HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS – News & Updates

We are now 9 weeks into our 12 week program. As the class progresses the inmate/students are becoming even more tight knit. It is so exciting to see how they are working side by side helping each other, just like a real film crew. This class is not just ministering to our inmate/students but to […]

SPONSOR – Shout out!

As we approach teaching basic camera, we’d like to give a huge thank you to Jeff Blauvelt, owner of HD Cinema in West Los Angeles. Jeff has graciously agreed to loan us a Red Camera at no charge to Hollywood Impact Studios. The Inmate/Students will have the opportunity to get some practical “hands-on” training on […]

FAVORITE RELATABLE QUOTES, BIBLE VERSES AND STORIES

Today’s quote hangs on the wall next to my desk as a constant reminder. It comes from Calvin Coolidge and is so applicable to anyone interested in getting into the entertainment. ‚ÄúNothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will […]

THOUGHTS, QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT “THE BUSINESS”

I am often asked, “How do I become a TV screenwriter?” By writing! First you need to learn your craft, either by taking writing classes or reading good books about writing. Two authors I like are Robert McKee and Linda Seger. But you’ve got to write, write, write… That’s the only way you get better. […]

HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS – News & Updates

Last Friday, Cyndi and I drove down to meet with the people in charge of running the Rec Center at Nickerson Gardens in the Watts area of Southern California. This Rec Center is designed to target and help “At Risk” youth. The program they’re desiring will be different than the one we’re doing at the […]