Friday, February 15, 2008

Act One Now Acepting Applications

The program I helped found to prepare Christians for Hollywood careers is now accepting applications for our summer intensives. We would be very grateful if you could copy the following message and let your blog or Internet mailing list readers know. (Our list of foundational sponsors includes the National Endowment for the Arts, the DeVos Foundation, the US Bishops Catholic Communications Campaign and the Anschutz Foundation.) A cut and paste-able message is below.


Act One Summer Programs - Applications Now Being Accepted!

Summer Screenwriting Program

The Act One Screenwriting Program trains talented Christians for careers as mainstream
film and television writers. The program takes place in the heart of the Hollywood entertainment industry with intensive classroom instruction and mentoring from a world-class faculty of over 50 top-notch TV and movie writers, agents and producers. Among those you will learn from include Hollywood pros like Dean Batali (That 70s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Monica Macer (Lost, Prison Break), Bill Marsilii (Déjà Vu) and David McFadzean (Home Improvement, What Women Want).

“Act One helps the Christian writer overcome the temptation to ignore or
oversimplify the arduous task of integrating faith and creativity. It provides
not only a serious investigation into the art and craft of screenwriting, but
also a challenge to think deeply about content.”
- Scott Derrickson, writer/director, The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Act One Summer Screenwriting Program
July 11 - August 4, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Program Dates and Applications

Applications available at:

Deadline: March 13, 2008 by 5:00 pm


The Summer Entertainment Executive Program

In partnership with Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business & Management, Act One operates a rigorous 12-week training and internship program to prepare Christian entrepreneurs, attorneys, corporate executives and MBA's for executive careers in mainstream entertainment.

Our elite faculty includes Hollywood professionals from the top networks, studios, agencies and production companies, including: Producers Ralph Winter (Fantastic Four, X-Men), Steve McEveety (The Passion of the Christ, Braveheart) & Howard Kazanjian (Raiders of the Lost Ark); TV Executive Producers Dean Batali (That 70’s Show) & John Tinker (Boston Public, NCIS); Studio, Network and Agency Executives Jocelyn Diaz (Development Exec, ABC) & Terry Botwick (President, Vanguard Animation and Film; former Senior VP at CBS); Chuck Slocum (Assistant Executive Director, WGA West); Exhibitor Michael Pade (Executive VP, Regal Cinemas); Christian scholars Dallas Willard (The Divine Conspiracy) & Larry Poland (Master Media International); and many more.

Act One Executive Program 2008
June 5 - August 22, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Applications available at:

Deadline: March 14, 2008 by 12:00 pm

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