Mastermedia International Hosts 30th Anniversary Celebration

Jan 28, 2016, 08:35 ET from Mastermedia International

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Mastermedia International will host a 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Hilton Universal City.

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Mastermedia International's 30th Anniversary Celebration



Thursday, March 3, 2016



Hilton Universal City,

555 Universal Hollywood Drive,

Universal City, CA

As many as 650 media professionals and friends of Mastermedia are expected to attend this inspirational and entertaining celebration, hosted by Eric Metaxas, acclaimed speaker, radio host, and author of New York Times bestsellers Amazing Grace and Bonhoeffer.

The afternoon conference will begin with lunch and is designed to provide professional enrichment and spiritual encouragement for media professionals.

The evening gala will feature the installation of Dan Rupple as Mastermedia's new CEO. "Mastermedia couldn't find a better man for this position than Dan Rupple," remarked Michael Klausman, President of CBS Studio Center.

A capstone of the evening will be a special tribute honoring Mastermedia's Founder and Chairman, Dr. Larry Poland, for his more than three decades of serving the world's most powerful media leaders. In the words of writer/director/producer Dave Alan Johnson, "Larry and his team have been a lifesaver and life-changer over the years! They are one of the reasons I've been able to be and stay faithful and successful!"

Live performances by Jordan Smith, 2015 Winner, The Voice. Also scheduled to participate*: Kathie Lee Gifford, host, NBC's The Today Show; Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO, HBO; Pat Boone, legendary singer and actor; Michael Warren, producer/writer,Family Matters, Step by Step; Ken Wales, producer, Christy, Amazing Grace; Al Kasha, Oscar-winning composer; Rhonda Fleming, legendary actress; Michael Klausman, President, CBS Studio Center; Ralph Winter, producer, X-Men, Fantastic Four; Tom Halleen, Executive VP, AMC Networks; Brian Bird, producer/writer, Captive, When Calls the Heart; Rich Peluso, President, Sony/Affirm; Terry Botwick, producer, Captive; Cindy Bond, producer, President, Mission Pictures Intl.; Simon Swart, former Executive VP, 20th Century Fox; Todd Komarnicki, producer/writer, Elf; Phil Cooke, writer/producer, and hosting the event, Eric Metaxas, writer/speaker/radio host. *In person or by video

Mastermedia is an international organization that facilitates relationships between media leaders and the Christian community at large. Its purpose is to be a positive and redemptive influence in entertainment by touching the lives of media executives and filmmakers and mobilizing global prayer for them.

"What I always respected about Larry [Poland] is that he's never come in the spirit of scolding. He's always come in the spirit of constructive conversation," says HBO Chairman-CEO Richard Plepler. "What they were really trying to do is keep the lines of communication open between our industry and their movement." (Variety article, published June 25, 2015)

Registration for both afternoon conference and evening gala:
Registration for evening gala only:

For questions regarding the event, please call 909-335-7353 ext 10.

MEDIA CONTACT: Beth Hites, 909-335-7353 ext 40, Email

SOURCE Mastermedia International