13 January 2018  |  

Ted Baehr, an accomplished critic, educator, lecturer, media pundit, and founder of Movieguide, will speak at Loma Linda University on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm on January 13, 2018 (6 pm Eastern). Event will take place in the Damazo Amphitheater of Centennial Complex on the Loma Linda University campus, and will be live-streamed on the Adventist Today Facebook page.

Baehr will offer insight on maneuvering through Hollywood’s entertainment business as a Christian with a clear mission to redeem values from the mass media and to educate audiences on using proper discernment in selecting entertainment. With a background in comparative literature, law, and theological studies from various well-known universities such as Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and New York University, he is an influential voice to faith communities and beyond having appeared as a featured guest on Oprah, Hannity and Colmes, CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and Entertainment Weekly.

He has written, edited, and contributed to numerous books including a few such titles as The Culture-Wise Family (Regal), What Can We Watch Tonight (Zondervan), Getting the Word Out (Harper & Row), among many others. His work has been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and U.S. News and World Report. Ted was president of the organization that produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch, and the Wardobe for CBS-TV in 1980, boasting 37 million viewers and winning an Emmy Award.

Ted will be joined by panelists Garrett Caldwell, Maranatha Hay, and Jason Satterlund.

Garrett Caldwell, DMin, MDiv, has served as Executive Director of Public Affairs at Loma Linda University since 2015. He previously served as public relations director at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for seven years as the point of contact between the media and the church while also consulting for Adventist leaders and communicators around the world on public relations, reputation management, and crisis communication. In addition to his public relations expertise, Caldwell is experienced in teaching, pastoring, leadership, and filmmaking. He earned a bachelor’s and graduate degrees from Oakwood University, Andrews University, and Wesley Theological Seminary.

Maranatha Hay is a four-time Emmy-Award Winner and has experience as an editor, director, cinematographer, writer, producer, and actress. She started Tower Films, a full-service video production company, in 2011 and her team’s work has been featured on PBS, the BBC, and National Geographic. Although best known for Stocked Love (2016), Skeleton Woman (2017), and Baby Blue (2009), she has directed and edited more than a dozen films to bring awareness of diseases and disasters affecting countries like Liberia, Africa and the Philippines. Hay  won four additional Emmys from these documentary films, and she also helped raise more than $1 million for nonprofit organizations.

Jason Satterlund has been writing and working on films for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in all areas of production, including directing, writing, cinematography, and editing.  He travels the world producing feature films, television series, commercials, music videos, and documentaries. Satterlund wrote and directed the award-winning feature film The Record Keeperwhich premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London and is currently on the world-wide festival circuit. When he isn’t busy directing his own projects, he enjoys teaching filmmaking workshops, shaping the filmmakers of the future. 

Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational institution that integrates health, science, and Christian faith. Encouraging respect for diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the heritage and global mission of Loma Linda University is to encourage personal and professional growth through knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and lifestyle choices.

The Frank Damazo Amphitheater of Centennial Complex is located on 24760 Stewart Street Loma Linda, CA 92354.

For more information, please contact the Humanities Program at Loma Linda University (909) 558-5925 | humanities@llu.edu.

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