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Quinta Brunson, AVATAR, & Marcus Mumford


September 21st, 2022

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A Movement of Prayer for the Entertainment Industry

Dear HPN,

Thanks for joining us again for another HPN Call Sheet Prayer Update. We never run out of wonderful people, creative projects and influential Hollywood issues to pray about and we are so thankful that you pray with us!

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and we want to let you know that if you or someone you know is struggling with loneliness, depression, or even suicidal thoughts, the Bible says in Psalms 34:18:

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

    and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

Would you reach out and encourage those around you to receive prayer? We also have One-to-One prayer partnerships that you can APPLY for to get an HPN prayer partner. We want to see every Christian working in the Entertainment Industry to be encouraged, to grow in their faith, and receive prayer!



Golden Globes Returns to NBC

NBC announced Sept 20th that the network (and the Peacock streaming service) will bring back the televised ceremony on Jan. 10, more than a year after stepping back from the broadcast in the wake of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's racial exclusion scandal. Nominations for the 80th Golden Globes will be announced on Dec. 12. Let's be praying for wisdom for show planners and decision-makers to create a show that represents all of the talent that God has given to so many diverse people across the industry!

The Emmy's 2022

Thank you for praying for the Emmys. It were some unexpected events that night, but overall it was peaceful and celebratory. We continue to pray for the actors, producers, writers and directors in television, along with the crews, administrative staff and cable, network, and streaming executives. Television is one of the top most influential mediums on the planet and so we need to keep praying for them!



A Wonderful Comedy Show + Family Night Turnout!

We want to thank everyone who came out to our Upside Down Comedy Show + Family Night! The evening was a wonderful success with over 120 people there celebrating families, community, and comedy!

Kids enjoyed popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones by , face painting @kaytipillor_makeup, a balloon artist @therealsarahthompson, and even a martial arts demonstration by @brianseechan! We also had a wonderful kids program of music and dancing from Anthony and Tiffany Salerno, as well as crafts and stories. Everyone enjoyed fabulous raffle baskets, beautiful decor provided by  @dzpartycreations, and dinner with old and new friends!

BEST OF ALL, were our comedians:

(@robertg.lee, @jennifer.lewis.24, @abyssiniathegreat, @asmaouuuu, @e.r.y.n.mcbride, @grace.balint, @ohsuzannabrown), who brought the house down! We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to @upsidedowncomedy for putting together an incredible program of family-friendly comedy for everyone to enjoy! And a special thank you to the leader of Upside Down Comedy, Jennifer Lewis who has been faithfully leading, discipling, and encouraging the comedians, comedy writers, and humorists in our HPN Christian community. 

Below, please see photos of our evening provided by @redeemedsocial. If you download photos and share to social media, PLEASE tag @hollywoodprayernetwork, @upsidedowncomedy, and @redeemedsocial. THANK YOU!




Quinta Brunson

We want to pray for Quinta Brunson (who just won her first Emmy this month), the creator of the successful TV series Abbott Elementary about a public elementary school whose teachers don’t have enough money or support and yet they press on to do their best for their students. This show is an example of ART reflecting LIFE and the influence that storytelling has on our society. Would you pray for Quinta, the writing staff, and the influence that their show is having on our society. May the Lord show up in the writer's room and shine through every storyline! 

AVATAR Re-Release Hopes to Bring Movie Theater Resurgence

In our world today, films are released either in a movie theater, streamed on television, or both. The world famous director, James Cameron, who created Avatar, is re-releasing his film on Sept. 23rd because he believes that watching it in the theater is a much more powerful experience for the audience than watching it at home. Let’s pray for the influence of movies as we experience “the resurgence of the theater experience,” despite movie theater attendance being down about 20% from pre-pandemic levels.”  


CNN Gets an Overhaul

Let’s pray for the CNN execs who are re-shaping the network through a complete overhaul of their vision, employees and content. As new CNN CEO Chris Licht starts making changes, CNN is being compared to a Chess game, due to all of the maneuvering of leadership there. CNN has a tremendous amount of influence globally through their writers, anchors and news stories. Like ALL news channels, we pray to have the Lord’s perspective, heart and words come out of the writers, producers and on-air talent. Let’s not get frustrated by certain news shows but pray for all of them and invite God to come in and touch the hearts of all the people involved in airing the world’s news! 

Film Festival Season

It’s Film Festival time! For all you film lovers, let’s pray for the people behind the top films airing at Film Festivals in 2022. Let’s pray for Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell and many other producers, writers, directors and actors who have completed their newest films and are releasing them at festivals, hopefully to be picked up by studios and distributors for global distribution. As these filmmakers commit to telling the stories that touch their hearts, may we ask God to pour into them and melt their hearts. As they affect us and our culture, we can affect their lives with God’s love!


*Note: This article includes direct quotes from Marcus that do have expletives.

Marcus Mumford

Let's pray for Marcus Mumford, who is a deep man of faith and an extraordinary talent, who has just released his new powerful solo album "Self-Titled". Marcus, who joined the group of artists with Karen at the Vatican earlier this month for the Vitae Summit, is stepping out bravely and singing about the abuse he experienced in his childhood, so that other people can find healing from their own abuse. We want you to pray that the honesty and vulnerability in his song will heal people across the globe. We are honored to know him and support his work as a singer/songwriter, in order to understand that "Art heals" and that he is using his music to "Shake it up" as Pope Francis recommended we do as artists. 

*HPN does not recommend the song "Cannibal" to children

Thank you for praying with us this week.  Please forward this email on to any of your friends, family members or associates who love entertainment and love to pray!  We want to build our global network so that people in every people group are praying for artists, entertainers and creatives who impact the world through their stories!!  

With love,

Karen, Kelry and Myesha


"God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.”

-- C.S. Lewis


"In the world you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

-- John 16:33

HPN YouVersion Weekly Devotional: LONELINESS

Loneliness is a part of the human condition but the Lord tells us that we don’t have to feel lonely if we trust in Him, seek Him, and let Him give us strength, comfort, and love.  This week we look into how to embrace His promises so that we don’t have to feel lonely because He is always with us!

- Karen Covell

Read Full Devotional

Feature Presentations

**SPECIAL ONE-TIME EVENT, LIVE BROADCAST, LIMITED CAPACITY, REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY** Join us for a ROOFTOP Worship and Prayer Event on the Roof of the CBS Television City Building! This Limited-Capacity event is an amazing opportunity for ministry leaders, prayer leaders, and influencers in our community to unite in faith, worship and prayer! 


HPN Contemplative Prayer Hike

Join us for another great prayer hike at the Betty B Dearing Mountain Trail in Fryman Park above Studio City. Led by HPN MEMBER Clark Souers of Expert Effect, Clark specializes in training professionals to identify stressors in life. This hike will help you manage those stressors through exercises that bring you closer to God and strengthen your faith!



HPN is starting a new vocational group of Christians in Animation! If you are or you know someone who is a professional in any area of animation, let us know who you are and we’ll add you to our growing list of Animation professionals, and you'll be invited to our first zoom meeting soon! Just email


Keep your eyes out for The Falconer, a new film about Tariq and Cai, two best friends who work together at a zoo, but their friendship is challenged when Tariq plans to steal animals from the zoo and sell them to save her sister from an abusive marriage. The filmmaker is a friend and HPN member Seanna Winslow.


Sept 23, 24, 30, Oct 1st - Vincent - One Man Show

See Flyer for Ticket Info

Saturday October 8th - Guardian Girls Seminar

Register to join a FREE Women's Self-Defense Seminar! REGISTER ONLINE or email


How to Talk About Faith While Working in Entertainment

This free, online 4-week workshop by Hollywood Navigators is designed for followers of Jesus who work in entertainment who are looking for ways to talk about their faith organically and help you connect with others in loving and effective ways. We'll also tackle tough questions about Christianity and helpful ways to answer them. Starting Monday, October 10.


January 28 & 29, 2023

Join us in Hollywood or remotely for one of our famous writing retreats. Take the time now to carve out some space for your big ideas!

Lowest rates are available now through October.

Community Members get 20% off - contact Cortney for the discount code!



Support our Community by Attending or Praying for these Events!

HPN Upside Down Comedy Night 😂 

Tues. Sept 27th | 7:00pm | IN PERSON

Join our community group of Christian comedians, comedy writers, and humorists that are meeting every 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday night of the month at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood Campus! Learn more by following Upside Down Comedy on Instagram.  REGISTER HERE >>

Biblical Equity Symposium

Sat. Oct 1st | 9:30am | IN PERSON

God has something to say about Equity- and it's NOT what you've heard in the news or DEI training! Did you know that even churches study equity materials that don't represent God's heart?? This symposium is for anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding of Biblical Equity, those committed to fair and right treatment of all people, and anyone desiring to confront the misconceptions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in a safe and loving space. Tickets only $25! Includes registration, captivating speakers, engaging group discussions, a workbook, coffee, tea, light snacks, lunch, a musical performance, and more!



Sunday Oct. 2nd | 4:00pm


In March 2022, HPN hosted a rooftop night of prayer with 30 local ministry/industry leaders, and the leaders of The Global Rooftop Encounter, a global organization that encourages believers to pray for their cities/industries/locals from rooftops. Now, HPN will host and run it's own Rooftop Encounter night - and it will be 🔥 🔥 ! You don't want to miss joining us once again on the rooftop of the CBS Television City building.  REGISTER HERE>>

HPN Meetups! For New HPN Friends

Thurs. October 6th | 11:00am | IN PERSON

Are you NEW to Hollywood, LA, the Industry, OR HPN? Then we want to meet you at our monthly HPN Meetups at the FPCH campus! Come grab a light breakfast and coffee with us as we talk faith, the industry, your journey to LA and pray for you! We also encourage old friends to connect with new faces, so come again and invite someone new to come with you!


Karate Night Reception

Fri. October 7th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, World Karate Federation (WKF) & Koyamada International Foundation (KIF) cordially invite you to the Karate Night Reception at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles (in Hancock Park, address provided upon RSVP). RSVP required by Friday, Sept. 23

KWA - Kingdom Writer's Association: Hollywood Chapter

Sat. Oct. 8th | 1:00pm-3:00pm | IN PERSON

If you're a screenwriter, you're invited to join our monthly meetup for a time of prayer, fellowship, and writing with fellow Christians. Make sure to invite your screenwriting friends! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. KWA meets EVERY MONTH on the 2nd Saturday at 1pm at the Library on the FPCH campus. Contact Anthony Cantu

Imago Dei Worship Nights

Sat. October 8th | 6:00pm | IN PERSON

Imago Dei worship nights are Hollywood Prayer Network's quarterly worship gathering. We invite you to join us for another powerful night of worship, refreshing, dinner, and the Holy Spirit. Come experience the body of Christ worshiping God in Hollywood, and see what the Lord is pouring out in these nights! REGISTER HERE>>

Prayer Hike- Identifying and Overcoming Stress with Clark Souers

Tues. Oct 11th | 9:00am | IN PERSON

Do you know how to identify the things in your life that trigger stress, anxiety, and even loneliness? We invite our HPN Community Members to embark on a contemplative prayer hike that explores prompts and reflection to identify the things that pull us out of God's peace. Led by Clark Souers of EXPERT EFFECT, we hope you learn to overcome these stressors and stay in peace with scripture and these practical tips. Join us at Aroma Cafe afterwards for coffee and community! REGISTER NOW>>

INFLUENCE Lab Women Brunch

Sat. Oct 15th | 11:00am | IN PERSON

Come enjoy a beautiful, full-service brunch with us as Christina Lee Storm shares her journey of rising through the ranks in Hollywood to become the Director of Digital Production for Netflix. Known for forging new ground and thriving in the unknown, she’ll inspire you to step into your future with courage! REGISTER NOW>>

HPN Weekly Friday Global Prayer Call

Fridays | 12 - 1 p.m. Pacific | ZOOM or Phone

Join us for a powerful hour of praise and prayer for our industry, where HPN members call in from around the globe and pray for the industry and each other. Links are updated weekly, so please email us to get the latest.


Don’t miss our other local events on our Hollywood Community Calendar, or if you have an event to add, let us know and we'll add it! 



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