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FACULTY

Learn from the best creative minds and industry leaders.

Debra Engle

Bestselling author who has written four books, including The Only Little Prayer You Need with a foreword by the Dalai Lama. She has won the Nautilus Award twice and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction.

Tab Murphy

Received Academy Award nomination for Gorillas in the Mist and wrote Disney films including Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Atlantis, and Brother Bear.

Karen Schaler

Three-time Emmy Award-winning multi-hyphenate, screenwriter, producer, and author of Christmas hits like A Christmas Prince, Christmas Camp, and Every Day Is Christmas for Netflix, Hallmark, and Lifetime.

Paulo de Oliveira

Programming executive and producer, working at media companies including HBO, Disney and NBC Universal and on shows such as "Outlander," "Monk," "Psych," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Eureka."

Sabrina Parra

Film development executive and script consultant with 5+ years of experience, including a VP role at a billion-dollar production company. Collaborated with major studios: Amazon, Apple, A24, and Netflix.

Jeff Arch

Writer of Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Writers Guild award and a BAFTA Award.

Sadeqa Johnson

International bestselling author and former PR manager working with J.K. Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan, and Bishop T.D. Author of the NYT bestseller, The House of Eve.

Joshua Mohr

Acclaimed author of five novels, including Damascus (New York Times praised) and All This Life (Northern California Book Award winner), with Hollywood success selling to AMC, ITV, and Amblin.

Rosa Salazar

Award-winning head writer of the Mexican sensation, Mujer Casos de la Vida Real for eleven years, seen in 12 countries with more than 6,000 hours of programming.

Julie Cantrell

A New York Times, USA TODAY, and international bestselling author whose work has found literary acclaim across both faith-based and general audiences.

Margaret South

Producer and writer. Founder of All Girl Productions. She has worked on films for major studios such as Disney, Fox, HBO, ABC and NBC including the beloved Beaches.

David Kirkpatrick

Former president of Paramount Pictures and the production president of Walt Disney Studios and has worked on over 200 motion pictures including global franchises as Indiana Jones, and Star Trek.

Rex McGee

Screenwriter and Scrip Consultant with 20+ sold scripts for film and TV, including Warner Bros' "Pure Country" and Hallmark's "Where There's a Will." Hollywood story analyst and has collaborated with notable directors.

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