Interviews, Dr. Diane Howard, Media Makers

Dr. Diane Howard has interviewed countless numbers of Redemptive moviemakers who have conveyed their integrity and/or Christian faith: producers, directors…
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Interview with Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick is known for being a giving and caring man. He is a loving, great father and husband. Harry's faith shines through his life in all he does. Not only is he a famous jazz pianist, actor, Grammy and Emmy winner, but he also works with many outstanding charitable projects. Further, he is caring and encouraging to those he meets.
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Roma Downey Given Star next to husband Mark Burnett- Hollywood Walk of Fame
Roma Downey, star of TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL and producer of the biblical epics THE BIBLE miniseries, A.D. THE BIBLE CONTINUES and BEN-HUR has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star in the category of Television is next to that of her husband, Mark Burnett, executive producer of the top-rated TV programs SHARK TANK, THE VOICE and SURVIVOR.
Unbroken, Path to Redemption begins where Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken ends. Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini has intense PTSD struggles when he returns to the U.S, having been a prisoner of war in WWII. His struggles lead him to alcoholism, but he finds faith in Christ and transforming victory over intense struggles. Olympians, Jesus Christ, Angelina Jolie, Prisoners Of War, Christian Organizations, Atheist Agnostic, Redemption, Movie Tv
Unbroken, Path to Redemption
Unbroken, Path to Redemption begins where Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken ends. Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini has intense PTSD struggles when he returns to the U.S, having been a prisoner of war in WWII. His struggles lead him to alcoholism, but he finds faith in Christ and transforming victory over intense struggles.
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Colors of Character
COLORS OF CHARACTER: An Artist’s Journey to Redemption is about the extraordinary journey of prolific artist Steve Skipper. Skipper has broken down racist walls in fine art. Skipper became a Christian, when he was a member of a Birmingham, Alabama street gang. His life was transformed. Focused on faith and painting, Skipper gained notoriety in the sports world for his meticulous artistic style of super-realism. Skipper continued his journey, painting the stories of the Civil Rights movement.
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I Can Only Imagine
Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins star in this true story behind MercyMe’s beloved hit song. Quaid gives one of his most powerful performances on screen in this movie. Running from a troubled home life and broken relationship, Bart Millard found escape in music. Hitting the road in a decrepit tour bus, Bart and his band MercyMe set out on an amazing journey. This is an uplifting, music-filled movie beautifully illustrating the power of forgiveness and God’s love. This interview with Millard inspires.
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War Room
War Room is honest and vulnerable as it centers on a middle class couple who appears to have it all, but whose marriage has become a war zone with their daughter in the midst. The extraordinary cast, including award-winning actress Karen Abercrombie, brings a depth of spirit, soul, and wisdom to their performances.
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I'm Not Ashamed
I’M NOT ASHAMED is the true story of 17-year-old Rachel Scott, first student killed in the Columbine H. S. massacre in 1999. This film, from her personal diary, depicts Rachel’s extraordinary courage, strength, unwavering faith in the midst of tragedy. In her final moments after being shot repeatedly by classmates Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Rachel refused to deny her Lord and Savior. Her attackers asked Rachel if she still believed in God. She said, “You know I do.” They then fatally shot her.
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Sound of Freedom
This powerful movie is a growing rallying call to end human trafficking. It is not gratutious. It has great heart and hope. More and more movie theaters around the world are showing it. The acting is oustanding, especially that of Jim Caviezel. The cast and crew are people of great skill and character.
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Dreamin' Wild
Dreamin’ Wild (Roadside Attractions) is a new movie that is especially needed today. It questions whether projects or people are more important. It is authentic and honest but engaging. It is a wonderfully inspirational movie based on a true story of love and redemption in an extended family. This PG-rated movie has no salacious or gratuitous elements. It is suitable for teens through older adults.
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On a Wing and a Prayer
On a Wing and a Prayer is now available on Amazon Prime. See my interview with Karl Horstmann, one of the producers. https://fruitinthedesert.com/.../on-a-wing-and-a-prayer.../ Karl is also founder, director, and producer for Triple Horse Studios. Read the article to learn more about this studio and Karl's take on how and why redemptive movies are more and more viable. Thank you to David Ray Skinner to his wonderful work as editor for this article and for our magazine, Fruit in the Desert.
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THE JOURNEY: A Music Special from Andrea Bocelli
This is a beautiful Fathom Event Palm Sunday-April 6. It combines world-class musical performances with thought-provoking conversations across the Italian countryside. Blind Bocelli, his wife Veronica, and friends travel on horseback along Italy’s Via Francigena for sacred, awe-inspiring musical performances in a variety of styles in Italy’s magnificent locations. The skill, range, diversity of the music, musicians are exceptional. The sound engineering, cinematography are excellent.
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Jesus Revolution
In the 1970s, Greg Laurie was looking for meaning in the wrong places until he met a hippie-street-preacher. With Pastor Chuck Smith, they opened the doors of Smith's languishing church to a revival of radical, newfound love and the JESUS REVOLUTION. Having become Christians in college through Campus Crusade for Christ in the '60s, I experienced the Christian awakening at the U. of O., where I was Miss Eugene, OR. We then saw awakening happen in the Jesus Movement and now at Asbury College...
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), movie/TV editor, publicist, reviewer interviews top directors, actors, producers, as well as writers, for leading redemptive, family movies & TV with the best content and artistry for the Good of our world (see https://dianehoward.com/publications.php) Jon Stewart, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Chernobyl, Tom Hanks, Tom Hanks Movies, Band Of Brothers
IMDb List of Movies for which Dr. Diane Howard has Interviewed Principals
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performance Studies), movie/TV editor, publicist, reviewer interviews top directors, actors, producers, as well as writers, for leading redemptive, family movies & TV with the best content and artistry for the Good of our world (see https://dianehoward.com/publications.php)
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American Heritage- Top Movies
Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies), entertainment editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry for a range of viewers to understand more about American history so that we never forget! (https://dianehoward.com/) Refine
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Power of Good Role Models, Legacy; Top Redemptive Movie/TV Based on True Stories- IMDb List
Redemptive Movies/TV Based on True Stories that Present the Power of Good Role Models, Legacy- Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies),movie editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top redemptive, family movies & TV for content and artistry to promote the best for a range of viewers for Good, eternal difference in our world (See https://dianehoward.com/)