Behind the Headlines (Pre-Recorded)

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 6pm ET

Dan Lord, author of Choosing Joy: The Secret to Living a Fully Christian Life, is a revert to the Catholic faith. He spent years as a traveling musician in the sub-famous rock band, Pain, and he now has a BS from Spring Hill Jesuit College and an MTS from the University of Dallas. He is the editor of Catholic Exchange and his numerous articles have appeared in Crisis, National Catholic Register, Catholic News Agency, and Fathers For Good. He still enjoys composing and recording music. He is the proud father of five loud children and is married to the lovely Hallie Lord, editor and contributing author of Style, Sex and Substance.

Chris, according to IMDB, is considered the most authoritative figure for the official screenplay format of Hollywood. He is a screenwriter whose first film, After The Truth, an award-winning courtroom thriller written with his wife and professional partner, Kathleen Riley, sparked international controversy in 1999 when it was released in Germany. Other credits include 25 To Life, a dramatic thriller for Junction Entertainment and Touchstone Pictures; The Other White House, a political thriller for Sean Connery’s Fountainbridge Films and Intermedia; Aces, an action-adventure romance for Paramount Pictures; and a screen adaptation of the book Actual Innocence for Mandalay Television Pictures and the Fox television network. A veteran of the Warner Bros. script department, Riley is the author of The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style. From 2005 through 2008, he served as director of the acclaimed Act One Writing Program in Hollywood, which trains Christians of all denominations for careers as writers and executives in mainstream film and television. Chris holds a BS in Telecommunications from Oral Roberts University and was a National Merit Scholar.

Bella is the acclaimed, award-winning theatrical hit that tells the moving and life-affirming story about a beautiful waitress in a New York City restaurant facing a crisis pregnancy and unemployment, and the loving support she receives from a kind man with a mysterious past seeking to heal deep wounds of his own.