|For Immediate Release
December 1, 2015
Nashville, TN – Phil Vischer, Founder of Big Idea Productions and Jellyfish Labs, is scheduled to speak at the second annual NRB Film & Entertainment Summit in Nashville, TN, on February 26, 2016.
“We gladly welcome Phil Vischer’s participation at our Film & Entertainment Summit, and we look forward to what he will share with attendees regarding successful animation,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “His VeggieTales series has reached and impacted countless individuals – both young and old. His insights will be valuable to others looking to do the same."
In 1990, Phil Vischer created VeggieTales, an animated video series crafted to teach Christian values to kids in a delightfully different way. More than 60 million VeggieTales videos have been sold around the world. These days, Vischer continues to pursue innovative new ways to integrate faith and storytelling through his creative company, Jellyfish Labs. His latest projects include a 13-DVD series called Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?, which walks families all the way through the Bible, and JellyTelly, an interactive, online network that provides faith-based daily programming for families. In addition, Vischer hosts a lighthearted weekly podcast called The Phil Vischer Show, in which he discusses pop culture, media, theology, and Christian life.
Vischer will be one of several speakers at the second annual NRB Film & Entertainment Summit, a one-day event taking place during Proclaim 16, the NRB International Christian Media Convention. The summit will bring together top Hollywood entertainment professionals, distributors, financiers, stars, filmmakers, composers, and executives who will share their secrets to successful financing, filmmaking, storytelling, and much more.
Session topics include “How to Succeed in Mass Audience Movies, Television & Entertainment (Without Losing Your Soul),” script writing, financing, composing for movies, development, directing, production, post production, distribution, and marketing. Activities also include movie screenings, filmmaker Q&As in the main sessions, and a Pitch-a-thon. Last year, one of the top Hollywood producers whose movies have grossed more than $3 billion at the box office optioned a script at the Pitch-a-thon.
To register for the Film & Entertainment Summit visit nrbconvention.org.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
About Proclaim 16
The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Also on the Expo floor in 2016 will be an interactive exhibit presented by Museum of the Bible that chronicles the remarkable history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies. The upcoming Convention, Proclaim 16, will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. Other summits that will take place during the week of Proclaim 16 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, International Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Donor Development Summit. There will also be a special Pastors Track. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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