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Watching Dick Clark on TV is how most revelers in the US spend New Years Eve which is why Hollywood is intrigued that on Dec 31 250000 people gathered in hundreds of theaters and churches to take in an alternative the movie Left Behind II Tribulation Force The action-packed tale of nonbelievers finding religion is the eighth Christian flick created by Peter Lalonde and his brother Paul They head Cloud Ten Pictures a maker of direct-to-video films for entertainment-starved Christians who eschew torrid Hollywood fare Each of the private companys tales features a God-loving message and well-known actors such as Kirk Cameron Judd Nelson and Corbin Bernsen And each has made a tidy profit for Cloud Ten based in St Catharines Ontario and Barbados Since 1997 the Lalondes have been able to finance their films with budgets up to 17 million with no outside capital This is the biggest untapped niche in filmmaking to come along in 100 years says Peter Lalonde But the Lalondes success comes more from marketing than from filmmaking skills The brothers have persuaded churches eager to attract and entertain teens and young adults to sponsor occasional theatrical screenings like those on New Years Eve The effort helped the company pocket 2 million over one weekend for the first Left Behind movie after it had been released on video making 2001 a record year for Cloud Ten with 42 million in sales Big egos also help make up for a nonexistent ad budget The Lalondes tap real-life evangelists for cameos in their flicks knowing the loquacious folks will talk them up Jack and Rexella Van Impe popular TV ministers helped promote Apocalypse Cloud Tens first offering and generate 3 million in sales for a movie that well wasnt the greatest ever made says Peter Lalonde 43 The Lalondes trade emails with their database of 200000 Christian-movie buffs Cloud Ten ratcheted up the special effects and gunfire after
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