Impact Productions

Summary

Impact Productions, Inc. is an independent film production company based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They do a variety of production, including feature films, television programming, commercial series, children's series, animation, and live stage shows. In addition, they rent equipment for production in the surrounding area of Tulsa, Oklahoma. With each new production Impact Productions continues to pursue the vision of reaching a sight and sound generation. Recently, Impact joined teams with major film studio, The Weinstein Company, to release at least 6 faith-based films per year beginning in 2007. Along with The Weinstein's, Impact is currently working on the development of the feature film The Penny in conjunction with bestselling author and Christian speaker Joyce Meyer. Industry veteran Ralph Winter of the X-Men trilogy and Fantastic Four will co-produce the film, and Impact and The Weinsteins are also in development on a film based on best-selling author Max Lucado's charming new Christmas novel, The Christmas Candle. Along with feature films, Impact and the Weinsteins will partner to release some direct to home video and DVD products as well as television programming; including a new hour long episode of our favorite Children's program Pahappahooey Island with some special guests! More projects and announcements to come soon on additional feature films to be released by Impact and The Weinstein Company. We also continue to work on The Toymaker, an updated version of the 16-year touring show, The Masterpiece: A Toymaker's' Dream is being developed for touring in the coming years. Impact Productions is a nonprofit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
3939 S. Harvard Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74135-4135

Website: www.impactprod.org

Phone: (918) 877-2000

Email: mail@impactprod.org


Organization details

EIN: 731219766

CEO/President: Mr. Thomas Newman

Chairman: Mr. Thomas Newman

Board size: 5

Founder: Mr. Thomas Newman

Year founded: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Impact Productions, Inc. is an independent film production company based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They do a variety of production, including feature films, television programming, commercial series, children's series, animation, and live stage shows. In addition, they rent equipment for production in the surrounding area of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

With each new production Impact Productions continues to pursue the vision of reaching a sight and sound generation. Recently, Impact joined teams with major film studio, The Weinstein Company, to release at least 6 faith-based films per year beginning in 2007. Along with The Weinstein's, Impact is currently working on the development of the feature film The Penny in conjunction with bestselling author and Christian speaker Joyce Meyer. Industry veteran Ralph Winter of the X-Men trilogy and Fantastic Four will co-produce the film, and Impact and The Weinsteins are also in development on a film based on best-selling author Max Lucado's charming new Christmas novel, The Christmas Candle. Along with feature films, Impact and the Weinsteins will partner to release some direct to home video and DVD products as well as television programming; including a new hour long episode of our favorite Children's program Pahappahooey Island with some special guests! More projects and announcements to come soon on additional feature films to be released by Impact and The Weinstein Company. We also continue to work on The Toymaker, an updated version of the 16-year touring show, The Masterpiece: A Toymaker's' Dream is being developed for touring in the coming years.

Impact Productions is a nonprofit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


Mission statement

Impact Productions, Inc uses the following to express its mission:

To reach a sight and sound generation using the mediums of art, film, music, and live performance to communicate the truth of the Gospel and to cause a transformation in society and individuals worldwide.

Our work and corporate culture reflects:

1. Integration of our faith in God in the projects we produce. We seek to build a bridge between people and their creator.

2. Development of lasting relationships among our staff, with clients and with our audiences. We seek to create teams of people working together toward a common goal that is much bigger than any one person on the team.

3. Construction of sound ideas possessing merit and execution of those ideas with excellence. We seek to demonstrate excellence and integrity throughout the process as well as in the product itself. We will continue building a world class entertainment company that serves as a strategic voice in a technically oriented society.


Statement of faith

Impact Productions does not have a formal statement of faith, other than the following:

Impact Production, Inc.'s mission is to reach a sight and sound generation using the mediums of art, film, music, and live performance to communicate the truth of the Gospel and to cause a transformation in society and individuals worldwide.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating133 of 43014 of 50
Fund acquisition rating76 of 43012 of 50
Resource allocation rating107 of 43014 of 50
Asset utilization rating336 of 43039 of 50

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%60%72%1%17%11%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%40%28%99%83%89%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%96%95%95%96%95%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%36%29%196%97%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%35%28%186%92%96%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%64%71%-96%3%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%363%-70%11%-1%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%4%5%5%4%5%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.260.220.290.310.26
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.565.845.594.655.46
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.530.411.311.631.431.41
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.095.440.660.670.931.41
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.181.511.501.080.71
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0724.08-4.71-3.71-0.682.46
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%87%177%231%207%202%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%75%150%203%182%188%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%49%-346%-449%-349%-395%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20162015201420132012
Cash$3,404,071$38,149$38,714$34,227$27,706
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$404,873$404,005$427,540$573,554$505,829
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,808,944$442,154$466,254$607,781$533,535
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,600,923$1,626,496$1,627,564$1,714,542$1,819,433
Other long-term assets$515,878$513,048$510,671$506,504$559,896
Total long-term assets$2,116,801$2,139,544$2,138,235$2,221,046$2,379,329
Total assets$5,925,745$2,581,698$2,604,489$2,828,827$2,912,864
 
Liabilities20162015201420132012
Payables and accrued expenses$671,660$633,216$671,318$656,932$379,169
Other current liabilities$28,466$35,477$29,513$0$0
Total current liabilities$700,126$668,693$700,831$656,932$379,169
Debt$4,437,214$3,875,972$5,280,750$5,142,030$5,479,672
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$28,407$36,291$25,856$61,720$35,678
Total long-term liabilities$4,465,621$3,912,263$5,306,606$5,203,750$5,515,350
Total liabilities$5,165,747$4,580,956$6,007,437$5,860,682$5,894,519
 
Net assets20162015201420132012
Unrestricted$759,998($1,999,258)($3,402,948)($3,031,855)($2,981,655)
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$759,998($1,999,258)($3,402,948)($3,031,855)($2,981,655)
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20162015201420132012
Total contributions$2,605,060$1,427,185$3,261$152,451$78,810
Program service revenue$1,287,644$428,825$338,207$580,933$574,510
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$13,386$14,316$16,025$16,783$15,191
Other revenue$402,186$110,424$29,517$148,569$79,695
Total other revenue$1,703,216$553,565$383,749$746,285$669,396
Total revenue$4,308,276$1,980,750$387,010$898,736$748,206
 
Expenses20162015201420132012
Program services$1,487,294$546,787$719,736$830,277$719,792
Management and general$61,726$30,273$38,367$38,932$34,368
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$1,549,020$577,060$758,103$869,209$754,160
 
Change in net assets20162015201420132012
Surplus (deficit)$2,759,256$1,403,690($371,093)$29,527($5,954)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,759,256$1,403,690($371,093)$29,527($5,954)

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History

The Impact Production creative team first received worldwide recognition with the live stage production, The Masterpiece: A Toymaker's Dream. For 16 years, "Toymaker" traveled to more than 30 nations, performing at the Barcelona Olympics, the World Fair, and off Broadway with a collective audience in the millions. In 1996 Impact produced Dayuma, a live-stage production based on the story of missionary Jim Elliot and the native Waodani people of Ecuador. Its limited release completed a successful 20-city tour throughout the United States.

The documentary-drama, Death and Beyond, was Impact's first venture into television. This award-winning program on death and the afterlife has been translated in nine languages and televised throughout the world. For three years, Impact's made-for-television film, Resurrection aired during the Easter season in 100 markets across the U.S. In 2000, Impact released the highly acclaimed 3D animation entitled, You Are Special, based on best-selling book by Max Lucado. This broadly accepted release was followed by three sequels, You Are Mine, If I Only Had A Green Nose, and Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift. The 2004 Impact Production film Christmas Child features moving performances by Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables), Muse Watson (Prison Break, I Know What You Did Last Summer), and Grammy winner Steven Curtis Chapman. This well-loved holiday film broadcasts annually on the Lifetime Television Network.

In 2005 Impact completed production on the 13th episode of the lively children's television series, Pahappahooey Island. This seven-time award-winning series broadcasts internationally on TBN and the Smile of a Child Network.

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NEW YORK, NY (December 07, 2006) - The Weinstein Company (TWC), the multi-media enterprise launched by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, has entered into a multi-year first look deal with Tulsa-based Impact Entertainment, an innovative Christian movie production and grass roots marketing company, to produce and acquire theatrical and direct-to-video titles for the faith-based community. The announcement was made today by Harvey and Bob Weinstein of TWC and Tom Newman and Tom Winters of Impact Entertainment, who will produce the films under the deal. All films under the deal will be distributed theatrically by TWC and on DVD by Genius Products, LLC.

For the past 25 years, Impact Entertainment has been a leading provider of entertainment for people of faith around the world. Impact will continue this mission by seeking out compelling projects that are both entertaining and inspired by Christian values to be financed, produced and distributed by TWC.

As part of the deal with Impact, TWC has acquired the rights to adapt some of the highest selling and most beloved and respected works in the faith based community. These projects include "The Penny," based on the semi-autobiographical book by the New York Times #1 best-selling author Joyce Meyer who was selected as one of the most influential evangelical leaders in America by Time Magazine and "The Christmas Candle," based on the book by award-winning writer Max Lucado who was once named "America's Best Preacher" by Reader's Digest. TWC and Impact will also be working with Meyers on a second unnamed project.

This latest announcement fits into TWC's strategy to acquire and produce films targeting various niche audiences including "Our Stories," the company's new venture with Bob Johnson (founder of BET and owner of NBA Charlotte Bobcats) that will finance projects solely in the African American and urban genre; the Latin American Film Fund formed with Eduardo Costantini to finance the production and acquisition of Latin American films; and Dragon Dynasty, the company's label that will exploit Asian and martial arts titles throughout the world.

"We are proud to partner with the team at Impact Entertainment who are very passionate and dedicated to producing films that moviegoers will love," said Bob and Harvey Weinstein. "Tom Newman and Tom Winters have spent their careers both serving and building strong and meaningful relationships in the religious community and we are committed to working with them to create a slate of quality films that appeals to this growing audience."

Religious leaders have eagerly embraced this partnership. Ron Luce, the Founder and President of Teen Mania, a youth-focused organization that holds over 40 events per year with annual attendance of 250,000 said: "In a day when the habits, lifestyles, and very culture of our youth are determined and influenced by media, it is inspiring to see The Weinstein Company collaborating with Tom Newman and Tom Winters to produce films of moral and spiritual substance. I know that the Weinstein's partnership with Tom Newman and Tom Winters will be a determining voice in the cultural landscape for years to come."

Tom Newman stated, "For twenty-five years, our Impact team has endeavored to communicate truthful, faith-inspiring messages through the mediums of stage, television, and film. I am thrilled with the opportunity to join with the Weinstein brothers and veteran producer Shannon McIntosh to bring such inspirational stories to movie screens around the world. After years of working under the studio's radar, it's an exciting day when a great film company, such as the Weinstein's, sees the untapped potential for this underserved market.

Tom Winters continued, "The Weinstein Company is leading the way by its commitment to make movies of faith. I'm very excited about the prospect of working alongside two giants in the industry, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, and their spectacular team of experts. The Weinstein Company's proven record of success and excellence will provide a tremendous resource to draw from."

Joyce Meyer stated, "I am so happy to have this opportunity to work with The Weinstein Company on a movie to be based on 'The Penny', the novel I am co-authoring with Deborah Bedford. Bob and Harvey Weinstein have proven their finesse in the movie industry with success after success. I believe their venture into movies of faith will be very well received by moviegoers everywhere as they answer the cry for quality family entertainment."

"The marriage of Weinstein's experience and the opportunity for faith based films will result in a new generation of quality productions," said Max Lucado. "Tom Newman, of Impact Entertainment, embodies energy, creativity and devotion. He is the right man to lead this process."

Shannon McIntosh, executive vice president of production and post production who has worked with the Weinsteins for close to 14 years, brought Impact Entertainment into TWC and will oversee the faith-based titles and efforts for the company.

"The Penny" tells the story of Jenny Blake, a remarkable young girl living in an abusive home in 1955 segregated St. Louis. One afternoon, Jenny picks up a penny and unwillingly sets in motion an unusual chain of events that foils a robbery, lands her a job at a jewelry store, and exposes her to the struggling civil rights movement and the power of friendship and spirituality.

"The Christmas Candle" is about a candle maker and his wife living in rural 1860s England who receive a special blessing from an angel every twenty-fifth Christmas to pass onto a community member in need. After discovering that 1864 might be the last year the angel visits, the community comes together hoping for a miracle and ultimately learns about the true nature of love and the power of prayer.

Barry Littman, evp of business and legal affairs, Laine Kline, svp of business and legal affairs, and Michael Cole, co-president of production, negotiated the agreements with Impact and Meyers on behalf of TWC. Andrew Kramer, evp of business and legal affairs, and McIntosh negotiated the deal with Lucado on behalf of TWC. Tom Winters negotiated the deal on behalf of Impact and Meyers. Steve Green negotiated on behalf of Lucado.

About Impact Entertainment

Impact Entertainment is a production and marketing company with a vision "To reach a sight and sound generation." Feature film, television, and live-stage producer Tom Newman is the president and founder of Impact. For 25 years, Newman has established an international reputation for bringing inspirational messages and entertainment to people of faith around the world.

As a film producer, Newman's credits include the feature films End of the Spear and helped complete the just released One Night With the King both of which premiered in the nation's top-ten films.

In 2004, Newman released the televised film Christmas Child, a well-loved holiday film that broadcasts annually on the Lifetime Television Network. His 1997 Easter release Resurrection also airs annually in 100 markets across the U.S. and throughout South America. Currently, Newman's lively, seven-time award-winning children's series, Pahappahooey Island, is broadcast internationally every Saturday. The series is an engaging blend of sing-along songs, imaginative set design and puppetry, spot-on comedy, and value-driven stories for children of every age.

In 2000, Impact released the highly acclaimed 3-D animation entitled, You Are Special, based on best-selling book by Max Lucado. This widely accepted release was followed by three sequels, You Are Mine, If I Only Had A Green Nose, and Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift.

Newman also has extensive experience in both documentary and live stage productions. He produced the award-winning documentaries Hymns: Portrait of the Human Soul, and Death and Beyond, a documentary-drama on death and the afterlife that garnered numerous awards and has been translated into nine languages and televised throughout the world. Tom is currently finishing the 26-episode documentary American Heritage Series with renowned historian and author David Barton.

As a live-stage producer, Newman's credits include the highly acclaimed stage show The Masterpiece: A Toymaker's Dream, which completed 16 years of touring in 30 countries with a collective audience in the millions. In 1996, Dayuma, the live-stage touring production, based on the story of missionary Jim Elliot and the Waodani people of Ecuador, was released and completed a successful 20-city tour in the U.S.

Tom Winters is a founding partner of the law firm Winters, King & Associates, Inc., and a leading literary agent with numerous New York Times Bestsellers among his clientele. Winters King represents more than 4,000 organizations throughout the fifty United States and 40 foreign countries and a clientele comprising many of today's best-known national and international ministries and organizations. Mr. Winters frequently lectures leaders of non-profit organizations and has served as an adjunct professor at Oral Roberts University Seminary, teaching non-profit law. As a literary agent, Mr. Winters works with many of the world's largest and prestigious publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Hachette Books (formerly AOL-Time Warner), Penguin Group, HarperCollins, and Random House. Mr. Winters is one of the few agents to ever have three authors featured simultaneously on the New York Times Best Sellers List twice in the same year. With books such as Joyce Meyer's The Confident Woman and Joel Osteen's Your Best Life Now, Mr. Winters' client's book sales have exceeded $550 million.


Program accomplishments

The following are the the various Impact Clients:

Corporate:

  • Wallbuilders
  • Albury Publishing
  • Cardone Industries
  • Dayspring Books
  • Deloitte and Touche
  • Floral Finance
  • Forefront Records
  • Harrison House Publishing
  • Honor Books
  • Lakewood Television
  • Trinity Broadcast Network
  • Bearing Fruit Communications
  • Clear Tone
  • The Significant Church Network
  • Every Tribe Entertainment
  • Laugh Your Way America
  • The Salvation Army
  • Nami Resources
  • Gener8xion Entertainment
  • Thomas Nelson Publishing
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
Education:
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Little Light House, Inc.
  • Majestic Ranch for Boys
  • Victory Bible Institute
  • Belhaven College
Youth Outreach:
  • Teen Mania Ministries
  • Oneighty National Youth Program
  • This Generation Youth Conference- Eastman Curtis Ministries
  • Contra Corriente National Youth Conference (Spain)
Church and Ministry:
  • Outreach Commercials for 6500 churches nationwide
  • Assemblies of God Denomination
  • Lakewood Church with Pastor John Osteen
  • Believers Church
  • Crusade for World Revival (London)
  • Engineering Ministries, Intl. (EMI)
  • Feed the Children
  • First Methodist of Houston
  • JSI- The Caring Company
  • Mario Murillo Ministries
  • Real Impact Missions
  • Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc.
  • Faith Family Church, Victoria, TX
  • Family Worship Center, Carrolton, KY
  • Victory Life Church, Durant, OK
  • Victory Christian Fellowship, Somerset, KY
  • Victory Christian Center, Tulsa, OK
  • Faith Christian Family Church, Clovis, NM
  • Carman Ministries
  • David Brown Ministries
  • The Cell Church
  • Life Christian Church
  • In His Image
  • Victory Christian Church, Oklahoma City

Impact Awards:

Film:
  • Gold Aurora Award: Ressurrection
  • Telly Award: Resurrection
  • Crown Award for Best Picture: Resurrection
Children's Programming:
  • Crown Award for Best Series: Pahappahooey Island
  • Aegis Award for Writing and Direction: Pahappahooey Island
  • Aurora Platinum Award for Best of Show: Pahappahooey Island
  • Aegis Award for Drama/Entertainment: Pahappahooey Island, Episode 6: Never Alone
  • Angel Award: Pahappahooey Island, Episode 6: Never Alone
  • Telly Award: Pahappahooey Island
  • Aurora Gold Award for Children's Entertainment: Pahappahooey Island, Episode 6: Never Alone
  • Aurora Gold Award for Religious Instruction: Pahappahooey Island, Episode 6 Never Alone
  • Telly Award: Punchinello and the Most Marvelous Gift, from Tales from Wemmicksville series
  • Telly Award for Religious Instruction: If Only I had a Green Nose, from Tales from Wemmicksville series
  • Telly Award for Children's Entertainment: If Only I had a Green Nose, Tales from Wemmicksville series
  • Crown Award for Best Children's Film: You Are special, from Tales from Wemmicksville series
  • The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval: You are Mine, from Tales from Wemmicksville series
Documentary:
  • Crown Award for Best Documentary: Hymns
  • Angel Award of Excellence: Hymns
Live Stage Production:
  • Angel Award for Family Entertainment Video: The Masterpiece, A Toymaker's Dream
  • Cindy Award for Editing Excellence in a Live Show: The Masterpiece, A Toymaker's Dream
Commercial Campaigns:
  • Addy Award for Best of Broadcast, Advertising in Electronic Media: "What if it's true?" Commercial Campaign
  • Addy Award for Judges Choice Award: Extremes TV
  • Addy Award for Regional/National Campaign: "People Like You"
  • Addy Award for Television, Regional/National Campaign: "What if it's true?"
  • Addy Award for Television, single, 30-second spot: "The Great Diversion Commercial"
  • Addy Judges Choice Award for Multi-media Campaign: "God Can Make a Way:"
  • Addy Award for Multi-media Campaign: "God Can Make a Way"
  • Addy Award for Commercial Best of Show: "Looking for God"
  • Addy Award for Television 30-second spot: "Looking for God"
  • ORU Alumni of the Year: Tom Newman
Print:
  • Addy Award for Judges Choice: Manmaker Investment Proposal
  • Addy Award for Product Presentation: Pahappahooey Times
  • Addy Award for Video Box: You Are Special
Music Videos:
  • Contemporary Christian Music Magazine Video of the Year: Michael W. Smith, "Secret Ambition" (3 years in a row)
  • Dove Award for Long Term Video of the Year: Michael W. Smith music video, "I lost the Way"
  • Dove Award: Short form video of the Year, Revival in the Land

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