For Immediate Release
November 19, 2014

Kenneth Chan





NRB Film & Entertainment Summit to Debut in 2015

Film & Entertainment SummitManassas, VA– The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) will debut the Film & Entertainment Summit at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

The NRB Film & Entertainment Summit is an all-day event on Monday, February 23, 2015, that­­ will bring together Hollywood entertainment professionals, distributors, filmmakers, and executives for keynotes, panels, and seminars. It will continue with networking events and film screenings throughout the four days of the NRB Convention, February 23-26, 2015.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for filmmakers and future filmmakers to have all the resources in one place at one time,” remarked NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson.

Speakers for the day so far include, among others, notable filmmakers and industry thought leaders such as Simon Swart, EVP of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Christopher C. Chen, Co-Vice Chair, Sr. VP of Endgame Entertainment; Cale Boyter, Producer at Disruption Entertainment; DeVon Franklin, President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment; Michael Van Dyke, TV Packaging Agent/TV Lit Agent; Todd Komarnicki, Producer of Elf; Scott Mednick, Co-Founder of Legendary Pictures; Scott Waugh, Co-Founder of Bandito Brothers; Phil Cooke, Founder & CEO of Cooke Pictures; Ted Baehr, Founder and Publisher of Movieguide®.

Session topics will include “The Process: NRB’s Immersive Experience in the Process of Filmmaking and Creating Media,” “How to Succeed in Mass Audience Movies, Television & Entertainment (Without Losing Your Soul),” script writing, development, directing, production, post production, distribution, and marketing. Activities also include late night film talks, filmmaker Q&As in the main sessions, and a pitch-a-thon for enterprising individuals with a dream.

For the pitch-a-thon, those who sign up will have a unique opportunity to pitch their story, script, or even a finished product one-on-one to representatives of participating distribution companies. Those on the receiving end of the pitch-a-thon include, among others, Christopher C. Chen (Endgame), Micheal Flaherty (Walden), Cale Boyter (Paramount), and Simon Swart (Fox). The Film & Entertainment Summit opens with the pitch-a-thon.

In addition, following the day's sessions, there will be a special dinner event featuring Alex and Stephen Kendrick (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous), and an evening session featuring Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (The Bible TV miniseries, Son of God), and Priscilla Shirer of Going Beyond Ministries. 

The Film & Entertainment Summit is included with an NRB Convention registration. A pass to the one-day summit and the 130,000-sq. ft. Exposition floor are also available for $275. Meal tickets for the Monday dinner event are available for purchase and are not included with the day pass. The Exposition is open Tuesday through Thursday.

For the schedule, speakers, and additional details, visit

For summit sponsorship and marketing opportunities, contact Honnie Korngold:, 323-904-9363.

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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