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Catholics In Media Associates

Catholics In Media Associates CIMA offers opportunities to Catholics and those in media who share our values to link their faith and their professional lives. CIMA is a non-profit charitable organization.

The CIMA Awards is an annual event recognizing projects and professionals in the entertainment industry who uplift the human spirit and create better understanding of what it is to be part of the human family. Through the generosity of individuals like you and companies like yours, we are able to celebrate work that "illuminates The Word Of God" for all of us, and to continue our mission throughout the year.

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Season 3 of THE CHOSEN  is coming! CIMA awarded The Chosen with the BEST EPISODIC SERIES on October 23rd, received by Da...
10/26/2022
The Chosen Season 3: Episode 1 & 2 | Fathom Events

Season 3 of THE CHOSEN is coming!

CIMA awarded The Chosen with the BEST EPISODIC SERIES on October 23rd, received by Dallas Jenkins (virtually) and Jonathan Roumie in person!

In this next season, the disciples face their biggest challenge yet when Jesus sends them out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him.
Episodes 1 & 2 of Season Three pick up where Season Two left off, and in this unique theatrical experience, launch the most emotional and consequential season of The Chosen to date. Get group tickets now.
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/The-Chosen-Season-3-Episode-1-2

Jesus gives a sermon that turns the world upside down, and all 12 disciples are ready to follow him to the ends of the earth. Episodes 1 & 2 of Season Three pick up where we left off, and in this unique theatrical experience, launch the most emotional and consequential season of The Chosen to date.....

The Annual CIMA Awards is BACK! 🏆 Celebrate the best in entertainment media by honoring filmmakers, producers, and actor...
09/26/2022

The Annual CIMA Awards is BACK! 🏆

Celebrate the best in entertainment media by honoring filmmakers, producers, and actors who uplift the human person and communicate the beauty, goodness, and truth of God!

Sunday October 23rd 10am Mass at Sacred Heart Chapel followed by breakfast in St Robert's Auditorium.

$50 per person | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cima-awards-mass-breakfast-tickets-421644960427

And we’re back…The Annual Catholics in Media Associates Awards Mass & Breakfast will be Sunday, Oct 23rd 10am PST at Sac...
09/24/2022

And we’re back…

The Annual Catholics in Media Associates Awards Mass & Breakfast will be Sunday, Oct 23rd 10am PST at Sacred Heart Chapel with breakfast at St Robert’s Auditorium.

Our honorees are:
Vin di Bona -Entertainment Legend Award

Father Stu -Best Feature film

Hollywood Priest: the Story of Fr Bud Kieser -Best Documentary

The Chosen - Best Episodic Series

It will be a great reunion event., so get your tickets today: catholicsinmedia.org

07/13/2022

A movie lovers’ retreat! Join us virtually or in person for a time to reflect with Scripture and film on how we “listen with the ear of the heart,” as Pope Francis says in his 56th World Communications Day message.

National Film Retreats

July 25-29 virtual

Oct 7-9 in person (in LA)

bemediamindful.org/filmretreat

Movies viewed on the retreat:
Father Stu
A Quiet Place
Belfast
Chef
Mass

Congratulations to our friends at Family Theater Productions for 75 years of evangelization in Hollywood!  David L. Guff...
04/28/2022

Congratulations to our friends at Family Theater Productions for 75 years of evangelization in Hollywood! David L. Guffey

03/24/2022
A Catholic Lens with Elizabeth Beckwith

This episode of "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journeys of Catholics in Media" interviews Elisabeth Beckwith, a comedian and television writer/producer for "The Goldbergs" and other shows. She is an LMU graduate and author of the humorous "Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation." Sr Nancy hosts this broadcast brought to you by Catholics in Media Associates and Pauline Center for Media Studies

Praying the movies!This Lenten Cinema Divina Retreat looks at how truth transforms us and guides us on our journey of li...
03/14/2022

Praying the movies!

This Lenten Cinema Divina Retreat looks at how truth transforms us and guides us on our journey of life. Using scripture and film we share together on how the Hoky Spirit speaks to us through the sacramental and tangible realities, including film!

Join the Daughters of St Paul this weekend at 5pm each day: bediamindful.org/cinemadivina

03/03/2022
A Catholic Lens with Sean McNamara

Catholics in Media Associates and Pauline Center for Media Studies bring you "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journey of Catholics in Media." This month we are hearing from the renowned director/producer Sean McNamara. His latest films are "The King's Daughter" and a new movie on the life of President Ronald Regan, soon to be released. He created such hits as "Soul Surfer" and "Miracle Season" and many family friendly films and tv shows.

Mark your calendars and join us LIVE right here this Wednesday, March 2nd at 6pm PT for an interview with the amazing Se...
02/28/2022

Mark your calendars and join us LIVE right here this Wednesday, March 2nd at 6pm PT for an interview with the amazing Sean McNamara!

02/03/2022
A Catholic Lens with Haskell Vaughn Anderson III

This episode of the series "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the journey of Catholics in Media" is with the talented actor/writer/producer of theater and cinema, Haskell Vaughn Anderson III. He shares with us his faith experience in the industry and how it informs his work now.

A New Series of "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the journey of Catholics in Media"!Join us on Wed, Feb 2nd 6pm PT as Sr Nancy ...
01/27/2022

A New Series of "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the journey of Catholics in Media"!

Join us on Wed, Feb 2nd 6pm PT as Sr Nancy speaks with actor/writer/producer Haskell Vaughn Anderson III!

Blessed Christmas to all! “For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name ...
12/25/2021

Blessed Christmas to all!

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:5

May Jesus be our peace, a peace the world cannot give. His peace is interior and eternal.

Blessed Christmas!

12/03/2021
CIMA presents "A Catholic Lens" with Fr Tom Gibbons

Catholics in Media Associates' "A Catholic Lens" series presents the journeys and work of various Catholics in film, television, and the entertainment media.
This episode is an interview with Fr Tom Gibbons, CSP a Paulist priest and Vice-President of Paulist Productions in Hollywood. He is a writer, director, and film producer. His latest film, "Hollywood Priest: The Story of Fr "Bud" Keiser" tells the story of his predecessor at Paulist Productions.

Advent is here and the Christmas shopping season is already going strong. Whether you need a film to watch with friends ...
12/01/2021

Advent is here and the Christmas shopping season is already going strong. Whether you need a film to watch with friends and family this holiday season, or you're searching for the perfect gift, we have two films that uplift, entertain and inspire.
PRAY: THE STORY OF PATRICK PEYTON, the inspiring profile of FTP's founder, Venerable Patrick Peyton, is now available on Amazon.com and iTunes.
DVD & Blu-ray versions are available from the HCFM online store for the new low price of $14.99 for DVD, and $18.99 for Blu-Ray.
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THE HOUSE THAT ROB BUILT, the exciting story of a dedicated college basketball coach and the young women athletes he led, is now available for on multiple platforms. It also streams for free on the ad-supported platform TUBI.
DVD & Blu-Ray versions are available from multiple sources, and from familytheater.org

Our next event for “A Catholic Lens” is an interview with Fr   from  speaking about his vocational journey and his recen...
11/15/2021

Our next event for “A Catholic Lens” is an interview with Fr from speaking about his vocational journey and his recent film “Hollywood Priest: the Story of Fr Bud Kieser.”

Join us on our FB or YouTube channel on Dec 2nd 6pm PT!

Join us on Thurs, Dec 2nd at 6pm PT for our next "A Catholic Lens" show interviewing Fr Tom Gibbons from Paulist Product...
11/13/2021

Join us on Thurs, Dec 2nd at 6pm PT for our next "A Catholic Lens" show interviewing Fr Tom Gibbons from Paulist Productions!

11/05/2021
A Catholic Lens with Megan Harrington

Catholics in Media Associates host a series called "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journey of Catholics in Media." In this session, Sr Nancy interviews documentary filmmaker, Megan Harrington. She is a producer and writer for Family Theater Productions. Her films include "The Dating Project," "Pray: the Story of Patrick Peyton," and "The House that Rob Built."

CIMA Presents: A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journey of Catholics in Media Live-streamed with Filmmaker Megan Harrington ...
11/01/2021

CIMA Presents: A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journey of Catholics in Media Live-streamed with Filmmaker Megan Harrington 🎥
Thurs, Nov 4th 6pm PT
Catholics in Media Associates YouTube and pages 🎥 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff8nQuAIYdA

You won’t want to miss this! Mark your calendar for this live-streamed event! SrNancy Usselmann interviews the funny, am...
10/18/2021

You won’t want to miss this! Mark your calendar for this live-streamed event!

SrNancy Usselmann interviews the funny, amazing, and talented filmmaker, Megan Harrington on Pauline Center for Media Studies FB page and right here on this FB page and Catholics in Media YouTube channel

Thurs, Nov 4th 6pm PT

PRAYtheFilm The Dating Project Movie Family Theater Productions

10/08/2021
A Catholic Lens with Jonathan Roumie

Sr Nancy is joined by Jonathan Roumie for this live-streamed interview on "A Catholic Lens" as we share together about being Catholic in the entertainment industry and his experience playing Jesus in the streaming series, "The Chosen."

On this page or Pauline Center for Media Studies page for this upcoming interview of Jonathan Roumie w...
10/06/2021

On this page or Pauline Center for Media Studies page for this upcoming interview of Jonathan Roumie with Sr Nancy Usselmann!

Don’t miss it on Thursday, Oct 7th at 6pm PT

Join CIMA member Sr Nancy Usselmann at St Paul's Church as CIMA member Fr Tom Gibbons hosts this special screening and d...
10/06/2021

Join CIMA member Sr Nancy Usselmann at St Paul's Church as CIMA member Fr Tom Gibbons hosts this special screening and discussion with the Director, Evgeny Afineevsky this Thurs, Oct 7th!

Justice and Spirituality on Screen: "The Breadwinner"The CSJ Center for Reconciliation & Justice invites you to this Jus...
09/28/2021

Justice and Spirituality on Screen: "The Breadwinner"

The CSJ Center for Reconciliation & Justice invites you to this Justice and Spirituality on Screen discussion and screening of The Breadwinner, a 2017 animated feature film directed by Nora Twomey and produced by Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, based on the novel by Deborah Ellis.

The CSJ Center's Justice and Spirituality on Screen series engages questions of faith and culture through the lens of modern cinema. It is cosponsored by the LMU School of Film and Television, Center for Religion and Spirituality, and William H. Hannon Library. The 2021-2022 series theme echoes that of the CSJ Center's annual symposium, Faces of Justice.

This discussion will be on Facebook Live. No RSVP is necessary. Please visit the CSJ Center's page (be sure to "like" for updates about these discussions).

We are excited to invite you to the second in a series of online interviews with media professionals sharing how the wor...
09/26/2021

We are excited to invite you to the second in a series of online interviews with media professionals sharing how the work they do is viewed through the Catholic lens of their faith. Jonathan Roumie, best known for his role as Jesus in the Chosen will be our next guest in the series. Join us and share this post with your friends.

09/23/2021
A Catholic Lens with Ted Melfi

Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) helps media professionals who share our values to integrate their faith into their professional lives. We do this by actively encouraging, promoting, and honoring media professionals and films, television programs, and other entertainment forms that uplift the human spirit and promote human dignity.

This series, A Catholic Lens, is interviews with Catholics who are currently making a difference in the entertainment industry with their current releases.

The 2022 Gabriel Awards packet is now available. Click ahead for this year's categories and information. Summit your cre...
09/22/2021

The 2022 Gabriel Awards packet is now available. Click ahead for this year's categories and information. Summit your creative work for the prestigious Gabriel Award!
http://ow.ly/PXom50GdiMQ

The 2022 Gabriel Awards packet is now available. Click ahead for this year's categories and information. http://ow.ly/PXom50GdiMQ

Join Sr Nancy Usselmann TONIGHT for a LIVE streamed conversation Sept 22 7pm PST with Ted Melfi, an American screenwrite...
09/22/2021

Join Sr Nancy Usselmann TONIGHT for a LIVE streamed conversation Sept 22 7pm PST with Ted Melfi, an American screenwriter, film director, and producer as he shares about being a Catholic in Hollywood and his new film, , releasing on Netflix on September 24th.

Live streamed right here Catholics In Media Associates!

Rose Pacatte Jonathan Roumie Maria Vargo Tom Gibbons David L. Guffey Eddie Siebert Haskell Vaughn Anderson III Sherry Sheridan Hayes-Peirce Mayra Machado Brown Alexis Walkenstein

Melfi co-wrote, directed and produced "Hidden Figures" with Allison Schroeder, for which he received Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. His film, "St. Vincent" starring Bill Murray, was released in 2014.

Here is Sr Nancy's review of the film: https://media.pauline.org/reviews/ArticleID/1797/The-StarlingThe-Gentleness-of-Human-Growth

We are so excited to host this virtual experience and hope that you will spread the word and join us for what will be a ...
09/20/2021

We are so excited to host this virtual experience and hope that you will spread the word and join us for what will be a great conversation!

CIMA members went out en masse to support fellow board member Fr Tom Gibbons’ new film “Hollywood Priest: Fr Bud Kaiser ...
09/17/2021

CIMA members went out en masse to support fellow board member Fr Tom Gibbons’ new film “Hollywood Priest: Fr Bud Kaiser Story”

A week ago today, our staffers -- including head of production Father David Guffey, C.S.C., producer-at-large Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C., and marketing head Chris Sariego -- attended the festival premiere of HOLLYWOOD PRIEST: THE STORY OF FR. 'BUD' KIESER, at the TCL Chinese Theaters on Hollywood Boulevard. The documentary comes from Paulist Productions, which is our partner on The Dating Project Movie According to the website, http://www.frbudfilm.com/, the film next shows in Newport Beach, California, in late October ...

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Catholics in Media Associates was formed by working professionals in the entertainment industry whose wanted to share personal concerns of faith and spirituality as it is experienced in the workplace. In 1992, Fr. Tony Scannell, Capuchin, invited a small number of Catholics to meet. The group grew in spirit and purpose and soon Catholics In Media Associates (CIMA) was born. That year, CIMA was asked asked to host the Archbishop’s Annual Communion Breakfast for the entertainment industry. In 1993, the first CIMA Awards were celebrated. CIMA’s purpose broadened in part as a response to the 1992 Vatican document on Media called Aetatis Novae ("Dawn of a New Era"). This states, in part, that it would "... contribute to that integral development of the dimensions of man and society" to "promote media awards and other means of recognition in order to encourage and support media professionals." The Annual Mass, Brunch, and Awards Ceremony was held in the fall until 2008, when it was moved to the spring. In 2013, it moved to the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades. In 2014, it will be live-streamed for the first time to a worldwide audience.

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Season 3 of THE CHOSEN is coming!

CIMA awarded The Chosen with the BEST EPISODIC SERIES on October 23rd, received by Dallas Jenkins (virtually) and Jonathan Roumie in person!

In this next season, the disciples face their biggest challenge yet when Jesus sends them out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him.
Episodes 1 & 2 of Season Three pick up where Season Two left off, and in this unique theatrical experience, launch the most emotional and consequential season of The Chosen to date. Get group tickets now.
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/The-Chosen-Season-3-Episode-1-2
Get your tickets today for Catholics in Media Awards! 🎥 - https://mailchi.mp/catholicsinmedia/get-your-tickets-today-for-catholics-in-media-awards

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Sunday, October 23rd 10am Mass at Sacred Heart Chapel
The Annual CIMA Awards is BACK! 🏆

Celebrate the best in entertainment media by honoring filmmakers, producers, and actors who uplift the human person and communicate the beauty, goodness, and truth of God!

Sunday October 23rd 10am Mass at Sacred Heart Chapel followed by breakfast in St Robert's Auditorium.

$50 per person | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cima-awards-mass-breakfast-tickets-421644960427

And we’re back…

The Annual Catholics in Media Associates Awards Mass & Breakfast will be Sunday, Oct 23rd 10am PST at Sacred Heart Chapel with breakfast at St Robert’s Auditorium.

Our honorees are:
Vin di Bona -Entertainment Legend Award

Father Stu -Best Feature film

Hollywood Priest: the Story of Fr Bud Kieser -Best Documentary

The Chosen - Best Episodic Series

It will be a great reunion event., so get your tickets today: catholicsinmedia.org

A movie lovers’ retreat! Join us virtually or in person for a time to reflect with Scripture and film on how we “listen with the ear of the heart,” as Pope Francis says in his 56th World Communications Day message.

National Film Retreats

July 25-29 virtual

Oct 7-9 in person (in LA)

bemediamindful.org/filmretreat

Movies viewed on the retreat:
Father Stu
A Quiet Place
Belfast
Chef
Mass

Congratulations to our friends at Family Theater Productions for 75 years of evangelization in Hollywood! David L. Guffey
This episode of "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journeys of Catholics in Media" interviews Elisabeth Beckwith, a comedian and television writer/producer for "The Goldbergs" and other shows. She is an LMU graduate and author of the humorous "Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation." Sr Nancy hosts this broadcast brought to you by Catholics in Media Associates and Pauline Center for Media Studies
This episode of "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journeys of Catholics in Media" interviews Elisabeth Beckwith, a comedian and television writer/producer for "The Goldbergs" and other shows. She is an LMU graduate and author of the humorous "Raising the Perfect Child through Guilt and Manipulation." Sr Nancy hosts this broadcast brought to you by Catholics in Media Associates and Pauline Center for Media Studies
A Catholics Lens Meets Elizabeth Beckwith! - https://mailchi.mp/catholicsinmedia/a-catholics-lens-meets-elizabeth-beckwith

Wednesday, March 23rd 6pm PT

Praying the movies!

This Lenten Cinema Divina Retreat looks at how truth transforms us and guides us on our journey of life. Using scripture and film we share together on how the Hoky Spirit speaks to us through the sacramental and tangible realities, including film!

Join the Daughters of St Paul this weekend at 5pm each day: bediamindful.org/cinemadivina

Catholics in Media Associates and Pauline Center for Media Studies bring you "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journey of Catholics in Media." This month we are hearing from the renowned director/producer Sean McNamara. His latest films are "The King's Daughter" and a new movie on the life of President Ronald Regan, soon to be released. He created such hits as "Soul Surfer" and "Miracle Season" and many family friendly films and tv shows.
Catholics in Media Associates and Pauline Center for Media Studies bring you "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the Journey of Catholics in Media." This month we are hearing from the renowned director/producer Sean McNamara. His latest films are "The King's Daughter" and a new movie on the life of President Ronald Regan, soon to be released. He created such hits as "Soul Surfer" and "Miracle Season" and many family friendly films and tv shows.
Mark your calendars and join us LIVE right here this Wednesday, March 2nd at 6pm PT for an interview with the amazing Sean McNamara!
This episode of the series "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the journey of Catholics in Media" is with the talented actor/writer/producer of theater and cinema, Haskell Vaughn Anderson III. He shares with us his faith experience in the industry and how it informs his work now.
This episode of the series "A Catholic Lens: Sharing the journey of Catholics in Media" is with the talented actor/writer/producer of theater and cinema, Haskell Vaughn Anderson III. He shares with us his faith experience in the industry and how it informs his work now.
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