NAIMA LETT – BLOG – HOLLYWOOD CHRISTIAN
This Summer in the LaLa
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What are your plans for the summer, Fam?
Snorkeling? Kayaking? BBQs? I love the summer, especially in the LaLa. There are free jazz concerts in the parks, lots of movie screenings, and perfect beach weather.
This Summer in the LaLa
Kevin and I had a wonderful anniversary trip up the coast during Memorial Day holiday, and now we’re settling into summer mode… which for me means knocking out the bulk of my doctoral dissertation.
My apologies in advance that you’ll only hear from me periodically over the next couple of months. This summer in the LaLa, my top priority is researching and writing so that I can finish my Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from BIOLA’s Talbot School of Theology, Graduation Goal: May 22, 2015. My dissertation explores Hollywood, Her Values, and How To Effectively Communicate With Her (working title).
I was reading about Hollywood films this morning, and one author, John Truby, discloses that successful screenwriters employ specific blockbuster techniques to make their films “more attuned to the popular audience they must serve if they want to sell their material”. This simply means that writers making blockbuster films (over $100 million) KNOW and SERVE to their popular audience.
My research is to prove that we, as leaders in our family of faith, must KNOW and SERVE our audiences as well, if we plan to effectively communicate with them. For me and Kevin, that’s Hollywood. What about you? Do you KNOW your audience?
Wondering why I’m working on another book before releasing my first one? The dissertation mentioned above will complete my doctoral degree, but Confessions will kick off my book and scripted series that will keep Lett’s Rise! busy for several years.
By the way, thanks so much, for all your inquiries and posts about Confessions of a Hollywood Christian. As you know, the book is done. You’re waiting on me to carve out the time to release it in the right way that accommodates traveling on a book/performance tour. Thanks for your patience. I promise it’ll all be worth it in the end.
What about you?
So, what are you working on? What are your summer plans?
Keep me lifted, and I’ll keep you lifted as well.
Lots of love from the LaLa,
Rev. Naima Lett, D.MIN, ABD
The Hollywood Christian®
Author of coming release Confessions of a Hollywood Christian®
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