Christians in Hollywood, prepare!

Christians in Hollywood, prepare!

Act One, the program that prepares Christians for careers in Hollywood, is accepting applications for its upcoming summer programs.

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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