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Do You Believe?

In Fr. Pagano Scripture Reflections, Scripture Reflections by John LaCrosse

Fr. Richard Pagano reflects on the readings for the third Sunday of Easter (April 30, 2017).  In this week’s Gospel we hear about the Road to Emmaus.  Fr. Pagano reminds us that Christ wants to journey with us, just as he did with his two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Fr. Pagano is a Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese …

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An Open Discussion on Fan-Fiction

In Faith, Film, and Culture, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

(This is the first in a series of articles, in which JPCatholic student Carly Twehous discusses erotic written pornography, specifically fan-fiction. Through these articles Carly will explore the dangers, addiction, history, and statistics related to this type of fan-fiction and its harmful effects on our culture. Carly is also working on a documentary on this subject.) Part One: A Brief and …

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The Power of Super Hero Stories

In Faith, Film, and Culture, Thought Leadership by John LaCrosse

In this bonus clip from our Faculty Insights Interview, filmmaker Nathan Scoggins discusses the role that stories play in bringing good news to audiences, specifically super-hero movies. To watch the entire Faculty Insights Interview with Professor Nathan Scoggins click here. If you like super hero movies, click here to read our review of the new superhero movie Logan.

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Film Students Travel to ‘Endor’ to Shoot ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Faith, Film, and Culture, Media and Culture, Posts, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

–By Denis Grasska — (Originally published in The Southern Cross) SAN DIEGO — During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew. “It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled. But as it turned …

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What do Rap & Country Music Have in Common?

In Industry News and Interviews, Posts, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

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

In Industry News and Interviews, Media and Culture, Posts, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

(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

In Featured, Industry News and Interviews, Uncategorized by John LaCrosse

(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 …