Before I came to the summit I wasn't sure about my heart for Hollywood and if it was really God speaking to me about the industry or if it was just myself. But being there kindled this fire in my heart again for Hollywood, it confirmed everything God has been speaking to me. I felt so encouraged and full of fresh new hope!
I learned a lot about how the industry works and felt very encouraged to hear testimonies and insights from the speakers. Getting to know the other chapter directors was really incredible as well, I learned a lot just hearing their heart for God and the industry.
One word I would use to describe the Summit is "inspiring." I appreciated hearing first-hand for people who are working in Hollywood. It was good to hear their stories of success in serving God and the areas of struggle so I can be praying more effectively. I learned a lot about Hollywood and the people serving there.
The love and care of each detail in the planning was obvious. Each of us was meant to feel very special. I was amazed at the loyalty of the volunteers. This meeting will make a significant contribution to many lives within the HPN organization.
What a great time in the Lord and meeting so many great new people! One of the best weeks of my life. So thankful to have gotten to pray, serve, and enjoy that time with such Godly, creative people. I will always treasure this experience. May the Lord continue to bless the Hollywood Prayer Network all the more!
The May 2016 HPN Local Chapter Directors Summit was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thanks to all 60 attendees and all of HPN’s planning team and volunteers, God moved in miraculous ways last month. We now anticipate great things ahead because of what happened last week in Hollywood!
HPN will be gathering the local chapter directors for an incredible 3-day summit in Los Angeles on May 5-7th, 2016! We started our chapters to mobilize prayer all over the states and the world for the entertainment industry. Our desire is to have our chapter directors spend 3 days with us in Hollywood in order to get to know one another, to get a clearer vision of all that God is doing in Hollywood and to go back more prepared to pray for the world’s most influential mission field!
For all of our HPN Local Chapter Directors, we have put together a schedule for our SUMMIT that any of you can take advantage of at any point during the week-end, depending on your schedule. We will be flexible so that we can have as many of you as possible joining us for this special event.
We want you to know that though we can’t pay for your airfare to Hollywood, HPN will be covering the cost of everything you need once you get to LA. We will pay for your food, housing and local transportation. There is an extra charge for couples sharing rooms. Once you make your flight reservations, we will make sure you get from the airport to your housing and back. So, PLEASE pray for the Lord to get you here and then we’ll take care of the rest!
The Deadline for you to RSVP is: MARCH 15, 2016
Here is our updated planned schedule:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4th:
6:30pm: Buses leave hotels for Raleigh Studios
7:00pm Screening of “FIFTY-TWO” – the new One-Hour Documentary familiarizing unfamiliar Christianity – in The Chaplin Theatre at Raleigh Studios
9:00pm – Q&A with “FIFTY-TWO” filmmakers
9:30pm – Vans go back to hotels
THURSDAY, MAY 5th:
7:45am : Vans pick up from Hotels to Church
8:00am: MEET ONE ANOTHER w/ Continental Breakfast in Middle Terrace
8:30am – 8:45am: WELCOME by Karen Covell
8:45am – 9:15am: WORSHIP
9:15am – 10:00am: Karen & Jim Covell give VISION for HPN and Hollywood
10:00am – 12:00noon: MINISTRY/PROFESSIONAL PANEL with:
*Merlinda Balmas – Warner Bros. Marketing
*Dean Batali – TV Show Runner
*Garland Hunt – Talent Manager, Overt Creative Management
*Dan Rupple – CEO of Mastermedia Intl.
*Christina Lee Storm – Former Director of ACT ONE, currently an Exec. at Dreamworks Animation
12:00pm – 12:45pm: LUNCH
12:45pm – 1:00pm – PRAYER
1:00pm – 1:45pm: LCD Discussion of vision and impact
2:00pm – 3:00pm – CRAIG DETWEILER – Keynote Speaker
Craig Detweiler is an author, filmmaker and cultural commentator. He is also a professor of Communication and director of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He received an M. Div and Ph.D in Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary and has written several screenplays and books. His insight and knowledge of the culture and spiritual condition of the entertainment industry is extensive and invaluable.
3:00pm – 4:00pm – LCDs Discussion of Craig’s concepts and HPN’s Strategy & Vision for the Future
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Hollywood Prayer Walk
5:15pm: Vans pick up at Hollywood & Highland
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner in Middle Terrace
6:45pm – Vans leave for the National Day of Prayer Event
7:00pm – 9:30pm: National Day of Prayer gathering at the Salvation Army Church
9:30pm – Van leave Salvation Army Theater for hotels
FRIDAY, MAY 6th:
7:45am : Vans pick up from Hotels to Church
8:00am – 9:00am – Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am: WORSHIP
9:30am – 9:40am: Welcome from Pastor Dan Baumgartner, FPCH
9:40am-10:00am: LCDs Discussion – Partnership & Effectiveness
10:00am – 11:00am: DEVON FRANKLIN – Keynote Speaker
DeVon Franklin serves as the President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a new first-look production company with Sony Pictures Entertainment. As the former Senior Vice President of Columbia TriStar Pictures, DeVon worked on a number of the studio’s most successful films. He’s a published author, preacher and highly sought after motivational speaker who wrote “Produced By Faith,” a best-selling how-to guide about pursuing your career without compromising your faith.
11:00am – 11:30am: LCD Discussion
11:30am – 12:15pm: LUNCH
12:20pm – Vans leave for Disney Studios
1:00pm – 1:45pm: DISNEY STUDIO PRAYER WALK
2:00pm – Van leave Disney Studios for FPCH
2:30pm – 5:00pm: LCDs Discussion of being more effective prayer warriors and getting to know each other’s victories, struggles, frustrations and goals
5:45pm – Vans leave for Off Vine Restaurant
6:00pm – CLOSING DINNER at OFF VINE
8:00pm – Vans leave Off Vine for FPCH and/or hotels
SATURDAY, MAY 7th
7:45am – Vans pick up from Hotels to CBS. Be sure to check out from your hotel!
8:30am – Light breakfast at CBS
9:00am – 12:00pm: A Spotlight Seminar with Brian Chan, at CBS Radford Studios
12:00noon – 1:00pm: LUNCH and DEBRIEF
1:15pm – Vans leave CBS to Warner Bros.
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Prayer Walk from Warner Bros. to Disney Studios, in Burbank
3:30pm: END OF CONFERENCE – vans bring people back to hotels or to airport