Nationwide, ‘Action Squads’ Form for Opening Weekend of Courageous

June 22nd, 2011

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NASHVILLE, June 21, 2011 — Tickets are on sale now for the Sept. 30, 2011, opening weekend of Courageous, the anticipated new feature film from Sherwood Pictures, makers of links to Fandango, MovieFone, MovieTickets; all major ticket sites offer Courageous tickets.


Nationally, individuals, parishes and groups are forming Action Squads — individuals and groups purchasing blocks of theater tickets, buying out Courageous showings, or committing to 1,000 tickets to secure the film in formerly unscheduled communities. (For the 2008 launch of Fireproof, Action Squads opened the film in 100 new markets.)


Courageous is one of those rare movies audiences both want to see and need to see,” Kris Fuhr, vice president for Provident Films, said. “It’s powerful, entertaining, emotional . . . preview audiences are cheering and challenged to be the parents who can reclaim this generation and generations to come."


Courageous Action Squads open new theaters, buy out show times, or secure blocks of seats:


  • Town Action Squads open the movie in new communities with an advance commitment to purchase 1,000 tickets.
  • Show-Time Action Squads purchase all seats (200-250) for a local theater’s scheduled show time. Individuals may purchase 25 or more of those opening weekend tickets to give friends, neighbors, or small groups.


Learn about starting an Action Squad and see clips from the film at Additionally, families, churches, and community groups can find an array of resources to extend the film’s impact at


Courageous Synopsis:

Four men, one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets have to offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them is truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.


When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God . . . and to their children? Protecting the streets is second nature. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That takes courage.


A Sherwood Pictures production, Courageous is distributed by TriStar Pictures with marketing by Provident Films and AFFIRM Films.


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About COURAGEOUS and Sherwood Pictures

COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, a ministry of Sherwood Church and part of the congregation’s vision to “change the world from Albany, Ga.” Brothers — and Sherwood pastors — Alex and Stephen Kendrick co-wrote the film, with Alex directing and acting and Stephen producing. Sherwood Baptist Senior Pastor Michael Catt and Executive Pastor Jim McBride are executive producers.


About TriStar Pictures

TriStar Pictures is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company.  Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at


About AFFIRM Films

AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring, and marketing films that inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences.


About Provident Films

Provident Films, a division of Provident Music Group, produces and distributes faith-based films. Nashville-based Provident Music Group, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has been one of the world’s leading Christian entertainment companies for more than three