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Interview: "American Idol's" Brooke White on Hallmark Channel's "Banner 4th of July"

Date: 06/27/2013

American Idol star Brooke White talked to me about her role in " Banner 4th of July ," premiering on the Hallmark Channel this Saturday at 9/8c.  White plays Desiree Banner, who once was in a successful band called The Banner Project with her brothers Mitchell (Christian Campbell) and Johnny (Michael Barbuto).  She left the group, and had not seen them for ten years when she comes home to help ca ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, American Idol, Hallmark, Banner 4Th Of July, Brooke White


God and Hollywood: Notes from the Variety Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Media Summit

Date: 06/25/2013

Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. A Common Purpose. For the second consecutive year, Variety (in coordination with the P.R. firm Rogers & Cowan ) held a day-long gathering of distributors, producers, writers, directors, actors and others who are the faces behind the current boom in uplifting entertainment -- which, BTW, is the actually slogan of ...

Related Topics: AFFIRM Films, History Channel, Rich Peluso, The Christophers, Walmart, Ben Simon, The Hollywood Reporter, Odyssey Networks, Hallmark Channel, The Dove Foundation, The Book Of Mormon, Siriusxm, Brian Bird, Movieguide, Mission Pictures International, Bounce TV, ARC Entertainment, The Catholic Channel, 168 Film Project, Greg Kinnear, Mark Burnett And Roma Downey, The Bible On History Channel, UP (Formerly GMC TV), Monsters University, Brat Pitt, World War Z, Four Seasons Hotel In Beverly Hills, Peggy Kim, Paulist Productions, Ustream, INSP TV, Gray Media, Lightworkers Media, New Shepherd Films, BET Networks, Act One, Purpose Driven Sales, Rollman Entertainment, Acme Trailer Company, Frontgate Media, Mastermedia International, Stephen Quinn, ANA’S Alliance For Family Entertainment, Variety Managing Editor Kirsten Wilder, Kristine Belson, Producer For Dreamworks Animation (The Croods, How To Train Your Dragon) Meyer Gottlieb, President And Chief Operating Officer, Samuel Goldwyn Films Dale Ardizzone, COO INSP TV Eric Rollman, President Of Rollman Entertainment Mark Joseph, President And CEO Of MJM Group Matthew Mallek, Producer Of The The Upcoming Film Max Rose Starring Jerry Lewis, Captain America (Chris Evans), Variety Senior Film Critic Peter Debruge, Evon Franklin, SVP Production Sony Pictures Entertainment Steven Wegner, EVP Development Alcon Pictures Simon Swart, EVP And General Manager At Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment North America Zola Mashariki, SVP Production At Fox Searchlight, "Four-Quadrant" Films, Heaven Is For Real, History's The Bible, Variety's Cynthia Littleton, The Voice Has Toppled Fox's American Idol, VP Affirm Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment Corbin Bernsen, Actor And President Of Home Theater Films Ben Howard, Co-Founder Of Provident Films Simon Swart, EVP And General Manager For 20Th Century Fox Home Entertainment, North America Jim Huggins, President And CEO Of New Shepherd Films Maura Dunbar, EVP And Chief Content Officer Of Odyssey Networks, Footprints, Bruce Goerlich, Chief Research Officer Of Rentrak Corporation, Randy Pope, VP Original Programming For Hallmark Channel Brian Wells, Co-Founder Flashlight Entertainment And An Executive Producer Of Walden Family Theater Dr. Randy Testa, VP, Education &Amp; Professional Development At Walden Media, Joellen Ferrer – Director Of Communications, Ustream John Kilcullen, President Of The Bible Series, Strategic Partnerships/Ancillary Products Tim Gray, President And Owner Of Gray Media Christina Lee Storm, Executive Director Of Act One Alan Riley, VP Online Video Platform Sales For KIT Digital, And The VP For 316 Networks Father David Guffey, Head Of Production At Family Theater Productions, Movieguide CEO Ted Beahr, WE TV’S Mary Mary, Game Show Network’S American Bible Challenge, Outube, Netflix And Hulu, Michael Van Dyck, Agent At Paradigm, Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP Programming And Development At GSN (Game Show Network) Charlie Jordan Brookins, SVP, Original Programming At BET Networks Adrienne O’Riain, Director Of Drama Development For TNT Tom Forman, CEO Of Relativity Television Barbara Fisher, Original Programming At UP, Joe Cohen, President Of American Entertainment Investors, Co-Founder Of Believe Pictures Jason Jones, Founder Of Movie To Movement Rio Cyrus, SVP Marketing At 20Th Century Fox Chevonne O’Shaughnessy, Co-Founder And President At Mission Pictures International Terry Botwick, Co-Founder 1019 Entertainment David Brookwell, Producer Of Soul Surfer And Co-Chairman Of Brookwell-Mcnamara Entertainment, Brian Lowry Of Variety, Alli Shearmur, Producer Of Disney’S Planned 2014 Release Of Cinderella Cinco Paul And Ken Daurio, Screenwriters For Despicable Me Patricia Heaton Whose Performing Well-Known Credits Include ABC's Hit Show The Middle And The Classic CBS Sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Her Production Company Is Four, Patricia's Actor Husband (Liz And Dick) Is Also Her Partner Four Boys Films. Working With Walden Media, Samuel Goldwyn Films And Roadside Attractions, The Couple Served As Producers Of Amazing Grace Chad And Carey Hayes, The Twin Brother Screenwriters Of Such Films As The Conjuring And The Reaping Scott Mednick, Producer Of Michael Bay’S 2014 Release Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And Co-Founder Legendary Pictures (Man Of Steel), Rev. Tim Tom, Paul Hipp, John Newton, William Wilberforce, Echolight Studios CEO Rick Santorum, The Redemption Of Henry Myers, Chad Gundersen (Gundersen Entertainment), Visionary Pictures, David A.R. White's Pure Flix Entertainment, Variety Family Entertainment &Amp; Faith-Based Media Summit


Do You Have But One Blessing, Father?...A Father's Blessing

Date: 06/16/2013

"Do you have but one blessing, Father? Oh, please, Daddy bless me too." And Esau broke down and wept (Gen. 17:38) One of the most heart-wrenching scenes in all the Old Testament. Esau, first-born son to Isaac, was looking for his father's blessing and I'm thinking, What child does not need... A Father's Blessing? Most of the social problems we face today could be fixed by... A Father' ...

Related Topics: Your Best Life Now, Dr Steve Mcswain, Steve Mcswain, Drstevemcswain, Stevemcswain, Only One Blessing, Father's Blessing, Jacob, Esau, Bless Me Father, Old Testament, I Love You, I'm Here For You, I'm Proud Of You, Three Blessings, Yourbestlifenow


PBS: Memorial Day Concert

Date: 05/26/2013

Tonight, PBS will broadcast the national Memorial Day Concert, co-hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna and featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, and the latest American ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Joe Mantegna, Memorial Day, Pbs, Concert, Memorial Day 2013, Gary Sinise


BFCA Television Award Nominees

Date: 05/22/2013

 The nominees for this year's Broadcast Film Critics Association television awards were just announced: BEST COMEDY SERIES ·      The Big Bang Theory – CBS ·      Louie – FX ·      The Middle – ABC ·      New Girl – FOX ·      Parks and Recreation – NBC ·      Veep – HBO BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES ·      Don Cheadle (House of Lies) – Showtime ·      Louis C.K. (Louie) – FX ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Bfca, 2013, Television Awards, Nominees


If I programmed the broadcast networks (part two): Fox

Date: 05/15/2013

Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Note: This week, the broadcast networks are announcing their 2013-2014 schedules. Yesterday, I offered my thoughts on how NBC could improve its fortunes next season by moving away from so-called edgy programming toward shows that uplifted as they entertained. Now, it's on to Fox. The Fox brand: A case of dueling ident ...

Related Topics: Fox News, Family Guy, The Simpsons, NBC, SNL, The Daily Show, FX, Shogun, Jay Leno, Colbert, American Idol, Fox Broadcasting Company (FBC), Married...With Children, ALMOST HUMAN, WILD BLUE, JACK BAUER: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, Red Eye With Greg Gutfeld, FRIENDS &Amp; FAMILY (Aka Us &Amp; Them, The New Girl, DELIRIUM, Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving, James Clavell, Justified (From FX), OCEAN BEACH, GANG RELATED. KEEGAN DEANE, House-Like Lawyer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox Sports Saturday, Nat Geo, MURDER POLICE, Futurama, National Geographic Channel, The O.T. The Fox Files, Blood Brothers/Trial Of The Century: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson/Wayward Pines/Billy The Kid, The Hatfields &Amp; Mccoys, Serial Killer Drama The Following


Interview: Margaret Talbot on The Entertainer

Date: 05/15/2013

I loved Margaret Talbot's book about her father, actor Lyle Talbot,  The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century .  His career spanned the full range of entertainment from the traveling shows of the 1920's to movies in the golden age of Hollywood co-starring with Bette Davis, Mae West, Carole Lombard, Mary Astor, Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple.  He escorted starlet to gla ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, The Entertainer, Lyle Talbot, Margaret Talbot


One Thing Tweens and Teens Want, But Should They?

Date: 05/07/2013

They look at Justin Bieber and all his success and think, "I can do that. I can be discovered on You Tube too!" So they post, upload, pin and tumblr-- all in the hope of one thing--becoming famous! That's right, a third of teens and tweens surveyed say it is important for them to be famous. And those kids who want to be famous use social networks. Social networks allow them to create their ...

Related Topics: Parenting, Fame, Famous, Teens Want To Be Famous, Social Media Fame, Reality TV Fame, Ways People Become Famous

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