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Saturday, October 16, 2004

I have two public events coming up in New York in a couple of weeks. One is more mundane and one is more sublime. Blessed are you if you have a place for both in your storehouse...

Please feel free to copy what follows and forward either or both to anyone you know who might be interested. Hope to see some of you there!

OCTOBER 27,2004, 7pm

Featuring screenwriter and Executive Director of Act One, Barbara R. Nicolosi

Lambs Theater (basement)
130 West 44th St.
New York, NY 10036

What are the specific spiritual challenges of a career as an actor, writer, artist or musician? How can the rejection, instability, collaboration and celebrity of the artist's life be themselves stepping stones to holiness? Why is authentic Christian community an essential part of both the artistic vocation, and a new Renaissance? What are some positive signs that Hollywood is finding its way back to God?

Ms. Nicolosi is the founding Director of Act One, Inc, a non-profit training
and formation program for Hollywood writers and executives. Now in its
fifth year, Act One keynotes artistry, professionalism, ethics and Christian
spirituality. A screenwriter herself, Ms. Nicolosi is currently writing a Spanish Civil War drama for IMMI Pictures in Hollywood, CA.

Miss Nicolosi has also been featured as a guest or commentator on CNN, CBS, NPR, EWTN, CBN, and in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Chicago Tribune. She has been a monthly media columnist for Christian Single, Liguorian and the National Catholic Register.

She has been a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a judge for the Humanitas Prize, the Gabriel Awards, the Catholics in Media Award, and the Angelus Student Film Festival.

Refreshments will be available. Suggested donation: $10.00

Please RSVP to:

David Estes - Associate Pastor
Morning Star New York

OCTOBER 28, 2004, 6:30pm

Featuring screenwriter and Executive Director of Act One, Barbara R. Nicolosi

The King's College
(located in the Empire State Building)
350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Street), Lower lobby

How do you know if you are good enough to try and write for mainstream Hollywood? What should you know - as a writer and as a Christian - before getting started? What are the main "notes" that beginning writers are liable to see on their screenplay? What are the cliches and mistakes that make Hollywood scriptreaders want to throw a script out the window?

Barbara Nicolosi has an M.A. from the scriptwriting program at Northwestern University. She has been a Director of Project Development for Paulist Productions, and is the Founder of Act One:Writing for Hollywood, a five year old non-profit program to help beginning Christian screenwriters make a competitive start in mainstream entertainment. In addition to having read hundreds of scripts and treatments, Ms. Nicolosi has optioned two projects, and is currently writing a feature screenplay for IMMI Pictures in Hollywood, CA.

Suggested donation: $15

Please RSVP to elizabeth@actoneprogram.com