Larry W. Poland (pictured), Grace Seminary alumnus and former faculty and staff member at Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, is one of 20 Hollywood professionals featured in a new documentary entitled “Hollywood on Fire.”
Made by brothers Kenny and Kyle Saylors and Kevin Foster, “Hollywood on Fire” will be in stores nationwide February 25. To watch a trailer and clips from the film, including a short quote from Poland, go to www.hollywoodonfire.com.
According to the filmmakers, “Hollywood is the symbol of the media culture for the entire world. The ‘Hollywood On Fire’ feature documentary chronicles the past, present and future of faith in the entertainment business.
“See interviews and clips from over 20 professionals including producers, directors, actors, studio executives, comedians, stunt men, journalists, recording artists, critics and Hollywood-based ministries.
“If you watch movies or TV, then you’re already a part of the entertainment industry. Discover why you are the most important person in Hollywood and how you can make a difference right from your home. Have you dreamed of taking the path to Hollywood filmmaking and want to stay grounded in your faith? Find out if you really have what it takes from those who have done it.”
About the film Michael Catt, executive producer of “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” says, “Excellent job… These guys have reminded us that God has His people everywhere—He is not without a witness. There is hope in the entertainment media.”
Poland is founder, chairman, and CEO of Mastermedia International, a ministry to the top leadership of film and television in Hollywood and New York, and one which seeks to keep Christian believers informed of the spiritual dynamics inside media.
He’s the recipient of the coveted Covenant Award for significant, Christian influence on the secular media and the founder of the National Media Prayer Breakfast. His father is the late Frank Poland, who for many years was the financial administrator at Brethren Home Missions Council.