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Actor Sean Astin from 'The Lord of the Rings' to Speak at Largest Entertainment Industry Conference for Christians
Contact: Jenna Bartlo, www.BiolaMedia.com, 562-777-4061
 
STUDIO CITY, Calif., April 1, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Biola Media Conference is proud to announce actor, producer, director, Sean Astin, as the closing speaker on Sat., April 30 at the CBS Studio Center lot. Astin will join the lineup of talented speakers at the conference, which attracts more than 700 attendees -- making it the largest event in the nation for people of faith working in the entertainment industry.
 
Having performed in more than 70 films in the past 25 years, Astin was immortalized as "Mikey" in the 1980's classic, The Goonies, inspired audiences as the working class dreamer in Rudy, and will forever be remembered as the brave and loyal Samwise Gamgee in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
 
"Being around Sean Astin causes you to see the possible in the impossible," said producing partner with Sean Astin, Ned Lott. "As he was as Samwise Gamgee and "Rudy" is the way he lives in real life -- strong will, faith, passion and integrity to accomplish his goals and dreams."
 
Astin's roles behind the camera have earned him recognition as director and producer on the Academy Award Nominated live action short film, Kangaroo Court and acting roles have found substantial audiences in films such as: 50 First Dates, Click, Memphis Belle, Courage Under Fire, and Encino Man.
 
Astin joins keynote speaker, Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine, along with an all-star lineup, who will offer their expertise from the trenches on this year's theme: Beyond Digital: What Matters Now. The conference will focus on the future of the industry and defining "success" in the new entertainment economy.
 
For more information or to register online, visit www.BiolaMedia.com. $150 General Admission through April 24th; and $180 at the door. Discounts available for church leaders. Lunch and coffee bar provided. Limited press passes available upon request. Call 562-777-4061 for press pass information.
 
About Biola Media Conference:
In its 16th year, the Biola Media Conference, sponsored by Biola University, exists to educate, inspire, and network media professionals while providing creative inspiration into the spiritual nature of any career in the media industry. BMC attracts participants who will benefit from direct interaction with acclaimed industry pros who are at the top of their craft. From CEOs to students, attendees secure valuable information, insight, and contacts that strengthen their character and their careers.