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BRIAN BIRD - Defenders of Wildlife - Update on the Border Wall

WILDERNESS & WILDLIFE

Brian keeps tabs on the status of the Border Wall from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, the Wall that Trump wanted to build, Biden stopped and Abbott wants to start building again, the wall that disrupts natural wildlife movements. It needs your help to recover the landscape.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=25149153)

30mins

9 Aug 2021

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TV Showrunner Roundtable (Saladin K. Patterson, Monica Macer, Sheryl J. Anderson, Brian Bird)

Act One Podcast

Act One Podcast - Episode 16 - Special Episode featuring the Act One TV Showrunner Roundtable Discussion with Saladin K. Patterson (ABC's THE WONDER YEARS), Monica Macer (CBS' MACGVYER), Sheryl J. Anderson (Netflix's SWEET MAGNOLIAS), and Brian Bird (Hallmark's WHEN CALLS THE HEART).Recorded on Thursday, February 11th, 2021, this roundtable offers a fascinating look "behind the curtain” of making television. Some of the topics discussed includes how to get a job writing for tv, creative leadership, and faith in Hollywood.About our panelists:MONICA MACER is a screenwriter, executive producer, and showrunner of Korean and African American descent. She has written for some of the most acclaimed television series over the last 15 years, including LOST (ABC), PRISON BREAK (FOX), NASHVILLE (ABC), QUEEN SUGAR (OWN) and GENTEFIED (Netflix). Most recently, Monica proudly served as showrunner and executive producer for MACGYVER (CBS). As showrunner of Queen Sugar’s second season, Macer was tapped as one of Variety’s 10 Writers to Watch.Macer is married to actor/filmmaker, Sterling Macer Jr., and she’s the proud mother of a thirteen-year-old daughter.BRIAN BIRD is co-creator and executive producer of the top-rated Hallmark Channel series WHEN CALLS THE HEART, in partnership with Michael Landon, Jr., which premieres its eighth season in February 2021. He has written and/or produced two dozen films, including THE HEART OF MAN, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, CAPTIVE, NOT EASILY BROKEN, THE ULTIMATE LIFE and BOPHA! and nearly 350 episodes of network television, including TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, STEP BY STEP and EVENING SHADE. He is currently developing four new films, NORTHERN LIGHTS, LIFE AFTER HEAVEN, The STORY OF EVERYTHING, and THE MONARCH. His most important production to date is his 40-year marriage to wife Patty and their five children.SHERYL J. ANDERSON is the showrunner and an executive producer of SWEET MAGNOLIAS (Netflix). She began her writing journey as a playwriting major at The College of William & Mary in Virginia. Sheryl has worked as a television studio executive, screenwriter, and half-hour writer (PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOSE, DAVE'S WORLD). She then moved to the hour world, writing for a wide range of series (CHARMED, FLASH GORDON, WHEN CALLS THE HEART), and selling pilots to Disney, SyFy, NBC, and Lifetime. She created UPtv’s first dramatic series, TIES THAT BIND, and has written movies for Lifetime, Hallmark, and UPtv. Sheryl also teaches and mentors through a variety of organizations and universities. She and her children are members of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica.SALADIN K. PATTERSON is currently the showrunner of the new show, THE WONDER YEARS on ABC. Also he is an Executive Producer of the FX comedy series DAVE. Prior to that, he was the showrunner of the TBS series THE LAST O.G., and the showrunner of the TBS animated series, THE COPS. Some of his other credits include THE BIG BANG THEORY, TWO AND A HALF MEN, PSYCH, THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, and FRASIER. Patterson is a native of Montgomery Alabama and he is an M.I.T. alumnus with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He now resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Chelsea, his daughter Micah and son, Joshua.The Act One Podcast provides insight and inspiration on the business and craft of Hollywood from a Christian perspective.Support the show (https://actoneprogram.com/donate/)

1hr 47mins

27 Jul 2021

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Writing for Film or Television with Brian Bird

Your Best Writing Life

Writing for film and television. Does your writing have what it takes? Writer and producer Brian Bird shares what he looks for in a screenplay.Linda Goldfarb welcomes Brian Bird - Brian is co-creator and executive producer of the top-rated Hallmark Channel series WHEN CALLS THE HEART, now prepping its ninth season -- and he’s the executive producer of the family drama, MYSTIC, now in its second season of production.  He has written and/or produced two dozen films, including THE HEART OF MAN, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, CAPTIVE, NOT EASILY BROKEN, THE ULTIMATE LIFE, and BOPHA! Along with nearly 350 episodes of television, including TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, STEP BY STEP, and EVENING SHADE. He is currently developing five new films, NORTHERN LIGHTS, LIFE AFTER HEAVEN, The STORY OF EVERYTHING, THE DREAM KING, and THE MONARCH. His most important production to date is his 40-year marriage to his wife Patty and their five children.  Welcome, Brian Bird to Your Best Writing Life.1 -What must-haves does a Film or TV producer look for that moves a manuscript from the slush pile to the “Let’s take a look at this” pile? 2 -What are the key factors you look for in a screenplay that differs from a book?  3 -How does a book get turned into a film project? 4 -What 3 tips would you give to writers aspiring to write for film or TV? 5 - Is it more difficult to write for television and film, or to produce a show?LINKSBrian Bird on FacebookWhen God Calls the Heart Devotional PDFBrian Bird on TwitterBrian Bird on Instagram July Writing Tips and Soul Care for Writers PDF DownloadVisit our website Your Best Writing Life PodcastJoin fellow writers on our Facebook page, Your Best Writing LifeVisit the website of our host, Linda Goldfarb

44mins

27 Jul 2021

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Hearties Want to Know: Is Abigail Coming Back? with Brian Bird (Season 7, Ep 102)

Greenelines

Listen in to hear what’s in store for next season’s "When Calls the Heart," the top-rated Hallmark Channel series. Brian Bird, co-creator and executive producer of the show, returns to Greenelines to talk about the outcry from last season's choice of Elizabeth choosing Lucas and teasers on what to expect in season 9. Learn what other family projects Bird is working on, from a documentary to prove God's existence to the popular coming-of-age series "Mystic." For more information on "When Calls the Heart" visit WhenGodCallstheHeart.com WhenCallstheHeart.com

34mins

14 Jun 2021

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When Calls The Heart Aftershow Season 8 Episode 12 With Brian Bird

When Calls The Heart Aftershow

Executive Producer and Co Creator of Hallmark's When Call The Heart , Brian Bird joins host James and Marisa !Questions are answered!

1hr 36mins

11 May 2021

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When Calls the Heart S8 Ep 1 Recap with Guest Brian Bird

Hallmark Channels’ Bubbly Sesh

We are back in Hope Valley and breaking down the first episode of season eight with executive producer, Brian Bird. We discuss Elizabeth's desire to make a choice, Clara and Jesse's marital strife, Rosemary, Lee and Faith's return, Fiona's big news, Nathan's family drama and the arrival of the much-anticipated Helen Bouchard.  Hallmark Channels' Bubbly Sesh Instagram/Twitter: @thebubblysesh HallmarkChannel.com/TheBubblySesh 

54mins

22 Feb 2021

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Brian Bird Returns! (Part 2) - Episode 5

Hearties Hotline

Brian shares some of his favorite moments from When Calls the Heart, how he got the nickname "Papa Heartie," who he'd like to see guest star in Hope Valley, and how the When Calls the Heart team pulled Season 6 together after Lori Loughlin's departure.Brian also teases Season 8... see what he has to say about this much anticipated season! BOOM!!!Follow us on Twitter and IG @heartieshotline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

23 Sep 2020

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Hearties Hotline Episode 4: Brian Bird Returns! (Part 1)

Hearties Hotline

#Hearties - Brian Bird is back to talk about When Calls the Heart the series. In fact, we had so much fun discussing When Calls the Heart, we had to split this second interview into two parts. But don't worry, the second part will drop bright and early tomorrow.In this episode, Brian addresses one of the very hot topics of the Hearties fandom: The departure of Daniel Lissing from When Calls the Heart. We hope that this discussion provides some behind-the-scenes insight as to what happened during the makings of Season 5.We'll be back tomorrow!Meanwhile, follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @heartieshotline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

22 Sep 2020

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Episode 2 - Brian Bird

Hearties Hotline

Brian Bird, co-creator and executive producer of Hallmark Channel's hit series When Calls the Heart, joins us to discuss how he got his start in television. We have a heartfelt discussion about moving forward past trials as he shares the ups and downs of making the original When Calls the Heart Pilot Movie (starring Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell & Poppy Drayton). We also talk about the importance of providing wholesome family friendly entertainment, especially in today's world.We are so excited to share our discussion with the Hearties! Stay tuned for Part 2 as Brian will join us again to discuss the When Calls the Heart series.If you appreciated this interview let us know! Please subscribe and give us a thumbs up. Thank you!Follow Us @HeartiesHotline on Twitter and Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

22 Sep 2020

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Ep 104- Brian Bird “Story is Food”

The Listening Well with Karthi Masters

Hey Love, Welcome to the Listening Well. My aim is to encourage you, my listener, to take up space in the world using the creative gifts God has deposited in you- because sharing God’s “GOOD” with others- that’s the stuff that makes life worth living!!!   :-0) (I expound on this theory on Ep…

29 Aug 2020

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