When discerning how we might best serve the Lord, it’s wise to consider our talents and characteristics and to sometimes say, “It’s not me.” God may call us out of our comfort zone, but He does so to develop our unique gifts and personalities to serve His good purposes. We honor His creative nature when we permit Him to use us as we are.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for the great individuality You have built into us. Thank You for my personality and for my abilities. Guide me in using them for You.
(from Our Daily Bread)
Hollywood Prayer Time!
Looking forward to praying for the talented folks that create TV Shows, Movies, Directors, Producers, Writers, Actors, Musicians, Key Grips, Camera Men. Maybe you have a favorite (s) YOU’D like to pray for. Group prayer (wherever you are) 12noon, Saturday! Won’t you join in? Pray for those who entertain you. They need Jesus too
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Years ago, Christians working in Hollywood were lucky if they ever met another Christian working in the industry. Today, there are more than 20 ministries that serve the Christians working in Hollywood.
Please pray for these ministries, that they will continue to grow and meet the needs of the Christians in this mission field. Pray for Christians who still think they are alone, that they will find community and connect with one of these ministries. And contact any of these ministries if you want to learn more or get involved. They are all available to Christian entertainment professionals in Hollywood or anywhere else in the world!
168 Film Project
The 168 Film Project is an incubator for new artists. It includes worldwide filmmaking and writing competitions (Write of Passage). It is practical experience designed to reward excellence and launch careers on both sides of the camera. All entries are based on scripture.
Act One trains Christians for careers in mainstream Hollywood. Its initiatives include the Writing Program, for aspiring film and television writers, and the Executive Program, for aspiring entertainment executives.
Contact Cat or Grasen
Actors Co-op is a professional theatre company made up of Christians, dedicated to supporting and encouraging each other and presenting the best “art” possible.
Arts and Entertainment Ministries
Contact Joel or Michelle Pelsue
AEM educates, supports and inspires artists to integrate their faith with their craft through Bible study/education series, prayer meetings, seminars and community dinners.
The Beacon is a community of Christian entertainment professionals seeking excellence and serving others with our God-given gifts. We meet every 3rd Sunday of the month at Bel Air Presbyterian Church for Beacon Fellowship (for industry professionals only) at 5:30pm followed by Film Night at 7:30pm (open to the public)
Biola Media Conference
The Biola Media Conference brings together influential media leaders with those who can benefit from their collective, Christian wisdom for a day of education, inspiration and networking.
Contact Steve or Clara Williams
The Bridge exists to help unify the Body of Jesus in the Entertainment Industry and to encourage Christians to commit and serve in a church body. We meet at the Lake Avenue Church’s Instrumental Rehearsal Room on Sundays from 9:30-11am.
CIMA – Catholics in Media Associates
CIMA offers opportunities to Catholics and those who share the same values in media to link their faith to their professional lives.
Faithful Central Bible Church Repertory Company
310-330-8000 ext. 3317
The Faithful Central Bible Church Repertory Company is an ongoing performance artist workshop led by professional actors and directors. Participants in the company can participate in Improvisation, scene work and monologue work. The FCBC Repertory Company has produced classic theater around the greater Los Angeles area as part of its evangelism effort.
The Greenhouse Arts & Media
Contact Shun Lee
The Greenhouse exists to bring creative artists to life. Its mission is to maximize the potential and productivity of individuals engaged in the creative arts by equipping them in all areas of life through relationships, mentoring, group discussions, and artistic projects. Greenhouse hosts a special event for industry professionals on the first Sunday of every month.
Contact Shun Lee
Hollywood Connect equips creative artists and professionals to thrive personally and professionally in the arts, media, and entertainment industries. Hollywood Connect offers guidance and resources for both newcomers and long-time veterans on every level – creative, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical – with an emphasis on excellence, artistic growth, cultural influence, and relationships.
Hope4Hollywood is a community of entertainment believers who desire to practically live out their call to Hollywood. Our mission is accomplished through ongoing studies, leadership classes and outreach projects. Please join us!
HPN is a Christian prayer ministry for the purpose of praying for the people, the projects and the powerful influence of the global entertainment industry.
The Los Angeles Film Studies Center exists to provide a space for people who are passionately driven to create stories. We train students in the craft of expressing their authentic voice while walking out their faith journey. What does it look like to make films that are as focused on method as message? How do you tell stories that ring true without robbing your audience of their right to come to their own conclusions? How can you truly be yourself and tell your story in the midst of Christian community? We could tell you. But come to the LAFSC and let us show you.
Since its founding in 1985, Mastermedia has grown into an international organization that facilitates relationships between media leaders and the Christian community at large. Its purpose is to be a positive–and even redemptive–influence in entertainment by touching the lives of media gatekeepers and mobilizing a global prayer effort for them.
Media Fellowship International
Contact Pastor Bob
Media Fellowship International is a Christian ministry that works primarily with leaders in the professional entertainment and media industries. MFI provides a peer group atmosphere in which members can confidentially share their concerns and experiences, talk about Christ, pray with each other and study the Bible together.
Premise is a non-denominational Christian fellowship for working professionals in film and television: Writers, producers, directors, editors, agents, managers, entertainment attorneys, development, programming executives, etc. Premise also welcomes individuals who aspire to work professionally in these areas.
P.R.I.S.M. works within entertainment to impact the media and people in it for the Kingdom of Messiah.
Studio Task Force
Biola University’s Studio Task Force is a group of over 250 Christian professionals working in the entertainment industry who meet quarterly at CBS Studio Center in support of Biola University’s Cinema and Media Arts department.
An exclusive inspirational boutique gathering that’s good for the soul. Tim’s inspirational talks will help your life, your craft, and your dreams. The Study is an intimate gathering of celebs, execs and entertainment industry professionals who come together to be inspired by Tim’s message, speaking specifically to the challenges and opportunities that “Hollywood” faces.
Tim meets monthly with this unique audience at the historic EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA. EastWest has been the home of legends like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Michael Jackson, NBC’s The Voice, GLEE, Weezer, Stevie Wonder, U2, Sir Elton John and Incubus. Recently renovated by renowned designer Philippe Starck, EastWest is the perfect spot to dive in and let Tim take you beyond your immediate perception of life. Be sure to check out the website for the upcoming meetings!
Also, be sure to check out the Dream Academy LIVE. Tim gathers many leaders for a 45 minute private session in Hollywood. Provoking, training and inspiring you to live out your dreams and make an impact in your world. He ends each session by interviewing a successful dreamer.
Tinseltown Bible Studies
Tinseltown Bible Studies meet each week in 2 locations for the purpose of building up, edifying & equipping the Body of Christ within the Entertainment Industry. However, anyone is welcome who is seeking A deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
Among the Good that is happening in Hollywood, there is something terribly wrong with allowing certain entertainment (?) showcased for All (including Children) to see. Pray for strong moral values to be present in TV & Film. ‘A Minor Consideration’ was formed by the efforts of Paul Petersen (Jeff on the Donna Reed Show) in January, 1991, as a non-profit support and assistance foundation to aid former child stars. Pray for Paul and his efforts to assist these former child stars in helping them transition to adult actors, or transition into another field. They support an aggressive educational program, both public and private to share their personal knowledge of the way things really work in the world of juvenile Hollywood. (www.minorcon.org)
Mastermedia Prayer Calendar for August 28, 2013 (this ** means top 50)
Mace Neufeld; Producer, Hunt for Red October, Clear & Present Danger, Sahara, Invictus
REPEATING THE OBVIOUS
Perhaps we don’t say this often enough,, but the commitment of A Minor Consideration to help young performers has not lessened from the day we started back in 1990. If there’s a young person in trouble and they work in the entertainment industry, please, for God’s sake, let us know. We understand discretion and we keep secrets better than any group you know. Anonymity is guaranteed when events and concerns are reported in real time. Our contact number is listed on our Home Page. There’s just no excuse not to call.
Thousands of people are currently working in the Industry. Thousands. Among those at work today or who are about to go to work in the coming weeks are professionals who have significant “issues” that need to be addressed. That’s the reality of the human condition. A certain percentage of humanity is always “at risk.” An impaired actor puts hundreds of jobs in peril, not to mention the dangers posed to themselves. A crew member with a critical function can harm himself and others whether they’re working high, driving a rig or serving food. Our particular expertise is with the performers under 17 years old, and those who are former kid stars. Cory Monteith was at the outer edge of our mandate, but we are not bound by arbitrary age limits. The point of this posting is to remind folks that we are here and that getting the right kind of help is vitally important to lasting recovery. If you see, smell or sense trouble and don’t know what to do, give us a call.
Drugs and alcohol are bad enough, but when you throw in the complications of juvenile celebrity, the dangers of unrestricted social media, plus an irresponsible Press you have a prescription for disaster. One thing we’ve learned since our beginnings in 1990 is that in every case of personal disaster there were plenty of signs and portends of impending trouble. Someone, nearly always, knew something.
It’s not just co-workers and family members who can call. You might be a bartender who sees something coming down that smells like a rat, or a producer who sees persistent tardiness and/or a shrinking of capabilities. You may be a studio teacher who catches hints of disassociation. You might even be a therapist who finds that you can’t handle the sophisticated defenses of the confused but endearing addict who has come to you for help.
We are not miracle workers. We do, however, have tools that are not available to the average stage-parent, therapist, or high-priced rehabilitation spa. We’ve done our share of lying and using and hiding behind our fame. We have dealt with the loss of careers and the estrangement of dependent families. We don’t gossip or dish dirt. We don’t play the blame game. Our services and support are free. We don’t give up and we always answer the phone. If you are close enough to a young performer, past, present or future, to see or suspect danger it’s worth your time to make a call. You may think you know better than the people who have “been there,” but you don’t.