Gabe Ahn is the Founder and Director of Project Light. In 2002, he received his bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University where he studied Theater and Communications. Gabe also attended the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Howard Fine Acting Studio, culminating over 6 years of acting training. His passion is to act, produce, write, and direct for film and television. More importantly, Gabe’s desire is to help people fulfill their dreams and destiny. 
 
             
 
Che Ahn is the Senior Pastor of HRock Church in Pasadena, California and the Founder and President of HIM. He is a prolific writer and the author of several books, including Close Encounters of the Divine Kind. Che travels extensively throughout the year, speaking to thousands of people around the world and has his own television show that is broadcast internationally. He has a deep love for Hollywood and believes that we are to be the “head and not the tail” in the entertainment industry. 
 
     
 

DeVon Franklin is the Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures/Sony and author of the new book, Produced By Faith. He has helped oversee such hits as Oscar-Nominated, The Pursuit of Happyness and Hancock, both of which starred Will Smith and saw enormous worldwide success. He also had his hand in several other major films including The Pink Panther, starring Steve Martin and The Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl. Franklin is determined to equip and empower men and women of faith to advance God’s Kingdom in Hollywood!

WORKSHOP TITLE: "Produced by Faith"
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Student Center
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: You are the movie, and God is your director! Come and discover how to unlock the power of your story, while using your faith in a practical real-time way to help apprehend your destiny.

 
             
 

Jan Smith is the nation’s premier vocal producer and instructor with the largest roster of charting artists of any coach in the country. Smith has vocally trained an impressive list of superstars, including, Usher, India.Arie, Keyshia Cole, Matchbox Twenty’s Rob Thomas, and America’s current teen heart-throb, Justin Bieber. She has vocally trained more than 4,000 students in the past 24 years and has worked along side multi-platinum producers, Jermaine Dupri, Matt Serletic, and Rodney Mills. Most recently, she was featured as herself in Paramount Pictures release of Never Say Never, as Justin Bieber’s vocal coach and mentor. In October of 2010, she released her book, Run the Other Way, chronicling her personal story of God’s redemption in her life.

WORKSHOP TITLE: “Vocal Boot Camp and Q&A with Mama J”
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Room AA2
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This will be an interactive vocal workshop, which will include, but is not limited to, basic warm ups/cool downs and vocal trouble-shooting.

 
             
 

Richard T. Jones started pursuing acting at the age of 20 and made his feature debut as Ike Turner, Jr. in What's Love Got To Do With It? Some of his other film credits include roles in Renaissance Man, The Trigger Effect, Event Horizon, Kiss the Girls, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and J.J. Abrams’ recent film, Super 8. Richard has also appeared on several television shows, including Judging Amy, Girlfriends, Ally McBeal, Brooklyn South, and a recurring role in the series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Currently, Richard can be seen on CBS' hit show, Hawaii Five 0. Richard's primary passion is to see others advance the Kingdom in the art and entertainment industry.

WORKSHOP TITLE: “Delighting in God’s Destiny for Your Life”
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Lower Lobby
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Every person has a God-given destiny! In this workshop, Richard will share how you can cultivate a deeper relationship with God and fulfill your calling at the same time.

 
             
 

Charles Jones is imprinting his complex chord structures and vocal virtuosity in the world of gospel, soul, blues, rock, and pop music. He is currently on tour with Grammy-winning artist, Raphael Saadiq, and was recently the Music Director for the world premier of Jennifer Hudson's new single on Oprah. Charles received his bachelor’s degree in “Music” from the University of Southern California and has appeared in music videos and film, including the blockbuster hit, Dreamgirls. Charles has worked with top artists including, Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone, Elton John, John Mayer, Beyonce, Mick Jagger and many more. In addition to performing, Charles is also a producer, songwriter, and vocal coach. Charles’ desire is to draw out the God-given dream in the people around him.

WORKSHOP TITLE: “Music Production and Musicianship”
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Band Room
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop is for musicians--including singers--of all levels. Come and learn the basics of music production and how to be effective on and with your instrument.

 
             
 

Anjelah Johnson became an internet sensation with her viral video, “Nail Salon,” with over 26 million hits and counting. She appeared on MADtv as a series regular, primarily known as playing the popular character, “Bon Qui Qui.” Johnson also performed in the film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel, and in 2010, starred in Our Family Wedding, alongside Oscar winner, Forest Whitaker. Recently, Johnson lent her voice to the animated film, Marmaduke, starring Emma Stone and Owen Wilson. Anjelah currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to tour with sold out live stand up shows around the world.

WORKSHOP TITLE: “Keep it Real!” (includes an Audience Q&A)
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Classroom 1
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Get to know Anjelah up close and personal as she shares stories from the stage to the screen and everything in between.

 
             
 

Christinna Chauncey, voted tops in Los Angeles for “Best On-Camera Class” three years running by Backstage West, has quickly become one of the most sought after acting coaches in the industry. Specializing in "on-camera audition technique for film and television," Christinna has provided hundreds of actors with skills that turn auditions into bookings, since her classes began in 2003. In addition to coaching, Christinna works professionally in both casting and acting. She says, "My passion is to empower actors…so they may avoid critical mistakes in the room and become fully empowered, thereby dramatically increasing their chances of booking the job." Christinna’s Guest Star credits include: Men of a Certain Age, NCIS, Shark, Raines, CSI, Girlfriends, Judging Amy, Strong Medicine and Boston Public.

WORKSHOP TITLE: “Auditioning for Series Television”
WORKSHOP LOCATION: Room AA1
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: “Own the room” in an audition and know what producers are looking for through Christinna’s effective cold reading technique.

 
             
 

Banning Liebscher and his wife, SeaJay, are on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California as the Founders and Directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing a generation to shape culture and transform nations. Jesus Culture is impacting the world through their music, conferences, events, campus ministry, and the equipping of emerging leaders. Banning’s passion is to see young Revivalists fully give themselves to cultural change and Kingdom advancement. He also has helped produce some of Jesus Culture’s hit worship albums, and this summer is spearheading two major conferences in New York and Los Angeles (for more info, check out www.jesusculture.com).

 
             
   
 

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