Thu, 22 May 2014
Brian Godawa is a Christian screenwriter and author of the Amazon bestselling Biblical fantasy novel “Noah Primeval.” He joins the show to discuss why there is so much controversy surrounding the new film, "Noah," and how the controversy compares to "Passion of the Christ" in 2004.
"Noah" has been edited many times to appease Christian critics like Godawa, but he's still not happy with the final version. Godawa explains how the film turns into environmentalist propaganda.
Brian Godawa is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland. It was awarded the Commander in Chief Medal of Service, Honor and Pride by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, won the first Heartland Film Festival by storm, and showcased the 2003 Cannes Film Festival Cinema for Peace. He wrote and directed the documentary Wall of Separation for PBS, Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate for CBC Network, and School's Out: Political Correctness Vs. Academic Freedom for Boulevard Pictures. He also adapted The Visitation by best-selling author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Wolverine).
Mr. Godawa's scripts have won multiple awards in such screenplay competitions as Carl Sautter, The Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Heart of Film, Fade-In, Worldfest, Writer's Network, Chesterfield Writer's Film Project, Columbus Discovery Awards and Reader's Digest Screenplay Competition.
He gives lectures at high schools and colleges on screenwriting, as well as the art of watching and writing movies. He has had his articles on movies and philosophy published in magazines around the world, most recently winning First Place from the EPA for his article on the philosophy of The Matrix.
His book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is in its ninth printing, and his new book Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination (IVP) addresses the power of image and story in the pages of the Bible to transform the Christian life.
Find out more about Brian Godawa at www.godawa.com.
Direct download: SOW_145_-_Film_making_and_Marketing_with_Brian_Godawa.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT
Thu, 1 May 2014
Joe Yazbeck is Founder, President and Senior Coach at Prestige Leader Advisors and author of, "No Fear Speaking." He joins the show to discuss his tips for speakers to develop their confidence and skills.
Yazbeck also talks about sales presentations, webinar training, and on-camera coaching for radio or TV. He explains how people with accents can improve their speaking abilities.
Spanning more than 30 years, Joe Yazbeck has successfully helped thousands of people providing professional speaker, executive leadership training and live performance coaching.
Joe, as Founder, President and Senior Coach of Prestige Leadership Advisors, continues to serve leaders and professionals in business, technology, law, public service and entertainment/media industries with effective leadership, performance and presentation methodology with programs he has developed throughout his remarkable career.
As a master speaker himself, Joe has delivered over 3700 presentations, workshops, lectures, seminars and key-note addresses worldwide.
Influenced by Joe’s own achievements in the performing arts as talent developer/coach and performer , his creative and charismatic coaching approach serves his many clients to succeed in this very high-profile, media influenced business world.
Visit Prestige Leader at www.prestigeleader.com.
Find out more about "No Fear Speaking" at www.nofearspeaking.com.
Direct download: SOW_144_-__No_Fear_Speaking__with_Joe_Yazbeck.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT