The Greenhouse Interviews

 

Proposal


Genuine Productions, LLC, a Los Angeles film production company, will produce a series of interviews with influential and high profile creative professionals from the Hollywood arts & entertainment industries, based on the popular meetings hosted by The Greenhouse Arts & Media, Inc. Interview topics will include faith, family, success, creativity, culture, and more.


Genuine Productions will present this series with a commitment to high quality and production value, drawing on The Greenhouse’s access to some of Hollywood’s top creative professionals. With support from select sponsors, Genuine Productions will be able to create these engaging multi-camera interviews from an original interactive studio set and with professional lighting and crew, producing excellent and relevant videos that draw a wide range of viewers.


History


The Greenhouse Arts & Media, Inc., is a Los Angeles-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2007. It is dedicated to the development and equipping of creative professionals in the mainstream arts & entertainment industry from a Christ-centered, biblical worldview. With an emphasis on artistic excellence, collaboration, mentoring, and community, The Greenhouse is committed to a continuing dialogue on art, creativity, and life and to developing creative professionals to create art that effects positive change in culture through truth and beauty.


Los Angeles, with its longstanding role in the arts, entertainment, and media industries, is undoubtedly one of the main shapers of culture – both on a national and a global scale. The artistic and entertainment projects that flow from Los Angeles end up having a tremendous influence on people and the overall direction of our culture – either towards beauty, truth, and intellectual and spiritual freedom, or towards degradation and corruption.


As such, The Greenhouse views it as the responsibility of Christians, and especially those Christians who are artists, to become involved in and to help shape the world of mainstream arts, entertainment and media by loving and reaching out to creative professionals and to develop a cohesive understanding of the role the arts & entertainment should play in our culture, society and faith.


The Greenhouse started as a small group of Christian artists who wished to collaborate creatively, to discuss the intersection of their faith and the arts & entertainment industries, and to serve one another and their community. As word spread, the group quickly expanded, attracting over 3,700 creative artists – both believers and non-believers – with an intentional environment that fosters encouragement, generosity, service, creativity, and open dialogue on topics that cover all aspects of artistic life – the spiritual, creative, physical, intellectual, emotional, professional, and relational.


On the first Sunday of each month, The Greenhouse meets at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California. Creative artists from all over the greater Los Angeles area attend to hear interviews with well-established and influential Hollywood creative professionals, including Ralph Winter (X-Men, Wolverine), Terry Botwick (VeggieTales), Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Fantastic Four) and Tom Schale (guitarist and songwriter for Justin Beiber), to name but a few. (For a more extensive list of creative professionals The Greenhouse has interviewed in the past, please see below.)


Shun Lee, an actor, creative producer, and the host of The Greenhouse, covers a broad range of topics pertaining to creativity, artistry, cultural influence, and life in Hollywood. He approaches these issues with an eye towards discovery and growth, allowing for discussions that challenge both those who create art & entertainment and those who appreciate it. The environment is warm, encouraging, and free-spirited, and because of the unique atmosphere of generosity and open dialogue, The Greenhouse gatherings have attracted both Christians and non-Christians, giving opportunities to reach out to an expanding audience.


For more information on The Greenhouse and its programs, please see its website at www.greenhouseproductions.com.


Additional Funding


Utilizing additional provisions from select sponsors, Genuine Productions will be able to add a number of important aspects to the interview videos, including:


  1. An original interactive studio set

  2. Multiple camera angles

  3. Effective front- and back-lighting

  4. Professional audio

  5. Original music composition


Please note that these aspects are not yet represented in the pilot sample.


Previous Interviews


The Greenhouse has hosted and interviewed dozens of influential creative professionals in the Hollywood arts & entertainment industry, including the following:


    Doug Jones: actor, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Pan’s Labyrinth

    Billy Weber: Academy Award-winning film editor, Top Gun, The Thin Red Line

    Allen Covert: actor, writer & producer, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates

    Ralph Winter: producer, X-Men trilogy, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, Planet of the Apes

    Phil & Kathleen Cooke: film producers & branding consultants

    David McFadzean: writer & producer, Home Improvement, What Women Want

    Terry Botwick: producer & former Vice President of CBS Entertainment

    Babby Garabedian & Elkin Antoniou: Academy Award-nominated producers, Most

    Bill Farmer: actor & Disney Legend, The Goofy Movie, Toy Story, A Bug’s Life

    Jennifer Wynne Farmer: director & producer, Naturally Native

    Dean Batali: writer & producer, That 70s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Korey Scott Pollard: 1st Assistant Director, House M.D., Deadwood, Waterworld, Nashville

    Cheryl McKay: screenwriter, The Ultimate Gift

    Mark Atteberry: actor, acting coach & type expert, 24, Nip/Tuck, The Hulk

    Karen Covell: television producer

    Jim Covell: film composer, McGee & Me, Left Behind

    Lita Minger: props master, Cold Case

    Joanne Baron: producer & acting coach

    Sean Gaffney: writer & Warner Bros. feature film story analyst

    Lew Hunter: author & UCLA screenwriting professor

    Bobette Buster: Pixar story consultant

    Melissa Glenn: writer & producer, Leverage, Hawaii Five-O

    Steven Williams: Director of Sound Operations, NBC/Universal, The Book of Eli

    Jim O’Keeffe: cinematographer, director & USC film professor, Go Public

    Dawn O’Keeffe: film producer

    Jessica Urven: producer & accountant, Alcon Entertainment

    Dr. Stan Williams: author & story consultant, The Karate Kid, Men In Black 3, Hancock 2

    Dan Rupple: comedy writer & digital media producer

    Lisa Minnerly: intellectual property administrator for Warner-Chappell Music

    Tom Schale: guitarist and songwriter for Justin Beiber


For more information, please contact us at the information posted HERE.