I am so thankful for Lipscomb University for so many reasons. The Film Advisory Board has been a way to launch an upper graduate school that now serves over 45 graduate students into the film program. This is so important and I do believe in using the visual language of film to impact culture. Dean Mike Fernandez, Professor Steve Taylor and the team surrounding this college is excellent.
Our experience in working with Lipscomb since 2012 has been rewarding and very fulfilling for so many reasons. The Dove Awards are held there each year, the Gospel Music Association offices there and the Fine Arts and Entertainment department has grown in to a fascinating place.
Each year, they take their students to the largest film festival in the world, Cannes. They are committed to an LA presence for a complete semester providing internships at the largest film studios. Their syllabus focuses on the finest educational parameters in all of the university systems for directing, producing and writing. They have been on a meteoric launch into the artistic endeavors in film and I am so thankful to have been a tiny part.
As a basketball coach now serving in my 22nd year under men's head basketball coach, with one of the winning coaches in all of the sport, Bob Hoffman has been amazing. I have learned a great deal about college life, about graduating athletes and pushing for excellence across the board. Mercer University has truly pushed me to be a more educated and more thoughtful leader in the area of talking about character. Character coaching is never easy to live, but always easy to teach.
The Filmmaker's Roundtable has been present in our coaching as we have shared film clips and stories of authors becoming filmmaker's. Each year during the team retreats we show our newest films who are being created by YOU! What an amazing and truly fulfilling experience to see college athletes responding to your work.
The University of Oklahoma has once again asked us to adjunct for the business school and this week I will be instructing mature college students on economic modeling for motion pictures and invite them to participate in the FILMMAKER'S ROUNDTABLE. This is a way in which I can continue to inspire new content creators and authors.
We will be showing the new trailer of SAND IN TUSCANY and CALEB'S HOPE which all came about as a result of books2film! Do you see a trend happening here to share your stories with the world? The intersection of education is foundation to what we are doing.
Samford University has many great educational leaders and Gene Howard, the Vice President of Development has been talking with us about helping launch a higher education and real opportunity in the area of the TABLE. We believe the future in launching this school in the same spirit we were a founding member in building a new platform for Lipscomb is key.
The president of Samford recently spoke in our home town of Franklin, Tennessee to discuss the vision for the future. We believe the Filmmaker's Roundtable will be the very intersection for this movement.
Do you notice an educational trend here? The science of filmmaking is becoming more and more focused on pushing out the envelope and bringing creativity into focus in a more proactive way. Uniquely, I have found that my personal faith background has been the very rudder to guide the ship I am on in creating content. My faith embraces others who do not believe like I do and begins meaningful dialogue.
Personally, I am very thankful for the new film projects SAND IN TUSCANY, CALEB'S HOPE, MORE THAN CHAMPIONS and JP KNIGHTS which have been birthed through the FILMMAKER'S ROUNDTABLE and are now in different stages of film production. Some projects are moving fast, but it doesn't matter how fast anything moves, the turtle wins the race!
As a content creator, I want to encourage you to have faith and don't hesitate to get your film project adjudicated by excellent resources, great screenwriters and you will find the deliverables will make everything you do as you create, more efficient. The role of education always raises the standards, so thank you Universities who believe in us and who believe in film to come alongside our FILMMAKERS ROUNDTABLE.
Publishers, film studios and network influences are continuing to make a difference all across the board as me forward in the educational systems we believe in so deeply. If you are wondering about a college or university where you should consider? Don't hesitate to ask, because we serve the finest schools with pride.
Dr. K is also called "Coach KMAC" and is a veteran filmmaker, speaker and author and coach who's been coaching hoops in the NCAA for 21 years with Mercer University Bob Hoffman Men's Basketball coach. His unique FILM COACH style is how this blog rolls.
Let us gather now as friends on the red carpet premiere for your new film.
"Our team of film coaches are among the finest anywhere. You won't find a better group of people in the world!"
Team members come together to find ways to increase our table just for you.
Dr. Miller Bargeron and Jennifer Calvert are authors who are now filmmakers, so remember YOU COULD JOIN US!
In Franklin, Josh Buchholtz and Rebecca Sharp just got engaged and we celebrate and congratulate our team members who are in love!
Doug Davis has been a true success story with the great Warren Theater Chain in Moore, Oklahoma. A dear friend and thinker in our industry for films/dining!
You will find many pros working together to make movies and we are unified in the excellence of the art!
Christi Craddock is from the group HTT based in Oklahoma City and is a rising star in counseling. Her group has many books you will want to know about more.
Roundtable Team are gathering in Penn., Hawaii, Washington and Alabama on new projects!