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Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Act One Newsletter
ACT ONE UPDATE (4/04/06)

In this issue:

ACT ONE SPONSORS DA VINCI CODE EVENT APRIL 11 / SEE BARBARA NICOLOSI IN ARIZONA, INDIANA / ACT ONE SPONSORS FORUM ON MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY IN HOLLYWOOD / SHORT FILM PROJECT UNDERWAY / NEW INTERNSHIP FOR EXECUTIVE PROGRAM / ACT ONE BOOK IN STORES NOW
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ACT ONE CO-SPONSORS DA VINCI CODE EVENT APRIL 11
"Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction?"
April 11, 7:00-9:30 PM

featuring:
Mark Shea
Josh McDowell
Craig Detweiler
Craig Smith

Hollywood Presbyterian Church (sanctuary)
1760 North Gower Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

for more information, visit http://inter-mission.net/events_la.html

Is Jesus really God?
Did Mary Magdalene birth his child?
Is The Da Vinci Code book/movie a dangerous challenge to the Christian faith, a ripe opportunity or both?
Are you prepared to answer these questions and more?

With over 42 million copies in print, The Da Vinci Code is a runaway bestseller, but are the so-called facts in this book truth...or are they fiction?

The novel is written as fact, but on Tuesday, April 11, international authors and speakers JOSH MCDOWELL, MARK SHEA, CRAIG DETWEILER AND CRAIG SMITH explain the truth behind this popular story.

Inter-Mission, Mastermedia International and Act One are inviting entertainment professionals, as well as the general public for this rare opportunity.

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SEE BARBARA NICOLOSI IN ARIZONA AND INDIANA!

Act One founder Barbara Nicolosi will be speaking at several upcoming events:

"Why Does God Care about Hollywood? The Role of Entertainment in Human Life"
Thursday, April 27
Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
155 DeBartolo Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
7:30 pm
http://ethicscenter.nd.edu/events/HollywoodLectures.shtml

Keynote Speaker at the Christianity and the Arts conference
April 28th - 29th
Church For The Nations
11640 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Cost: $15
to register: http://www.cftn.com/arts.html

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ACT ONE SPONSORS FORUM ON MARRIAGE AND INTIMACY IN HOLLYWOOD

"it's who you sleep with that matters..."
A conversation with Christians about marriage and intimacy in Hollywood
April 22, 9:30-12:00
www.hollywoodconnect.com

brought to you by Hollywood Connect, Inter-Mission, Act One & Hollywood Prayer Network

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SHORT FILM PROJECT UNDERWAY

Act One is pleased to announce that producers for the Peter Glenville Short Film Project have been selected. Anna Littles (Writing Program, L.A. 2002) will produce PIE 'N' BURGER, from a screenplay written by Clare Sera (Writing Program, L.A., 1999). Monica Jimenez-Grillo and Thomas Deason (both from the Executive Program, L.A. 2005) will produce THE PHILANTHROPISTS, from a screenplay written by Douglas McKelvey (Writing Program, Washington, D.C., 2004).

Named after the late director/filmmaker, Peter Glenville who was known for a number of highly acclaimed films including “Becket” and “The Comedians,” the Peter Glenville Short Film Program’s primary goal is to give a group of Act One alumni the opportunity to be involved in the production process from concept to distribution. The secondary goal is to produce two laudable, well-produced short films, which will be entered into film festival competitions around the world.

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NEW INTERNSHIP FOR EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

The Executive Program is pleased to announce that Guy Walks Into A Bar (Elf) has joined the list of top Hollywood entities accepting interns from our program this summer.

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ACT ONE BOOK IN STORES NOW


A new book written by the faculty and staff of Act One is now available for purchase at online and neighborhood bookstores.

Behind the Screen: Hollywood Insiders on Faith, Film & Culture presents a fascinating look at the much-maligned film and television industries through the eyes of Christian writers, producers, and executives living out their faith behind TV shows, on movie sets, and in studio offices.

Writers include Scott Derrickson (Writer, Director, The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Ralph Winter (Producer, X-Men 2, Fantastic 4), Barbara Hall (Creator, Joan of Arcadia), and Dean Batali (Executive Producer, That '70s Show).

Available now at www.amazon.com.

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