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Raising a Family in Hollywood

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The Covell and Batali families hosted a gathering and conversation at the Batalis’ home about raising a family while working as Christians in the entertainment industry. The parents and their adult children shared their perspectives – all the positives, difficulties, and in-between – on either raising a family in or growing up around the industry.

National Day of Prayer 2019

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On May 2, National Day of Prayer 2019, HPN and 9t5 Ministries held an event in Hollywood at LA Castle Studios. Over 100 Christian entertainment professionals gathered for prayer, worship, and fellowship. It was an incredible evening together and we’re praising God for our wonderful creative community!

Hollywood Arise: Oct. 12-14, 2018

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Hollywood Arise was miraculous during the weekend of Oct. 12-14. That Sunday night at midnight concluded 72 hours of prayer and worship for the entertainment industry as hundreds of people gathered under a tent in the heart of Hollywood. We know that powerful time of inviting God into Hollywood made an eternal difference in our industry and in our city! It began with incredible lightning and a completely unexpected downpour of beautiful rain on Friday night and continued with amazing answers to prayer, including personal breakthrough, healing and vision for so many members of our Christian Hollywood community. Thank you for your prayers with us during this event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Summer Fellowship Breakfast

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HPN hosted a fellowship breakfast for experienced young Christians in the entertainment industry. It was held at the Batalis’ home, and about 35 people attended to share a meal and meet other Christians in their fields. The group also heard from Karen Covell (HPN Founding Director, producer) and Dean Batali (television writer, producer), who shared their stories and perspectives on being a believer in the entertainment industry. The guests formed new friendships that we pray will be long-lasting and fruitful. They were encouraged by Karen and Dean’s stories and availability. We also pray that this event continues to bless the guests with its results in relationships, careers, and deepened faiths.

LEGACY: An Evening of Story and Prayer

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On May 3rd, 2018, over 450 Christian entertainment professionals gathered on a CBS television sound stage for LEGACY: An Evening of Story and Prayer. LEGACY was an opportunity to hear stories of God’s work from seven diverse speakers in our own community and to encourage guests by what God has done and is doing in our industry. It was also a time of prayer alongside hundreds of Christians in media, asking God to strengthen the growing faith community in Hollywood, build more bridges and relationships between the church as a whole and Christians in entertainment, and to heal issues that are faced by all in our unique community.

This event on the National Day of Prayer was incredibly powerful and encouraging, and for many was a revelation of the size and strength of the community of believers in Hollywood. See below for photos, testimonials from speakers and guests, and a video recap of the evening.

Thank you so much for a great evening! I wanted you to know just how much my wife and I were fed by the speakers and this amazing event, at times feeling like we were being addressed personally! It’s wonderful and unexpected to feel such a part of the community.

Guest

I was so touched last year and this year to know true believers who are carrying their crosses are in Hollywood! Success and fame may rule many in Hollywood but not the ones who share at your events.

Guest

I really enjoyed all of the speakers and definitely felt touched by their stories. I was starting to feel isolated and alone as an actor in Los Angeles and thinking of quitting but I NEEDED to hear this message that I am not alone.

Guest

I remember National Day of Prayer from high school when we would all gather around the flagpole and pray, but I never thought about it being something that reached Hollywood. The event was so profound and the speakers were amazing. Being there on Thursday refilled my soul with hope and optimism and reminded me that God has brought me this far, He will not leave me.

Guest

It was a true reflection on what Heaven should really look like. Our stories/testimonies are the most powerful things that we can share with other. All of the speakers truly proved that so true last night. We were blessed to be able to received all that was offered.

Speaker

Thank you Mastermedia and HPN for your continued faithfulness, grace, and commitment to the transformation and impact of Hollywood.. you all have blessed thousands of lives, and we are certainly honored to join you on this journey.

Speaker

Being a part of Legacy was incredibly meaningful to me. I am so grateful to have met so many passionate, thoughtful, and service-oriented people at the event, and I truly felt a part of the community. You created such a powerful space that evening. Thank you for how boldly you pursue your visions, and how warmly you invite others into the journey!

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2018 Culture Care Salon: Makoto Fujimura

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This was an intimate gathering of about 30 industry professionals, artists, and influencers presented by the Brehm Center and HPN. With presentations and discussion led by Clover Zhou, Christian Gonzalez, and Brehm Center director Makoto Fujimura, this salon was an opportunity to consider the cultural responsibility and effects of art and creativity. Guests had ample time to get to know each other and discuss the topics during a wine and cheese reception after the presentations.

Food prepared by Kim Roberts

Guests enjoying food and conversation

Volunteers helped arrange the display

Group listening to Mako, Clover, & Christian

Conversation after the presentations

Mako responded to questions

Legacy: An Evening of Honor & Prayer

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LEGACY: An Evening of Honor and Prayer was an amazing gathering of Hollywood professionals. On May 4th, 2017, we prayed for many issues related to to the entertainment industry and honored faithful believers in many different roles in Hollywood!

Our honorees were: David & Jessica Oyelowo, Christina Lee & Steve Storm, Martha Williamson, Terry Botwick and Merlinda Balmas.

Mastermedia and HPN want to thank all of you for your support of LEGACY: An Evening of Honor and Prayer.  We are so honored that you came and we are excited to say that it was an incredible evening of miracles!  The Lord showed up in ways we couldn’t have orchestrated and all of you being there was a key part of the divine magic that happened on that sound stage!  If you weren’t able to make it, please know that it was a powerful time!

View photos below, and see even more from the event HERE.

Check out the video recap of the event below!

Oscar’s Prayer Walk 2017

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Thursday, February 23rd
7:30-9pm
Meet at Kelly’s Coffee and Fudge at Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA 90028

 

 

HPN & Act One had an incredible Oscar’s prayer walk! We prayed together specifically for all the nominees, films and issues involved in the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony. We pray that God will continue to touch hearts of everyone involved in the awards and the team who puts it together.

Praying for the Entertainment Industry.

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