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CEG Update 8/20 plus launch of CEG Animation Program with Butch Hartman (Fairly Odd Parents)

IN THIS CEG NEWSLETTER:

Update From CEG Leader – Suzy 

Join Tuesday mornings with Suzy – New to CEG? Have questions? Get them answered in our Tuesday morning Zoom sessions 

CEG Kicksoff New Season Of Community Groups Starting In September – Join now.

  • Westlake Village – Entertainment Group bible study for all Christians in entertainment plus a project sharing group for talent and another group for writers
  • North Hollywood – Entertainment Group bible study for all Christians in entertainment plus a project group for dancers and another group for musicians/singer
  • Virtually – Join A Virtual Group From Where You Are Through Zoom

CEG Launches Animation Program With Butch Hartman (Fairly Odd Parents+) and special guests

CEG Live!  New! Interview posted – Faith In Animation With Edie Lehmann-Boddicker  (Happy Feet, Mulan+) and Melissa Disney (Snow White+)  – Watch Now!

Join CEG Intsitute Writers Program 

Sponsor The Gift Of Music – CEG Outreach Team music and puppets team work with differently abled, foster, sick/cancer kids

Crew Call

  • Administrative Assistant for Faith Films and Event Company
  • Director National Ad Campaign
  • Pugtastic Voyage crew for shoot August 27th
  • Screenwriter for Romantic Comedy
  • Screenwriter for Action Thriller
  • Screenwriter for Supernatural

CEG Team Meetings Happening Now – contact us to join in now

Serve With CEG

Donate

Hello CEG Family,

What a season this has been and still is.  Something I thought would only last a month or two leaves us all wondering many months later, when will we have the opportunity to meet together again in person.

My prayer for you is that you have found peace and comfort during these times and know that God is with you. He loves you. He goes before you. He meets you right where you are. He is with you and we do not have to fear these times. “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[aI will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2.

At CEG the month of July and August are quieter times for us. We plan and prepare for the new season starting up again in September. Our leadership teams have been working on some exciting new things for our CEG Outreach Team where we have developed a puppet show monster series called the Oogalie Moogalies. We perform highly interactive shows with differently abled, cancer/sick kids and share the hope and joy we have through Jesus in our creative story telling. In addition, we have developed a music program where we will be teaching music, drumming, percussion this year through our outreach program We hope that you will consider sponsoring the purchase of an instrument to support this music and arts ministry.

We are also excited to announce that we have launched a new animation program with CEG family member, Butch Hartman. The program starts in September! Together we will learn to write our own animation projects, storyboard them, build show bibles, pitch and get feedback from Butch who created The Fairly Odd Parents, Bunsen Is A Beast, Doogal and more. Join in now.

CEG Community Groups are registering now! We are very excited to see you again this September in our community groups for all Christians in entertainment plus small groups where dancers, musicians, singers, actors and screenwriters are working together and sharing the projects they are working on. Join us!

We are excited and thankful to be a part of all that God is doing through our great big faith family. We hope to see you very soon!

Blessings and love to you!   Suzy and the CEG family

TUESDAY MORNINGS WITH SUZY

If you are new to CEG or have questions about our ministry, projects we are involved in or what team or community group to get involved in then Tuesday Mornings With Suzy is a great place for you to be. Every Tuesday morning CEG Ministry Leader Suzy joins in a Zoom call to welcome you, get you connected behind the scenes, answer questions you might have and help to place you in the place that best fits you.  Interested? Sign up now. JOIN TUESDAYS WITH SUZY.

CEG COMMUNITY GROUP SIGN UPS ARE OPEN NOW FOR SEPTEMBER START

CEG Community Groups are the heartbeat of our ministry providing an opportunity for fellowship, worshiping together, growing in our personal relationship with Jesus, coming together to support each other and sharing our talents in peer-to-peer mentorships with like minded Christians in entertainment. CEG groups are meeting in various locations across Los Angeles. We would love to come alongside you in your faith journey within the entertainment industry and also make sure you are plugged into a church near you. CEG kicks off its community groups the week of September 14th. Ther are now opportunities to be a part of a community group either virtually through Zoom or in person in both Westlake Village, CA or North Hollywood. There are groups for entertainment professionals, talent, writers, dancers musicians and more.  Sign up now! Why? Because we need community, fellowship and Jesus(!) on our journey within the entertainment industry. We need to band together! Sign Up to be a part of a community group or support one. 

CEG LAUNCHES ANIMATION PROGRAM WITH BUTCH HARTMAN, Creator Of Fairly Odd Parents and other special guests

The Christian Entertainment Guild’s new animation program kicks off this September. Join us as we work to develop the stories God has placed on your heart. This season you can bring your project to life by sharing your concept with Butch Hartman, getting feedback then support to write your your script with the help of a mentor, learn storyboarding from Butch Hartman and a mentor will help you bring it to life on the pages of your own storyboards. Then create your show bible with the support of a professional in animation project development. Once you are ready to pitch the CEG Team and Butch Hartman will mentor you in pitching your own project to Butch in a two day full weekend workshop with Butch. The goal: Learn how to develop your project at the highest level possible and have some fun while creating projects that bring to light who Christ is in a way that is relevant within pop culture. Join us now! Space is limited.

CEG LIVE! INTERVIEW:  FAITH IN ANIMATION WITH EDIE LEHMANN-BODDICKER AND MELISSA DISNEY  – WATCH NOW!

Edie Lehmann Boddicker, vocal producer, conductor, contractor and vocalist (Happy Feet, Lion King, Mulan+) and Emmy Award Winning voice talent Melissa Disney (Snow White, Superman, As Told By Ginger+) were special guests at CEG’s worship event – CEG Live! Watch their interview now as they share their wisdom in maneuvering the entertainment industry as a professional in voice as well as Christian in entertainment.   Watch Now.

JOIN CEG INSTITUTE WRITING PROGRAM – NEXT SESSION STARTS SEPTEMBER

CEG recently launched the CEG Institute, a place to grow and develop the stories, talents and dreams God has entrusted you with. Register now for classes or development services to help you in the development of your scripts, stories and writing skills. For the new and not-so-new storytellers; take your craft to another level by learning from top writers, show-runners, and other industry professionals.Registration for the CEG writers track is open now. Call us at 818-697-0222 or send us an email note  if you have questions.

SPONSOR THE GIFT OF MUSIC

The Christian Entertainment Guild’s Outreach Team has been serving through the arts and working with differently-abled, sick/cancer kids and foster kids and teens for several years. Together we share who Jesus is through music, song, visual arts, puppet shows, dance and more. This season, starting September 2020 we are pleased to kick off our CEG Outreach – Music Program with a plan to share the joy we have in our relationship with Christ through music. Our faith family team including professional musicians within our community volunteer their time to teach music. Together we bring music to the youth through drumming on rain barrels, bongos, shakers, singing and more. We need your help in providing percussion instruments to be used in creating and teaching music through our outreach program. Will you Sponsor The Gift Of Music by purchasing an instrument to be used in this outreach program? Your tax-deductible donation will connect a child to music and the joy we have in singing, creating music and worshiping together. What a joy it is to share the gifts God has given us to honor him including the gift of music. We are in this together! Our goal is to have 27 of each instrument as we serve between 75 and 300 kids at a time in groups of 25 plus leaderes. Purchase an instrument here or make donation to CEG directly for the purchase here. Shipping address is: Christian Entertainment Guild, 1014 S. Westlake Blvd., #232, Westlake Village, CA 91362.

https://www.christianentertainmentguild.com/sponsor-the-gift-of-music/

CREW CALL

On behalf of our great big faith family, the Christian Entertainment Guild wants to say a huge “thank you to the many entertainment companies, producers, directors, production coordinators, managers and more who continue to reach out to us for referrals and to provide opportunities within our community. Many of those opportunities are not posted publicly. Thank you. Thank you. There are people within our community who have been able to stay and pursue their dreams within entertainment as a ministry because of the opportunities you have given them.”  Have a project you are currently working on? We have veterans in the industry who can pre-screen submissions for any crew, cast, production or other entertainment positions for you. We’ve been out across the states builing crews and teams this last year and are here to help. Contact us for more info.

PAID – FAITH FILMS AND EVENT COMPANY SEEKS PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years entertainment Industry experience. We are looking for self motivated individuals who are highly organized with the ability to multi task. You will be responsible for answering busy phones,managing scheduling, and other assistants. Please note if you have experience also in any of the following programs:  Writing, Movie Magic Bugeting, Movie Magic Scheduling, Final Draft, Power Point, Excel.  Apply today for immediate consideration. Pay is hourly, part-time with some flexibility in scheduling. Please note the project you are applying to and SUBMIT HERE.

PAID – DIRECTOR FOR NATIONAL AD CAMPAIGN

Highly experienced and credited commercial Director sought for National ad campaign. Pay is commiserate with experience. DGA and non DGA members may apply. Will shoot at a date to be determined within the next two months approximately. To be considered please submit here. Must include link to a demo reel or prior work and resume. You may opt out at any time.  SUBMIT HERE.

PAID – PUGTASTIC VOYAGE – PROOF OF CONCEPT SHOOT SEEKS CREW FOR STILL PHOTO SHOOT AUGUST 13TH:

  1. Production Coordinator
  2. Lighting Director
  3. Costumer or Stylist
  4. Hair & Makeup Artist
  5. Production Assistant
  6. Craft Services

This is a low budget shoot created for the purpose of pitching one of the final projects that came up through the CEG 1/2 Hour Comedy Writing Development Program.  Shoots August 27th in the Los Angeles area. To be considered for the positions please submit your resume and a link to your work (if applicable). Pleaes note the position you are applying to and SUBMIT HERE.

PAID –  FAITH BASED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY SEEKS BLOGGER AND WRITERS

Faith based entertainment company seeks part time blogger and writers to submit short faith in entertainment news articles and reviews on an ongoing basis. Please attach sample or link to your writing sample.  Schedule is flexible. SUBMIT HERE.

PAID – PART TIME BOOKKEEPER

Faith based entertainment company seeks part time bookeeping help. Please note experience with accounting, payroll and taxes as well. Schedule is flexible. SUBMIT HERE.

PAID – FAITH BASED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY SEEKS ROMANTIC COMEDY WRITER

Faith leader production company seeks romantic comedy screenwriter to write a full length feature script.  Looking for light, fun script writer who understand the secular audience and market but is also a strong person of faith.

This is a paid position as a work for hire writer. Non-union. Pay is to be negotiated based on credits. Starts August 15th.  Please confirm availability. To be considered, please submit a writing sample, log line, synopsis, and completed script. In your submission be sure to note – “romantic comedy screenwriter.” SUBMIT HERE.

PAID – FAITH BASED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY SEEKS ACTION THRILLER SCREENWRITER

Faith based entertainment company seeks action thriller screenwriter to write a full length feature script based on a true story and targeted at a broad, secular audience.

This is a paid position as a work for hire writer. Non-union. Pay is to be negotiated based on credits. Starts in September.  Please confirm availability. To be considered, please submit a writing sample, log line, synopsis, and completed script. In your submission be sure to note – “romantic comedy screenwriter.” SUBMIT HERE.

PAID – FAITH BASED ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY SEEKS SUPERNATURAL SCREENWRITER

Faith based entertainment company seeks supernatural screenwriter to write a full length feature script. Looking for credited writer or someone who has placed well in writing competitions.

This is a paid position as a work for hire writer. Non-union. Pay is to be negotiated based on credits. Starts in September.  Please confirm availability. To be considered, please submit a writing sample, log line, synopsis, and completed script. In your submission be sure to note – “supernatural screenwriter.”  SUBMIT HERE.

CEG CARE TEAM AND COMMUNITY GROUP LEADERS  AND HELPERS MEETING ON AUGUST EIGHTH

One of the best ways to get connected within CEG is through serving. Many people say serving is where relationships are built and where we see the Holy Spirit at work in and among us. If you have a servant heart and are interested in possibly co-leading a CEG community group with other Christians in entertainment we would love to hear from you.  Helpers are also an important part of bringing our community groups to life. If you want to serve, help or supprort our community groups or learn more about how it might work, join us. As community group leaders we meet together to talk through leading, preparing and what makes a great leader. When you lead, it is really about serving… having a servant heart. Join our next CEG Care Team & Community Group Leaders and Helpers meeting via Zoom  Saturday, August 8th at 10:00AM Pacific time.  JOIN US.

SERVE WITH CEG

We love our community! Banding together, keeping our eyes on God and sharing the gifts and talents God has given us allows God to work supernaturally through us to do things we could never do on our own.  Together, we are supporting the development of projects that portray the true nature of who Christ is.Together we are serving through the arts with special needs, foster and sick (cancer) kids as well as mentoring older foster teenagers and young adults interested in the arts.  In addition we have ongoing ministry projects including a docu-feature in post production that is on the life and ministry of Henrietta Mears where you can help to support its completion.  You can also serve on different teams including Development (new projects),  Praise (worship through music), Hospitality (welcoming all, creating fun ways to connect), Production (supporting CEG vetted projects) and serving as needed (a little bit of time or a lot). There are many opportunities to get involved in a way that is unique to your strengths. If you are veteran who can mentor, awesome, we have a place for you. If you are recent film school grad, great! If you’ve been in the industry for quite a few years cool. We need you. We need each other, fellowship, community and God. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved or Join us now!

  • CEG Outreach Team
  • Prayer Team
  • Care Team
  • Production Team
  • Hospitality Team
  • Serve wherever needed

Interested? or have questions? CONTACT US.

DONATE

At CEG, we believe in being generous with our treasure, time, spiritual gifts and talents. Donating, giving is not just about giving financially. It is about sharing the resources, gifts, and talents God has given us for the purpose of honoring Him. When you choose to give and serve, you choose to support a greater cause. The Bible says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. It is amazing to see all that God is doing in and through us as we serve and come together as a great big faith family community of Christians in entertainment.  Your donation to CEG will help us to continue serving through community groups, the arts in outreach programs to differently-abled, sick and foster kids and our large group worship events. When you give, you are supporting the ministry God has called us to as Christians in entertainment. Give now or contact us if you’d like to have a conversation about supporting the CEG ministry.

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