Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Royal Family KIDS Camp movie premiers in San Diego

Movie producer donates 40 percent of proceeds to San Diego Royal Family KIDS Camps
San Diego, CA (April 22, 2013) – CAMP, a movie inspired by the heartbreaking stories of foster children will be playing in limited release opening Friday, April 26th, at 7:00 pm at AMC Mission Valley 20 theater in San Diego. “The movie is based on the experience of campers and counselors at Royal Family KIDS Camps, including the camps held locally here in San Diego,” said writer/director Jacob Roebuck.
“When I volunteered at a camp just like the ones in San Diego, I saw the huge need for people to step up and love these abused and neglected children,” said Roebuck. “There is no other medium like a movie that can entertain and encourage people to become engaged.”
Besides encouraging people to volunteer to serve at a camp for abused and neglected children, CAMP will also raise money for the two local San Diego camps during its one-week run at AMC Mission Valley 20. Forty percent of the producer’s proceeds will be donated to help finance the Royal Family KIDS Camps run locally by camp directors Andrea Barboza and David & Becky Millat.
"I loved this movie because it shows what a week of our camp is like,” said Becky Millat, codirector of the Spring Valley camp. “The range of emotions we, as staff and counselors, feel in one week at camp is nothing compared to what our kids deal with the rest of the year. I hope people that see CAMP will and be moved to help in some way.”
"CAMP really hit home for me. There were so many moments during the movie that reminded me of a child at our camp,” said San Diego camp director Andrea Barboza. “This movie will help people that aren't involved in Royal Family to understand the true nature of an RFK camp: it's uniqueness, complexity, sensitivity, and the impact it has on the children that go to camp."
In addition to playing at AMC Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, the film will open in 17 additional cities in Texas, Alabama, Michigan, Maryland, Florida, Oregon and Iowa on the 26th, and has already opened in 45 cities since it’s release. The movie is scheduled to play in around 100 theaters during its limited release run this spring.
About the movie (
On his 10th birthday, Eli is placed in a foster home after being abused by his father. Meanwhile, to impress a potential new client, investment advisor Ken Matthews (Michael Mattera) signs up to be a camp counselor and gets paired with the troubled Eli (Miles Elliot). Once at camp, Ken struggles between his self-serving motives and Eli's need for unconditional love. After painful revelations, Ken is forced to take drastic measures to earn back Eli's trust.
CAMP also stars Asante Jones, (Parenthood, Dexter) Grace Johnston, (Snitch, The Devil's Dozen) and Matthew Jacob Wayne (New Girl, The New Normal).
About Royal Family KIDS Camp Local
This summer City View Church will be hosting it's 18th Royal Family KIDS Camp, serving abused and neglected kids in San Diego County. In 1994, a group of people from City View recognized the need for a camp for foster kids in San Diego and in 1995 the church hosted the first RFKC in the county. After nearly two decades of camps, RFK Camp #35 has touched the lives of hundreds of hurting kids who are looking to be loved and encouraged. It is their hope that CAMP will inspire people to get involved in their local Royal Family KIDS Camp by volunteering their time, donating resources, or sponsoring a child for a week of camp. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact City View Church at (858) 560-1870 or
This will be the 10th year of camp sponsored by Faith Chapel in Spring Valley. There are many ways to get involved with camp, and the team is always looking for more people to be involved. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact the camp directors at 619 667 7100
About Royal Family KIDS Camp (
Royal Family KIDS, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is the nation’s leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children. By mobilizing local churches to sponsor a one week camp for abused and neglected children, ages 7-11 in their local community, RFK gets caring adults involved in the lives of children who need them most. Each camp has two very simple goals: make positive childhood memories for the kids and let them experience unconditional love from an adult.
About Roebuck Media (
Based in New Mexico, Roebuck Media is a privately-held LLC specializing in films that entertain, edify and inspire audiences. Their first feature, Coyote County Loser, was distributed by CURB entertainment and Monarch Home Video, and is available on DVD, BluRay, Netflix and iTunes digital download.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

FCC may drop ban on TV nudity, expletives

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Nudity and expletives normally reserved for cable television would be allowed on broadcast TV under a proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

In an announcement that received little attention but could have a major impact on America's families, the FCC April 1 announced it is considering changes to the current broadcast indecency policies that would permit "isolated expletives" and isolated "non-sexual nudity" on broadcast TV, something that currently could draw a fine.

The FCC is asking for public feedback on the proposed policy. The deadline is the end of April.

Dan Isett, direct of public policy for the Parents Television Council, said the proposal -- if passed by the FCC's five commissioners -- would lead to dramatic changes on TV.

"Broadcast television would look like HBO -- more nudity, more language, more everything," Isett told Baptist Press.

In its three-page public notice April 1, the FCC said it is seeking public comment on whether the commission should treat "isolated expletives" as it did in a 1987 case -- in which an expletive had to be "deliberate" and "repetitive" to be considered a violation -- or as it did in a 2004 case in which the use of an expletive, even if isolated, could draw a fine.

On nudity, the FCC asked, "Should the Commission treat isolated (non-sexual) nudity the same as or differently than isolated expletives?"

The public can comment on the proposal through the FCC's website, (Click on "submit a filing.") The case is GN Docket No. 13-86.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Re-Entry Prison and Jail Ministry Networking Luncheon

The Bible and Rehabilitation Does it Really Work?
Friday, April 19th, 2013 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Canyon Community Church 610 Paseo del Rey Chula Vista, CA 91910
By April 14th, 2013 Re-Entry Prison and Jail Ministry Director/Chaplain Art Lyons Office: 619-421-6263, cell # is (619) 203-9824. Email: Website:
$15.00 donation pays for lunch and includes the latest 2013 Directory. Directories are limited that day to people who register by 4-14-2013. (If you just show up at the door, we may have to send your directory to you in the mail).
Please make checks out to “RPJM” and send to: Re-Entry Prison and Jail Ministry P.O. Box 620 Chula Vista, CA 91912
We encourage you to bring literature about your ministry to share with others. Let us know if you would like a table or 1/2 table for your materials.