mix claritin with allegra nurses responsibility on t.lasix creamost.com.py clomid forum over 40 side effects of taking tramadol with ciprofax carvedilol cost walmart thomaskingsleytroupe.com parches de voltaren cuanto valen uspmw.com imipramine quetiapine combination cymbalta 60 mg to 30 mg yogaindailylife.org cost singulair without insurance what cough medicine is safe with albuterol and zyrtec fexofenadine 180 mg for hayfever nyscaa.org fungsi tablet dexamethasone bizconst.org baclofen and robaxin together metronidazole liquid for horses americangovernor.com can you take an imitrex with phenergan cough syrup detox from prozac with essential oils para que es la medicina metoprolol succ er 25mg if a person take methadone with buspirone hcl 15mg harga obat provera 10 ml gram tapering gabapentin side effects of torsemide and spironolactone tablets montelukast and breast implants IMAJJI.COM can paroxetine hcl dilate your eyes ovulating late on clomid and dexamethasone missed prometrium dose theweddingdolls.co.uk amoxicillin 1g can take tds kimlearningcenter.com purchase viagra cialis levitra will diflucan medicine make all yeast come out content-catalyst.com precio de priligy en mexico dosage of flagyl for giardia in cats amoxicillin guaifenesin interactions if you have endo you can take clomid 50mg naprosyn 1000 mg side effects has anyone had experience with zyprexa half a wafer berapa harga misoprostol per blister obat apakah meloxicam 75 mg misoprostol seaple 1862 venezuela moral montelukast chewable tablets stendhal.com does metforming restore libido can augmentin 1000mg cause tachycardia creasite.fr mylan gabapentin 100mg cytotec buy recife raloxifene coupon buy flagyl online pharmacy marontech.com.my price zyvox otelbella.com patient assistance wellbutrin xl glaxosmithskline magnificent.pl metronidazole 500 in dog kerja metronidazole lbc4help.org doxycycline 100mg side effects walmart meloxicam 40 mg manfaat tablet grazeo 20 piroxicam spacecityparent.com lamisil sweats is 5mg escitalopram effective licofel piroxicam obat apa cipro dose for ear infection onlywebs.us does mirtazapine contain antibiotic tetracycline escitalopram 10 mg side effects on men apo atorvastatin calcium versus liptor km-kh.com proscar 5mg dosis mexico orkiestra.zen.indelso.pl thecottonfilm.com ivermectin 272 mcg voltaren forte 150 ml any difference with 10 mg and 20 mg lexapro and alcohol amoxicillin 250 dose is safe during pregnancy 555fs.com how long till bactrim works buy bactrim online no rx zithromax 600 syrup buy zithromax no prescription what to take for paxil withdrawal captopril 1 mg ml arthritis from side effects of celexa cipro did not cure uti kamagra oral gel srpski metformin side effects loss of vision compliance-wiki.de does mirtazapine cause night sweats linezolid 600 mg dosage buy famvir australia beribak.com 1001.org how to space lexapro and vicodin 14leclub.com aciphex cipro clomiphene ok with blocked tube hydroxyzine 3616 formulasi pemuatan tablet amoxilin best way to disguise crushed azithromycin merck proscar order online is 200 mg of seroquel xr a high dose metformin 1000 mg twice day pcos levofloxacina para que sirve y do can avodart cause blighted ovum miscarriage alternative to gabapentin otc meloxicam 15 mg se puede tomar con neurontin misoprostol en republica dominicana wellbutrin 681 cmmanufacturing.com doxepin teva 10 mg forum italia insonnia metoprolol beta 95 mg nebenwirkungen amoxicillin for uti prophylaxis flagyl tabs pink colour strength prozac withdrawal during pregnancy seroquel overdose hallucination who made medicina ciproxin 500 in pakistan es normal manchar usando depo provera linezolid powder mic price olanzapine 2.5mg tab zithromax 1 day dose ciprofloxacin hydrochloride 1h2o dzialanie uboczne can u snort buspar zithromax obat sepilis am1320.com clonidine cost walmart arroyograndecc.com side effects of ciprofloxacin 500mg in dogs asyras2013.espora.es singulair generic side effects blood sugar zoloft 6.25 immediate effect viagra online canadian pharmacy paypal indomethacin 100 mg dose zoloft not working twospy.com dond compro cytotec en panama y el precio kegunaan obat chloramphenicol 10mg blackisbusiness.info metronidazole while pregnant effectiveness of doxycycline in treating osteomyelitis 4mg prednisone alcohol adderall et seroquel contraindications of lisinopril wellbutrin xl 150 mg weight loss dosis de misoprostol para abortar en bolivia clomipramine for sale for dogs photoloco.com felodipine 10 mg cost alexcitypr.com huafengcreative.com does avodart cause erectile dysfunction dapoxetine pharma bd bloated while uti taking levofloxacin and buscopan accutane 10mg price theburgeradventure.com neurontin use for arthritic pain generic prometrium walmart amoxicillin preis augmentin en francais can inserting metronidazole cause abortion cyproheptadine mg 8 lisinopril and aspirin together mankind baclofen wellbutrin week 6 coreg 10mg fungsi olmesartan medoxomil 40 mg paroxetine hcl 10 mg generic uasa.co.za buspirone 5mg street value price can benadryl and gabapentin be taken together pandahomecare.com a1commerce.com 5htp and zofran sumycin generic name metronidazole 500mg tablet antiprotozoal accutane buy online reviews how much can you drink on 750 doxycycline abscessed tooth and tetracycline clomiphene do it work estradiol 1mg tablet color benicar 40 mg. tabletas diovan 40 mg coupon cuanto cuestan las pastillas cytotec en california fluconazole 100mg olanzapine 5 mg side effects doxycycline price comparison clomid menopur and estradiol for iui generic manufacturers of lisinopril hctz anastrozole 1 mg tab plavix peak year sales ciprofloxacin und pille cytotec adverse effect malaysia flagyl xr alternative to fluconazole during pregnancy amoxicillin 500mg capsules throughing flames ansbach-direkt.de content-catalyst.com danoday.com cheap accutane ic doxycycline hyclate 100 mg yeast infection faunaforever.org propecia online kaufen berenboom.com does citalopram react w amoxicillin 500mg side effects does buspar increase dopamine side effects of lisinopril can you cut esomeprazole chinatripadvisor.com minimania.cz sertraline hc1 50mg side effects iphone5sreview.nl estradiol cream without an rx rizatriptan propranolol combination tablet. atorvastatin 40 mg tablet price dctourguideonline.com paroxetine hcl 20 mg tablets photoloco.com celebrex wiki effet secondaire mexican brand strongest diet pills metronidazole 500mg during pregnancy dexamethasone table bp 0.5mg is clomiphene citrate illegal in the us tedmitew.com grandcanyonbrewery.com cardura slow release nhs zyprexa injectable long acting siwe.be oeufspolis.com webbrowsers.lv what dose to take tadalafil synthroid and vicodin hydroxyzine 10mg 5ml syrup side effects dctourguideonline.com how to dose cyproheptadine in a cat by weight kimlearningcenter.com over the counter hydrochlorothiazide 25 milligram haciendahotel-oldtown.com flagyl treatment for fishes doxycycline acne reviews aca-18586.de prolonged qt ciproflox buy accutane with visa ciprofloxacin red bull cat allergic to chloramphenicol champion-container.com nexium gas palpitations topamax 25 mg for anxiety why would bactrim be prescribed with amoxicillin arr.czestochowa.pl tramadol, neurontin, amitriptiline long term use obat flagyl forte kesehatan can you take seroquil and singulair together find viagra free sites online parmaciboevino.com addictedtoallthingspretty.com azithromycin monohydrate and alcohol howsafe is clomid try for twins blog.fiberwire.ca levaquin generic levofloxacin humana aspen trazodone 50 mg wat doen it do mazowsze.waw.pl die-liedertafel.de cytotec sin prescripcion medica en ibague can you take advil and 100 mg doxycycline hyclate hhpz.org buy nolvadex oral wilbraham.com topamax dosage for cluster headache street value of 25mg amitriptyline in wi ftortho.net melvilleauthor.com prednisone 10mg no prescription who makes atorvastatin for walgreens bt.sklep.pl kktc.itu.edu.tr twospy.com is 1mg a high dose of arimidex dai westwoodhomesinc.com do antidepressants cause wet dreams demerol y phenergan si son compatible lme and levofloxacin can you buy amoxicillin over the counter in uk verapamil 120 er rwmeierlaw.com cialis 30 day coupon can topamax effect your vision cost-monitor.com can sublingual zyprexa be crushed buy azithromycin 500mg online azithromycin fir dental prophylaxis mobile-pharma.com dws-xip.pl schwanderins.com can you give dogs bactrim for uti metformin 800 mg cheap viagra buy online montelukast brands philippines if i take azithromycin for chlamydia can i masterbate can i take another viagra cytotec dosage for 5 weeks pregnant communitynet.com can i take nyquil while taking wellbutrin over the counter nitroglycerin clannameandcloth.com huntofalifetime.org lanoxin 0.125 mg tablets ano ang side effect ng fluconazole weingutkohl.de robertjszmidt.pl 20mg of lexapro a day zithromax safe after expiration micardis plus 80 nombre gendri o piroxicam and hyperthyroidism for vet indomethacin headache uk does neurontin show up in a probation drug test errowid firsttimetravels.com tenormin 25 mg tab single dose bactrim for uti businesscreditpro.com cytotec misoprostol costo en mexico fluoxetine pharmacokinetics in dogs floraphotographs.com narrative.in famvir 250 costo levitra generico learninc.org azithromycin treats nfhrindia.org lasix depletes sodium clindamycin antidepressants interactions ebusiness-lab.gr eu-atp.org aca-18586.de cymbalta dose fibromialgia where to buy cytotec in iloilo philippines generic cialis tadalafil review cheap levitra buy cat clopidogrel oral suspension die-liedertafel.de cheap allegra cialis generic price does amox clav does prozac cause weight gain olmesartan australia wedlok.com fluconazole 150mg for ringworm treatment can you drink singulair and dimeatapp together smallprint.netzoo.net buy nolvadex uk forum will metronidazole 500 give u a yeast infection content-catalyst.com viagra price in delhi herpes zoster acyclovir dosage physicochemical properties of doxycycline monohydrate how do men and women react after taking viagra is 20 mg better than 10 mg lexapro augmentin prospect adulti 875 mightyrabbitstudios.com nifedipine 10 mg en el embarazo side efftects of long term use of nexium 40 metformin numb pregnancy davidkadner.cz brand name synthroid vs generic till-landry.com buildingsonfire.com two days without.celexa seroquel xr quetiapine fumarate 400 mg espa bursatekstil.org usian.org augmentin strep throat alexcitypr.com levaquin poisoning can you take diflucan with antibiotics para que sirve metformin er 750 mg metoprolol succ 47.5 beipackzettel nexium esomeprazole obat apa meloxicam 15 mg vs ibuprofen 800 3 grams daily valtrex define dws-xip.pl equivalent doses: escitalopram and duloxetine kmmvin.eu remedio tadalafila 5.1 mg web md generic tadalafil india review ciprofloxacin side effects with beer lelxapro vs prozac withdrawal gabapentincan you take ranitidine with this amoxicillin 120 mg dosage for cat cyproheptadine hcl 2mg in depression cuanto tiempo dura el tratamiento con dostinex how much street value for 10mg propranolol 500mg of cipro 3 times a day hydrochlorothiazide street name amoxicillin 500mg tablets me very tired and drowsy aasoc.pl wellbutrin xl binge eating tamsulosin 160 camerata.com united healthcare oxford cover cialis thyroxine how it works narrative.in does pms metoprolol tartrate contain lactose bactrim ds uti length of infection para que se usa ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solution lifebychristian.com trix pro dutasteride 0 15 mg bestellen cheap online viagra no prescription amitriptyline recreational use free albuterol inhalers van.tou take rizatriptan.with diaxepam cuanto cuesta la medicina de atorvastatin cdfeorellana.com terbinafine betacyclodexrin tablet 250mg why used generico del singulair 4mg usp 32 olanzapine stop metformin before surgery how much is cytotec drugs sold in kenya is prazosin hcl an opiate plavix uk gratisdiscotecas.com does the fluconazole 150mg work for 4days bayrakogullari.com dws-xip.pl metformin after age 70 bayrakogullari.com tablet farsiretic furosemide does antibiotics change stool color red cialis price daily use gothamistllc.com is chantix and wellbutrin the same gout prednisone dosage lasix 500 mg furosemide feel better on days i miss zoloft stopping wellbutrin xl 300mg cold turkey cozaar 100 mg daily arroyograndecc.com hellolace.net decrease klonopin buspar side effects 200 mg prometrium to start period onlywebs.us augmentin 375 mg pregnancy dirtbiker.cz lexapro started instead of mirtazapine lexapro buy lexapro is nizoral shampoo cure lice in hair hansrajcollege.info ocd was cured from zithromax camerata.com sevban.com mobic 7.5 mg bladder infection after taking clomid celebrex 100 mg capsule prospect can u get high off hydroxyzine mexico viagra online albuterol asthma inhaler availability in ireland pastillas citalopram de 20 mg can prednisone cause dog shortness of breath merind cyproheptadine schwanderins.com amlodipine 5mg uk identifier photoloco.com 2nd cycle clomid 50mg mazowsze.waw.pl nasminc.com sildenafil 3000 overdose on zoloft and pregnant viagra pills xnxx obat dapoxetine waterfrontalehouse.com provera for 5 days fungsi salep mata chloramphenicol untuk kulit piriformis voltaren minum prednisone in shrinking eyelid tumors in cats iranstrick-tiregroup.com tetracycline for lyme disease does caffine affect levitra csitdurg.in mensipox ciprofloxacin obat buat apa hydroxyzine dogs side effects 25 mg how many hours between metronidazole micardis plus 80 12.5mg side effects wellbutrin dosage for weight loss what will 100mg of celexa do to me acyclovir 400 mg price que es y para que sirve estrace cream newworldfoods.ca cheap amaryllis bulbs for sale will paxil interfere with my birth control flagyl 400 tablet pamelor 100 mg dosage for augmentin bd sf syr andysternberg.com levitra online with prescription

Hollywood Needs People, Not Projects

The ability to produce movies such as "The Passion" is only the bait God will use to draw more Christians to the business.
by Barbara Nicolosi | Source: National Catholic Register

The industry needs people and then projects. The ability to produce movies such as The Passion is only the bait God will use to draw more Christians to the business. He doesn't care about movies. He cares about moviemakers.

At a recent talk in Washington, D.C., a devout young Catholic raised his hand and asked me what he should do to enter into the world of Hollywood filmmaking. He wants to be part of producing many more Passions of the Christ on the screens of the future.

I felt a little like Jesus to the rich young man in answering him, "Give away everything that you have and are now doing so that you can throw yourself into mastering the art form. Go to a top film school. Study philosophy and theology so that you have something real to say. Read lots of classic novels and write thousands of pages so that you achieve command of the language as a creative tool. Get your spiritual and moral act together. Then, come and follow us by moving to Los Angeles. And in 10 or 15 years, maybe you'll see your name on the screen appended to a movie of lasting value."

When I was through, I looked with hope at the eager young aspiring filmmaker, but his face fell, and he pretty much went away sad.

The Passion of the Christ did not come out of nowhere. It came 30 years into Mel Gibson's filmmaking experience, which have been mainly at the top levels of the industry. It came almost a decade after he produced his Oscar-winning film Braveheart. It came 15 years after his profound conversion and the reorienting of his life to Christ. The film itself took 10 years of a brooding, devastating creative journey. Many people in the Church have been asking me if in the wake of The Passion's success Hollywood will produce many more such movies. "Hollywood" can't! There will be no "other Passions" without "other Mels" to bring them into being.

In terms of renewing culture, however, even a string of movies such as The Passion of the Christ will ultimately be insufficient. The industry needs people and then projects. The ability to produce movies such as The Passion is only the bait God will use to draw more Christians to the business. He doesn't care about movies. He cares about moviemakers.

In the days immediately after Sept. 11, 2001, I received several calls from industry acquaintances who wanted to talk about God. Most just needed comfort, and they instinctively sensed that I, as a religious person, might have some to offer.

Note that these folks didn't call their local church. They are industry people. "The Business" is their church. Hollywood people tend to see themselves as separate kinds of beings. They don't follow trends, they make them. They don't buy the illusions, they weave them. They live Plato's allegory of the cave: The whole world is divided into those who throw the shadows on the wall and those who experience the shadows as real or preferable to the real.

I'm sure there were many more thousands - probably tens of thousands - of people in the industry who weathered that dark hour without anyone godly to turn to, mainly because they didn't know anyone in their circle who knows Jesus. There just aren't enough believers to go around in Hollywood. It is a mission territory.

Eventually, the industry will need overt preachers and evangelists to support the troops by teaching and ministering here. But as the first wave, Hollywood needs artists who have their spiritual, moral, emotional and professional acts together.

We need people in place who give a witness to the truth of the Gospel by their lives and by the quality of the work they do. We don't need sermons, tracts, conferences and study guides from the Church. We need people of rectitude, discernment, peace, joy, passion, mercy, kindness -artists and professionals who have been transformed by the love of Jesus - to come to Hollywood, to make beautiful things and to build bridges of friendship with the people outside their family of faith.

The Spirit of God is clearly calling the secular creative community back. We in the Church can help by being available so that when one of these Hollywood "Samuels" has an experience of God he might have an "Eli" to turn to who can help him understand it.

There is a small but vibrant community of committed Christians now working in Hollywood. We are a small community not so much because Christians don't come to the industry but because of what happens to them once they are here.

A large proportion of Christians who land jobs in the business soon lose their color as believers. They are unable to integrate their faith with their careers, so they end up letting their faith life slide. Some of these go on to becoming the angriest anti-religion voices in town. It happens gradually.

A Catholic writer friend confided to me not long ago that she had missed church on a recent Sunday because she was out late the night before at a new film premiere. Somewhere in the last few years, she has become more interested in showing up for Paramount Studios than for God.

The Lord says, "Keep holy the Sabbath." There is no exemption for movie premieres.

A second group of Christians who find some success end up just as quickly leaving the industry because they figure out that no amount of money is worth putting up with what it takes to get something on the screen.

I have a friend who is a very successful television writer and producer. He is the only person on the staff of his network television show who goes to church. He and his wife are always struggling with the rampant secularism and cynicism that saturates the highest levels of the entertainment universe. He gets ridiculed by his colleagues for his Christian values, and attacked by Christians whenever they don't like something on his show. Every year, he struggles with whether to stay on the front lines, fighting the good fight, or to retreat back to Portland, OR to write novels.

We are never going to get anywhere in Hollywood until Christians are willing to do for God what the pagans do for money.

The reason our people leave or change is because they weren't spiritually prepared for what they would face in having a career in the entertainment world. No more than the Church would pack somebody off and send him to Uganda without any preparation should the Church send young artists into Hollywood without preparation.

We need people to be sent, but we need people who know what awaits them and have a spiritual strategy to transform the realities of an industry career from stumbling blocks into stepping stones to deeper communion with God.

The Christians who make it in both the business and in their relationship with God are those who take seriously what the Holy Father calls "the artist's special relationship to beauty." This is to live keenly focused on beauty in terms of mastery of their craft and then beauty of life and beauty of soul. They take Christian community very seriously, the way a man in a desert knows where the wells are.

This is a tough town in every way. Holiness in Hollywood is anything but accidental. But through God's grace, it is possible. It's nothing to go away sad about.

Screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi is the founding director of Act One: Writing for Hollywood.

Reprinted with permission from the National Catholic Register, April 11-17, 2004. All rights reserved.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows Catholic.net to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to Catholic.net right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Published by: Pat Kelly
Date: 2010-05-17 16:28:08
Very nice, we need much more from the pulpit, one would be vocations that have larger impact, which would be Hollywood. I have a project that should be documented (1) Why it failed or (2) Why it succeeded (3) The rusults of its success. St. Marie a Catholic/Christian community of contemplation and action in Eastern Montana. I would like to send you information on it. My plan is to do a movie on the abortion issue after this project. Both are needed. Thanks, God Bless, Pat

Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular