Madrid, Spain, May 16, 2004 / 22:00 pm
During the First International Symposium on “The educational role of cinema”, which is taking place in Valencia, Spain, American screenwriter Barbara Nicolosi, director of the “Act One: Writing for Hollywood” screenwriters school in Los Angeles, said “Christians have much to give to the film industry in Hollywood.”
Nicolosi explains that Christians can contribute with “the spirituality of the artist, the ethics of art and the film industry, in addition to whatever can help the human person develop.”
Film producers “are experiencing changes which four years ago were unthinkable” and “many productions are including issues of spirituality,” she said.
The “Act One” screenwriter’s school brings together 300 writers who work at all levels of the film industry in Hollywood and New York. At the school, “we form, support and place in the industry a new generation of responsible Christian filmmakers,” said Nicolosi, emphasizing that the school’s principal goal is “to help Christian creators to introduce themselves to today’s society through film, the most powerful form of culture of our time.”