PAST SPEAKERS

“Working in the House of Mouse: A Discussion with a Senior Editor at Disney”

Dan Molina | October 2nd, 2019

Dan Molina’s career in studio animation has spanned over 35 years. Starting as assistant director on The Secret of NIMH, he then found his true calling as an editor for animated features and television, working on such films as An American Tail, The Land Before Time, Cats Don't Dance and The Road to El Dorado. From 2011 to 2018 he was supervising editor at Disneytoon Studios, and now serves the same role on the Monsters Inc. spinoff series "Monsters at Work" for Disney+. He and his wife Julie have four children and one grandson, and live in Los Angeles.

“Life in Media: Balancing Faith, Family & Work in Hollywood”

Dan & Peggy Rupple | August 1st, 2019

Dan and Peggy Rupple have decades of experience with both mainstream media and Christian advocacy in Hollywood. Dan was a supervisor for CBS on shows like The Price Is Right and The Late Show with David Letterman, has served as head of programming for multiple internet TV companies, and is currently the CEO of Mastermedia International. Peggy has spent over 15 years as a mentor and all-around networking guru for Christian film and TV professionals, and is currently the associate director of the Windrider Forum at Sundance. They have been married for over 40 years, with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

“The Hollywood Mission Field”

Dean Batali | July 9th, 2019

Dean Batali has extensive experience in network and cable television, playing integral roles as both a writer and producer for That ‘70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and many others. Most recently he served as executive producer and showrunner on two seasons of Hallmark's The Good Witch. He is also a strong advocate for Christians’ presence in Hollywood, and co-authored the book Watching TV Religiously with theologian Kutter Callaway. Originally hailing from Washington state, Dean currently lives in Los Angeles.

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