Thursday, April 30, 2009

Biz Mass



For Your Current Projects and Your Special Calling as “ARTIST”

[All Other’s are Very Welcome]


  Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Rome Rite with Gregorian Chant and Sacred Polyphony Music


When: Feast of St. Joseph the Worker – May 1, 2009 at 8:00pm

Where: St. Victor Church

(8634 Holloway Drive, W. Hollywood, CA 90069)


* Mass will be presided over by the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey


* Music conducted by a professional choir.


* Guest homilist will be Fr. Darrin Merlino, C.M.F (Hollywood Project).


*Special Blessing for Entertainment Professionals with Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament and Benediction will immediately follow the Mass.


* Reception in the Parish Hall following Mass & Benediction (located on 1st level, below Church)


In a gesture of love and support for entertainment professionals, and in an atmosphere of truth, beauty and goodness, The Hollywood Project is offering Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Also, a Special Blessing and Novena Devotion will be offered for those who wish to have their ‘special vocation’ as an entertainment professional and their current projects put under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


{This Hollywood Project Event is offered in collaboration with St. Victor Church and the 1st Friday “Holy Spirit in the Media” Group and in conjunction with Hollywood ministries [Open Call, St. Charles Borromeo’s Catholics in Entertainment, Family Theater Productions, , Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA), Catholic Underground, Bibles and Brew, Act One Inc, and Una Voca}


“An artist has a special relationship to beauty. In a very true sense it can be said that beauty is the vocation bestowed on him by the Creator in the gift of ‘artistic talent’”

-Letter of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Artists (1999), n. 3.


The Hollywood Project –


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

See Barb in Simi Valley

SONscreen Film Festival

Scheduled Guests & Events

Sat. April 17, 2009
2:30-4:00 pm

Reel Community: Rediscovering the church's role in a place like Hollywood hosted by Melody George

...What if community--real, raw, genuine community--was still one of God's primary ways of reaching the world? Join our panel of filmmakers and church leader as we discuss Reel Community and what a community of artists & believers can create together...

Panel member: Barbara Nicolosi, Founder, Board Chair, Act One: Training for Hollywood

Ms. Nicolosi is the founding Executive Director of the Act One, Inc, a non-profit training and formation program for Hollywood writers and executives. Now in its tenth year, Act One keynotes artistry, professionalism, ethics and Christian spirituality.

Panel member: Ryan Bell, Senior Pastor, Hollywood SDA Church

Ryan has been a pastor for over 15 years. But for the past three and a half years, he and his new congregation have been active in the Hollywood community working for solutions to social problems including homelessness, affordable housing and human trafficking through advocacy and faith-based community organizing.

Panel member: Rajeev Sigamoney,, Comedy Writer/Director
JESUS PEOPLE movie & web-series

As one half of Ewald/Sigamoney, Rajeev Sigamoney landed on the map with "The Room," which was shot one weekend in 2004 on the CBS Radford lot...SONscreen is proud to have screened previous Ewald/Sigamoney films in past like 'Happy Wednesday,'

Panel member: David Magidoff, Artistic Director, Monkey Butler Comedy Company

David is the Artistic Director for the Los Angeles-based Monkey Butler Comedy Company, which currently hosts five free workshops in improv and stand-up comedy every week. David's vast and privileged career on the stage includes performing at The Oval Theatre (London), The Majestic House Theater (New Zealand)... The National Comedy Theatre (San Diego).. and more.

DEADLINE in 4 days: Next Week April 14

April 14 - Last Day to purchase tickets online
April 14 - Last Day to get hotel discount
April 16 - SONscreen Festival Begins!

FREE Admission...Become a Volunteer!

We're calling for volunteers in the following areas:

Production Asst.
Camera person (we'll supply the camera)
Blogging for the festival
Hospitality (ticket taking, etc.)
and Registration...

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Mark Thomas at

See ya next week at SONscreen 2009!

Contact Information:

Stacia D. Wright, Festival Producer/Co-Founder
SONscreen Film Festival

Monday, April 13, 2009

Off the Market

Sorry, I have been such a bad blogger friends. As Emily Dickinson wrote, "Real life has intervened." There is some news to report, however, particularly for all those friends and family members out there who stop by here.

I got engaged yesterday, Easter Sunday, at the Santa Maria Inn, in Santa Maria, CA to Norris Archer Harrington. My whole life has been the Blessed Mother and St. Paul, so it was perfect to say, "Yes!" in that place. Norris is a Texan, was a career Navy deep sea diver, is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA,.....and is an Act One alumnus.

(So, I guess it turns out that the whole REAL reason I started Act One was just to find a husband? Ha! But really, God is so weirdly faithful....)

We are hoping to get married in Rome in June (the month of St. Paul) - during this wonderful Pauline year. And I just wrote and asked a priest named Paul to witness our vows.

Stay posted. Often God corrects my plans.

But please do send up a prayer for us. We are very happy. But I think poor Norris has no idea what he is getting himself into!

One of my friends said, "So, now you have a date for the apocalypse." Yeah, it's hard not to think of Jesus saying, "But in the end times it will be as in the days of Noah, when they were eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage right up until the rain started to fall." So this is my part in filling out Biblical prophecy for the last days?


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

See Barb in Vegas, uh, Baby

Christian Bound Ministries is hosting two Screenwriters sessions on April 25, 2009 in Las Vegas Nevada at the Watermark Executive Suites from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The cost is $25.00 per-person and includes a lite breakfast & snack. Limited seating in a private atmosphere. Call for more information & register today to hold your spot@ 702-485-5377.

Session One:
Barbara Nicolosi, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Act One: Training for Hollywood
Nicolosi has an MA in Film from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has been a director of project development, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a consultant on many film and television projects. She is an adjunct professor of cinema at Pepperdine UNiversity, and a partner at Origin Entertainment.

Barbara recently wrote the movie "Mary, Mother of the Christ" with Ben Fitzgerald (The Passion of the Christ). It is being produced by Aloe Entertainment for an MGM release in spring of 2010. The movie stars Al Pacino, Peter O'Toole, Jessica Lang, Jonathan Rhys-Myers and Camilla Belle.

Barbara’s topic 9-11
-Things to Think About Before Choosing Your Story
- What Aristotle Knew about Plot, Character and Saving the World With Stories
- What Flannery O"Conner Knew about Finding Mystery Amidst Manners
- What Does It Mean to Have a Story Be Universal, Irrevocable, High Stakes, Active and Visual?

Session Two:
Joseph &Charla Apana (Worship Writers)

Joseph & Charla traveled with “Isaiah” A Christian Praise and worship band evangelizing throughout the states. With over 17 years of experience in intimate worship. They Led worship for The International Church of Las Vegas Childrens Ministry for five years and trained children to lead worship. In Worship they found a call to write while in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

They’ve written numerous songs and devotionals and are coming out with their first book, “Forty days of Fasting”. Charla finished her first screenplay in 2006 “Beyond Blessings” and is now working on their second script “Hawaiian Cowboys”.

The Apana’s specialize in teaching intimate worship to writers and emphasize on bringing the Holy Spirit-Gods presence as the ink hit’s the paper. Being modern day scribes in this 21 century. They will worship and bring the presence of God and activate writers to hear God’s voice and write it out. The Apana’s will show examples of what it looks like to hear Gods voice in every area of life, especially in writing through a life style of intimate worship. Matthew 5:3-10 The beatitudes teaches us to have a humble heart to carry Gods presence everywhere you go.