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Feature film based on Hosea

Outline of "Yahi Wo Pyaar Hai" a feature film

Anand is an inspiring young man who wants to serve God.  Anand works as a manager in a corporate office . After his work he goes to a theological seminary. He is doing research on mission theology and wants to finish his PhD degree. Head professor of the theological seminary is pretty impressed by his intense hard work and sincerity. 

Anand lives alone in a rented…


Added by Jim Sanjay on December 16, 2014 at 12:39pm — 3 Comments

Gospel Multimedia Exhibition in Ethiopia

Metelalef Exhibition

Metelalef, a gospel multimedia exhibition

Metelalef, the first gospel multimedia exhibition by RedeeMedia, is inaugurated at Guramayle Art Center on September 5, 2014 where 60 – 70 people from the photography, media and art community were present, invited under an alias organization named ‘…


Added by Genaye Eshetu on December 8, 2014 at 5:36am — 2 Comments

Asbury University now has free e-books!

Asbury University's M.A. program in Digital Storytelling is now offering two free ebooks online. The first book, How to Create Better Digital Stories, is by Asbury professor Sarah Leckie. Sarah spent ten years shooting stories in over thirty countries for a ministry organization. She…


Added by Jim Owens on December 6, 2014 at 3:32am — No Comments

Free Creative Funding Webinar for Filmmakers

Dear VSN Friends,

I want to personally invite you to the free Creative Funding for Artists Webinar I'm hosting with The Grove Center for the Arts & Media next Thursday morning, December 4, 9am PST/Noon EDT.…


Added by Joey O'Connor on November 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Putting Lipstick On A Pig

   Every month I'm asked to create commercials for products with little or no value. For the past ten years I've written and directed commercials for necklaces, pendants, key chains, floating pens, candles, letter openers, notepads, Christmas ornaments, statues, paper dispensers, books, CD's and DVD' name a few.…


Added by Paul Steven Forrest on November 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hardwired for Story

Story design expert and VSN screenwriting instructor, SJ Murray recently gave a TEDx Talk called HARDWIRED FOR STORY on how stories graft themselves into our minds, hearts, and imaginations. She believes insanely great stories change hearts and, in turn, the world.

Stories bridge…


Added by Joani Livingston on November 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Joey O'Connor Explains How to Fund Your Next Film Project

For more information on Creative Funding for Artists from The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, please visit us at

Learn how you can apply for a Creative Funding grant from The Grove and start funding your next film…


Added by Joey O'Connor on November 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Time to take Hollywood to the woodshed

I woke up this morning to find this Hollywood Reporter article in my in-box.  I thought I had stumbled onto a porn site.  I actually don't even want to repeat the headline.  You can read it for yourself.  But suffice to say, it's time to take my own industry to the woodshed.

Apparently some of the broadcast TV networks and writer-producers have so much HBO envy…


Added by Brian Bird on November 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

23 Blast

Chris and Denise Bueno have put serious bst (blood, sweat and tears) into this film inspired by a true story of a football player struck blind in the glory days of high school. The film is in theaters in the U.S. this week.  I highly recommend it. Find out more at 23 Blast.  Find out about theater and showtimes…


Added by Clyde Taber on October 31, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments


Hey Visual Friends,

Just wanted you to know about a direct-to-DVD series that I produce -- it's called "IESODO," which means "The Way of Jesus" in Japanese (we wanted a cool title that kids would have fun with). I was lucky enough to receive a fellowship to The Writer's Gathering: Jerusalem, an amazing program that hosted two other writers and myself in Israel. While trouping through the Jordan River Valley I was inspired by all of the bird-life, which led to this allegorical…


Added by Rob Loos on October 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

My Hall of Faith

Nancy and Steve were married for 45 years. Steve was the Alaska bush pilot, HP computer reseller and the inventor of the "chicken coop on wheels." Nancy was the willing follower, schoolteacher and mother of their eight children. Steve was one of the first guys in the world to envision how mobile phones could be used to reach people with little access to the…


Added by Clyde Taber on October 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Creative Funding for Filmmakers from The Grove

Are you tired of struggling alone to fund your films?

Do you need a creative way to fund your…


Added by Joey O'Connor on October 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

MY DREAM is to Sow and Grow Community Centered Libraries to Help Relieve Severe Poverty in Developing Countries

Our Stewardship Community

Executive Summary




It is difficult for me to distill the vision and game plan for the ministry of Our Stewardship Community into just a few sentences. In my notes there are hundreds of pages of text and many pages of outlines that will become text someday.


But sometimes the Lord blesses me unexpectedly and a simple summary just flows out of my keyboard.…


Added by John S. Oliver on October 10, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Shocking news! You won't believe it even if George Gallup tells you it's true.

People lie. Always have. Always will...

QUOTE: Shared exclusively with The Atlantic, Gallup's 1928 thesis, "An Objective Method for Determining Reader Interest in the Content of a Newspaper," is an eerily prescient work, which reflects on today's discussions about viral media, news analytics, and even native advertising, all while showing that we've been having the same debates in this business for the last 80 years.



Added by David Sanford on October 10, 2014 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition Deadline Oct. 9th

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Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition

1st Prize is $1,000 Cash (Deadline Oct. 9)


Write of Passage is a 12-page or less, mentored, speed-screenwriting competition. Artists compete for cash and introductions to working…


Added by John David Ware on October 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Dog remembers...

The other day my husband was cutting a clients yard and going about his business when in the corner of his eye he saw a large dog 2 blocks down the road.  He looked at the dog and the dog spotted him.  The dog started running towards my husband.  He kept coming faster and running full out.  My husband set down the weed eater and still keeping an eye on the large dog running up to him he started talking sweet hoping the dog would not attack him.  The dog attacked but in the most loving way. …


Added by Laura G. Spence on August 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Create For The Kingdom: Film-Making Challenge

Created For The Kingdom

September 12-14, 2014

Austin, Texas

I want to invite you to be a part of an extraordinary initiate, where people like you and your friends can work on creating something that matters and transform lives.

On September 12 to 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, technologists, game…


Added by Scott Yamamura on August 22, 2014 at 3:25am — No Comments

9 steps for Event-Based Outreach

Thank you to David Olson and Mergelane Media for sharing the planning of Fanatico2014 and its World Cup outreach efforts. Go to www.fanatico2014.comto see the site and videos. Using this example, here are nine steps to remember for your next event.

1. Select an event. The World Cup last month in Brazil offered a huge opportunity to build a technology rich outreach. There are many events in your…


Added by Cynthia Hoppe on August 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

New Media - A Paradigm Shift

Recent posts on, we discussed: “who is your audience, what do you want them to do, and where is your audience when they consume the media,” I’d like to shift to the “third wave of communication” as a focus of this blog. This third wave is what is best termed “New Media.”

My lovely wife who is much smarter than me points out that “New Media” is not media at all. It is more or less “media strategy.” She is a sharp cookie. I…


Added by Frank Preston on August 4, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments

New video introducing novel video production format for indigenous children

Here is a link to a video the Viña crew just created that gives a nice glimpse into DEDITOS which is being produced in the highlands of Guatemala. DEDITOS is designed for like-minded ministries around the world to dub into local languages, particularly those of minority ethnic groups. Enjoy!

Added by John Gowan on July 23, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

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