February 2016 Newsletter
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." [Full Chapter]
- 1 Corinthians 13
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, yesterday!!!  We want to focus on loving the people in Hollywood this month, and asking God to fill every one of the industry professionals with His unconditional LOVE!
•  Keep praying for Monsita as she finishes up 6 months of chemo treatments 
•  Please pray for Linda Seger, who was diagnosed with Breast cancer
The Bakersfield Prayer Breakfast

Thanks for your prayers!!! The Bakersfield Prayer Breakfast was an exciting time.  Karen spoke to 1,100 Bakersfield attendees about praying for Hollywood as a mission field, and the response was incredible.  Then she spoke to 300 public High School students about Servant Leadership and they were hungry to hear that they are valued and they can make a difference in our world.  Here is a link for some pics of that day:  Here's the page I made with some of the photos! 
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Monsita Finishes Chemo

Keep praying for Monsita as she finishes up 6 months of chemo treatments.  May her tests show no more cancer!
Please pray for Linda Seger

Please pray for HPN member Linda Seger, who was diagnosed with Stage One breast cancer in October. She has finished radiation (no chemo necessary) and is doing fine, but would appreciate prayers.
5th Annual Oscar Prayer Walk

We’re having our 5th annual Oscars Prayer Walk on Thursday, Feb. 25th, live at the Dolby Theatre! If you’re in LA and want to join us to walk the Dolby Theatre 3 days prior to the Academy Awards, just click here.  If you’re out of town, would you pray with us that the Lord’s presence is obvious at the Awards ceremony on Sunday and that the security and staff will be able to minister to the attendees. 
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TONIGHT: The 58th Grammy Awards

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are TONIGHT!  The biggest and best musicians in all categories will be present and/or performing at this live airing.  Would you watch and pray for each musician, producer and songwriter?  Our country’s heart and soul are both reflected and influenced by the music we hear on the radio, and on our iPods and many of these artists have come out of a church choir!  For more info on the event:  
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88th Annual Academy Awards

It’s the month for the Oscars!  Saturday, February 28th is the 88th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony and nationwide telecast. It’s become a controversial year because of a dissatisfaction with the lack of racial diversity in this year’s nominated actors.  However, the evening’s host, Chris Rock, promises to deal with the issue head on.  Would you pray that Hollywood can find a balance between recognizing great work and being aware for the need to make more racially diverse films. Artists are prophets and they either reflect or project what’s happening in our culture, and this racial diversity is real and heartfelt all across America.  May we be role models in how we respond publicly to this important issue. 
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Daniel Gerson Dies at Age 49

Please pray for the family, friends and fans of Pixar & Disney screenwriter Daniel Gerson, who passed away from brain cancer, last week-end, at the age of 49.  Daniel wrote such Pixar animated classics as Monsters Inc., Monsters University and Big Hero 6.  May the Lord touch the hearts and lives of everyone grieving this culture-changer’s death and may God turn this difficult loss into good. 
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Pray for LaCrae

Would you pray for the impact that world renown Christian rapper LeCrae is having in our nation as a respected musician, Christian and now author.  His new Memoir, “Un-Ashamed,” is about his faith and past struggles with drugs & alcohol. May he glorify the Lord through his rap music and his life.
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Pray for The Passion, a two-hour musical by Tyler Perry

Christian writer/director/actor/producer Tyler Perry will be hosting and producing a The Passion, a two-hour musical that will be airing live on Palm Sunday, March 20th.  Let’s pray for The Passion to move the viewers closer to Jesus and be a powerful preparation for Easter Sunday.  
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Pray for Ted Hope and Bob Berney, Heads of the new Amazon Studios 

Amazon and Netflix are two rapidly growing producers of television content – series, TV movies and even feature films.  The Netflix series Mozart In The Jungle just won the Golden Globe for Best TV Sitcom, and Beasts with No Nation is the first feature film to be produced for Netflix. And the new Amazon Studios is boldly asking for unsolicited submissions. Let’s pray for Ted Hope, Head of Motion Picture Production, and Bob Berney, Head of Film Marketing and Distribution at Amazon Studios.  They are both filmmaking legends who are key decision-makers for what will be the next films produced by Amazon Studios and aired on Amazon Prime.  May they have the heart and wisdom of our God.
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Pray for the next generation of filmmakers 

Pray for the next generation of filmmakers coming into our industry.  Hollywood is a very young industry – like football – and so we are constantly getting new college graduates starting their careers here in all areas of the industry.  We would love to see solid Christians who are extremely talented and committed to the Lord to be the ones coming into Hollywood.  So, would you pray with us in asking the Lord to choose His best creative servants to join our community.  There is a wonderful Christian Youth Film Festival in Bakersfield that encourages High School filmmakers in the Southern California area. As you pray, check out:
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Pray for Christians to have wisdom and discernment

There are many media businesses and non-profits who recognize the powerful influence of films and use them for God’s glory.  Would you pray that Christians will be wiser and more discerning about how to use the media and how to choose what media to watch in our daily lives.  We don’t want to judge others for using it in ways we don’t agree with, but instead choose to use it ourselves to uplift the human spirit – especially in the secular marketplace!  One example of a ministry using film to encourage people is Moving Works, which partners with the body of Christ to make and shares films that praise God, promote mission, and proclaim the Gospel, by acquiring and producing films that they give away for FREE in order to inform, equip, and mobilize the Church to reach out to the world through films.  
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Pray for creative's emotional and spiritual battles

Pray for the creative people who go through deep emotional and spiritual battles:  For those who know God, that they can get comfort and for those who don’t, that they aren’t so alone.  Artists are often tortured souls who need to express their pain through their art. As you pray, read this article about how crisis can actually release tremendous creativity.  God can turn hard times into good!
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Thank you so much for your prayers. Have a GREAT month and know that JESUS loves YOU and HOLLYWOOD, so much!!! 

With love,
Karen, Megan, Veronica, and Kim
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LAST DAY to submit to the Christian Youth Film Festival! Submit Here
Get Plugged Into Community in LA

There are many ways to get involved in the vital Christian community in Hollywood.  If you live in LA as an industry professional and you don’t know how to get plugged in then email Veronica@hpnemail.org and also check out our Community Calendar.

And if you have an event happening in LA, let Veronica know so that we can add it to our Calendar.  We want our Christian community to be strong and supportive of one another for  “They will know we are Christians by our love for one another!” 
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Encouraging Video of The Month:
HPN Snapshots - Christina Lee Storm 

Producer Christina Lee Storm talks about how her faith has influenced her journey in the industry as an independent producer! Watch Video
Encouraging Book of The Month:
Flash of Silver

A new book just released by Graham Kerr, aka "The Galloping Gourmet," "Flash of Silver," is a memoir of his life and a huge testimony to God's grace and how Jesus came into his wife Treena's life, and then his. Check It Out Here
Tip of the Month

Is Hollywood Anti-Christian? 

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Quote of the Month

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see."

-Arthur Schopenhauer
Verse of the Month

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

- 1 Corinthians 13
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