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TONIGHT! Rebranding Christianity, with filmmaker & author Phil Cooke

July 16, 2015

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In a truly post-Christian America, Christians find themselves ostracized, misunderstood, marginalized, and often the victims of seemingly unmerited and scathing accusations. But, the truth is Christians are some of the most giving people on the planet. What went wrong?

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Master Shots: First and Final Frames of 55 Films Side-by-Side, by Jacob T. Swinney

June 26, 2015

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The Meta-Story and Worldview of many films is discernible from little more than their first and final shots. Don’t believe it? Watch this video!

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Would Major TV Networks Be Interested In My Faith Based Show Idea? by Phil Cooke

May 6, 2015

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With the success of “The Bible” TV series, and “Finding Jesus” on CNN, I’ve been getting plenty of inquires from people who want to get other Christian ideas picked up by a secular network. In many cases, they’re starting from the wrong perspective.

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How Hollywood Keeps Out Women, by Jessica P. Ogilvie

April 30, 2015

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Hollywood figures are openly saying that an ugly bias grips the liberal, charitable, Democrat-dominated movie industry.

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The Holy Spirit is coming! Tonight! …on NBC (9/8c)

April 19, 2015

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With production values and writing that far surpass the first two installments, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s passion project tackles perhaps its most captivating episode tonight. TV has never seen anything like it.

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How To Raise Money for Your First Movie: Interview with Producer/Director Mark Freiburger, Part 2

March 26, 2015

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The one thing I get asked about the most by other aspiring filmmakers is not about those more high profile experiences, but about how to go out and raise money to make their first features.

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From Indie Producer to Super Bowl Director to Studio Films: Interview with Producer/Director Mark Freiburger

March 26, 2015

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Before Transformers, I had zero knowledge of anything VFX related because I had only been making low budget Indies. But this experience changed that for me.

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The Oscar “Huh?!” Factor: Why Academy Voters Usually Pick the Wrong Film

February 22, 2015

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg recently opined: “I try to vote in a way so that, in 50 years, people aren’t going to go, ‘Huh?!’” Sadly, history reveals that, when it comes to picking a film audiences will recognize as truly great 50 years from now, Oscar voters nearly always miss the mark. Here’s why.

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How Christians Should React When Bible Movies Miss the Mark, by Phil Cooke, PhD

January 17, 2015

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Does the God of the universe shudder when a filmmaker gets it wrong?

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3 Reasons Why a Christian Film Industry is a Really, Really Bad Idea, by Nate Flemming

December 10, 2014

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A small voice crying in the wilderness, making the argument that creating a Christian film industry is absolutely the last thing that we Christians should be trying to do.

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Time to Take Hollywood to the Woodshed, by Brian Bird

November 30, 2014

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When even The Hollywood Reporter wonders if this fall’s TV shows have crossed the line, it has legendary Hollywood producer Brian Bird wondering if it isn’t time to take his own industry to the woodshed.

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Speaker and Panelist Bios for Princeton’s “For Such a Time As This” Media Conference

February 17, 2013

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God’s call to Esther was one of urgency. In order to save a generation from extermination, God strategically positioned Esther in a key leadership position. Can the Church reposition its voices to effectively address the important questions of morality and Christian values in this generation? Princeton Theological Seminary’s “For Such a Time as This Media […]

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DeVon Franklin and Gary David Stratton at Princeton Theological Seminary’s ‘Morality in Media’ Conference

February 13, 2013

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This could be an historic event in the journey toward the Protestant church in America fully embracing artists in general and filmmakers in particular.

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CBS Names ‘Sling Baby’ #5 on their ‘Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time’

January 31, 2013

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Companies spend millions of dollars creating eye-catching Super Bowl ads each year, but the fifth best Super Bowl ad of all time was created by a few two handed warrior friends for a few hundred bucks.

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CNN Interview with Nathan Scoggins, Co-creator of ‘Sling Baby’ and ‘Fashionista Daddy’ Doritos ‘Crash the Super Bowl’ Ads

January 29, 2013

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The momentum gathers, but we still need your vote! Follow up to: The Making of “Fashionista Daddy” Doritos Super Bowl Commercial”

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