NRB Member Spotlight: Phil Cooke

NRB | May 23, 2019 | Member News

If you have a powerful message or story that could influence the world, Phil Cooke – media producer, leadership consultant, and author – will teach you what you need to know about creativity, communication, Hollywood, media, culture, and the faith to make it happen.

According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Cooke is rare – a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He has produced TV and film programming in more than 60 countries around the world and through his company – Cooke Media Group in Burbank, California – he’s helped some of the largest Christian and nonprofit organizations in the world use the media to tell their story in a changing, disrupted culture.

Cooke executive produced Let Hope Rise – the Hillsong Movie released to theaters nationwide, and produced The Insanity of God, a feature documentary that premiered nationally as a Fathom Event. He’s appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and Fox News, and his work has been profiled in the New York TimesThe Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

His books include Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing; One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do, named by the Washington Post as one of the Top Five Business Books for 2012; and Unique:  Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media, which is changing the way churches, ministries, and nonprofits engage today’s culture with their story.

Most recently, The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Win it Back, co-written with Jonathan Bock, takes a hard look at why today — particularly in the media — Christians are dismissed as irrelevant, and shows the Christian community how we can once again astonish our critics. His latest project is Unique: The Ultimate Planner for Creative Professionals.

Cooke has lectured at top universities including Yale, University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA.  In addition to writing his blog at, he’s contributed to The Huffington PostFast,, and

Cooke serves on the advisory board for The Salvation Army, and is a board member of Image Journal and The Hollywood Prayer Network. He is a long-time member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The Producers Guild of America in Hollywood.

His philosophy? Get your ideas out there and change the world in the process.

Cooke can be reached through his website at or at

Submitted by Cooke Media Group

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