Corbin Bernsen to Present at Faith 'N' Film Summit April 15 in Las Vegas

THE 168 FILM PROJECT PARTNERS WITH NAB SHOW FOR THE 2012 FAITH ‘N’ FILM SUMMIT

LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2012 – The 168 Film Project is, once again, partnering with NAB Show to offer the Faith ‘N’ Film Summit.  The event will be held on Sunday, April 15, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Las Vegas Convention Center - Room S219. The announcement was made today by John David Ware, Founder of the 168 Film Project.

“Last year’s Summit was a monumental success,” noted Ware.  “The faith community has no shortage of talented people who have produced compelling, inspirational content for the entertainment industry.  They are professionals; stellar at their craft and eager to offer ideas and insights in the ongoing conversation. The NAB Show is the perfect venue for such an event.”

Slated to present at this year’s Summit is actor/writer/director, Corben Bernsen.   In addition to his newest show “Psych,” Bernsen has appeared on eight years of "L.A. Law," "Seinfeld" and "The Larry Sanders Show," and was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards.  He starred in "Hello Again," "Disorganized Crime," "Shattered" and as Cleveland Indians' third baseman-turned-owner, Roger Dorn, in the popular "Major League" films. 

Bernsen is scheduled to screen his latest film, "25 Hill," a story about a 12-year-old boy whose Box Car Derby dreams are threatened when his father is killed in Afghanistan. This is Bernsen’s second appearance at the Summit.

Also scheduled to appear is Kevin Sorbo who played the title role in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” the number-one first-run syndicated TV program and the most watched show in the world. For five years, he was Capt. Dylan Hunt on Gene Roddenberry’s “Andromeda,” also a number-one show.

Sorbo went on to roles in films such as “Soul Surfer,” “Kull The Conqueror” and “Meet the Spartans.” His many guest star appearances on hit TV shows include “Just Shoot Me,” “According To Jim” and “The O.C.” Since 1997, he has been a spokesperson for A World Fit For Kids, a non-profit organization providing gang, drug and dropout prevention for teens through mentoring programs.

The Faith 'N' Film Summit is produced in partnership with the 168 Film Project (an incubator for filmmakers) and NAB Show. The event boasts media leaders focused on the intersection of art and faith, which will share Hollywood story-telling techniques and secrets for attracting audiences. 

The 168 Film Project (168) includes worldwide filmmaking and writing competitions.  All work is based on randomly assigned Bible verses.  One-sixty-eight appeals to beginning and expert artists because of its opportunity, professionalism and faithfulness to the Word.

A Faith 'N' Film panel discussion, "Show Me the Money: Funding Faith and Family Motion Pictures in 2012," features Genesis Capunitan, SVP of Revolution Productions/Kurtzman Orci, Bobby Downs, founder & CEO of ChristianCinema.com, and Chris Morrow, chief global strategist at Echolight Studios. Also contributing will be Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission and founder/publisher of “Movieguide.”

“Faith ‘N’ Film Summit encourages storytellers and filmmakers to use their skills and resources to elevate the consciousness of audiences to God-inspired or life affirming values,” said Genesis Capunitan. “This is one of those great opportunities that should not be missed.”

Screenings include short films from the 168 Film Project's annual speed-faith film production competition. All are welcome, including the worldwide community of faith, church media professionals, filmmakers, artists, pastors and ministries seeking excellent faith-based content.

Tickets for the Faith 'N' Film Summit, which includes a hall pass to visit NAB Show exhibits, are available for purchase at the NAB Show registration site through this link:  Faith ‘N’ Film Summit, or via www.nabshow.com Code EP01. For the Faith 'N' Film Summit Agenda and more on 168, visit www.168project.com.

For more information, please contact Jennifer BoGray, 168 and Faith ‘N’ Film Summit Events Director, jennifer@168project.com; 168 Film Project at 818-557-8507, info@168project.com or visit www.168project.com.

For press coverage and information, please contact Neal Public Relations, Roger & Lynn Neal at 323-366-2796, 714-883-023, prstarus2000@yahoo.com.

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About 168 Film Project
The 168 Hour Film Project is a competition where producers have 168 hours (1 week) to film and edit an 11-minute movie based on a theme and a Bible verse.  All films are created during production week and premiere at the annual 168 Film Festival.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 14-19 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.

The 168 Hour Film Project is a competition where producers have 168 hours (1 week) to film and edit an 11-minute movie based on a theme and a Bible verse.  All films are created during production week and premiere at the annual 168 Film Festival.

168 aims to illuminate the Word of God through short film.  We provide a training ground for filmmakers, reducing barriers to production and creating opportunities for pros and newcomers alike.  Teams are made up of people with diverse backgrounds, who learn to forge dynamic, creative communities. We encourage fair treatment of subjects, with emphasis on story and subtlety.  But, more importantly, filmmakers are advised to honestly portray the tale that God inspires. Truth, solid stories and high production value speak loudly to this generation and the next.

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