March 2016 Newsletter

“Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” - John 11:25
Dear HPN,
It’s March and as we are in the Lenten Season, we want to be praising God for the Resurrection of His Son Jesus and how that event gave all of us eternal life!  Easter is a glorious holiday for believers and we want to pray that the professionals in the global entertainment industry who don’t yet know Jesus, will come to know Him this Easter!
Thank You For Praying With Us!

Thank you for praying with us for the Academy Awards. The evening’s show was watched by 34.3 million viewers across the globe and we believe that our Dolby Prayer Walk the Thursday before made an eternal difference on the tone of the evening and the hearts of everyone involved in the event.  It was known as the #OscarsSoWhite night, due to the controversial issue of a lack of diversity in the nominees, and the message was well received, causing many discussions on how to solve this problem in our industry and our nation.  32 Christians showed up for the prayer walk around the Dolby theatre and it was a powerful evening of walking the land, praying for security guards, attendees and other workers at the event.  Thank you for praying with us during our industry’s biggest event of the year!
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Pray for the tumultuous Diversity issue in Hollywood and in England

Hollywood’s tumultuous Diversity issue that surrounded our Academy Awards was dealt with head on during the awards and it has triggered other countries to evaluate their entertainment industries.  Please pray for people of all races and nations to feel valued, to treat one another with honor and grace, and for Hollywood to be the community that moves us forward in the area of race relations.  Read this article about England as you pray: British actors of color may have it worse than Americans!
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Pray for the people involved in ABC’s new series, Of Kings and Prophets
It’s Pilot season and ABC has just picked up five new shows from their pilots.  One of them is called “Of Kings and Prophets”. Variety says: “Of Kings and Prophets” hails from “Exodus: Gods and Kings” writers Adam Cooper and Bill Collage. Described as an “epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal,” the series will be told from three perspectives — a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd. The pilot from ABC Studios will be executive produced by Iranian-American author Reza Aslan, Jason Reed and Mahyad Tousi.  Would you pray for the Christians response to this series.  It will be controversial because it’s not made by Christians.  But it is a spiritual journey for everyone involved and our prayers can lead people on the show to fall in love with Jesus or even just learn more about the Bible. And as you pray, read this article pointing out that the Bible is “R” rated and would not pass as a Christian movie if it were made today.
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Pray for our children, who are watching hours of television, movies, etc.

Pray that our children, who are watching hours of television, movies, webisodes and video games every day, will get wise guidance on what to watch and spend time on and what not to put into their heads and their hearts.  And know that much of what they are spending their time on is not bad.  A new educational animated series on PBS, Ready, Jet, Go, is produced by an HPN member and is one of many wonderful children’s series on television. Parents of young children just need discernment to know what is OK and not OK for their kids to watch and listen to.  As you pray, get more informed yourself by learning what our kids’ favorite shows are this year.  This March 12th Nickelodeon aired their annual Kids Choice Awards and the winners were...
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Pray for the Christian in Hollywood who needs prayer support 

Pray for the Christian entertainment professionals who need prayer support from us to give them strength.  One great example of a strong Christian who would so appreciate our prayers is Kathy Gifford, especially after recently losing her husband.  As you pray for her and the thousands of other Christians in Hollywood, read this article and know that we can’t do it alone.  
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Please pray for the people in the Tamil film and TV industry in India

Please pray for the people in the Tamil film and TV industry in India.  A recent suicide of a leading TV serial actor in India revealed that many of the people in their very large entertainment industry are suffering with depression and suicide.  May the Lord come into their hearts and lives and give them His joy, peace and hope!   
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Pray for China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, who has purchased Legendary

China is jumping full force into the movie business.  Pray for China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, who has purchased Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion cash!  Wang is also building a new studio in China - world's largest, 494 acres, $8.2B, set to open in 2018. And China is expected to surpass America’s film market with these plans.
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Pray for the men in our country who are struggling with on-line pornography

Pray for the men in our country who are struggling with on-line pornography.  It is how the devil is using the internet to pull people down. Charisma News Daily quotes,  “The #1 assault on men and the church today is pornography. With 68% of men in church watching porn on a regular basis, it's become a deadly battlefield for millions of men in the nation. It's destroying the lives of men and families.”  But don’t lose hope, as you pray, for God is faithful!
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Pray that the Lord will touch everyone in our industry this Easter

Pray that the Lord will touch everyone in our industry this Easter who doesn’t yet know Him in a miraculous, life-changing way!
Thanks so much for praying with us this month.  And remember to invite your friends to church with you on Easter Day and to your house for your Easter meal!  Most seekers only go to church on Christmas and Easter, and have never experienced an Easter celebration at a Christian home, so this is your chance to make a difference in someone’s life!
With love,
Karen, Megan, Veronica, Kim and our wonderful intern Sam
Upcoming Events:
Miracles From Heaven

Miracles From Heaven, a Columbia film produced by an HPN member, opens in theatres this March 18th, starring Queen Latifah and Jennifer Garner.
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Treasure Ministry: Training

Treasures ministries a training coming up March 18-19 for those interested in outreach and care to women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking.  They would love to have anyone attend who has a heart to reach the victims of sexual abuse and sex crimes.
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9T5 Marketplace Ministries

Warner Bros. has a weekly Bible Study for industry professionals called 9T5 Marketplace Ministry. If you are a professional working in Hollywood and want to attend, email Merlinda.
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Tinseltown Ministries

Tinseltown Ministries has a Bible Study every week on the Fox lot and on the CBS Radford lot.  If you are a professional working in Hollywood and want to attend, email Gary.
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HPN Chapter Directors Summit 2016

HPN is preparing for our LCD Summit coming up in May 5-7th! We are so excited and anticipating an amazing time to meet with our local chapter directors from all over the States and the world! Please pray that God would lead and work miraculously in the lives of all who will attend! We want them to learn more about Hollywood and leave with a fresh perspective on how to keep praying for the entertainment industry! 
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Community Calendar

For all other ongoing or special events, check out our HPN Community Calendar.
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Encouraging Video of The Month:
Gina Rodriguez: 4 Humanity Gala

This is a great video with Gina Rodriguez, from Jane the Virgin, accepting an award for "4 Humanity Gala". Gina is an inspiring force in the industry now and she’s bold about her belief in God! 
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Tip of the Month

Pursuing a career is not about Passion, but about Hunger!
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Quote of the Month

“They’d ask, 'How can you say you’re a Christian and be in Hollywood?' I’d always respond, 'How could I be in Hollywood and not be a Christian?' How could I put up with the work and rejection without the security of God’s faithfulness?”

- Kathy Lee Gifford
Verse of the Month

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.” 

- John 11:25
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