2012 | July Newsletter



Hope your summer is going well.  Here at LPI the temperatures are high with no signs of letting up!

Our Ignatian News Network (INN) has been busy over the past year bringing you the news of all things Ignatian.  In fact, new content is being posted on INN's YouTube channel as fast as we can produce it.  A big THANK YOU to all of our partners across the country who have helped make INN a reality.  Check out Producer's Notebook below for more info on this successful and growing initiative, and how you can join INN! 

We've been blessed with a number of outstanding interns this summer, including Adrian Marbacher, S.J., a Jesuit filmmaker from Switzerland.  Adrian is enjoying his first visit to California, and is shooting some great footage for us during his time here.   Welcome Adrian!

Adrian Marbacher, S.J.
In August, I'm off to Venice, Italy, where I'm honored to serve as a SIGNIS juror in the Venice Film Festival. I'm really looking forward to seeing some great films, meeting new people, and getting to the movie theatre by gondola.  Ciao!
As always, thank you for your support of our work, and for those of you who are new to us, please don't hesitate to contact me directly to learn more about what we do and how you, too, can be a sponsor of our mission. Thanks for reading!  
Cheers and prayers,

Eddie & Barney

Eddie Siebert, S.J. 


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  Molly interviewing Br. Jim Small at Loyola Academy
IN Network
The IN Network just celebrated its 1st birthday, and not only has it found its footing, INN is sprinting like a world-class Olympian!  Molly McVie and Jim Schaefer, our INN Field Producers, have created many entertaining and informative INN pieces over the past year, featuring current events, Ignatian happenings, and INN-depth bios of Jesuits around the country.  St. Ignatius would be proud!  And speaking of Olympians, stay tuned for an upcoming piece on three Olympic swimmers coming out of Jesuit schools who will be representing the USA in London!  Visit INN's dedicated YouTube channel to check it out, and while you're there, subscribe to get alerts anytime a new INN piece is posted.  You can also like INN on Facebook (get ready for the button!) and if you have a story you want to share with INN, please contact Molly and Jim at inn@loyolaproductions.comGet INN!  Like https://www.facebook.com/IgnatianNewsNetwork on Facebook   

Sister Rose Goes to the Movies
Trying to decide which movies to see this summer?  Sr. Rose knows!  We've been working with Catholic publisher RCL Benziger to produce the videos for Sister Rose Goes to the Movies.  For those of you who don't know Sr. Rose Pacatte, she is a Daughter of St. Paul and is the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, CA.  Along with reviewing films for RCL Benziger, she has been teaching and training parents, teachers, catechists and clergy about media literacy and spirituality since 1995, receiving many awards for her writing and for her work in media literacy education.  Definitely NOT all work and no play, Sr. Rose also had her first gig as a comic at the Catholic Comedy Night Charity Event at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood earlier this month! 




The digitization of the Kaleidoscope radio series archive – gifted to us by the Thomas & Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation in 2010 – is a wrap!  Kaleidoscope, a popular radio program on the air for 40 years in the Midwest, was produced by Detroit radio mainstay and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Mike Whorf.  The archive – consisting of over 1,200 hour-long radio programs on reel-to-reel tapes – was restored and digitized by our own in-house multi-tasker, Jim Schaefer.  Soon the digital files will be housed on drives which will be given to several Jesuit universities for research and archival use.  Kudos to Jim for helming the K-scope project so well and for literally saving thousands of hours of classic radio to be enjoyed by students and researchers to come!  Listen to selected Kaleidoscope shows here.

FADE OUT … They like us, they really really like us!

We're happy to report that LPI won a Telly Award in the Not-for-Profit Category for our Opus Prize Recipients 2011 videos.  The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries annually from the finest ad agencies, production companies, TV stations, cable companies, interactive agencies, and corporations, so we feel great that our Opus videos made their way into the minds and hearts of Telly Award judges!

LPI also won an award in the Webisode/Internet Programming category from The Accolade Competition, for our Lenten web series 40.  The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change.  Click here to learn more!