Family Theater Productions

Family Theater Productions Family Theater Productions creates family-suitable and faith-friendly media for film, television and digital. PRESS: Contact Chris Sariego at [email protected]

We're here to produce media for the family, and to guide families and all viewers interested in values-positive content to the great media that's already out there. We'll encourage your faith, and support your efforts to find great TV, movies and digital content -- all while producing great content of our own. Check out our homepage at familytheater.org for news, information and our Faith & Family

We're here to produce media for the family, and to guide families and all viewers interested in values-positive content to the great media that's already out there. We'll encourage your faith, and support your efforts to find great TV, movies and digital content -- all while producing great content of our own. Check out our homepage at familytheater.org for news, information and our Faith & Family

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Welcome to CATHOLIC CENTRAL TV! It’s our series CATHOLIC CENTRAL (Catholic Central) you’ve known and loved on YouTube – ...
01/13/2022

Welcome to CATHOLIC CENTRAL TV! It’s our series CATHOLIC CENTRAL (Catholic Central) you’ve known and loved on YouTube – with more. Each half-hour TV episode contains our short videos, plus new fun with hosts Kai and Libby. Airing Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Canada's Salt + Light TV or streaming online at https://slmedia.org/. Starts on Saturday, Jan. 15 ...

Welcome to CATHOLIC CENTRAL TV! It’s our series CATHOLIC CENTRAL (Catholic Central) you’ve known and loved on YouTube – with more. Each half-hour TV episode contains our short videos, plus new fun with hosts Kai and Libby. Airing Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Canada's Salt + Light TV or streaming online at https://slmedia.org/. Starts on Saturday, Jan. 15 ...

Beulah Bondi plays a teacher who really cares for her students, including a struggling girl, played by Jeanne Cagney (‘Y...
01/13/2022

Beulah Bondi plays a teacher who really cares for her students, including a struggling girl, played by Jeanne Cagney (‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’), sister of frequent FTP collaborator Jimmy Cagney. Don McNeil, popular morning radio personality, hosts. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C, the radio drama originally aired in 1949 …. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects

#ThrowbackThursday

Beulah Bondi plays a teacher who really cares for her students, including a struggling girl, played by Jeanne Cagney (‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’), sister of frequent FTP collaborator Jimmy Cagney. Don McNeil, popular morning radio personality, hosts. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C, the radio drama originally aired in 1949 …. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects

#ThrowbackThursday

01/13/2022
Paul Parsons: Editor and Visual Effects Artist

Parsons has worked in post-production since the late 1980s, editing in both sound and picture departments. While remaining in picture editing, he moved from sound to visual effects in the mid-2000s.
His most recent visual-effects credit came from working on the team for the Oscar-nominated (in VFX) 'Midnight Sky,' a 2020 American science fiction film directed by George Clooney.

Discover the amazing true story of a humble Irish priest who brought his message of family unity and prayer to Hollywood...
01/11/2022

Discover the amazing true story of a humble Irish priest who brought his message of family unity and prayer to Hollywood and the world. Learn how to see PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop

Discover the amazing true story of a humble Irish priest who brought his message of family unity and prayer to Hollywood and the world. Learn how to see PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop

FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is host for this 1948 radio story, starring Ruth Hussey (‘Philadelphia Story’) and Glenn La...
01/07/2022

FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is host for this 1948 radio story, starring Ruth Hussey (‘Philadelphia Story’) and Glenn Langan, who play a couple struggling to keep together in the WWII era. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects #FlashbackFriday

FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is host for this 1948 radio story, starring Ruth Hussey (‘Philadelphia Story’) and Glenn Langan, who play a couple struggling to keep together in the WWII era. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects #FlashbackFriday

01/07/2022
Finally, we can share the big news! Catholic Lens (Lentecatolico.tv) the Spanish-language sibling to our series Catholic Central keeps growing and creating! We give a warm welcom

Finally, we can share the big news! Lente Católico (Lentecatolico.tv), the Spanish-language sibling to our series Catholic Central keeps growing and creating! We give a warm welcome to Roberto, who joins the family to make us laugh, cry (from laughing) and help us continue learning about our Catholic faith. Leave him a welcome message in the comments below 🥰👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻❤️
#Lente2020

Pictured here with Venerable Patrick Peyton, Danny Thomas was a beloved performer and founder of St. Jude’s Children’s R...
01/06/2022

Pictured here with Venerable Patrick Peyton, Danny Thomas was a beloved performer and founder of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He was born on Jan. 6, 1912.

Pictured here with Venerable Patrick Peyton, Danny Thomas was a beloved performer and founder of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He was born on Jan. 6, 1912.

In this year of hybrid distribution of theatrical openings and streaming debuts, here’s the best of the family dramas .....
01/06/2022
2021: The Year of the Family Drama

In this year of hybrid distribution of theatrical openings and streaming debuts, here’s the best of the family dramas ... by Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C.

In this year of hybrid distribution of theatrical openings and streaming debuts, here’s the best of the family dramas.

Did you know that Father Peyton worked with #BettyWhite?From our podcast series (also available on Apple Podcasts): Radi...
01/04/2022
Advice For The Lovelorn-Starring Fibber Magee and Molly

Did you know that Father Peyton worked with #BettyWhite?

From our podcast series (also available on Apple Podcasts): Radio comedy legends Fibber Magee and Molly play cupid to a young friend Jane (played by Betty White) who has just broken up with her fiancee. This show was originally produced by Venerable Patrick Peyton, CSC, for Family Theater Productions in 1947.

Radio comedy legends Fibber Magee and Molly play cupid to a young friend Jane (played by Betty White) who has just broken up with her fiancee. This show was originally produced by Venerable Patrick P

LIMITED TIME! Between now and Venerable Patrick Peyton's birthday on Jan. 9, the DVD and the comic book about his life a...
01/03/2022
*Pray DVD / Blu-Ray Bundle

LIMITED TIME! Between now and Venerable Patrick Peyton's birthday on Jan. 9, the DVD and the comic book about his life are available for only $12.49. Act now, and bring the joy of PRAY into your life!

Limited-time: Discounted bundle on inspirational gifts for families! To celebrate the anniversary of birth of our ministry’s founder and sainthood candidate, Venerable Patrick Peyton, we’re offering his documentary, PRAY, and comic book for one low price when purchased together. DVD and comic bo...

01/03/2022
The Gist | CatholicTV

How can we pray more in a busy world? That’s the topic of the new episode of The Gist with special guest Father James Phalan, C.S.C., National Director of our sister organization Family Rosary. Together with hosts Danielle Bean, Rachel Balducci, and Carolee McGrath, Father responds to this question and others to help you and your family discover the gift of prayer.
Check it out tomorrow, January 4 on CatholicTV at 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. or Wednesday at 6 p.m. (ET); watch it on www.catholictv.org/the-gist.html; or stream it on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, or with the CatholicTV app.

The Gist The Gist is CatholicTV's show for Catholic women. Join hosts Danielle Bean, Rachel Balducci and Carolee McGrath as they talk about Catholic family life, their personal faith journeys, and topics like abortion, parenting, confession, marriage and dating.Danielle, Rachel and Carolee are talki...

This Sunday, PBS' 'Masterpiece' rings in the new year with the premiere of 'Around the World in 80 Days,' the first of t...
01/02/2022
‘Masterpiece’ Offers Two Adaptations of Literary Classics — Are They Worth Your Time?

This Sunday, PBS' 'Masterpiece' rings in the new year with the premiere of 'Around the World in 80 Days,' the first of two Brit-centric costume dramas based on classic books. Next week, 'All Creatures Great and Small' returns ... by Kate O'Hare Writes

This Sunday, PBS' 'Masterpiece' premieres the first of two Brit-centric costume dramas based on classic books, to ring in the new year.

And may we do lunch again …#NewYears2022 #NewYearsEve2021
12/31/2021

And may we do lunch again …

#NewYears2022 #NewYearsEve2021

And may we do lunch again …

#NewYears2022 #NewYearsEve2021

When balloting starts for our Friday family film, politicking, deal-making and vote-swapping can occur. But, “Let’s Make...
12/30/2021
Family Movie Night: Let’s Make a Deal

When balloting starts for our Friday family film, politicking, deal-making and vote-swapping can occur. But, “Let’s Make a Deal” is a game a savvy parent can play, too ...

When balloting starts for our Friday family film, politicking, deal-making and vote-swapping can occur. But, “Let’s Make a Deal” is a game a savvy parent can play, too.

Our producer-at-large, Father Vince Kuna, reflects on the themes of love and family -- amid a lot of superhero action --...
12/29/2021
'Hawkeye': Love, Family and Superheroes

Our producer-at-large, Father Vince Kuna, reflects on the themes of love and family -- amid a lot of superhero action -- in #Hawkeye, on Disney+. (He doesn't mention it, but there's also a dog -- always a plus.) ...

FTP producer-at-large, Father Vince Kuna reflects on themes of love and family -- amid a lot of superhero action -- in 'Hawkeye' on Disney+.

Blessings of the Season to You and Yours!
12/25/2021

Blessings of the Season to You and Yours!

Blessings of the Season to You and Yours!

12/24/2021
Frank Sinatra: 'The First Noel'

The documentary PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON, available for digital rental/purchase and on DVD/Blu-Ray, shows how media evangelist Father Peyton enlisted the biggest Hollywood stars in his mission to promote faith and prayer. In this clip from a 1980 TV special from Family Theater Productions, the company Father Peyton founded, Frank Sinatra sings “The First Noel.” Info at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop

Season 3 is funded for 'The Chosen,' the TV series based on the Gospels - currently breaking Fathom Events box-office re...
12/24/2021
'The Chosen' Funds Season 3, & A Visit to Jerusalem (Utah)

Season 3 is funded for 'The Chosen,' the TV series based on the Gospels - currently breaking Fathom Events box-office records with its big-screen Christmas special. Also included: a wintry look at the fabulous Jerusalem set in Utah used in the show ... by Kate O'Hare Writes

Season 3 is funded for 'The Chosen,' the TV series based on the Gospels -- currently breaking Fathom Events box-office records with its big-screen Christmas special.

Grateful for the new, positive reviews for our film PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON! (PRAYtheFilm)
12/23/2021
Pray: The Story of Patrick Peyton

Grateful for the new, positive reviews for our film PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON! (PRAYtheFilm)

In 1928, an Irish immigrant dreams of becoming a millionaire, but ends up championing a family message.

12/23/2021
Petula Clark: 'Fill the World With Love'

From the archives of Family Theater Productions, founded by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., subject of our documentary PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON, available for digital rental/purchase and on DVD/Blu-Ray. In this 1981 clip, British star Petula Clark performs a song often associated with her, “Climb Every Mountain,” from “The Sound of Music.” Info at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop

Loretta Young narrates the classic Christmas tale by author Charles Taswell. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., ...
12/23/2021

Loretta Young narrates the classic Christmas tale by author Charles Taswell. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., it aired live, with an in-studio orchestra, on Dec. 21, 1949. Learn more about Father Peyton’s life and work in PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects #ThrowbackThursday

Loretta Young narrates the classic Christmas tale by author Charles Taswell. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., it aired live, with an in-studio orchestra, on Dec. 21, 1949. Learn more about Father Peyton’s life and work in PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects #ThrowbackThursday

It doesn’t have to be a film about the Nativity (but it could be) …
12/22/2021

It doesn’t have to be a film about the Nativity (but it could be) …

It doesn’t have to be a film about the Nativity (but it could be) …

12/22/2021
Petula Clark: 'Climb Every Mountain'

From the archives of Family Theater Productions, founded by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., subject of our documentary PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON, available for digital rental/purchase and on DVD/Blu-Ray. In this 1981 clip, British star Petula Clark performs a song often associated with her, “Climb Every Mountain,” from “The Sound of Music.” Info at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop

Some faith-based movies have been accused (often with good cause) of being a bit heavy-handed with the Christian content...
12/20/2021
‘American Underdog’: The Kurt Warner Biopic Is Long on Inspiration But Light on Faith

Some faith-based movies have been accused (often with good cause) of being a bit heavy-handed with the Christian content. That can’t be said of 'American Underdog,' due in theaters on Christmas Day, and it’s a good thing ... by Kate O'Hare Writes

The biopic of an unlikely NFL Hall of Famer goes long on perseverance and easy on faith, and it's a good thing.

YouTube can't only be used to entertain kids -- even toddlers -- it can also be used to educate (and parents might also ...
12/20/2021
5 YouTube Kids Educational Channels That Don't Drive Parents Crazy

YouTube can't only be used to entertain kids -- even toddlers -- it can also be used to educate (and parents might also enjoy it) ... by Josh M. Shepherd

YouTube can't only be used to entertain kids -- even toddlers -- it can also be used to educate (and parents might also enjoy it).

Four years ago, Pope Francis declared FTP founder Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., Venerable, another step on the path tow...
12/18/2021

Four years ago, Pope Francis declared FTP founder Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., Venerable, another step on the path towards potential sainthood. Learn the remarkable story of his devotion to family prayer and globe-spanning media ministry at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop

Four years ago, Pope Francis declared FTP founder Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., Venerable, another step on the path towards potential sainthood. Learn the remarkable story of his devotion to family prayer and globe-spanning media ministry at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop

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7201 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90046

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For 70-plus years, we have been creating family-suitable and faith-friendly entertainment, for film, TV and digital. Family Theater Productions continues Father Patrick Peyton’s media mission as a member of Holy Cross Family Ministries, based in Easton, Mass., sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. To support us, you can donate here ... http://www.familytheater.org/en/SupportFamilyTheater/Donate_Online.aspx

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(323) 874-6633

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Welcome to CATHOLIC CENTRAL TV! It’s our series CATHOLIC CENTRAL (Catholic Central) you’ve known and loved on YouTube – with more. Each half-hour TV episode contains our short videos, plus new fun with hosts Kai and Libby. Airing Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Canada's Salt + Light TV or streaming online at https://slmedia.org/. Starts on Saturday, Jan. 15 ...
Beulah Bondi plays a teacher who really cares for her students, including a struggling girl, played by Jeanne Cagney (‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’), sister of frequent FTP collaborator Jimmy Cagney. Don McNeil, popular morning radio personality, hosts. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C, the radio drama originally aired in 1949 …. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects #ThrowbackThursday
Parsons has worked in post-production since the late 1980s, editing in both sound and picture departments. While remaining in picture editing, he moved from sound to visual effects in the mid-2000s. His most recent visual-effects credit came from working on the team for the Oscar-nominated (in VFX) 'Midnight Sky,' a 2020 American science fiction film directed by George Clooney.
Discover the amazing true story of a humble Irish priest who brought his message of family unity and prayer to Hollywood and the world. Learn how to see PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON at https://www.praythefilm.com/shop
FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is host for this 1948 radio story, starring Ruth Hussey (‘Philadelphia Story’) and Glenn Langan, who play a couple struggling to keep together in the WWII era. Produced by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. Links to listen at https://www.familytheater.org/projects #FlashbackFriday
Finally, we can share the big news! Lente Católico (Lentecatolico.tv), the Spanish-language sibling to our series Catholic Central keeps growing and creating! We give a warm welcome to Roberto, who joins the family to make us laugh, cry (from laughing) and help us continue learning about our Catholic faith. Leave him a welcome message in the comments below 🥰👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻❤️ #Lente2020
America's (and Britain's) favorite Yorkshire Dales veterinary practice is open again for business on Sunday, Jan. 9, treating 'All Creatures Great and Small' ... https://www.familytheater.org/blog/all-creatures-great-small-pbs-masterpiece #AllCreaturesGreatandSmall
Pictured here with Venerable Patrick Peyton, Danny Thomas was a beloved performer and founder of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He was born on Jan. 6, 1912.
In this year of hybrid distribution of theatrical openings and streaming debuts, here’s the best of the family dramas ... by Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C.
Did you know that Father Peyton worked with #BettyWhite? From our podcast series (also available on Apple Podcasts): Radio comedy legends Fibber Magee and Molly play cupid to a young friend Jane (played by Betty White) who has just broken up with her fiancee. This show was originally produced by Venerable Patrick Peyton, CSC, for Family Theater Productions in 1947.
LIMITED TIME! Between now and Venerable Patrick Peyton's birthday on Jan. 9, the DVD and the comic book about his life are available for only $12.49. Act now, and bring the joy of PRAY into your life!