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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July 16, 2015
Comments Off on TONIGHT! Rebranding Christianity, with filmmaker & author Phil Cooke
June 26, 2015
Comments Off on Master Shots: First and Final Frames of 55 Films Side-by-Side, by Jacob T. Swinney
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!
May 6, 2015
Comments Off on Would Major TV Networks Be Interested In My Faith Based Show Idea? by Phil Cooke
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.
April 30, 2015
Comments Off on How Hollywood Keeps Out Women, by Jessica P. Ogilvie
Hollywood figures are openly saying that an ugly bias grips the liberal, charitable, Democrat-dominated movie industry.
April 19, 2015
Comments Off on The Holy Spirit is coming! Tonight! …on NBC (9/8c)
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.
March 26, 2015
Comments Off on How To Raise Money for Your First Movie: Interview with Producer/Director Mark Freiburger, Part 2
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.
From Indie Producer to Super Bowl Director to Studio Films: Interview with Producer/Director Mark Freiburger
March 26, 2015
Comments Off on From Indie Producer to Super Bowl Director to Studio Films: Interview with Producer/Director Mark Freiburger
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.
February 22, 2015
Comments Off on The Oscar “Huh?!” Factor: Why Academy Voters Usually Pick the Wrong Film
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.
January 17, 2015
Comments Off on How Christians Should React When Bible Movies Miss the Mark, by Phil Cooke, PhD
Does the God of the universe shudder when a filmmaker gets it wrong?
December 10, 2014
Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why a Christian Film Industry is a Really, Really Bad Idea, by Nate Flemming
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.
November 30, 2014
Comments Off on Time to Take Hollywood to the Woodshed, by Brian Bird
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.
February 17, 2013
Comments Off on Speaker and Panelist Bios for Princeton’s “For Such a Time As This” Media Conference
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 […]
DeVon Franklin and Gary David Stratton at Princeton Theological Seminary’s ‘Morality in Media’ Conference
February 13, 2013
This could be an historic event in the journey toward the Protestant church in America fully embracing artists in general and filmmakers in particular.
January 31, 2013
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.
CNN Interview with Nathan Scoggins, Co-creator of ‘Sling Baby’ and ‘Fashionista Daddy’ Doritos ‘Crash the Super Bowl’ Ads
January 29, 2013
The momentum gathers, but we still need your vote! Follow up to: The Making of “Fashionista Daddy” Doritos Super Bowl Commercial”