Posts Tagged ‘TV’

Cultural Reformation

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KatleenCookeby Kathleen Cooke

Kathleen runs our SPARC Screen Media Scholarship, and is a founding partner and Vice President at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California and co-founder of The Influence Lab. 

Working in the Hollywood media and entertainment industry is challenging for Christians. We’re often thrown into a “one category” – Christian pile. We’re one of them. Over the past 25 years, our company, Cooke Pictures has had the opportunity to work on some great documentaries and media projects that required research on great men of faith who lived through challenging cultures and difficult times. William Wilberforce, William Tyndale, and Martin Luther, to name a few. Currently, we’re working with the Museum Of The Bible scheduled to open in November 2017. This is the year, 500 years ago, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis statements to the doors of the church and is noted to have started what is now known as “The Reformation.”

Christian TV Producer Helps University Secure Half Million Dollar Grant

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SeniorSmilesA documentary produced by Richard Attieh, one of Australia’s most well known television producers, has helped the University of Newcastle’s School of Health Sciences secure a $540 000 research grant. The funds will help the University continue its world-leading research in Oral Health and Hygiene for the aged and elderly across Australia.

Exciting News for ACCTV – Now Available Everywhere

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The Australian Christian Channel is now available online, via app or Smart TV

The Australian Christian Channel is now available online, via app or Smart TVACCTV is continuing to innovate their values-based broadcasting by offering their television broadcast online optimised for mobile devices, Smart TVs and popular Internet connected devices like Apple TV (4th generation). Television for everyone is now available with just a click away.

Faith on Film in 2016

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Hollywood’s interest in faith-based content continues with a number of biblical blockbusters due for release this year in a variety of formats.

Along with several box office films, a TV drama about King David, and a televised Passion play musical, are all planned to hit screens in 2016.

Aussies watching Everytown Downunder this Christmas

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Everytown Downunder_300x226More viewers will be watching an award-winning Australian Christian TV series this Christmas after a nation-wide promotion this month.

Winner of this year’s Graham Wade Pilgrim Media Prize and CMA Award for Best Film/TV/Documentary, Everytown Downunder, is being promoted on radio stations across the country in the lead-up to Christmas.

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2016 CMA Awards Entries Now open

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CMA is now accepting applications for three exciting awards:

  • Connect Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize
  • Screen Media Scholarship
  • The Pilgrim Graham Wade Media Prize 2016

Entries for the Screen Media Scholarship and the Pilgrim Graham Wade Media Prize close on 22nd January 2016.

Entries for the Connect Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize close on 1st Feb 2016.

General Manager – Leading The Way, Indonesia

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Unique General Manmagement opportunity, Media and Broadcasting Operations

Based in Jakarta, Indonesia

As a result of recent developments and growth plans, a talented General Manager is sought to lead a Christian television broadcasting ministry covering the Indonesian archipelago.

Everytown Downunder up for more awards

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C15 Richard Attieh Best Film_600x300crFresh from winning the 2015 Graham Wade Pilgrim Media Prize and CMA’s 2015 Award for Best Film/TV/Documentary, Richard Attieh is in the running for two more international awards.

The TV series ‘Everytown Downunder’ featuring gospel musician Steve Grace’s trip around Australia has been nominated for Best Series and Best TV Format at the International Christian Visual Media Conference in Florida later this month.

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How to get your Christian program idea on secular TV

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Want to get your Christian program idea onto commercial TV?

“The first step isn’t getting your show idea on a network. The first step is finding out what the network is interested in programming.” Phil Cooke says.

“Hollywood isn’t opposed to faith-driven programming. They just need to be convinced that you have online pharmacy an idea that people will watch.”

In a recent post he shared seven critical principles about how to get a secular network to look at your Christian program idea, including:

Video On Demand in Australia

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VOD logos 2_ 300x150Australians are increasingly turning to video-on-demand (VOD) for their viewing rather than traditional broadcast TV. What does that mean for creators of TV and film content? How has the recent arrival of Netflix affected video audiences?

Phil Cooke describes subscription-based video on demand (SVOD) users as “the new media pioneers“.

“It’s not really an argument for cable versus broadcast anymore, it’s really an argument about subscribers of digital content services versus everyone else. They’re the leading media users and the ones who will (for the time being) define the future.”

Here’s a round-up of some other recent articles on the topic we found interesting, plus some nifty visual guides from Screen Australia:

The 10 Keys To Shooting A Great Video Interview

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Phil Cooke recently posted some great tips on how to prevent video interviews from being just another talking head.

From our experience we’d say most of these tips also apply to radio interviews, particularly #2 (a good radio producer will always do this before actually booking the talent to make sure they are GOOD talent), and #4 (happens every time!).

40 Days of Delight TV

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40 days of delight 3_600x300iiA new series has been airing on satellite TV as part of a multi-platform project following the National Day of Prayer & Fasting.

The six-week series called 40 Days of Delight was created to compliment the daily devotional project of the same name, which encouraged participation in 40 days of prayer and fasting from Feb 18 to March 29, after the National Day of Prayer & Fasting, which was held this year on Feb 15.

The TV show featured highlights from the National Day of Prayer & Fasting event held in the Great Hall at Parliament House in Canberra, which was also webcast on the day.

Each of the 30-min episodes includes footage from that event plus interviews and more. The show was hosted by Matt Prater, Pastor at New Hope Brisbane and host of History Makers TV and radio programs.

Steve Grace TV series nominated for international awards

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Everytown Downunder_300x150A TV series featuring Aussie gospel singer Steve Grace is in the running for three international awards.

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Australian Missions TV Series Nominated For Three International Film Festival Awards

Australian produced documentary series ‘Everytown Downunder’ has been nominated for three awards at the International Christian Film Festival 2015 to be held in Florida, USA:

  • Best Documentary
  • Best Director
  • Most Creative Documentary

‘The Colour of Eden’: 2015 Easter TV Special

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The_Colour_of_Eden_Poster (2)Tune in to Channel 7 on Easter Sunday morning to watch this year’s CMA / SPARC Easter TV Special.

‘The Colour of Eden’ will air nationally on the Seven network at 5:30am Sunday 5th April, and segments of the film will be available to view and share online via across Easter. The program will also be broadcast on the Australian Christian Channel at a later date.

We encourage you to support this project by:
1. WATCH – Tune in to Channel 7 at 5:30am Easter Sunday (April 5th)
2. SPREAD THE WORD – Let others know the details and encourage them to view it too
3. SHARE – Use the resources available through to share the story online through your social networks


Pineapple Media’s ‘My Christmas’ on Ten

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Darren Percival Presenting_1_180x120Two commercial TV networks will broadcast programs involving CMA members this Christmas Day.

In addition to CMA/SPARC’s Channel 7 Christmas special ‘A Hillsong Christmas‘, a 30-minute program by Pineapple Media will be broadcast on Channel Ten at 11am on Dec 25.

‘My Christmas’ is hosted by singer Darren Percival (The Voice 2012) and features the work of various Christian organisations and passionate Australians going out of their way to help others.


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A Hillsong Christmas with Brian Houston

CMA / SPARC are working with Channel 7 to provide some Christmas content for broadcast on Christmas day.

‘A Hillsong Christmas with Brian Houston’ will be a half hour special with carols and music video content hosted by Brian Houston. It will have a Christmas message and encourage viewers to get along to a local church.


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Announcing the winners of the 2015 prize

The CMA SPARC Development Prize is designed to encourage new and/or emerging Producers to develop ‘Easter Focused’ Multi-Platform Films (ie: Television Special and Online/Digital).

The Development Prize provides: a strategic pathway, professional support and funding as well as a unique opportunity to develop engaging faith based stories for a broad Australian Audience.

Each year applicants submit proposals and ideas for consideration. This year the prize included a production budget prize to the value of $40,000 including cash and production

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This year there was a significant increase in entries with high production values and a wide variety of genres and concepts.

The candidates were asked to submit production proposals surrounding the theme ‘This Thing Called Love’ that would be suitable for a specific demographic across the broadcast platform (7 network nationally) and yesHEis (online/ internationally).

The winning application came from Amy Dwight at Indimax, a Melbourne based production company. Amy will be working with Ben Whimpey (Producer) and Peter Brewer (Post Production) to produce a Television special, comprised of three short dramas.

The special will broadcast on Channel 7 on Easter Sunday, on the Australian Christian Channel and as a yesHeis online campaign. is a platform designed to equip Christians with the tools to share their faith online.


Who’s Creating The Movies and TV Programs That Will Inspire The Next Generation?

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phil cooke 2012_180x120An excerpt from a recent post by Phil Cooke:

… with a current television schedule filled with vampires, corrupt cops, hypocritical politicians, fathers who act like buffoons, soft-core porn, growing levels of violence, and more – who’s producing programs that will do for this generation of kids the same thing that The Lone Ranger and Adam 12 did for the last? Sure those old shows may be corny by our standards today, but that doesn’t mean the same vision, ideals, and principles couldn’t be celebrated with contemporary storytelling.

Community TV Off-Air in 2015

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Australian community TV stations will be off-air permanently by the end of next year.

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that community TV station licenses will conclude at the end of 2015 and will not be renewed.

Christian Radio Helps Cut Suicide Rate

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Vision GWN7 Aug14_180x113The value of Christian media has been highlighted in a commercial TV News story featuring Vision Radio Network.

A recent news story on the channel 7 WA regional affiliate GWN7 reported on the positive difference Vision radio has made to a remote community in WA’s Kimberley region which struggled with drug and alcohol issues.

Response and Discipleship Manager – CV, Sunshine Coast

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PrintCV Asia Pacific currently have two available positions on the Sunshine Coast to help move yesHEis forward at a global level. One role is in the area of response as we look to equip and Christians to answer questions and disciple new believers.


Job Title: Response and Discipleship Manager
Contract: Full Time
Reporting To: yesHEis Manager
Location: CV Asia Pacific – Sunshine Coast

Content Manager – CV Australia, Sunshine Coast

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PrintCV Asia Pacific currently have two available positions on the Sunshine Coast to help move yesHEis forward at a global level. The position of Content Manager is a strategic role that will work with all global yesHEis teams to help create frameworks for evangelistic content.


Job Title: Content Manager
Contract: Full Time
Reporting To: yesHEis Manager
Location: CV Asia Pacific – Sunshine Coast

Job Overview
The Content Manager is responsible for supporting our yesHEis country and language teams in the sourcing, commissioning and creation of evangelistic content. This includes:

‘History Makers’ TV Debut

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Historymakers TV_Col Stringer & Matt Prater_180x120Christian radio program ‘History Makers’ is now a TV show as well.

The interview-style radio program hosted by Matt Prater has been on the air for more than eight years, and now the new TV series has come to the small screen.

Easter TV Special “Daily Light”

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DailyLight_Main_180x101Tune in to Channel 7 this Sunday morning for our 2014 Easter TV special “Daily Light”.

“Daily Light” is about three spiritual pilgrims, each in a different stage of life, who take us on a journey of what it means for them to be a Christian in the modern world.

Aussies Shine in the U.S.

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NRB2014-68_180x119For the fourth consecutive year, AUSTRALIA Presents has showcased the best in Australian Christian Media at the NRB – International Christian Media Convention, in Nashville (TN), USA.

CMA CEO Mark Reddy reports:

The #1 Talent Of The Best Video Editors

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From Phil Cooke’s The Change Revolution

I meet video editors on a regular basis, and generally speaking they want to talk about:

1. What editing software they use. (Final Cut, Avid, Adobe Premier – whatever)
2. What effects software they use. (After-Effects, Photoshop, Maya – whatever)
3. What cameras they like to edit footage from. (RED, DSLR, Canon C300 – whatever)

But I rarely talk to a video editor who wants to talk about…

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Operations Assistant Indigenous Traineeships – ABC, Melbourne

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ABC Resources is pleased to invite applications for two new Operations Assistant (Indigenous) traineeship positions at our TV studios in Elsternwick, Melbourne.

Successful applicants will receive a two year full-time paid traineeship in television technical production (with the possibility of applying for an ongoing position). The traineeship includes on-the-job training and mentoring from experienced professionals in grip and rigging, lighting, vision control, audio, camera, post-production and television transmission.

These positions are targeted for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Traineeships will commence from mid December 2013.

For more details or to apply see

For more information, contact: David Tasker, Manager Operations Victoria/National Manager Resources Sales, on 03 9524 2700 or email:

Applications will close on 25 October 2013.


‘A Wise Man’ Christmas TV Pozible Campaign

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a wise man_180x117Want to see more high quality Christian programming on Aussie TV? Here’s your chance to help make it happen!

The creators of a Christian TV special need your support to raise $15,000 by Sept 16.

Channel 7 will broadcast the 30min program ‘A Wise Man’ on Christmas Day this year if the project receives enough support. So far more than a third of the required amount has been raised through a crowdfunding campaign on Pozible. Support the campaign here.

Radio Spots for Viewers of The Bible

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UCB is providing a series of radio spots targeting people who’ve watched The Bible series on TV. The spots aim to take advantage of the popularity of The Bible TV show which began airing on Channel 9 on Tuesday 16th July.

“Channel 9′s decision to air the Bible series … presents a great opportunity to encourage people to read the full story, in their (actual) bible.” said UCB’s General Manager Media, Phil Edwards.

Deadline extended for NRB 2014 Awards

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Nominations for the 2014 NRB Media Awards have been extended by a week and are now open until August 2.

As well as honouring members of the U.S. based National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) these annual awards also include a few categories open to international Christian media.