New “Access Lunch” Networking Event To Provide Attendees with One-on-One Access to Leading Professionals at the Biola Media Conference

The Biola Media Conference announced today a new networking event called the “ACCESS LUNCH” where a limited number of attendees will have exclusive one-on-one access to 12 key entertainment industry professionals at a privately held luncheon on the CBS Studio Center lot taking place on Saturday, April 30th.

Which film, television or digital media Exec would you like to meet personally?

We’ve announced the workshops for the Biola Media Conference! These breakout sessions are the best opportunity you’ll ever have to hear from Hollywood’s film, television and digital media experts in a very intimate setting where, in most cases, you can ask questions. I am not overstating that point. There is NO other event in the country where you can have this much access to this many professionals who share your faith.

The Biola Media Conference Adds ‘Access Lunch’ To Networking and Instructional Opportunities on April 30th @ CBS!

We just final confirmed this today! I’m excited to let you know about the new Access Lunch programming for the Biola Media Conference which is taking place on April 30, 2011. Be a part of an intimate (10 person) “round table” lunch hosted by an industry professional of your choice during the Biola Media Conference. Held privately in Carla’s Café on the CBS Studio Center lot from 12:00pm-1:30pm, the Access Lunch provides our BMC attendees with a new opportunity to learn from leading industry professionals and “access” their wisdom.

JUST ADDED: Biola Media Conference adds Sponsorship Option for Pre-Conference Session: From Idea To Pitch! Breakfast with Ken Wales and Jerry Jamison

We just added a new session and sponsorship option for the Biola Media Conference! Now available for sponsorship, a pre-conference workshop and breakfast reception with Producer Ken Wales (Amazing Grace, Christy – CBS TV Series, Revenge of the Pink Panther) and Director Jerry Jamison (Raise the Titanic, Hallmark, JAG Touched by an Angel, Magnum PI.)

AMC and Columbia Pictures VPs to Speak at Biola Media Conference on April 30, 2011

Halleen and Franklin join ten newly added workshop speakers including screenwriter for two Jerry Bruckheimer films Bill Marsilli, producer of “Scary Movie” Lisa Blum, director of Fox’s “Sunset Strip” Adam Collis, world-renowned Hollywood Economics lecturer Bobbette Buster, producer of “Like Dandelion Dust” starring Mira Sorvino, Bobby Downes, co-producer of “Mission Impossible III” Arthur Anderson, Co-Founder of the LA Film Festival, Thomas Ethan Harris, former supervising producer for “The Late Show” Dan Rupple, social media strategist Matt Meeks, production executive Susana Zepeda, and BMC host and founder of Cooke Pictures, Phil Cooke.

Fox Rides American Idol to Highest Ratings Yet

I’m not surprised. I’ve been waiting for an excuse to write about Idol. Last night, American Idol gave Fox its highest ratings yet in prime time, with a 10.9 rating/16 share according to Nielsen Media Research data, an average of 12 million households tuning into the network, between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. This is a Chutes and Ladders game story…

Biola Media Conference Adds World-Renown Lecturers To Line-Up: Bobette Buster On Hollywood Economics and Thomas Ethan Harris On Film Festival Strategies.

Consultant to Disney Animation, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and Twentieth Century Fox, Bobette Buster, and film festival strategist and producer, Thomas Ethan Harris, will join the Biola Media Conference speaker line-up. In its 16th year, attracting more than 700 attendees, the one-day seminar is assembling leading voices in the entertainment industry to inspire those working in cinema and media arts.

Wired Magazine Co-Founder, Kevin Kelly, To Keynote Biola Media Conference On April 30th At CBS Studios

The Biola Media Conference welcomes one of the most influential voices in the digital revolution, co-founder of Wired Magazine, and futurist, Kevin Kelly, as keynote speaker at the 16th annual Biola Media Conference to be held at the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City, CA on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

Kelly is a leading voice in technology and its cultural consequences. He is editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service. He authored the best-selling books New Rules for the New Economy, Out of Control and just released his latest book, What Technology Wants and remains a popular contributor to the famed online lecture series “Ted Talks”.

GMC Signs Deal to Remain Exclusive Cable Home of the Stellar Awards for 2011

GMC, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment and part of the FrontGate Media group, announced today that it has signed a renewal agreement with Central City Productions (CCP) to remain the exclusive cable home of gospel music’s premier annual event, the Stellar Awards. The agreement encompasses the 2011 Stellar Awards event, as well as GMC’s exclusive-to-television airing of the nominations announcement and concert performances, and “The Stellars Tribute to the Holidays,” featuring holiday gospel favorites.