CFA: Time Captured In A Photograph #8
Pat Walsh, asks Ken Carpenter a question about casting relatively big name, non-Christian actors and actresses for Christian films.
Geoff Botkin gives his input on Mr. Walsh's question, advising that directors and producers take responsibility for the spiritual state of their sets. This doesn't mean you can't hire non-Christians, but that you faithfully steward your authority and influence over your cast and crew.
Andrew Elster, of Fredericksburg, Texas, asks Mr. Carpenter a question about cold casting, the practice of giving actors literally no time to prepare to read for an audition. Mr. Carpenter responded that giving actors a short time to prepare (45 minutes or less) gives you a better indication of your actor's abilities.
Geoff Botkin's Godly wisdom throughout the academy has been invaluable. Praise the Lord for his humility, wisdom, and willingness to invest in the next generation of Christian filmmakers.