Church & Hollywood Exchange


A unifying dialogue between Christian Leaders and Filmmakers about the Church’s engagement in both faith-based and secular entertainment highlighting the creative contributions of the Act One Community featuring special guest speakers and panelists from the pulpit to the screen.

Friday, August 15th, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, Mears Center
1760 N Gower St. Hollywood, CA 90028
(Parking and entrance off Carlos Ave.)

Dinner is provided.
The event is free for up to three leaders from each church.

Space is limited. To reserve your seat, RSVP by THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, on the form below.


Confirmed speakers include:

• David McFadzean – Co-Creator/Executive Producer, Home Improvement
• Clare Sera – Writer, Blended, Curious George, Princess Diaries
• Andrea Nasfell – Writer, Mom’s Night Out
• Samuel Curphey – Attorney, Mom’s Night Out
• Scott Teems – Writer, Rectify, Holbrook/Twain an American Odyssey
• Jason Cusick – Pastor, Journey of Faith
• Naima Lett – Pastor, Hope in the Hills
• Father David Guffey – Priest, Family Theater Productions
• Kim Dorr – Associate Pastor, Bel Air Presbyterian Church; Agent – Defining Artists Talent Agency
• Pip Craighead – Communication Director, Reality LA
• Chuck Slocum – Assistant Executive Director of the WGA
• Christina Lee Storm – Producer, Life After Pi; Production Supervisor, The Artist; Manager of Digital Production Rhythm & Hues, Life of Pi
• Joel Pelsue – Founder & President, Arts and Entertainment Ministries
• Lara Sumera – Act One, Program Coordinator


Event Schedule:

3:30pm – Check In, Step and Repeat
4:00pm – 4:20pm – Exchange Begins; Introduction: Christina Lee Storm
4:20pm – 5:15pm – Panel of Ministers
5:15pm – 6:15pm – Alumni Panel
6:15pm – 7:00pm – Break for Dinner
7:00pm – 7:10pm – Act One Visionary Award Presentation
7:10pm – 7:30pm – Special Guest Speaker: Kim Dorr
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Keynote Interview with David McFadzean
8:00pm – 8:15pm – Close in prayer