Victorya Victorya Michaels Rogers
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Former Hollywood agent/Hollywood Life Ministries founder Victorya Michaels Rogers is a popular speaker on the Christian circuit. With infectious enthusiasm, she speaks around the country at churches, universities, conferences, women’s retreats, single’s groups, youth groups, and women’s luncheons. Among Her faith-based talks include “Hollywood, Reality and Jesus,” “How to Talk About Jesus without Freaking Out”, “Live a Thrilling Life in Spite of Reality,” “Life Happens, but God is Good,” “The Christian Gals Guide to Dating,” and, just for kids, “Hey, You’re All That!”. This author of 4 books has appeared on hundreds of radio programs, including “Focus on the Family” and many television talk shows including “Living the Life.”

The Author
Victorya has authored, co-authored and contributed to several books. She is also the co-author of the true-story inspirational books The Day I Met God and How to Talk About Jesus Without Freaking Out   along with dear friends Jim & Karen Covell. Victorya wrote the relationship books The Automatic 2nd Date, and  Finding a Man Worth Keeping, to offer honest yet blatant advice, warnings and humor, and most importantly hope for today’s single woman.

Victorya’s Hollywood Career
While earning her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from California State University at Long Beach, Victorya entered the entertainment world at 18 through the live award show circuit with her first gig at the American Music Awards. Two years after college she was promoted to talent agent at just 23 and for more than a decade was a prominent Hollywood agent booking millions of dollars in business each year. She represented award winning producers, directors, writers, technical crew and actors for film and television. Victorya also taught three years at the esteemed Entertainment Studies extension program at UCLA on how to break into the entertainment business. She has spoken at many Media conferences across the country including ACT ONE events and Biola Media Conferences. Victorya hosts the series How to Make it in Hollywood. She continues her involvement in entertainment industry as a media coach, career consultant and missionary. For more information about her career coaching and audio programs visit her media website at www.makeitinmedia.com.

The Coach Emerges
Dating, Media & Career Coach
Victorya loved guiding the careers of her Hollywood clients but she wanted to make more of an impact on their lives than merely finding their next short term TV or movie gig. So she achieved her Masters degree at Fuller Theological Seminary at night while continuing her agent career by day. Two years after graduating she married Will Rogers, giving her a great excuse to walk away from the security of her agent career and transition to her dream career of author, speaker and coach. Since that day she had spoken across the country, written four relationship and inspirational books, released her audio series, and continues to actively coach people on major areas of their life including dating, relationships and career guidance.

The Missionary
Keeping with her love for the entertainment industry and the need for Christians to support the industry, rather than run from it, Victorya officially became a missionary to Hollywood in 2004 (though her life has been lived as a missionary in this mission field since her first job there right after high school). Victorya’s Hollywood ministry, www.HollywoodLife.org, is affiliated with the Mission Service Corp of the North American Mission Board (www.namb.net) and seeks to educate Christians on how to get involved and effectively support the mainstream entertainment industry.

Though frequently found in her native California, Victorya and her husband Will, son Matthew, and daughter Katie, live in a suburb of Dallas.

Victorya’s Crendentials
 Professional Achievements

  • Dating Coach since 2002
  • Entertainment career consultant, Victorya Rogers Company, since 1998
  • Talent Agent, Irv Schechter Company, Beverly Hills , CA 11 years  (booked over $25 million in business for her clients during her career)
  • University Instructor at UCLA for 3 years & UCO for 1 year on careers in entertainment,  guest speaker at USC & Biola University
  • Free Lanced at over 60 live televised award shows (including American Music Awards, The Grammy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Emmy Awards, MTV Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards , etc.)

Education:

  • Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena , CA     MA
  • California State University at Long Beach          BA       

Published Books
The Automatic Second Date, 2007,  Howard/Simon & Schuster
Finding a Man Worth Keeping, 2005, Howard/Simon & Schuster
The Day I Met God, 2001 Multnomah (co-authored with Jim & Karen Covell)
How to Talk About Jesus without Freaking Out, 2000 Multnomah (co-authors-Covells)

TV Appearances/Interviews: partial list
“At Home with Chuck and Jenni” 5 appearances
Family Net Broadcasting (National), Guest
 “Living the Life” CBN, 2 appearances (National) Guest
Fox News, Dallas , TX , Dating Expert
CBS News Oklahoma City , OK , Dating Expert
ABC News, Oklahoma City , OK , Dating Expert
“FYI” TV Pilot TBN, Dating Expert, Host of Dating Segment
 “The Call”, Family Net Broadcasting (National), Featured
 “The New Harvest”, LeSea Broadcasting  (National)
WATC-TV interview with Greg West
KDTX-TV Trinity Broadcasting of Texas                         

Radio (over 200 guest appearances)
National Appearances, Partial List:
Focus on the Family, 2 day appearance “ Hollywood from the Inside Out” broadcasts.
Beverly LaHaye Today   Washington DC Mkt, National
Decision Today, interview with Keith Peters
Janet Parshall’s America , National mkt, & Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, 90 sec. radio spots synd. Appeared for two weeks,
American Family Radio, Today’s Issues, Christian Radio Network
WRAF Round the Country, Syndicated on 37 stations across 20 states

DVDS/Videos:
How to Make it In Hollywood, Host
How to Make it in Hollywood & Still Be a Christian, Host
Essentials Video, NAMB Productions, Featured interview
Rambling Road VBS Video, Featured Interview, NAMB Productions
Victorya is an Ordained Minister since 1996 (International Ministerial Fellowship)
On Core Missionary with NAMB since 2004

Victorya Michaels Rogers
Credits during Hollywood Agent Career


Victorya sold the following Television Programming for her clients:
Extreme (prime-time series starring James Brtolin for ABC/Universal), 2 Stupid Dogs (animated series for Hanna Barbara/Turner/The Cartoon Network), Abby Abelskeever (animated series for PBS), About Sarah (movie of the week for CBS starring Mary Steenburgenn and Kelly Martin), One More Mountain (movie of the week about the Donner family crossing America in 1800s), The Bree Walker Show (Talk show for Disney), Pandora’s Box (animated feature film for Hanna Barbera).
Victorya’s clients wrote, produced or directed the following TV series:
The Tonight Show, The Jeff Foxworth Show, Drew Carey, Sunset Beach, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Unsolved Mysteries, Homicide, Police Academy, Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, Renegade, The Greg Kinnear Show, Nightmares, Baywatch Nights, Born Free, Dead Man’s Gun, Della Ventura, Due South, Gun, High Tide, Land of the Lost, Old MacDonald’s Farm, Breaker High, Sweet Valley High, The New Mickey Mouse Club, The New Captain Kangaroo, Superboy, Power Rangers and more.
Victorya’s clients were technical crew for the following feature films:
 (Below-the-Line crew includes: UPM, Cinematographer, Production Designer, Stunt Coordinator, Editor, Composer, Sound Mixer, Costume Designer, Script Supervisor, Make-Up or Hair)
Anaconda, A Smile Like Yours, Batman, Beverly Hills Ninja, Blues Brothers, The Brady Bunch I & II, Boxing Helena, Cutthroat Island, Dances with Wolves, Die Hard II & III, Double Team, Down Periscope, Drop Zone, Eight Seconds, Father of the Bride, Fair Game, Fire Down below, Glory, Guilty as Sin, Hope Floats, How to Make an American Quilt, Money Train, Operation Dumbo Drop, On Deadly Ground, OutBreak, Pleasantville, Power Rangers, Power of One, Private Parts, Pure Country, Ransom, RiverWild, Romy & Michelle, Rosewood, Seven, Space Jam, Small Soldiers, Sneakers, Species, Streetfighter II, Terminal Velocity, The Cowboy Way, The Phantom, The Substitute, TimeCop, Tin Cup, Twelve Angry Men, U.S. Marshall, Zorro.
Victorya’s clients wrote, directed or produced the following feature films:
Leprechaun, Leprechaun II, Merlin, Mr. Wonderful, Ordinary Average Joe, Rumpelstilskin, The Place of Lions, Power Rangers 2: The Volcano.
Victorya’s clients wrote the following Animated Feature Films and Home Videos:
Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Wolfman, Babes in Toyland, The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Fievel Goes West, Flintstone’s Christmas Carol, Hollyrock-Rock-A-Bye Baby, Hercules & Xena, I Yabby Dabba Do!, Land Before Time II, Land Before Time V, Land Before Tim VI, Rip Van Winkle, Scooby Doo & The Ghoul School, ‘Tis the Season to be Smurfy.
Victorya’s Clients wrote or produced the following animated television series:
American Tale, Back to the Future, Batman, Beethoven, Beetlejuice, Biker Mice from Mars, Book of Virtues, Captain Planet, Casper, Cat & Dog, Doug, DuckTales, Dumb & Dumber, The Flintstone, GhostBusters, Goof Troop, Gummi Bears, Hysteria, The New Jetson, Muppet Babies, New Johnny Quest, Nightmare Ned, Pinky & The Brain, Problem Child, RoboCop, Smurfs, Sonic The Hedgehog, Superman, Tom & Jerry Kids, Two Stupid Dogs, Wizard of Oz, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego.
Victorya’s Clients were technical crew on the following Television Shows:
(Below-the-line crew includes UPM, DP, Art Director, Editor, Stunt Coordinator, Sound, Script Supervisor, Costumer, Make-Up or Hair)
Baywatch, Cheers, Cracker, Cybil, Fame LA, Good News, Grace Under Fire, From Earth to the Moon, Homicide, I’ll Fly Away, JAG, Mantis, Model’s Inc., Melrose Place, Nash Bridges, NewsRadio, Nightmen, Nothing Sacred, 90210, OZ, Parenthood, Pretender, Profiler, Rockford Files, Roseanne, Sabrina, Seventh Heaven, Sliders, Twin Peaks, The Ben Stiller Show, The Tom Show, XFiles.

 

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