Posts tagged "hollywood"
In the News: Biomemes, Voodoo, Elie Wiesel and more!

In the News: Biomemes, Voodoo, Elie Wiesel and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

Hollywood Gets God (and Tolerance) in Aruba

Jo Piazza: Film festivals are typically places where film executives schmooze amidst the selling of both movies and stars. They are not places where one goes to hear much about god or religion. The G and R words are anathema to Hollywood anyway. The town’s only use for them is in commercially viable blockbusters about exorcisms...

Hollywood Houses of God

17 February 2006 When is a house of God a by-the-books house of worship? A federal lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against the city of Hollywood once again confirms that real estate is becoming one of the hot-button areas of religion reporting. The Justice Department is suing the city for religious discrimination over...

Daily Links 30 August 2005

Jesus in Hollywood We’re long-time fans of Barbara Nicolosi‘s smart Christian movies-and-culture blog, Church of the Masses, so we’re delighted to see Barbara and her movie-exec training program, Act One, getting press in unexpected places (Details) and from reliable cheerleaders (the conservative Christian World magazine). But we’re happiest to see Act One profiled by The Revealer‘s new West Coast managing...

God, Superstar

Barbara Nicolosi was reading screenplays for a Christian movie production company when she experienced an epiphany: “Somewhere around the 200th dreadful screenplay—most, from nice, godly people—it occurred to me that Christians were not being martyred by Hollywood. We were committing suicide.” In response, she created Act One, a film school for “orthodox Catholics” and evangelical protestants, and...

Groundhog Revelations

God may have gone missing (or not), but there’s no doubting the mighty omnipresence of religion — it’s on our money and in our courts and in our classrooms, a part of every story we tell, whether we like it or not. Alex Kuzcynski‘s puff piece on the pre-Lost in Translation Bill Murray gem Groundhog Day offers a perfect illustration...