“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.” – Virginia Woolf
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June 19, 2016
Comments Off on Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity, by Maria Popova
July 1, 2015
“Wow, I’ve finally met someone who practices but doesn’t preach.” —Sandra Bullock, speaking of Leigh Anne Tuohy, whom Bullock portrayed in her Oscar-winning performance
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!
June 24, 2015
Comments Off on Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last, by Maria Popova
Do stories grow? Pretty obviously — anybody who has ever heard a joke being passed on from one person to another knows that they can grow, they can change. Can stories reproduce? Well, yes.
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.
May 1, 2015
Comments Off on Inigo Montoya named ‘Chief Inspirator’ by Two Handed Warriors
“Our hope is that this award not only inspires a new generation of culture-makers and faith builders to seek to master two-handed warfare, but also brings Iñigo the peace he’s sought since leaving the revenge business.” -Gary David Stratton
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.
April 8, 2015
One of today’s most articulate voices for faithful engagement in culture, Dean Batali, is best known for his work on That ‘70s Show, where he served as a writer for seven years and as an executive producer for the show’s final season.
February 27, 2015
Comments Off on Inside Out Screenwriting: What’s My Final Image? by Jeremy Casper
A story is a narrative about a single character who must overcome some sort of conflict in order to solve a very specific problem.
January 27, 2015
Comments Off on Act One Hollywood Screenwriting Program: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You, by Chris Dalton
For over 15 years Act One has provided access to some of Hollywood’s best teachers and mentors in the world of screenwriting. Now you can experience this amazing program in our inaugural online cohort.
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.
October 10, 2014
Comments Off on A Few Surprises (and some Big Questions) in LinkedIn’s Top 25 Schools for Media Professionals
With the education and job history data for over 300 million members at their fingertips, LinkedIn is in a unique position to connect undergraduate programs with a successful career as a Media professional. But USC at #19 and UCLA lower still? Now, that is something to get Hollywood talking.
Who’s Creating the Movies and TV Programs that will Inspire the Next Generation?, by Phil Cooke, PhD
October 3, 2014
Comments Off on Who’s Creating the Movies and TV Programs that will Inspire the Next Generation?, by Phil Cooke, PhD
With a current television schedule filled with vampires, corrupt cops, hypocritical politicians, fathers who act like buffoons, soft-core porn, growing levels of violence, and more – who’s producing programs that will do for this generation of kids the same thing that The Lone Ranger and Adam 12 did for the last?