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Social Media Rhetoric: Podcast with Dr. Peterson

In this interview with Immaculate Heart Radio, Dr. Matt Peterson discusses a variety of topics, including social media, rhetoric, culture, and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Dr. Peterson is a Professor of Media, Politics, and Culture at JPCatholic.

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Learning the Ins and Outs of Alcon Entertainment

  (Pictured: Alcon Entertainment’s new film, Blade Runner 2049, which will be released October 6, 2017). The following is a reflection from JPCatholic student Rachel Wostenberg, on her internship at Alcon Entertainment. How did you secure your internship?  When the internship search began I contacted Prof. Chris Riley, my screenwriting professor.  He gave me the email of his friend Ryan Dornbush …

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Alumna Works at Pro-Life Crisis Pregnancy Center

JPCatholic Alumna Timmerie Millington speaks on her experience re-branding Life Choices Crisis Pregnancy Center, where she works as the Director of Education and Outreach. Timmerie graduated from JPCatholic with a Communications Media degree focusing on New Evangelization in 2013.  She went on to earn her M.A. in Biblical Theology from JPCatholic in 2015.  Timmerie is also a Catholic Speaker and the …

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Why a missionary in Africa became a Hollywood actor

(Pictured: Eddie Kaulukukui in the film 40 Nights, which tells the story of the pre-ministry life of Jesus and the time He spent in the wilderness for 40 nights after being baptized by John the Baptist.) The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the Hollywood Mentor Series students in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program get the …

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What do Rap & Country Music Have in Common?

This clip was part of a larger discussion, in which Dr. Peterson expressed his views on the similarities between country and rap music. He explained that while traditionally both genres shared their experiences of hardships, now many current artists in rap and country are faced with the pressure to prove they are still authentic despite having money. To see Dr. Peterson’s full …

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An Inside Look at Film Production: Advice from Alcon Executives

(Pictured: Alcon Entertainment is set to release Blade Runner 2049 in October, 2017.  Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel to the 1982 Blade Runner Film.) The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the Hollywood Mentor Series students in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program get the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of top executives …

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Christians in Hollywood: Advice from a Film Company CEO

(Pictured: Origin Entertainment is set to release a film on Mother Teresa titled I Thirst, that focuses on her early days in Calcutta and her struggle to create a worldwide movement to help the poorest of the poor. Other projects for Origin Entertainment include the films Fatima and Mary.) The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the …

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Navigating a Career in the Animated Film Industry: Advice from a Dreamworks Executive

(Pictured: Dreamworks’ recently released animated film, The Boss Baby.) The following article is part of a reflection from the “Hollywood Mentor Series.” Through the Hollywood Mentor Series students in JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing program get the opportunity to meet and network with a variety of top executives and professionals in all sectors of the film industry in Los Angeles. …

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Why Impact Anything?

— By Professor Christopher Riley — When I was a small Kansas boy, I devised a swift and simple method of improving my world.  While my younger brother slept on the lower half of our shared trundle bed, I slid him under my upper half of the bed, trapping him like a snake inside a drawer.  My world – my …

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James Covell: Being a Light in Hollywood

— By Hannah Dorss — James Covell, a music composer who has been working in the film industry for more than thirty years, treats his work as an opportunity to impact culture for Christ. He helps directors tell their stories by creating the musical scores for numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. James sees his work as providing a subconscious …