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The Heart of Man Fathom Event - October 17 - 1 More Night

VSN colleagues, The Heart of Man may be the most unique and important project I've ever helped produce, and it is coming back as a Fathom Event encore for one more night on October 17.

We are thrilled with this opportunity as tens of thousands of people came out to theaters, selling out in every market, on September 14. We are praying for tens of thousands more to be exposed to this very unique and powerful experience.

If…

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Added by Brian Bird on October 10, 2017 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

4 Lessons on Adapting Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ

Lee Strobel’s worldwide best-selling book contained 13 interviews with international experts in the fields of history, archeology, theology and ancient antiquities.  It was a massive data dump of research, information, facts and historical evidence.  So how was I, as a screenwriter, supposed to turn all of that into a movie – one that would not only get to the heart of the evidence for the case for Christ but would also entertain audiences…

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Added by Brian Bird on February 24, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

'Hearties' Mobilize To Drive Hallmark's Top-Rated Show

Our grass roots fan movement for When Calls the Heart is no longer a best-kept secret. Look who is taking notice of the #Hearties... Forbes Magazine. It all ramps up again tonight, Feb. 21, 9 p.m./8 central, as Season 3 of our "little show that could" moves to the TV week's most competitive night. The Hearties have become a worldwide…

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Added by Brian Bird on February 21, 2016 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment

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…

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

When Calls the Heart: A Long Day's Journey into Production

Over the years, I have compared notes with hundreds of visual story-tellers and heard their heartache and frustrations with the long, slow slog of the media business.  Whatever our context, we all are painfully aware of the seemingly impossible nature of the mission we've been called to.  Although I have been privileged with some successes in Hollywood during my…

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Added by Brian Bird on July 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

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