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The Other Side of Heaven Scheduled to Open December 14 in Select Theaters
Excel Entertainment Group has announced an official release date for the upcoming big-budget feature film The Other Side of Heaven. The Other Side of Heaven will open in 2 Wasatch Front theaters on Friday, December 14. The following week, December 21, the film will expand to open in over 50 theaters in Utah and Idaho. The film is expected to open in other markets, including Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada and California in January 2002, and in other markets around the country by early spring.

Pacific Island Films Announces the Launch of a New Film Division, Sweetwater Films, Slated to Produce Mormon-Themed Movies
Pacific Island Films (PIF), a fledgling mini-studio founded by Australian actor-turned-entrepreneur, Steve Stubbs (Class Of '74), was recently joined by Mormon actor-writer-director, Jongiorgi Enos (last seen by Mormon audiences as "John The Baptist" in Testaments Of One Fold And One Shepherd and as Peg's boyfriend "Ed" in Richard Dutcher's Brigham City). Since joining forces the two partners have announced their intention to launch Sweetwater Films (SWF), a division of the parent company, Pacific Island.

The Thomas Family Saga Continues in New Series
The Berlin Wall. The Cold War. The assassination of JFK. The civil rights movement. All of these events shaped the early 1960s. Into this maelstrom of activity come the grandchildren of Al and Bea Thomas, the babies born at the end of author Dean Hughes' bestselling "Children of the Promise" series are now central characters in "Hearts of the Children, vol. 1: The Writing on the Wall" (Bookcraft, $22.95, book on CD set $21.95), the first volume in his new series about the Thomas family.

Help in Resisting the Temptations of Everyday Life
In the spirit of C. S. Lewis' classic Screwtape Letters, author S. Michael Wilcox delves into the scriptures to unveil the tactics used by the adversary and to identify the defenses the Lord provides in "Don't Leap with the Sheep -- And Other Scriptural Strategies for Avoiding Satan's Snares" (Deseret Book, $18.95).

Hello Julie de Azevedo!
KZION will broadcast "Hello Sky" by Julie de Azevedo in its entirety on the following dates and times.

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