Burbridge has achieved a prominent career in public relations, working on numerous film and television projects and representing top talent including music artists, athletes, authors, producers and other celebrities.
Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of the multi-platinum selling rock band P.O.D. was awarded the 2017 BrinerImpact Award at a ceremony at the Biola Media Conference held on the 21st Century Fox lot. The award is given annually to recognize those who have made significant contributions in the world of media. Sandoval is the second rock musician to be honored with the award which since its inception in 2001.
Sandoval joins a group of well-known past recipients including former Disney Films President Mark Zoradi, Star Wars producer Howard Kazanjian, VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer, Lou Carlozo, former Chicago Tribune Editor, X-Men producer Ralph Winter and others.
On Saturday, May 2, Kim Lawton, esteemed reporter, producer, writer and editor, will be honored with the Briner Impact Award at the 2015 Biola Media Conference. Lawton joins an impressive group of past honorees, including Star Wars producer Howard Kazanjian, former president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group Mark Zoradi, Academy Award Winning songwriter Al Kasha, and others.
The Briner Institute kicked-off its first “Summer Semester” during July/Aug. Barry Landis, founder and Executive Director says “this pilot program allowed us to provide 12 hand-picked post-grads (most from Belmont University) the opportunity to take part in sample classes, while we continue to build this needed program.”
After two years of research, organizing and networking, The Briner Institute, a 501c3 not for profit corporation was founded this month by Christian music deal maker Barry Landis, the family of the late Bob Briner, as well as key corporate executives and entertainment industry personalities. The goal of the organizations is to continue the vision and mission of Briner’s call to foster the development of a positive, values-oriented content infrastructure in the entertainment industry.
Bob Briner’s final dream—expressed on page 101 of his last book, Final Roar--was that the key figures in the world of Entertainment and Media would get together to “challenge Christians with business, legal, and financial resources to begin exercising them in a much more focused and intentional effort to serve the nation and God’s kingdom.” Together with the facilities of Dr Harry Jacobson of Vanderbilt University, the first Entertainment and Media Summit was born.
On November 9 and 10, 2005, 120 people from all over the U.S. (and two from England!), came to discus how we might be able to provide salt and light to our culture via entertainment and media arts.
To experience the entire two day workshop, click here for the Vanderbilt Entertainment and Media Summit.
Final Roar Link http://www.amazon.com/Final-Roar-Bob-Briner/dp/0805423613
Facilities Link http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vcbh
Ent Summit link -- http://www.brinerinstitute.org/Summit/m01_intro.htm