Tag Archives: hollywood

Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God: The Great Awakening and the Birth of American Celebrity Culture

January 20, 2017

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Think the fiery Puritan who preached America’s most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God,” would threaten to dangle celebrities over the pit of hell? Think again.

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David Oyelowo on Why Christians Can’t Abandon Hollywood, by Tyler Huckabee in Relevant

October 1, 2015

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The blockbuster actor with unflinching faith has a fresh vision for Christianity in film

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The Blind Side Leading the Blind: Better Faith-Based Filmmaking by Living Better Stories

July 1, 2015

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“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

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Academic Branding: Professors Producing Hollywood-Style Previews to Attract Students, by Daniel A. Gross

April 8, 2015

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Harvard University was an early adopter in short videos shared across social networks to boost student interest and attendance as they “shop” for classes. They have an intimacy that course catalogs and posters lack.

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Act One Hollywood Screenwriting Program: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You, by Chris Dalton

January 27, 2015

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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.

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A Few Surprises (and some Big Questions) in LinkedIn’s Top 25 Schools for Media Professionals

October 10, 2014

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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.

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LOST Lessons of Leadership 3: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Authoritarian Leadership Learns to Serve

June 18, 2014

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The second season of LOST introduces yet a third approach to leadership in the person of Dr. Benjamin Linus. As evidenced in the clip below, Ben is the most dangerous type of leader in the postmodern world—a pseudo servant leader, or “power broker.”

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Connecting to God in Hollywood, the Ivy League, and Beyond

February 25, 2014

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Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career as much as to keep you alive spiritually in a constantly shifting landscape of success and failure.

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Two Handed Warriors at Three Years: A Promising Start to a Common Language …Friendship!

February 20, 2014

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Educators, filmmakers, ministers, and leaders of all kinds share a common desire to influence society for good. What we lack is a common language for understanding one another’s perspectives. Three years into this project I feel as if we are only just beginning to understand one another… but it’s a promising start.

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Casablanca and the Four Levels of Worldview: Why Everyone Meets at Rick’s

May 7, 2013

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y changing the foundational story of Rick’s life from that of a self-centered love-betrayed to the story of a other-centered love renewed, Ilsa transforms Rick’s values and rule of life as well. (Part 2 in revised and updated series, “Hollywood and Higher Education.” Includes 6 movie clips.

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The Future of Faith in Film? Youth and Evangelicals Outstrip All Other Movie-going Audiences, by David Kinnaman

April 10, 2013

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No one is surprised that 18-28 year-olds watch twice as many movies as any other age group. What is surprising is that the average number of movies self-identified ‘evangelicals’ saw in 2012 is larger than followers of any other religion. If Hollywood is listening then the future of movies could be greatly shaped by tastes […]

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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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Hollywood and Higher Education: Worldview and the Stories We Live

February 13, 2013

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Hollywood provides us with much of the raw material for the stories my students live by, so why not return the favor? Raised in a culture dominated by Hollywood storytelling—from the Disney Channel to Quentin Tarantino—my students often know Hollywood’s stories better than they know their own. By teaching them to reverse engineer films using […]

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Hookup Culture: Why Millennials Struggle With Attachment and Relationships, by Mike Friesen

January 25, 2013

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Historic Christian morality and modren neuroscience have come to the same conclusion: When people have sex it forms a nearly inseparable bond. So why are Christian Millennials “hooking up”?

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