March 20th, 2019
Prayers for the Entertainment Industry
Dear HPN friends,

It's Lenten season and we pray that you are taking the time to seek our Lord and spend time with Him as we prepare for Easter next month. We want to remind you why we're all praying for the people, the projects and the issues in Hollywood, because "the largest economic impact in 2015 nationwide came from broadcasting, which generated $127 billion in economic activity; followed by the motion-picture industry, which accounted for $99 billion." As you pray this week, know that you're praying for the most influential industry in our world!
Discussions of faith

Praise the Lord that more and more Hollywood celebrities are talking about going to church. One powerful producer, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard's producing partner at Imagine Entertainment, was encouraged to go to church by his wife years ago. Since then he has built a great relationship with his Monsignor. Watch this amazing video of Brian talking to Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson about mercy.
Production in California

Praise God for answering our prayers. In 2018, California was the top location for the production of television, cable and streaming shows in the country. We have been praying to keep our industry workforce in California, close to families and friends, and Amazon and other digital/streaming networks have increased their hour-long production in the state by over 100%.
Pray for Alex Trebek

Let's pray for the host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek, who recently announced his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The Christians who work with Alex have asked us to specifically pray for him to experience God's miraculous healing power. Listen to Alex's amazing attitude and humor in this video in which he asks for prayer.
Pray for Disney and Fox

Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox has already started to take effect as the two major studios merge. This deal has been long in the works, so let's continue to pray that it goes smoothly. Pray that throughout the process of combining the two companies, the staff will be valued and their two worlds can be blended without causing difficulty or too many lost jobs for the people working on both lots. Let's ask the Lord to continue watching over this merger and for the results of it to honor Him.
Pray for celebrity stylists

The Hollywood Reporter's list of the top 25 most powerful stylists in Hollywood gives insight into an aspect of the industry we should cover in prayer. Stylists work intimately with their clients and can have a great personal influence on them as they help them express themselves and feel comfortable in the public eye. Let's pray for the relationships between stylists and their clients to be healthy and supportive, and for God to be present in all their conversations, fittings, and photoshoots.
Pray for musicians and the music industry

Pray for the dramatically changing music industry and for all the performers, composers, lyricists and producers impacted by it. The sharp rise in streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music has helped the music business recover from its decline a decade ago, and has also redefined "success" for musicians today. Pray for musicians as they navigate this global market and for God to have a strong influence within the industry that provides the world with music – the language of the soul.
Pray for new entertainment leaders

Let's pray for a few more new entertainment leaders coming into Hollywood. Each person has tremendous influence on what entertainment the rest of the world is watching and experiencing. Our prayers for them can make an eternal difference, both in their lives and in the content of our entertainment.
• Liz Gateley is the new Head of Creative Development at Spotify READ MORE>>
• Kristin Lowe is the new CCO of Features, and Peter Gal is the new CCO of Television at DreamWorks READ MORE>>
Thanks for praying with us this month. We want you to know that you are making a tangible difference in the lives of Hollywood professionals because of your prayers.

With love,
Karen, Erin, Kim and Virginia
HPN Washington DC Chapter
Sunday, Mar. 31st, 3:00pm – DC

The HPN Washington DC chapter is holding a special event at the Museum of the Bible with Karen and Jim Covell and Janet Parshall. MORE INFO>>
Branson Film Festival
April 4th-7th – Branson, MO

The Branson International Film Festival is designed to educate, equip and empower Christian filmmakers from around the world. MORE INFO>>
CFWLA Faith + Work Conference
Saturday, Apr. 6, 9:00am – Los Angeles

Christian professionals will gather to explore a renewed vision and practical insights to leverage their own vocational power for God's good purposes. MORE INFO>>
Hollywood Local Chapter
Saturday, Apr. 13th, 5:30pm – Hollywood

Join the HPN Hollywood chapter for a Christ in the Passover presentation by Jews for Jesus. RSVP by Mar. 29th to HollywoodChapter@hpnemail.org.
Hope4Hollywood Spring Tea
Sunday, Apr. 14th, 2:30pm – Burbank

Join Hope4Hollywood's ladies' tea to be encouraged in your walk of faith and hear stories of joy. MORE INFO>>
Camp Co-op Summer Theatre
July 15-19 and 22-26 – Hollywood

Kids ages 6-13 are invited to be a part of the ensemble at Camp Co-op to learn acting, singing, dancing, stage combat, improvisation, and more from the members of Actors Co-op.
More info on our Community Calendar
View the calendar for info on the events above, and for many more events for HPN members to enjoy. Check for an event that interests you and gather with community. VIEW THE CALENDAR>>
"Movies are the art form most like man's imagination."
Francis Ford Coppola
"Artist as Entrepreneur" from Arts & Entertainment Ministries
"The Singing Nun," Sister Cristina, sings Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" on The World's Best.
"So now, son, God be with you. God-speed as you build the sanctuary for your God, the job God has given you. And may God also give you discernment and understanding when he puts you in charge of Israel (Hollywood) ..." 1 Chronicles 22:11-16
HPN's newest YouVersion devotional on GRACE is now available. Grace is one of the supernatural gifts from God to us. His grace is sufficient, Jesus is defined as grace, and we are to show grace to others. It's a poetic word with a powerful effect on everyone who practices it and accepts it from God. We'll spend this week grasping how wide, deep, and high grace can be in life if we embrace it and practice it every day.
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