Monday, November 19, 2007

BELLA...did it!

Dear Friends,

I am so thankful and proud of each one of you. My heart is so full of joy and encouraged because of your hard work, determination and sacrifice to make the movie "Bella" a success this weekend. Please read the below report, if you did not pray, rally and believe for Bella it would have been taken out of the box office this past weekend, instead it will stay in for the biggest season of the year, Christmas :) This means more lives will be changed and more life will be saved. I'm amazed at what God can do with a few. Many of you students who mobilized for others to watch this little miracle movie in your region, know this, because of your sacrifice hearts will be changed for eternity. You made the difference for Bella. I am so proud of each of you for believing miracles are still possible What you did and are doing for Bella will not be forgotten in heaven :)

The fight for Bella is not over, we are going to mobilize across the nation again this weekend & believe for more babies to saved, we are going to believe for more relationships to be restored by the power of God's unconditional love. That's what Bella is about, "love" and love is something worth fighting for in this world of darkness. Bella is not only beautiful, it is a light in the darkness for such a time as this!

Believing for Bella,

Jaeson Ma



Bella did it!!!

*Bella held over $1 million for the 4th week in a row and has earned a place at the table for Thanksgiving, the biggest movie season of the year!

*Bella went from the #17 top film to the #12 top film and we have a higher ranking than films that are in thousands of theaters and we are in only 456 theaters!

*According to Bella is ranked #5 on their POWERSCORE going into Thanksgiving, ahead of Mr Magoriums Wonder Emporium, Dan in Real Life, Lions for Lambs, Saw 4 and Love in the Time of Cholera. Here is the link to see the POWERSCORES:

*Bella is still the #1 Top Rated Movie on Yahoo, Fandango and the New York Times readers poll

*Eduardo gave an unbelievable Key note speech at the White House Friday for National Adoption Day. After his speech he received a standing ovation. Here is a link to an article and video:

Here is the excerpt from the article:

"A film called Bella is sparking nationwide debate about adoption. It's film's leading man, actor/producer Eduardo Verastegui, spoke at the White House as United Nations unofficial ambassador for adoption."Families have changed their lives forever after adopting a child. Because it's not only that a family can give a child a home, but they themselves would have the gift of motherhood and fatherhood. So in adoption… everybody wins," Verastegui said.

Now that Bella will be in theaters for Thanksgiving we need your help to stay through out the holiday season!

If you are interested in helping Bella here is what you can do:

1. Send this email to your entire data base and ask others to do the same
2. Adopt a theater by buying all the tickets for a particular Showtime (cost of $1500-$3000) or Adopt a market by buying 5k-10k tickets. To do this visit:
3. Buy tickets and give them to friends and family. Invite everyone you know to the movies – it is a film you can invite everyone to see
4. Promote Bella through every means possible, online and offline. To do this read below and get all the tools you need at
5. Volunteer to promote Bella in your market. Contact or email

6. How to Become a Bella Champion:

The Mission:
There are 86 markets showing Bella this weekend. The goal is to mobilize at least 300 people to watch Bella in each theater/screen in your market. By having 300 people watch at each theater, we reach the near $3, 000.00 minimum goal per screen which will keep Bella in theaters.

Bella Champions:
In each region, we are recruiting at least 2 "Bella Champions" who can commit to recruiting 10 people who can recruit 15+ each to watch Bella this weekend (Friday-Sunday) in your region. Reply ASAP to this email or post if you will volunteer and let me know which market you represent. (There is a list of markets where Bella is playing at the end of this letter).

Support: The Bella team will be available to support you in your mobilization. We will have people in communication with you for support and we will get you in contact with other Bella champions in your region for mutual support.

If you can be a Bella champion for your city, please email me back at with:



Phone number


If you would like to find out how else you can help / would like to help in recruiting other champions, please let us know as well.

Click here for the details about how you can help:

If you only have a little time go to and give Bella an A+ if you love Bella and forward this email to others. (Please do not do this if you do not believe Bella deserves it.)

Please send this email to your entire data base so we can get the word out and send a message to Hollywood that films like Bella have an audience.

Thank you for your unbelievable support of "Bella" – because of your efforts countless people's lives have been transformed forever.

God bless you!

The Bella Family


Warm, sweet and funny.

-Roger Ebert,

"The Best Movie of the Year, Everyone should see this film"

-Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life

"A Perfect Film, An Artistic Masterpiece"

-Tony Bennett, Grammy & Emmy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter

Versategui is a natural on the big screen, a compelling presence.

-Ruthe Stein, SF Chronicle

"A sweet, life-affirming picture"

- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"A bear-hugging embrace of sweetness and light"

-Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Cynics need not apply, but I found "Bella" a real heart tugger."

- Lou Lumenick, New York Post
An unforgettable experience! A celebration of family, food, music and life-affirming values

-Michael Medved

Powerful and moving... a true inspiration.

-CNN, Ana Maria Montero

"The warmest family drama I've seen in years"

-Frank Lovece- Film Journal


At 11/21/2007 05:23:00 AM , Anonymous TIFFANY KAM said...

Haha~~~ ^0^


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