October 20, 2018

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Christians Make in the Media

At the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, media consultant, filmmaker, and author Phil Cooke looks at the 10 most common mistakes that keep Christians from using the media more effectively and block our messages from engaging the culture.   In his regularly updated and highly anticipated workshop “The 10 Biggest Mistakes Christians Make in the Media” he’ll explore how the media world is changing, and why people of faith have found it so difficult to keep up.

“We’ll ask the question can Christians really impact the world through media,” says Cooke, Creative Director at Cooke Pictures.   “And from there, we’ll ask why – in spite of billions of dollars invested in radio and TV networks, movies, and social media, aren’t we making a bigger difference? “

An internationally known writer and speaker, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in more than 40 countries around the world.  In the process, has been shot at, survived two military coups, fallen out of a helicopter, and in Africa, been threatened with prison. And during that time – through his company Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California – he’s helped some of the largest non-profit organizations in the world navigate periods of dramatic disruption and change.

He’s also a founding partner in the commercial production company TWC Films, which produces national advertising for some of the largest companies in the country.  According to former CNN journalist Paula Zahn, Phil is rare – a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. He’s appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

His book: “Branding Faith: Why Some Churches and Non-Profits Impact the Culture and Others Don’t” is changing the way non-profit and religious organizations use the media to tell their story. And his new book “Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That’s Constantly Changing.” shares his secrets of making today’s culture of disruption and change work for you.

He’s lectured at universities like Yale, University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and is an adjunct professor at the King’s College & Seminary, and Biola University in Los Angeles.

Find out more at PhilCooke.com.

About The NRB Convention
This presentation will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Bayou E on February 28, 2001 at 10:45am The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. For registration and other Convention information go to: www.nrbconvention.org

About NRB
The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) is the preeminent association of Christian communicators working to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel, which promotes standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability. NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. NRB is a non-partisan international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers.  Learn more at www.nrb.org.

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Call for Entries – NRB Media Showcase 2011

For more information, contact Sam Wagner at 309-643-2000 or Lee Miller at 936-637-7593 ext 21.

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Call for Entries – NRB Media Showcase 2011

Entries for the 2011 edition of the National Religious Broadcasters Media Showcase are being accepted until February 10, 2011.  There is still time and the categories have been expanded to include additional areas of interest. The People’s Choice Award Categories include Children/Teen,Spot/PSA, Dramatic, Ministry/Church, Teaching, Music Video, Reality and News/Documentary. Judges and NOVA Award Categories include Best Program (any length – full program), Best Music Video (music videos only in this category), Best Spot (any PSA or TV commercial) and Best Movie (any feature-length movie).

Entry fees have been reduced for members and non-members and 2011 promises to be an excellent year to show work you have done.

“The Showcase is an excellent opportunity for producers to show off their programs, especially if they are trying to be noticed by network programmers,” according to Lee Miller, chairman of the NRB TV Committee. “Some of the best programs on Christian TV got their start by entering the Showcase.”

The Showcase Entry Form can be downloaded as a .pdf from www.nrbconvention.org and click “programs,” “special venues” and then “TV Showcase.”  On the page there is a link to download the form.  All the information you need to enter your work is contained on the form.

“A couple of opportunities are available with the Showcase to have your program critically judged by a panel of industry experts through the NOVA Award and the Judges Awards,” says Sam Wagner, NRB TV Showcase Chair. “Or you can simply enter your program to be viewed in the Showcase and compete for the People’s Choice Award.”

The Showcase itself will be held on Sunday, February 27,2011 from 3-6pm in Bayou A/B at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville TN.  The ever popular People’s Choice Awards and an expanded venue are expected to bring in a good turnout of entries.

The Showcase is also an opportunity for those in need of programs to see what is available and to get contact information and talk with producers and directors.  Station managers and program directors find the venue convenient to check out new products and see current work that may not yet be owned by networks or affiliates.

Frequently, Showcase winners find themselves with invitations into markets and onto stations that otherwise might be very difficult to enjoy.

Randy Weiss from the program “CrossTalk” and “Today with God” entered the showcase with his very first program, “The NRB TV Showcase helped our program reach network distribution and I encourage producers young and old to submit a program. I even plan to have a new program in the Showcase this year.”

All those with questions are invited to contact Lee Miller of MSGPR at (936) 637-7593 or info@msgpr.com

About The NRB Convention
The annual Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of nearly 300 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. NRB 2011 is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. For registration and other Convention information go to: www.nrbconvention.org

About NRB
The National Religious Broadcasters Association (NRB) is the preeminent association of Christian communicators working to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel, which promotes standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability. NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. NRB is a non-partisan international association of Christian communicators, representing millions of listeners, viewers, and readers.  Learn more at www.nrb.org.

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