Thursday, February 18, 2010


Community's Joel McHale to Speak at Annual Biola Media Conference
STUDIO CITY, Calif., Feb. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Actor Joel McHale, star of the NBC comedy series Community and host of E! Channel's The Soup will be a featured speaker at Biola University's 15th annual Biola Media Conference that attracts more than 600 attendees. In addition to McHale, the conference held at the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City, Calif. on May 1, 2010, will be joined by a supporting cast of workshop leaders including screenwriter Brian Godawa (To End All Wars), script doctor, Bobette Buster, and a dozen other media professionals.

Themed "WORLDS COLLIDE," the conference will feature an in-depth look at how technology and the economic crisis have set the stage for serious career recalibration within the entertainment industry. The Biola Media Conference will respond to the challenges the industry is currently facing exploring how creativity, authenticity and innovation will become the pathway to productivity. With technology exceeding imagination, the conference will also deliver a hands- on tech workshop that examines producing projects in the 21st century using breakthrough technologies.

The Biola Media Conference is the largest event in the country for people of faith working in the entertainment industry. It is known for its intimate and practical conversations with leading Hollywood professionals, focusing on professional training and instruction from some of the most influential individuals in film, TV, public relations, media marketing, management and digital media. The Biola Media Conference covers every aspect of the industry -- media related careers, technologies, and ministries from the creative to the financial, and to the production process.

The Biola Media Conference is sponsored by Biola University's acclaimed Cinema and Media Arts Department. For more information or to register online, visit and take advantage of the early admission price of $135 until Feb. 16; $150 general admission from Feb. 16 -- April 27; and $180 at the door. Lunch and coffee bar provided.

Sponsorship opportunities available through FrontGate Media.

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