The Hollywood Commandments

Author: DeVon Franklin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062684329
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DeVon Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Wait and prominent Hollywood producer, reveals that secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other. You can be wildly successful without losing your faith. In fact, your secular success will strengthen your faith if you allow it. Too often we believe that success in secular environments contradicts the core principles of faith, but the opposite is true: Your faith was designed to thrive in the secular world and to transform it as a result. You may never experience the true fulfillment you were created for until you pursue the secular ambitions in your heart. New York Times bestselling author DeVon Franklin knows this to be true. In The Hollywood Commandments, the prominent Hollywood producer and spiritual success coach reveals 10 life-changing lessons picked-up from his over-twenty-year career in the entertainment business. You won’t learn these lessons in the church yet they will help you achieve an amazing life and thriving career that glorifies God. The Hollywood Commandments will help you: Identify how to use what makes you unique to propel your career. Overcome fear and build the courage to pursue new opportunities waiting for you. Gain the confidence to make important life decisions with greater peace and clarity. Negotiate the life and career advancement you deserve. No, you don’t have to work in Hollywood for this book to work for you, these "commandments" apply to every walk of life! If you are stuck, looking for the secrets to advance your career, or have a feeling there’s more to life, this book is for you.

Produced By Faith

Author: DeVon Franklin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451612707
Size: 74.22 MB
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STRAIGHT FROM HOLLYWOOD comes a dynamic business model for building a thriving career without compromising your faith. DeVon Franklin, vice president of production for Columbia Pictures, shares how being bold about his Christian faith while being driven and ambitious has actually helped him to excel in a high-profile, fast-paced, competitive industry. You are the movie. Produced by Faith parallels each step of the Hollywood filmmaking process with the faith-making process God uses to turn your career into a success. You will discover that it is possible to be both wildly successful and completely committed to God—and that you will be even more successful when you place your faith at the center of your career. You can unleash the power of your faith as your greatest professional advantage and use the compass of God’s Word to guide you to your true passion and purpose in life. In this informative, inspiring book, DeVon reveals the secrets to maintaining your faith while advancing in your career. Here he shows you: • How to discover The Big Idea for your life • How to take your career to the next level • How to recognize the signs God sends you that indicate when it’s time to move in a new direction • How to stand firm on your Christian principles without compromise • How to work with people who don’t understand your beliefs • How to choose a profession, industry, or company that is in tune with your purpose DeVon says, “I know from my own experiences that if you will put your career in God’s hands and trust him, you can’t account for all the ways he will bless you. When you step out in faith, he will open doors and bring you opportunities that will surpass even your wildest expectations. . . . If I have learned anything, it’s this: to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be.”

The Wait Devotional

Author: DeVon Franklin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501189905
Size: 32.54 MB
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A daily devotional based on the New York Times bestselling The Wait, filled with inspiring readings about how having the patience to wait for God’s best—instead of grasping for what you want right now—can transform your life. In The Wait, DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good, a Hollywood power couple who famously saved sex for marriage, shared the life-changing message that waiting—rather than rushing—can be the key for finding the person you’re meant to be with. Now, their powerful message is reflected again in The Wait Devotional. Filled with scripture, prayers, and DeVon and Meagan’s trademark conversational style, this 90-day devotional is packed with real-time advice for men and women trying to successfully navigate the ins and outs of dating, love, and relationships. You’ll discover how waiting for everything—from sex to getting engaged—can transform your entire life by giving you greater patience, joy, peace, healing, faith, and love. Whether you’re waiting for the right person to come along or you’re searching for the strength to put intimacy on hold, The Wait Devotional can help you slow down and trust in God’s perfect timing, day by day.

Power Your Life With The Positive

Author: Cyrus Webb
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633537498
Size: 35.58 MB
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What is the secret to success and happiness? Nothing in life is impossible: Cyrus Webb (art show and poetry reading host, and founder of the “Conversations” daily radio show, magazine, and Conversations Book Club) reminds us in Power Your Life With the Positive, “Nothing in life is impossible. Your goals and dreams are worth fighting for!” You can leave negativity behind: Drawing on the life-changing experiences of fellow artists, industry insiders, and those in front of and behind the camera in the entertainment industry, author Cyrus Webb has provided a compendium of encouragement for all to benefit from. Power Your Life with the Positive is filled with stories of amazing life turnarounds and proves the importance of optimism in an often-negative world. In this book of positivity, faith, and hope, Webb encourages us to let these stories “give you the fuel you need to power your life with the positive and leave the negativity behind.” Find hope and inspiration: In these times of economic uncertainty, civic strife, and political turmoil, it is more important than ever to offer people hope and inspiration to believe that the best is yet to come. The notable figures featured in this book have faced their own fears and crises, believed enough in their goals and dreams to keep going, and reaped the rewards by not allowing their own doubts and those of others stop them. Famous people who powered their lives with the positive: The notables featured in Webb’s book faced their own fears, believed enough in their goals and dreams to pursue them and reaped rewards by sticking to their guns and not allowing their own doubts and those of others stop them: • Supermodel Tess Holliday • Grammy award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills • Prison Break creator Paul T. Scheuring • Roots and Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton • Actor Jamie Kennedy • Recording artist Keith Sweat • Actress Antonique Smith • Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider • Dan Bucatinsky of Scandal and 24 • Legendary bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark • Actor Isaiah Washington • American Idol’s Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks • Artist Aubrey O’Day • and many more If you liked positivity and motivational books such as The Secret, The Power of Positive Thinking, Chicken Soup for the Soul, You Are a Badass, Make Your Bed, and Unshakeable; you'll love Cyrus Webb's Power Your Life With the Positive

Hope For Your Marriage

Author: Clayton Hurst
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785216383
Size: 64.46 MB
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Clayton and Ashlee Hurst share the principles and Scripture they have learned to lean on and preach at Lakewood Church. Foreword by Joel Osteen. Are you willing to do whatever it takes to have the marriage you dreamed of? Interestingly, this is the question Clayton and Ashlee ask young couples before they get married and married couples in crisis. If they answer yes, then there is hope for the couple. If they are willing to commit to the hard work ahead, they have a very good shot. Hope for Your Marriage is a book designed for couples who desire to have the best marriage possible. Every marriage has the potential to be incredible when God is at the center. In Hope for Your Marriage, Clayton and Ashlee share personal stories on overcoming fairy-tale pitfalls; keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage; practicing healthy communication on sex, conflict, and forgiveness; declaring life over your marriage; and leaving a God-honoring legacy.

The Wisdom Of Sundays

Author: Oprah Winfrey
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250138078
Size: 36.54 MB
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Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.” Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book. Organized into ten chapters—each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself—the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality. Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.

Screen Ages

Author: John Alberti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131765028X
Size: 36.70 MB
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Screen Ages is a valuable guide for students exploring the complex and vibrant history of US cinema and showing how this film culture has grown, changed and developed. Covering key periods from across American cinema history, John Alberti explores the social, technological and political forces that have shaped cinematic output and the varied impacts cinema of on US society. Each chapter has a series of illuminating key features, including: ‘Now Playing’, focusing on films as cinematic events, from The Birth of a Nation to Gone with the Wind to Titanic, to place the reader in the social context of those viewing the films for the first time ‘In Development’, exploring changing genres, from the melodrama to the contemporary super hero movies, ‘The Names Above and Below the Title’, portraying the impact and legacy of central figures, including Florence Lawrence, Orson Welles and Wes Anderson Case studies, analyzing key elements of films in more depth Glossary terms featured throughout the text, to aid non-specialist students and expand the readers understanding of changing screen cultures. Screen Ages illustrates how the history of US cinema has always been and continues to be one of multiple screens, audiences, venues, and markets. It is an essential text for all those wanting to understand of power of American cinema throughout history and the challenges for its future. The book is also supported by a companion website, featuring additional case studies, an interactive blog, a quiz bank for each chapter and an online chapter, ‘Screen Ages Today’ that will be updated to discuss the latest developments in American cinema.

The Wait

Author: DeVon Franklin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501123483
Size: 30.33 MB
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In this New York Times bestseller, Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good candidly share their courtship and marriage, and the key to their success--waiting. President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment and former Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and award-winning actress Meagan Good have learned firsthand that some people must wait patiently for "the one" to come into their lives. They spent years crossing paths but it wasn't until they were thrown together while working on the film Jumping the Broom that their storybook romance began. DeVon and Meagan chose to do something almost unheard of in today's society--abstain from sex until they were married. The Wait is filled with candid his-and-hers accounts and practical advice on how waiting for everything--from dating to sex--can transform relationships.

Biblical Epics

Author: Bruce Francis Babington
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606088157
Size: 67.54 MB
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Biblical Epics: Sacred Narrative in the Hollywood Cinema is a major survey and analysis of the relationship between religion and film, and traces the development of this genre in Hollywood. The book examines the impact of religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender on this complex genre, within the context of American history. Together, Bruce Francis Babington and Peter William Evans raise questions of narrative spectacle, Jewish-Christian relations, authorship, star meanings, the representation of Christ, and sexual desire. The authors theorize the Biblical epic in its three main forms: the Old Testament epic; the Christ film; and the Roman-Christian epic. Films analyzed include David and Bathsheba, The Last Temptation of Christ, The King of Kings, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Demetrius and the Gladiators, Samson and Delilah, and Ben Hur.

The Hollywood Reporter Book Of Box Office Hits

Author: Susan Sackett
Publisher: Bpi Communications
ISBN:
Size: 75.23 MB
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A complete guide to Hollywood's top blockbuster films, from 1939 through 1988, details the five most successful movies of each year and includes facts about cast, credits, awards, directors, writers, and studios