Hollywood Life Ministries is a long time supporter of Hollywood Prayer Network, their director Karen Covell and her husband Jim Covell. Victorya Rogers co-wrote her first two books with Covell & Covell and shares the same passion for God and Hollywood. HPN is a prayer ministry for the purpose of praying for the people, the projects and the powerful influence of the global entertainment industry. All churches and all Christians across the country should be involved and support HPN. And we encourage all pastors to attend their national prayer breakfast. Please check out their site and sign up to receive their prayer calendar. www.hollywoodprayer.com

About Hollywood Prayer Network’s founder:

KAREN COVELL is a television producer, Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network, author, co-founder and producer for JC Productions (with her husband Jim). She is a passionate speaker on Hollywood As a Mission Field, Prayer, and How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out." She loves speaking with Jim but also has lots of fun at women's conferences, ladies prayer groups and other venues. Karen & Jim are also the parents two wonder boys.

Ms. Covell has had extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children’s programming; such as coordinating producer for the PAX special Changed Lives:  Miracles of the Passion, as associate producer for Headliners & Legends with Matt Lauer, and as co-producer for the television special  America’s Throwaway Children, starring Dennis Franz and Danny Glover.  She also produced a documentary DVD for HPN entitled The Hollywood Tribe.   She created and produced the rock gospel music show pilot Good News Rock, and was associate producer with Shari Lewis Home Video including One Minute Bedtime Stories and One Minute Bible Stories.  Ms. Covell was the post-production producer for the animation company TMS Entertainment, Inc. 

As Head of Development at Penthouse Presentations, a TV production company (not affiliated with the magazine), Ms. Covell created and developed both television movies and series concepts.  She was the assistant to the Executive Producer for a CBS-TV movie The Two Lives of Carol Letner, and was co-writer and assistant editor for Players or Pawns, a sports documentary and winner of best documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival.

Ms. Covell was also the producing director of the 8th Annual Women in Film Festival in Los Angeles.  Prior to that event she was one of the founders of Kino Women International (KIWI), an international women’s film federation at the Moscow Film Festival and in Georgia, Soviet Union.  She has also been booking producer for TV specials and fundraisers, booking celebrities and interviewees for the American Heart Association, the American Lung Cancer Association and World Vision International.  She also served as the interim Theatre Manager for the Mark Taper Forum for six months.

As the Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network, Ms. Covell also speaks and teaches around the country on how people of faith can stop hating Hollywood and boycotting its products, but instead pray for the people in the entertainment industry.  She is also a published co-author of two books with her husband Jim and their writing partner Victorya Rogers.  They are entitled, “How To Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out” and “The Day I Met God,” both available through Multnomah Publishers and at Amazon.com.  She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, a founding member of PREMISE, and a board member of the Biola University Entertainment Task Force.  She is a graduate of USC with a BA in Producing.  Karen is married to her best pal Jim, a composer.  They are the proud parents of two teenage Wonder boys Christopher and Cameron.

JIM COVELL is a composer, business owner, author, dad and perpetual "fix-it" guy. He speaks all over the country, with or without, but preferably with Karen, on their three areas of experience; Prayer, Sharing Your Faith and Hollywood as a Mission Field. When speaking with Karen, he claims to tell the most jokes, but regardless, the audience has a great time.
James began his career writing music immediately after graduating in music composition from USC.  He has been working ever since scoring, songwriting, conducting and arranging in every medium.  James has written scores for many feature films, including LEFT BEHIND, recorded with the London Symphony, based on the best selling book series of the same name.  That Soundtrack CD, and six other soundtracks are available on his website at http://www.JamesCovell.com
Along with his work in film, James has worked for all four of the major networks scoring Pilots, TV Movies, Specials and Series.  Currently running are two TLC series, U.S. MARSHALS and THE HUNT FOR AMAZING TREASURES and his most current music on the TV Special CHANGED LIVES: MIRACLES OF THE PASSION.  James has also written a full-scale musical play entitled A HOUSE DIVIDED and an Orchestral Trumpet Concerto.  His other commissioned Orchestral works premiered with great success by the Denver Symphony.

James lives in Valley Village, California with his wife and their two Wonder Boys, Christopher age 16 and 12 year old Cameron.

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