cgpbadgeoscaranniThe Prophet Film Nominated for Three Annie Awards and on Short-List for Best Animated Feature Oscar® Nominations

Members of the International Animated Film Society (IAFS) nominated Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet for three different industry Annie Awards. See: The film's Editors, Jennifer Dolce and Ernesto Matamoros, were nominated for Editing in an Animated Feature, its Director, Roger Allers for Directing in an Animated Feature, and the producers of the film for Best Animated Independent Feature. Variety | Hollywood Reporter

William Nix, Chairman of CPG, was an Executive Producer of the film, a nine-year journey from the time he negotiated with the Gibran National Committee in Lebanon and secured the rights to make the film, based upon the classic work of Gibran (see:, to the time it reached these Awards. During the Fall of 2015, he also produced a biographical play, Rest Upon the Wind, at the NYU Skirball Theatre in Manhattan (, which is expected to tour North America in the 2016-2017 Season. He is currently producing a biographical feature film, entitled Gibran, slated to start principal photography in late 2016 with theatrical release expected during 2017 ( These media ventures have been supported by an Educational Curriculum Guide developed by Journeys in Film,for which Liam Neeson (the voice of Mustafa in the film) is the national spokesperson, and which is allied with USC's Rossier School of Education (, and Participant Media. See: and


oscarvertThe animated feature film was also selected for the short-list of final Nominees for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPS) Oscar® Awards as the Best Animated Feature Film of 2015. See: Hollywood Reporter | Hollywood Reporter


spIn addition to Nominations for a series of other awards, including the Black Reel Awards (Outstanding Voice Performance by Quvenzhane Wallis), the Jerusalem Film Festival (Young Critics Club Award for Best Children's Film), the Satellite Awards (Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media), and the World Soundtrack Awards (World Soundtrack Award, Film Composer of the Year, Gabriel Yared) (see:, the animated feature was also the recipient of the 2015 S&P Award from the Spirituality and Practice Center for Spiritual Journeys. See: Spirituality and Practice | Spirituality and Practice