Attend the NRB Film and Entertainment Summit in Nashville February 26, 2016


Attend the NRB Film and Entertainment Summit in Nashville February 26, 2016


Hollywood industry professionals are gathering February 26th in Nashville, TN to give Christian filmmakers the tools they need to succeed in Hollywood without losing their soul. Along with Dr. Ted Baehr, who will give a Report on the state of the Entertainment Industry, attendees will have a unique opportunity to pitch their scripts to top Hollywood producers. The National Religious Broadcasters convention and expo brings together Christian media professionals from all over the world to meet and strategize how to best reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

At the day long Film and Entertainment Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Director Cyrus Nowrasteh (THE YOUNG MESSIAH) on successful directing, Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President of Affirm Films on Distribution, Kevin Sorbo (GOD’S NOT DEAD) on successful acting and Academy Award Winning composer John Debney (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST). These are just a few of the many talented individuals with key insights on making a successful movie. Additionally, there will be special pre-screenings of the faith-based movies THE YOUNG MESSIAH, GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 and MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN. Be sure to register soon!


Full Schedule

 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

    Pitch-a-thon Check-In (All participants must be pre-registered and present at 8:15 a.m.)

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

    How to Pitch Your Story (All Pitch-a-thon participants must attend)

    Catherine Clinch, Writer, Producer & Consultant

9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

    Film Pitch-a-thon Event

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Media Awards Luncheon – Ticket Required

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

    Successful Writing
    Speaker: Dave Johnson, Director & Producer, Salt Entertainment Group

1:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

    Successful Financing and Business

    Speaker: Robert Norton, CFO, Endgame Entertainment

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Successful Directing

    Speaker: Cyrus Nowrasteh, Director, The Young Messiah

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

    Successful Producing
    Speaker: Micheal Flaherty, President, Inkling Entertainment

2:20 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

    Successful Distributing

    Speaker: Rich Peluso, Senior Vice President, Affirm Films

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Successful Acting

    Speaker: Kevin Sorbo, Actor

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

    Successful Composing and Music

    Speaker: John Debney, Composer

3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

    Successful Marketing to the World

    Speaker: Joe Battaglia, Founder / President, Renaissance Communications, Inc.
    Speaker: Paul Lauer, Founder & CEO, Motive Entertainment

3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    Successful Animation

    Speaker: Phil Vischer, Founder, Big Idea Productions and Jellyfish Labs

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Report to the Entertainment Industry

    Speaker: Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher, MOVIEGUIDE®

 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Closing Gala Dinner with Special Service Awards – Ticket Required (Black Tie Optional)

    Emcee: Bob Lepine, Sr. Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, FamilyLife

    Speaker: Anne Graham Lotz, Founder and President , AnGeL Ministries

    Musician: The Gettys


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