For Immediate Release
November 26, 2014

Kenneth Chan





Mark Burnett, Roma Downey to Speak at Opening Session of NRB15 Convention

Roma Downey and Mark BurnettManassas, VA– Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are scheduled to speak on Monday, February 23, 2015, at the opening session of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

“Mark and Roma shine the light of Christ in Hollywood,” remarked Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, “and they have a superb reputation for their quality TV and film productions. We’re delighted they can return for NRB15 and share about their upcoming television project, A.D.

Six-time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced more than 2,900 hours of television programming, which regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. Currently, Burnett's network series include Survivor (CBS), The Voice (NBC), The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), and Shark Tank (ABC). Time magazine has named him among the world’s most influential people.

A classically-trained and celebrated Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress, Roma Downey is best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS show Touched by an Angel. Downey serves as President of LightWorkers Media, where she produced, along with her husband, the 10-hour miniseries The Bible, which was viewed by 100 million people on the History Channel, and the feature film Son of God with 20th Century Fox. They are currently in production on two television series, A.D.: Beyond the Bible with NBC and The Dovekeepers with CBS.  They also are in pre-production on the epic remake of the feature film Ben Hur with Paramount and MGM, set to be released in 2016.

About NRB

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

About the NRB Convention

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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to




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