updated updated Oct. 20, 2005
Building on the success of 2004s inaugural National Media Prayer Breakfast, our friends at Mastermedia International are sponsoring the 2005 event November 4 at The Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa near Beverly Hills. More than 1000 people are expected to join celebrities, top producers, directors and decision-makers in directing prayer to medias 700 most powerful people.
Sponsored by Mastermedia International, the event will celebrate the organizations sixteenth year mobilizing prayer for the top leaders in American media through its Media Leader Prayer Calendar. The calendar is distributed quarterly to more than 50,000 people. It has been featured in People magazine, Daily Variety, on National Public Radio and in the story line of NBCs hit TV series “The West Wing.”
For decades, the nation has been called to prayer for leaders in government and education at breakfasts in Washington, D.C., and other major cities, says Dr. Larry poland, chairman and CEO of Mastermedia International. But no people influence the world like medias decision-makers. We have been seeing a spiritual renaissance in media both before and since Mel Gibsons film, and now is the time to focus prayer for those who run global media. Poland believes supportive prayer is a positive alternative to what he calls anger strategies such as boycotts and protests directed at the entertainment community in the past.
Actor John Schneider, a regular on the WB television series Smallville and former Dukes of Hazard star is scheduled to participate in the 2nd Annual National Media Prayer Breakfast. Schneider was featured in the Christian documentary series Whatever Happened to America? distributed by Eden Communications. Other celebrity endorsers of the Prayer Breakfast include Eric Close, actor on the award-winning CBS television show Without a Trace, and Dean Jones, star of a number of Disney film classics (including The Love Bug) and St. John in Exile.
The message to Hollywoods elite is that there are millions of Christians who care enough about them to pray for themnot boycott, protest or bash them, says Dr. Poland. We want to send media leaders a positive message of Gods love and forgiveness.
The morning of breakfast and prayer will be held in the ballroom of The Westin Century Plaza Hotel & Spa in Century City in alliance with the Hollywood Prayer Network. Last years breakfast was history-making, says HPN director Karen Covell. We were thrilled that 600 people joined the effort to call America and the world to pray for those who influence the values and cultures of our planet. They need our prayer support and Gods guidance.
The event is produced and directed by George Taweel, veteran of more than 30 years of TV, video, event, and film production and direction.
For more information, contact: National Media Prayer Breakfast, 330 North Sixth Street, Suite 110, Redlands, CA 92374. Phone: 1-866-807-NMPB (6672). Fax: 909-335-6644.