking hard-hitting questions about service vs. the extravagant lifestyles of its multi-million dollar ministers and ministries. As the nation attempts to bounce back from a recession, mega-churches continue to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fund their pastors’ exorbitant lifestyles.
Through interviews with clergy members, politicians, community leaders and journalists, Black Church, Inc. explores whether the preachers, parishioners or communities are the benefactors of the millions of tax-free revenue generated by religious organizations.
Black Church, Inc. attempts to justify the dichotomy of the profits of prophets. It takes a look at pastors who are seen as activists including Rev. Taharka Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton and Pastor Raphael Warnock, as well as other pastors such as Rev. Eddie Long, Rev. Creflo Dollar and Rev. T.D. Jakes.
"The purpose of our films is to provoke thought...to spark debate. Here at Moguldom, we accept the challenge of initiating difficult conversations. Black Church, Inc. is another example of presenting a question that many people within our community have been wondering,” says Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment.
Black Church, Inc. will be released on June 30, 2014, with the DVD and digital download available for purchase on Amazon.com, Google Play, iTunes and www.moguldomstudios.com
Production credits include Todd L. Williams as director, producer and writer, as well as Jamarlin Martin, Marve Frazier, Barion L. Grant as executive producers, and Gloria Camacho as executive in charge.
For more information about Black Church, Inc. and Moguldom Studios, visit:
Films by Moguldom Studios being released in Summer 2014 include:
- Bottoms Up (July 30, 2014) – A look into the plastic surgery phenomenon of women trying to make their backsides larger.
- 72% (August 26, 2014) – A documentary that dives into the “baby mama” crisis and how 72% of women in the black community are raising children in a single-parent environment.
About Moguldom Studios:
Moguldom Studios is a next generation film company that delivers intimate, timely and unforgettable stories about the African-American experience, creating independent documentary films that are branded as “Docutainment.” Docutainment, as Moguldom Studios calls it, is a hybrid between reality, day in the life and traditional storytelling, which takes a unique and objective look at the African-American experience, all the while offering such riveting stories which will also appeal to anyone who is interested in multicultural documentary films.
Moguldom Studios’ staff consists of filmmaking award-wining experts who know exactly how to capture the African-American experience with a style that is fresh, edgy and relevant. Our goal is to deliver intimate, timely and unforgettable stories that all can enjoy. The films are available for purchase or rent right here on the Moguldom Studios website as well as on platforms such as iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and more. See more at: www.moguldomstudios.com