Powerful, Practical Talks to Change the Culture


Families need to know how to teach their children media-wisdom
Believers need to know how to succeed in the Entertainment Industry without losing their soul…or their wallet.

Media expert, Dr. Ted Baehr, gives inspiring, informative talks on these topics and many more:

Media Wisdom & Media Influence on Today’s Culture: Triumphing Over Our Greatest Challenge

Our greatest challenge now is the influence of the mass media of entertainment on our children and grandchildren. The media, for good and for ill, is the primary teacher of our youth. There’s hope though – children can be taught to be media-wise, and the entertainment industry can be turned to toward the good, the true, and the beautiful. This featured seminar enables you to teach children to be media-wise, helps you understand the wide influence of the mass media, and shows you how to redeem the industry.

How To Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul)

Whether you want to be in pictures or just watch them, or even just complain about them, it seems that almost everyone is interested in the mass media of entertainment. In HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD (WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL), Dr. Ted Baehr tells you what you need to know about the current state of the mass media of entertainment, how to use your faith to change the culture of Hollywood, and how to make a creative contribution to the whole world.

Everything You Want to Know About Hollywood But Are Afraid to Ask

This talk deals with the opportunities as well as the trials and tribulations that Christians face in the mass media, as well as how to be more than conquerors in the entertainment industry. Moreover, this talk helps you understand the entertainment industry, enabling those with stars in their eyes to conquer without stooping.

Abour Dr. Baehr

Armed with over 40 years of research on the media and culture, Dr. Baehr’s lectures have taken him to speak at the European Parliament, the House of Lords of the Parliament of the U.K., the Parliament of Norway, the Bombay Communication Institute, South Korea, Japan, Oxford University, Yale University, Dartmouth College, the University of Virginia, U.C.L.A, and many other prestigious institutions. In 2012, Ted was the 4th Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer at the Pepperdine University Graduate School (GSEP). Baehr makes himself available to address hundreds of universities, churches and civic groups each year. He was the head of the TV Dept. Center at City University of New York and Chairman of the Christian Institute for the Study of Media at the "Center for the Arts, Religion and Education" of the Graduate Theological Union at the University of California at Berkeley. Ted has written, edited and contributed to numerous books, including: • How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul) • The Culture-Wise Family Ted graduated summa cum laude in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College, attended Cambridge University, the University of Bordeaux & Toulouse, the University of Munich, Northwestern University, and Columbia University’s School of the Arts, graduated with a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law, received a Doctor of Humanities from Belhaven University, and a Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Primus University of Theology.

Ted was president of the organization that produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe for CBS-TV in 1980, boasting 37 million viewers and winning an Emmy Award. Baehr produced programs for PBS television. Ted is the Publisher of Movieguide® (www.movieguide. org). Ted has been a featured guest on Oprah, Hannity and Colmes, CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight. In 2005, Ted was Chairman of the Institute for the Study of Media at the Center for the Arts, Religion and Education at the Graduate Theological Union at U.C. Berkeley. Ted’s has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and U.S. News and World Report. Ted’s Annual Movieguide® Awards includes two Epiphany Prizes® for the Most Inspiring Movie and for TV Program, the Kairos Prizes® for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Beginning Screenwriters and Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by Established Screenwriters. Ted Baehr was born in 1946, the son of Robert Allen and Evelyn Peirce, both successful stage, screen and television actors. Ted is married and has four children. CFTVC and MOVIEGUIDE® are an international non-profit ministry dedicated to "redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media." For more information, visit www.movieguide.org or call 1-888-248-6684

Redeeming the Values of the Mass Media:

Activities and Accomplishments

Now in their 32nd year of existence, Movieguide® and the Christian Film & Television Commission® works to:

1. Help bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Hollywood and the entertainment industry and, thereby, to millions of entertainment consumers.

2. Encourage Hollywood and the entertainment industry to create more and even better Christian friendly and family-friendly movies and televisions programs, thereby spreading the Gospel and biblical values throughout the United States and even overseas.

3. Teach families with children and grandchildren to become media wise and CULTURE WISE families, to know how to choose the good and reject the bad, using biblical principles.

4. To measure these results, we use statistics from our 80-page Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry, which is handed out to all the attendees of the Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and promoted widely in the news media.

  • Since the Awards Gala began its outreach to Hollywood decision makers, the number of movies with at least some Christian content has increased from only 27 in 1991 to 184 movies in 2016, a 581 percent increase!
  • Also, the total box office earnings of movies with strong Christian content has increased from only $208 million to more than $3.85 BILLION!!! This is a 1,751 percent increase.
  • Finally, year in and year out, our research shows that the most family-friendly movies according to Movieguide®’s objective criteria, earn significantly more money than the least family-friendly movies. Also, movies with no foul language, graphic sex, explicit nudity, and extreme substance abuse make the most money per movie!

5. We also measure the visitors, listeners and viewers of Movieguide®'s TV, Radio and Internet sites, including our videos on YouTube related to the Awards Gala, the hour-long television version of the Awards, and our presence on social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

In the last few years, our outreach on all these outlets has increased from only about 10 million people to over 38 million people, a 240 percent increase. In fact, in the last three year alone, our Facebook pages have grown from only 0.819 million followers to more than 2.211 million followers, a 170 percent increase.

6. By sharing the above figures with Hollywood decision makers, we encourage them to make more and more family-friendly movies and television programs with overt, positive Christian content and values.

7. In the last few years, as our statistics in the Annual Report to Hollywood have become more widely known, the number of positive Christian references and positive faith-based programming on television also has seen an explosion, including popular Cable-TV programs like DUCK DYNASTY, the recent Dolly Parton television movies, and popular weekly network programs such as BLUE BLOODS and CHICAGO FIRE.

For more information about speaking, teaching and preaching

Please go to: www.movieguide.org and www.tedbaehr.com/bio