Prolific writer-producer, Brian Bird is the co-founder of Believe Pictures, an independent production company dedicated to entertaining worldwide audiences with imaginative, intelligent, life-and-faith affirming stories. Previously, Brian served as Co-Executive Producer and senior writer for four seasons on the series, “Touched By An Angel.” His TV writing-producing and feature film credits include “Evening Shade”, “Step by Step”, “The Family Man” and numerous others. His most recent writing and producing credits include Janette Oke’s “When Calls the Heart” (2012), Beverly Lewis’ “The Confession” (2012) and “The Shunning” (2011) for the Hallmark Channel. Recently, Brian was major contributor to The Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival.
In this interview, Bird talks with CMC host, Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, about the process of bringing top-selling Christian fiction to the movie screen and his partnership with co-founder, Michael Landon, Jr. of Believe Pictures.
The Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival is a venue to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all types of media with an emphasis on television, film, theater, church drama, music, graphic arts, marketing and distribution, screenwriting, youth ministries, and spiritual encouragement. The Gideon was started to give Christians interested in the media arts a place to encourage their talents, learn and network, get advice from experts in the industry, and the opportunity to develop working and personal relationships. For more information on The Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival, visit http://www.gideonfilmfestival.com.
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