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"Diane Howard has insight and wisdom. She uses her years of experience in Performance, Communication, and Media Studies and academic prowess to help us at and to help many others to redeem the culture. Of all the students who took the HOW TO SUCCEED IN HOLLYWOOD (WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL) course, Diane has the most incredible ability to grasp and untilize the information to help build a civil society. Diane is a blessing and a friend."
Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
MOVIEGUIDE(R), Hollywood, CA

"Diane has been the consumate professional since starting to work with her this past year. I work not only with talent but also with films and TV shows as well as major Hollywood events and Diane gives her 110% to everything she is committed to. This is rather important in an industry that lacks committment, trust and integrity."
Howie Simon
New Orleans, LA

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Dr. Diane Howard is a frontline journalist of depth and breadth, known for exclusive interviews with leading figures in artistic, redemptive media. She has interviewed many leading actors, producers, and writers, as well as directors in top redemptive movies. She focuses on the "big picture," the back story, and the redemptive journey of faith, as well as the remarkable acts of sacrificial, courageous service behind the scenes. Having lived and traveled all over the world, as well as having a depth of scholarship, she brings an historical and universal perspective to her singular interviews.

Dr. Diane Howard has exclusively interviewed many leading producers, writers, directors, as well as actors and more who include: David Qunito, (Prominent Hollywood Attorney, VidAngel Case); Mark Burnett (Producer, “Ben-Hur”); Roma Downey (Exec.Producer, “Ben-Hur,” Actor, “Touched by An Angel” ); Jack Huston (Actor , “Ben-Hur”) ; Nazanin Boniadi (Actor, “Ben-Hur”);  Toby Kebbell (Actor, “Ben-Hur”); Timur Bekmambetov (Director,“Ben-Hur”); Phil NeilsonSecond Unit Director, “Ben-Hur”); Dr. Ted BaehrMOVIEGUIDE®);  Ken Wales Producer,“Captive,” “Amazing Grace ”);  Jennifer Garner (Actor ; “Miracles From Heaven”);  T. D. Jakes (Producer“Miracles From Heaven”) ; Todd Komarnicki (Writer; “Sully”); Caleb Holloway (crew >member from real disasterDeepwater HorizonDolly Parton (Singer/Musician, Actor, Producer ,"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors"),  Ricky Scroder (Actor“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” ); Alyvia Alyn Lind  (Actor , “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”); Cyrus Nowrasteh (Producer, Writer, Director, “The Young Messiah”); Betsy Nowrasteh,“The Young Messiah”) ; Stephen Kendrick (Producer, “War Room”); Craig Schultz  (Writer/Producer"The  Peanuts Movie"); Steve Martino (Director"The Peanuts Movie"); Karen Abercrombie (Actor,“War Room ”); Priscilla C. Shirer (Actor, Writer, “War Room”); T.C. Stallings (Actor, “War  Room,” “Courageous”); Alena Pitts (Actor, “War Room”); Ben Davies (Actor, “War Room, Courageous”); Andrew Erwin (Producer,"Woodlawn")Kevin Sizemore (Actor"Woodlawn")DeVon Franklin (Actor, Producer, "Woodlawn," “Miracles From Heaven”)Caleb Castille (Actor, "Woodlawn")Kevin Sorbo,( Actor“Hercules,”“God’s Not Dead”…);  Ernie Hudson,(Actor,“Touched By An Angel,” “God’s Not Dead 2”); Bruno Gunn (Actor"The Hunger Games”)George Parra (Producer“Joy”); Martha Williamson , (Producer, Writer“Touched by An Angel,“Signed, Sealed, Delivered”); Sadie Robertson (Actor, “God’s Not Dead 2”);  Mark Henn(Animator, "Moana"); Harry Connick Jr. (Host, “Harry”); David Oyelowo (Actor, Producer, “A United Kingdom”); Kevin and Sam Sorbo (DirectorWriter , “Let There Be Light”); David R White and Andrea Logan White (Producers, Actors, “Case for Christ”); Adam Greaves-Neal (, Actor, “The Young Messiah”); and Pat Boone (Actor, “God's Not Dead 2”).

Other leading producers, writers, actors who have been a part of exclusive interviews on Red Carpets or in one-on-one interviews with Dr. Diane Howard for publications include the following:  Bill Engvall (ActorMOVIEGUIDE® Host); Brian Bird (Producer, Writer, “Captive,” “When Calls the Heart,” “Touched by An Angel”); Don Piper (his story, "90 Minutes in Heaven"); Bobby Batson (Actor"90 Minutes in Heaven"); Connor Corum (Actor, “Heaven is For Real”); Liam Matthews (Actor, “Do You Believe”); Chipo Chung (Actor, “A.D. The Bible Continues”); Eduardo Verástegui (Actor, “Little Boy”); Imani Hakim (Actor, “The Gabby Douglas Story” ) ; David R. White (Actor, ProducerPure Flix);  Andrea Logan (Actor“Do You Believe?); Aaron Burns (Producer, “War Room,” “Beyond the Mask”…); Kristopher Polaha (Actor, “Where Hope Grows”); Erin Krakow (Actor, “When Calls the Heart”);  Pascalle Hutton (Actor, “When Calls the Heart,” “Artic Air”),  Martin Cummins (Actor, “When Calls the Heart”, “The Christmas Shepherd”); Beth Nimmo (Rachel Scott’s Mother, “I’m Not Ashamed.”); Mark Gerson (Philanthropist, L’Chaim African Missionary Prize); Dr. Jon Fielder (African Medical Missionary, President of the African Mission Healthcare Foundation ); Dr. Jason Fader (Winner of L’Chaim African Missionary Surgeon Prize); Dallas Jenkins, (Director, “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone”); Alyvia Alyn Lind (Actor, “Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”); Amy Reid (Writer, “Pocahontas: Dove of Peace”); Anthony Hamilton  (Singer); Kate Linder (Actor, “Faith Hollywood TV”); Tracy Price (Producer, "The Young Messiah," “Stoning of Soraya M.” and more); Mark Fincannon (Actor, Casting Director, “The Blind Side,” “The End of the Spear”, Dr. Del Tackett (Host, “Is Genesis History?”) and Terry Benedict ( Producer, “Hacksaw Ridge”).

Further, Dr. Diane Howard has also recently interviewed the following for publications on Red Carpets and in one-on-one interviews: Senyo Amoaku/ Sammy Aaron (Actor, “Do You Believe”); Stephen Bradley (Producer, Writer, Director, “Noble”); Whitney Goin ( Actor, “Welcome to Inspiration ”);  Britt George  (Actor, “Welcome to Inspiration”); Christy Sutherland (Actor, Singer, “Welcome to Inspiration”); John David Ware (Founder, Director 168 Film Festival); Corbin Bernsen (Producer, Actor, “Rust”), Jackie Carpenter ( Producer, “Stand Your Ground," "The Christian View”); Rachel Hendrix , (Actor, “October Baby”); Shari Rigby (Actor, “October Baby”) John Savage, (Actor, “Touched by an Angel”); Serena Miller (Writer“Love Finds You in Sugarcreek”); Michael Rosander (Actor, “Adrenaline”); Stan E. Hubbard (Producer); Anita Gaffney ( Executive Director, Stratford Festival), Joey Lankford (”Living Hope” Documentary);  Walon Green (Producer, Writer, Director…, Bill ‘O Reilley’s “Killing Jesus”); Erin Bethea (Actor, “Laughing at the Moon”); Drew Waters (Producer, Writer, Director, Actor , “New Life”); Matthew Faraci (Host, “Frankly Faraci”); Devielle Johnson (Actor, “A Time to Dance); Khaneshia 'KJ' Smith (Veteran TV actor, “Queen Sugar”); Sharon Thomas,( Christian Indian Bollywood star); and Jencarlos Canela and Adam Anders (Actor, Producer, The Passion: New Orleans); Evan Sayet (Satirist) ; DR Fraley and Walker Haynes (Professor, Actor, “Hamlet’s Ghost”); Serena Laurel (Actress, Singer-Songwriter, "Bird Song"); Jovan Adepo (Actor, "Fences"); David Batty (Director, "Gospel of Mark"); Lee and Leslie Strobel (authors, actors, "Case for Christ"); Katie Miller (Corporate Communications Manager, “Jonah, on Stage”); Rodney Coe (lead actor, “Jonah on Stage”); Sr. Nancy Dowling (Covenant House, “Red Nose Day”); Jerry Wiles ( President Emeritus, Living Water International); Kyle Thompson (CEO, Catalyst Resource Group); Matthew West (musician, singer-songwriter, author, actor); Kathy Carter (Executive Producer, Reality TV); and Dean Niewholny (CEO Halftime Institute).

Furthermore, Dr. Diane Howard has recently interviewed the following for publications: Paul McCusker (writer, “Adventures in Odyssey,” “Beyond the Mask”…); Eric Le Marque (real life survivor, writer, “6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain”); T.C. Stallings (actor, “A Question of Faith”); Darren Moorman (producer, “Same Kind of Different as Me"); Renee Zellweger (actor, Same Kind of Different as Me"); Jon Voight (actor, “Same Kind of Different as Me"); Greg Kinnear (actor, “Same Kind of Different as Me"); Djimon Hounsou (actor, “Same Kind of Different as Me"); Michael Carney (director, “Same Kind of Different as Me"); Ron Hall (writer, “Same Kind of Different as Me"); Tyler Perry (producer, writer, director, actor, “Higher is Waiting”); Stephen Shin (director"On Wings of Eagles"); Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck(leads, writers, speakers"I'll Push You"); Terry Parish (writer, director"I'll Push You"), DanGilroy (director, writer"Roman Israel, Esq."), Denzel Washington (actor"Roman Israel, Esq.");  Carmen Ejogo (actor"Roman Israel, Esq."); Timothy Reckart(director“The Star”); Matthew Faraci(host, writer"Frankly Faraci,” Dove Channel); Todd Lieberman (producer“Wonder”); Pedro Guzman (medic, and real soldiers in “Black Sunday” ambush (“The Long Road Home”); Mark Nutsch and Bob Pennington (real leaders of Special Ops. Force in “12 Strong” depicted by Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon); Eric Wilson (writer of novelization and corresponding book for “Samson”); Jon Erwin (producer, director, "I Can Only Imagine" and "Steve McQueen: American Icon"); Patrick Walsh (producer, creator, "Living Biblically"); TC Stallings (actor, "A Question of Faith"); Stephen Chbosky (writer, director, "Wonder"),Rebecca Crownover, (author, "My Daddy's in Heaven") and more.  

Press Conference Interviews

“Miracles from Heaven” with actor Jennifer Garner; producers De Von Franklin and T.D. Jakes; Christy Beam and Family

“Ben-Hur” with producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett; actors Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi; director, Timur Bekmambetov; directing crew; costumer, Varvara Avdyushko and more

“Same Kind of Different as Me” with actors Renee Zellweger, Jon Voight, Greg Kinnear, Djimon Hounsou; director, writer, Michael Carney; author, writer Ron Hall

“Boo 2” and “Higher is Waiting” with Tyler Perry

“Roman Israel, Esq.” with Denzel Washington and Dan Gilroy

Red Carpet Interviews

12 Strong

Miracles from Heaven

23rd Annual Movieguide Awards

24th Annual Movieguide Awards

25th Annual Movieguide Awards

On Camera Interviews

Jennifer Garner, “Miracles from Heaven”

Tyler Perry, “Higher is Waiting"

Mark Nutsch and Bob Pennington, Real Special Ops. Leaders, “12 Strong”

Popular Articles

See Stories of Moviemakers and Faith.
See Media, Movies, Missions Interviews.

Sample Stories of Faith from the Golden Age of Hollywood: Mickey Rooney, Jane RussellBob HopePatricia NealGary CooperRonald ReaganDebbie ReynoldsFlorence HendersonPearl BaileyFrank CapraPatty DukeSteve McQueenJerry LewisDuke Ellington, John Wayne, Della Reese,and  Roma Downey

Sample Stories of Role Models: The Positive Effects Real-Life Heroes Have on Us ; Inspirational
True Stories at the Movies,
; The Personal Faith of a Real-Life Hero of ‘Deepwater Horizon’; 'Sully' brings 'Miracle on the Hudson' to big screenColumbine Mother Talks ‘I’m Not Ashamed’; Wild Abandon & Surrender to God Lead to ‘Living Hope;’ Sadie Robertson, A Heart for God, Faith, & Family;  On the Red Carpet for ‘Miracles from Heaven’;  Stories of Real Life Heroes have Power for Good ; ’90 Minutes in Heaven’ Provides Hope for Both Sides of Eternity; Riveting Faith-Filled Movie ‘Captive’; Critics and Audiences Alike Praise ‘Woodlawn’ as Game-Changer; A Garland for Mourning: Television and Movie Work of Jackie Carpenter ; ‘Where Hope Grows’; David A. R. White and Pure Flix on the Frontlines of Faith-Based Movies; Incredible True Story of Christina Noble; Leaders Support VidAngel in Legal Battle with Hollywood; A Verifiable, Positive, Transformative Influence: The Real Heroes Behind the Reel Heroes; Hidden Figures Honors Brilliance of NASA Women; Lee and Leslie Strobel, Interview for "The Case for Christ".

Sample Articles on Serious Social Issues: Fighting Against Profanity in Movies; Vidangel Mission Gains Support; Vidangel Keeps Fighting; Leaders Support VidAngel in Legal Battle with Hollywood; Prominent Hollywood Legal Mind Makes a Strong Case for VidAngel; Safety in Theaters in Public Places; Understanding Children's Stages of Development 'Screenagers' Gives Sobering News on Addicting Effects of Screen TimeMedia Affects Our Brains, Bodies, and BehaviorsKids Need to Learn Healthy Interactions with Digital Devices;  Top Pick Movies Offer Healing Solutions; Safe Family Movies in Theaters ; Use Media Discernment at the MoviesA Media-Wise Report on Foul LanguageToxic Exposure to Media What All Media-Wise Families KnowMake Wise Choices for Children Under 8; Children at Risk With Exposure to Media ViolenceUsing Facebook Redemptively; Making Careful Movie ChoicesChristians Possess Power to Keep Family Movies in Theaters; Disney Shattering Stereotypes about Disabilities; Dove Channel Expands Film Offerings For Families; Animals Can Bring Joy of Childhood to Families;  Why Hollywood Should Make More Family-Friendly MoviesClassic Television and Movies Are Having a ComebackWhat Does It Mean When a Faith-Based Movie Bombs?Success to SignificanceLearning to Ride AgainPeople's Stories MatterMarketing Big Faith Films to  Churches; Summer and Family Movies ; Hollywood's New Renaissance and ReformationGreat Family Movies on DVD, StreamingMovieguide® Provides Information for Netflix Streaming, DVD ChoicesWhy Hollywood Should Make More Family-Friendly MoviesBringing Grace to TVMovieguide ® Good Source for Holiday Movie ChoicesReading the Bible Aloud ; Importance of Diction and Good Dialogue in MediaTips for Good Stories in Videos Classy Movie Awards Show and Tasteless Award ShowsRedemptive Movies Line Up with the Truth of JesusSafe Family Movies; Use Media DiscernmentGood Father Role Models on TV Staying Power of Traditional MoralsPurity VS PopularitySome Oscar Movies Worthwhile, Others NotSacrificial Love in MoviesClean Media SucceedsRedemptive Movie Lead Right WayOffering Support to Severely Limited Medical Missionary Doctors in AfricaOpening Weekend Determines Success

SAMPLES OF FAMILY AND REDEMPTIVE MOVIES, TV (for a range of ages, audiences): covered as a journalist, interviewer, publicist

2018- Movies-My Heart Dies with You: Hearts at WarMy Heart Dies with You: Hearts JourneyMy Heart Dies with You: Hearts RaceI Can Only Imagine Steve McQueen: American Icon Broken Wing The Long Run 12 Strong Ferdinand Samson Paddington 2 Peter Rabbit Black Panther Wonder Top-GrossingFebruary Movies Entertain with HeartFebruary Movies Encourage Vital, Positive RelationshipsUnconditional Love in February MoviesCompassion and Morals Prevail in Family MoviesNew Movies Encourage CompassionNew Year Bright with Hope in MoviesThe Best to Come in 2018Christmas Movies Celebrate IndividualityThe Underdog Wins at the MoviesFaith and Family Showcased at the Theater ; TV- Harry(2016-2017), Living Biblically 

2017- Movies- The Greatest Showman The Star Wonder Genesis: Paradise Lost The Man Who Invented Christmas  ,Let There Be Light, Same Kind of Different as Me 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain The Stray ,  A Question of Faith Goodbye Christopher Robin,  The LEGO Ninjago Movie Because Of Grácia,  Roman J. Israel, Esq. All Saints,  The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Dunkirk,  Despicable Me 3,  Cars 3 The Case for Christ Disney's Newsies the Broadway Musical,  The LEGO Batman Movie ,  I'll Push You,  Facing Darkness,  Is Genesis History? On Wings of Eagles Tyler Perry- Boo 2 and Higher is Waiting Mully Born in China The Gospel of MarkQueen of Katwe ;  My Daddy's in Heaven, ChampionJonahIn Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem , SingBelieve, Gratitude in Movies Good Wins Over EvilMovies Offer Hope; Light in the DarknessRedemptive Movies, Movies with Message PopularMovies Inspire CourageCompassion Unites, Willingness to Save OthersRole Models Inspire,  Movies with Good ValuesEveryone Loves an UnderdogFaith and Family ;G-Rated Movies Top Summer Box OfficeSummer with Best Family MoviesFamily FunTop Holiday PicksMovies Show Resilience,  Uplifting Movies Prevail , Best Family MoviesFamily Movies, Easter Movies, Excellent Movies,  Artistry and ContentQuality Films in Post-Truth EraNavigating Life's ChallengesTop Picks Require DiscernmentMarch at the MoviesTop Pick Oscar Winners , Family/Redemptive Films Top Box OfficeTop Family MoviesFamily Movies Popular February at the MoviesDiscernment at the Box OfficeFamily Movies at TopBest is Yet to Come; Top Family Christmas Movies;  TV-The Long Road Home, Frankly Faraci (Season Two)Messenger of Light, The Secrets of Christ's Tomb, Blue Bloods (eight seasons), 25th Movieguide Awards, Harry (2017-2018), Frankly Faraci (Season 1) Dolly PartonThe Secrets of Christ's TombRed Nose Day

2016- MoviesHidden FiguresFencesThe Resurrection of Gavin StoneMoana, New Life, I'm Not Ashamed, Revive UsPriceless, Deepwater Horizon, Sing, Queen of Katwe, A United KingdomLaughing at the Moon Hacksaw Ridge, The Secret Life of Pets ,  Risen Sully,  Born in ChinaOn Wings of EaglesGod's Not Dead 2GreaterBen-Hur,  Finding DoryCaptain America: Civil WarMiracles from HeavenThe Young MessiahZootopia, The Finest HoursPete's DragonThe Jungle Book, Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryAlice Through the Looking Glass, , VoicelessTorchbearer Maya Angelou and Still I RiseThe Great Gilly HopkinsHillsong-Let Hope RiseLiving HopeReviews of Top Family Movies for Summer 2016Dove Channel Expands Film Offerings For FamiliesSCH Picks for Best Family-Friendly Movies,  SCH Top Family Movies, SCH's Top Movie PicksWholesome Family Entertainment,  Top Ten 2016 Redemptive Movies Top Ten Family Movies 2016 Movies Inspire GratitudeFamily Movies Prevail,   Downey & Burnett TV NetworkWinning Redemptive MoviesEternal Light in the MoviesTruly Family Films , DVDS That Bring GoodWide Variety of Family MoviesInspirational True StoriesRedemptive Movies Top DVDsRedemptive DVDs Popular for InspirationFamily Movies Strong in DVD SalesTop DVDS for Kids & Families Redemptive Movies for All Ages;   Family Movies Have Staying Power ; TV- Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of LovePocahontas: Dove of PeaceA Time to DanceThe PassionThe 24th Annual Movieguide AwardsSigned, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart;  Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Launch Light TV Faith NetworkHallmark Channel's TV Countdown to Christmas

2015- MoviesJoyThe Good DinosaurMullyWoodlawnPanCaptive90 Minutes in HeavenAdrenalineWar RoomThe 33MaxLittle BoyBeyond the MaskDo You Believe?HomeCinderellaMcFarland, USAWelcome to InspirationFinding NoahThe Gospel of MarkThe Drop BoxShine! FUMC Temple, TX Shines Since 1895 , The Peanuts Movie ; TVWhen Calls the HeartDolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors, A.D. The Bible Continues, Ep. 9; Work of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Encourages Essentials of Faith, Love, HopeThe 23rd Annual Movieguide AwardsFood FortunesAncient Roads from Christ to ConstantineSaints & Strangers

2014- MoviesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesPaddingtonUnbrokenSelmaThe SongOld FashionedDolphin Tale 2Creed of GoldThe GiverWhen the Game Stands TallPatterns of Evidence: ExodusBragg N EastMoms' Night OutWhere Hope GrowsHeaven Is for RealGod's Not DeadThe Redemption of Henry MyersSon of GodLiving HopeThe Letters, NobleThe Monuments MenMuppets Most WantedPlanes: Fire & RescueTV- The Gabby Douglas StoryKitchen InfernoAmazing America with Sarah PalinLove Finds You in Sugarcreek 

2013- MoviesReturn to the Hiding PlaceThe Christmas CandleThe Hunger Games: Catching FireStand Your GroundGrace UnpluggedAlone Yet Not AloneUnstoppableHome RunRing the BellTV-  The Bible 

2012- Movies- The WalkUnconditional, TV- The Great Escape2011- MoviesOctober BabyDolphin TaleSeven Days in UtopiaCourageousWar of ResistanceSoul SurferSpy Kids 4: All the Time in the WorldChoice DecisionTV- The Heart of ChristmasOff-Road Overhaul

2010- Movies- Temple GrandinThe Last WaltzRustThe Grace Card; TV-Swamp PeopleBig Head Bites ItBattle of the SupercarsMy Generation; 2009- Movies- The Blind SideTo Save a LifeTV- Tool Academy

2008- Movies-Fireproof , The Stoning of Soraya M.2007- Movies- Facing the GiantsThe Case for ChristTV- Friday Night Lights; 2006- Movies- The Sensation of SightAmazing GraceBella; 2005- MoviesEnd of the SpearMovies- 2004- The Conscientious ObjectorThe Passion of the Christ; TV-2004 - Overhaulin'Movies- 2003- Secondhand LionsMovies- 2002Distance; 2001- TV- Touched by an Angel,X.F.L. ; 1998- Movie- Hope Floats

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