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Working Title Agency Expands With Key Hires

Leading Faith-Based Marketing and Financing Agency Adds Kris Fuhr from Provident Films, Brian Mitchell from DreamWorks Animation and Dave Mechem from Sony Home Entertainment (August 07, 2014)

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Title Agency President Bill Reeves announces three key appointments to further fuel the company's leadership position as a full-service marketing, consumer products, and financing firm known for its faith-based product expertise.

Kris Fuhr, formerly of Movie Gal Marketing and Provident Films, joins as Vice President of Marketing. Responsible for successful marketing campaigns for films such as HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS, Kris also led faith-based marketing efforts for JONAH: A VeggieTales Movie and SOUL SURFER. Featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and other news outlets, Fuhr has been a leader in faith-based film marketing for almost 15 years. As one of the pioneers in the faith film marketing space, Fuhr's knowledge and marketing creativity have led to six top-ten theatrical openings.

Brian Mitchell, formerly with DreamWorks Animation/Big Idea Entertainment and Thomas Nelson Publishers, will serve as Vice President of Product Development. A senior marketing and licensing expert, Mitchell brings more than twenty-five years of experience spanning executive level roles in radio, recording, entertainment and publishing, where he led marketing for 14 New York Times best selling books. Mitchell's rich experience in licensing, consumer products and marketing is unique in the faith-based space.


Dave Mechem, formerly of Sony Home Entertainment, will lead as Vice President of Product Expansion/Distribution. A veteran of theatrical and home entertainment releases, Mechem guided the home-entertainment release plans for SOUL SURFER, COURAGEOUS, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, and MOM'S NIGHT OUT, among others. Dave brings unique experience in managing product expansion into both Christian retail and general market accounts.

"We're privileged to serve some of the largest clients in entertainment and publishing," said Reeves. "These world-class hires will serve our existing clientele with excellence while helping Working Title Agency continue to broaden its foothold in these competitive, yet underserved, markets."

Among Working Title Agency's distinctives is the company's focus on offering investment opportunities in faith-based films. "Faith-based films are competing strongly at the box office," said Reeves. "GOD'S NOT DEAD, on which we led the marketing campaign, is so far the most profitable film of 2014 of any genre. By providing opportunities for investors to participate in P&A and production funds, we not only keep growing the faith film category but also provide outstanding returns that outpace other investment vehicles."

Reeves and team are currently working on several high-profile projects including GOD'S NOT DEAD home entertainment launch with Pure Flix Entertainment, the upcoming film WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL from Sony/AFFIRM, a new book by literary clients the Benham Brothers, a new Christmas film from Kirk Cameron and Provident Films, and a new film by Stephen and Alex Kendrick.

For information, contact Jennifer Willingham at 615-483-4729, jennifer@iconmediagroup.us.

About Working Title Agency:

Working Title Agency (The WTA Group) is a Nashville based company specializing in product development and marketing for Christian creatives in the movie, music and book publishing industries. Founded by Bill Reeves and Jim McBride (of Sherwood Baptist Church) in 2009, Working Title Agency has quickly gathered a roster of talented clients including Stephen and Alex Kendrick (FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS and #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Dare), Jon and Andy Erwin (OCTOBER BABY, MOMS' NIGHT OUT), David Evans (THE GRACE CARD), Gene Chizik (BCS Championship College Football Coach), Randy Alcorn (New York Times best selling author), Michael Catt (Courageous Living) and Dr Mary Manz Simon (expert children's speaker and author). For more information, visit www.thewtagroup.com

SOURCE Working Title Agency

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