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Helping leaders navigate their career and calling in today’s distracted media-driven culture. Do you have a message or story that could influence the world? Get expert tips from Hollywood producer and media consultant Phil Cooke on creative leadership, digital media, branding and marketing strategies, film and TV production and more – and the faith to make it happen. Find out more at PhilCooke.com. His philosophy? Get your ideas out there and change the world in the process.
 
Everyone is talking about the economy, but who can explain it? Award­-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a surprising and thought­-provoking short­film series that tackles 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy through comedy, animation, music-dance, documentary, and scripted films.
 
A look behind the curtain of the shnit International Shortfilmfestival in Cape Town. In 4 parts, host Sean Drummond chats to festival managers and filmmakers about their films and what the festival has in store for Cape Town in 2016. shnit International Shortfilmfestival takes place 5-9 October 2016 in Cape Town, Bangkok, Bern, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Hong Kong and San Jose, Costa Rica. Visit www.shnit.org for more information.
 
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What’s your message? If you’ve got the good news of the gospel to share, Phil Cooke’s recent interview with evangelist and author J.John in London will inspire you! https://philcooke.com A canon in the Church of England, J.John’s evangelistic strategies reveal powerful strategies to reach your world and your neighbors next door with your message. P…
 
Find out how a two-week vacation to Los Angeles turned into a long-term acting career for TV, Broadway and London actor, Fred Applegate in this interview with Phil Cooke. If you’re hoping to make it in LA or hit Broadway, you’ll gain insight into successful auditions, understanding your role on set, and keeping the role alive when doing theatre. Af…
 
So you want to be a comic book writer? Meet the New York Times best-selling and Eisner Award winning author Jim Krueger in this interview by Phil Cooke. https://philcooke.com Find out the origin story of Jim’s successful career as a writer of FOOTSOLDIERS, Marvel Comics Earth X trilogy with Alex Ross, Avengers, X-Men, the NO ONES and DC Comics JUST…
 
Gain an inside view of the Hollywood industry in Phil Cooke’s interview with Todd Komarnicki, #screenwriter and producer known for blockbuster hits “Elf” and “Sully.” Find out more about the screenwriting process, taking notes from a studio, editing, punching up a comedy script, and why writers become producers. Plus, Todd shares behind the scenes …
 
Are you frustrated with your current creative team? Do you know how to spot great talent to build a great team? Phil Cooke offers 6 tips to help creative leaders build a top-tier team that can achieve greatness! Whether you’re promoting from within or hiring from outside, the right people can make all the difference. Please like, rate and share thi…
 
Do you have a dream to write and publish a book? Are you wondering how to self-publish a book – or are you considering traditional publishing or a hybrid model? Phil Cooke interviews John Mason, founder and president of Insight Publishing Group to discuss the book publishing process, the changing publishing industry, and the best way to get your st…
 
Do you have a vision to impact your community? You can develop an effective outreach strategy if you know the strengths and talents of your congregation. Phil Cooke helps you discover ways to mobilize your people for a mission outreach that will help you fulfill your church vision in a unique way. Please like, rate and share this episode! Get my ne…
 
Go behind the scenes of Joel Osteen’s broadcast television ministry as I interview Jon Swearingen, the senior director of Broadcast Media at Lakewood Church. https://philcooke.com Jon shares creative tips on fulfilling the pastor’s vision, directing multi-camera events, leading volunteers, and the various camera shots and multi-cam setups that will…
 
Have you ever wondered how to write your memoir? In Phil Cooke’s interview with best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey, you’ll explore the steps he went through in writing his memoir titled “Where the Light Fell.” Discover the best point of view to write from, what events to include and even what events not to include as you write your life st…
 
Although it’s wise to surround yourself with smart and talented people, leading teams can be challenging when your team is smarter than you. If it hasn’t happened to you, it probably will in the future, so here’s six leadership principles I’ve learned that can help you take your team to the next level and their best creative work. Please like, rate…
 
Have you considered a career in radio? My interview with Ruth O’Reilly-Smith, Christian radio host for United Christian Broadcast, offers an inspiring and inside view to her career track from a grocery announcer to a national broadcast radio host. https://philcooke.com If radio is in your DNA, you’ll be encouraged to put the work in to make your dr…
 
Are you suffering from burnout? My recent interview with best-selling author, speaker and podcaster Carey Nieuwhof will help you rethink your time management and productivity while offering a new perspective on how to prioritize your life and thrive. Get actionable insight to decrease stress as Carey shares from his new book, “At Your Best: How to …
 
Launching a new project? Looking for new ideas? I’ve found there are two questions creative leaders should stop obsessing over if they want inspired ideas. If brought up too soon in the creative process, they can stifle creativity and you’ll never get to the ideas that will change the world. https://philcooke.com Please like, rate and share this ep…
 
Leadership is about communication: what you say and what people hear can be two different things. When it comes to communicating your vision, here’s 5 things I wish leaders would stop saying. https://philcooke.com Please like, rate and share this episode! Get my new book: Maximize Your Influence – How to Make Digital Media Work for Your Church, You…
 
Do you have a big vision but you’re not quite sure how to get there? In this interview, Phil Cooke talks with Lucas Miles, a pastor, movie producer and successful author who offers practical tips on how to increase your influence and fulfill your calling. https://philcooke.com Includes insight on acting, producing and building trustworthy relations…
 
Explore the filmmaking process with this interview by Phil Cooke with Hollywood film producer Darren Moorman. Topics covered include the producer’s role, financing a movie, advice for screenwriters, and mistakes to avoid early in your producing career. Producer of the Netflix original “Blue Miracle,” “Same Kind of Different As Me” and other films, …
 
Are you a directing a multi-camera television or video event? Steven Lester directed Elevation Church’s national television program and livestream services for years, and then launched out on his own. In this interview with Phil Cooke, https://philcooke.com Steven shares his experience as a freelance television and video director and how the import…
 
Why should churches and pastors be concerned about public relations? In this episode, Phil Cooke interviews Johnnie Moore, founder and CEO of The KAIROS Company, and explores why pastors should consider retaining public relations consultants, the biggest mistake churches make in managing a crisis, how to handle controversy and what to do when cance…
 
The pandemic has created a new hybrid church model of a physical church and online digital church experience. In this interview, Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com talks with Jonathan Meisner, Sr. Director of Digital Experiences at Life.Church about building an online community in today’s digital age. Topics covered include building trust online, cre…
 
Got talent or great ideas that are not being noticed? Here’s 5 tips from Phil Cooke to get your talent noticed and advance your career. https://philcooke.com It all starts with believing in yourself and the calling on your life. Please like, rate and share this episode! Get my new book: Maximize Your Influence – How to Make Digital Media Work for Y…
 
Internships can be a great entry point for high school and college students to work as creatives, especially in the film industry. Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com outlines best practices for making an internship work to advance your career in Hollywood or the city of your choice. Please like, rate and share this episode! Get my new book: Maximize …
 
Have you ever wanted to reinvent yourself? In this episode Phil Cooke outlines ten steps you can take to change your life and discover the one big thing God has created you to do. https://philcooke.com Especially in these post-pandemic days, now is time to be intentional about changing careers and your mindset for a major reinvention of your life. …
 
Ever wonder how to gain positive publicity for your ministry, book or film project? In Phil Cooke’s interview with senior public relations strategist A. Larry Ross, you’ll find out how to navigate public relations to gain media coverage while understanding the tactics for crisis management. Pastors and ministry leaders as well as filmmakers will be…
 
Every pastor wants to impact their community, but we often forget about the opportunity a funeral, wedding or food drive offers to impact your community simply by serving others. Phil Cooke shares the explicit and implicit types of advertising you can use to market your church and compel people to come back and visit. Please like, rate and share th…
 
The culture you build in your ministry or organization has a direct effect on creativity. If you’re leading creative teams, these 5 keys from Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com will help you establish a creative culture where ideas thrive and your team is motivated to produce their best work possible. Please Like, Favorite and Share this video! Get m…
 
Pastors have many responsibilities, but one of the most important priorities for church leaders in today’s digital age should be communication. Here are my 5 communication priorities for pastors to ensure that your message is being heard and making an impact. Engaging the local community, expanding your message, and communicating the message of Chr…
 
Interested in a career as a news producer? In this interview, Susan Kroll, 7-time Emmy Award-winning NBC News coordinating producer, shares with Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com what it’s like to be a producer for national network news. In this very competitive field, Susan shares career tips to help you advance in a news job as well as what a day …
 
Thinking about launching a media ministry from your church? Phil Cooke offers 4 ways to approach naming the ministry for today’s digital age. Whether you’re considering local TV or national broadcast television, a name has never been more important. Please like, rate and share this episode! Get my new book: Maximize Your Influence – How to Make Dig…
 
The opportunity for churches to advertise on local broadcast television is enormous and can make a difference in your community outreach and influence. In this episode, media consultant Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com offers practical guidelines for producing and placing TV commercials on broadcast TV to advertise your church or nonprofit. Please …
 
Hollywood producer and media consultant Phil Cooke shares inspirational career advice and action steps for long term success in your career or ministry. https://philcooke.com Shared first at the 2019 O2 Network Conference at The Bridge Church Denton, this talk includes practical tips from successful people in the film and television industry as wel…
 
As the chief creative officer of Joyce Meyer Ministries, Ginger Stache oversees all the creative teams for Joyce Meyer Ministries. In this interview with Phil Cooke, she shares inspiration and encouragement for creatives and producers. https://philcooke.com Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and creatives: https://podcasts.app…
 
Don’t derail your career! These keys to success from Phil Cooke will help you last the long term as a creative leader. https://philcooke.com Find out what makes people get off track and explore the ways you can finish well and inspire others. Whether you’re in media and communications, the film or television industry, these secrets gleaned from int…
 
The digital revolution isn’t about technology; it’s about changing the way we think. If you’re a pastor or leader, these 5 keys to success from Phil Cooke will help you embrace digital thinking. The future is digital! https://philcooke.com Please Like, Favorite and Share this video! Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and creat…
 
Social media is more than communication – it’s ministry! Find out social media trends for ministries and churches as Phil Cooke interviews social media strategy expert, Nils Smith. Find out how to use videos to tell your story, common mistakes churches make (and how to correct them), plus how to use social media to launch your career. Includes post…
 
How do you get on the radar and grow if you’re a small ministry or nonprofit? In this episode, Phil Cooke interviews Calvin Smith, Director of Lift Up Jesus, the TV and radio ministry of Shepherd Church and Pastor Dudley Rutherford. Find out the steps they took to grow from a local to a national media ministry that began with a fundraising campaign…
 
Career changes have become commonplace in today’s volatile marketplace. Whether you’ve lost your job or are considering a job change, Phil Cooke offers tips to help you invest in yourself to have a successful career of your passion or calling. Bonus: if you have a creative career, you’ll especially appreciate Phil’s insight as a Hollywood producer …
 
Too many creative people waste time, energy, motivation and attitude on things that don’t matter. As a result, when it’s time for big ideas, they come up empty. Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com offers 5 tips to help you conserve brain power and think creatively. Please Like, Favorite and Share this video! Get my new book: Maximize Your Influence – …
 
COVID has moved us into the online digital world for conferences, lectures, meetings and teaching. Whether you’re using Zoom or Bluejeans, the digital platform requires a different level of professionalism over in-person classes, lectures or preaching. Phil Cooke offers tips for teaching kids and adults for best engagement and success. https://phil…
 
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, fundraising events are going online. Phil Cooke shares key tips on how to take your live physical fundraising event online. Your virtual fundraiser can be successful! https://philcooke.com Donate to The Influence Lab and get Phil’s new book! “Maximize Your Influence: How to Make Digital Media Work for Your Churc…
 
Do your creative ideas make people think? Are you playing it safe instead of taking risks with your creativity? Phil Cooke offers 8 checkpoints to help you embrace your creative calling, with tips on meeting deadlines, brainstorming techniques, idea development and pitching. https://philcooke.com Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for lea…
 
Hiring at your church or nonprofit organization? If you’re looking for a donor development or marketing person or even a media producer, hiring from the for-profit world or Hollywood may not be your best choice. Here’s insight from Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com that will help leaders hire well. Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for le…
 
Do you feel called to ministry or to start a nonprofit? Phil Cooke https://philecooke.com interviews Ann White, founder of Courage for Life, to talk about her journey from idea to impactful ministry in just five years. Here’s how to take those first steps towards your nonprofit to launch something that could potentially change the world. Subscribe …
 
Broadcast TV is still a viable way to get your message and story out to the world. Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com offers ten tips to help you launch a media ministry with success. Find out how storytelling, creativity and culturally relevant programming can help you impact the world. Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and cr…
 
Ever think of a brilliant idea in the middle of the night – and forget it by morning? In a day when content is king, here’s Phil Cooke’s favorite apps and tools to help him capture ideas for better organization and increased productivity. https://philcooke.com Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and creatives: https://podcasts.…
 
Storytelling is important in today’s digital age and becoming a more visual storyteller can help you succeed in your career. Whether you’re a speaker, filmmaker or video marketer, Phil Cooke’s https://philcooke.com five storytelling techniques will help you share powerful story-driven media. Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders …
 
Social media has become the new “front door” of the church – especially in the aftermath of the Coronavirus. In this interview, Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com and Dave Adamson explore how churches can leverage social media and YouTube to pastor people and connect with their communities. Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and…
 
Changing careers at 50 and older can be a terrifying prospect. Whether you’ve been laid off or are taking the risk to move from a dead end job to your dream career, Phil Cooke offers a strategic plan to transition into a new career. https://philcooke.com Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and creatives: https://podcasts.apple.…
 
Working remotely is the safe mode during the Coronavirus crisis and we may never go back to traditional ways of working. Phil Cooke offers 10 tips to help pastors and leaders succeed in what could become the new normal for churches, non-profits and businesses. https://philcooke.com Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and creati…
 
Live streaming is the new church mode with social distancing ordinances provoked by COVID-19. Phil Cooke offered this free live webinar to help pastors and their media and communications teams develop an online strategy that is effective and engaging for their congregations and communities. https://philcooke.com Joining Phil is his Cooke Media Grou…
 
The Coronavirus pandemic forced pastors to take livestreaming seriously. Phil Cooke shares important tips on how to livestream and maximize online engagement for pastors and their media teams. Free download at https://cookemediagroup.com/streaming or visit https://philcooke.com Subscribe to My Podcast for more good advice for leaders and creatives:…
 
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