- ICVM (International Christian Visual Media)
ICVM is a non-profit organization representing over 2,500 Christian filmmakers and distributors around the world, holding an annual Storytellers Conference providing the tools, education, networking, worship and relationship-building to help improve the quality and number of Christian film projects from the ground up. Three of our biggest events are the Christian Film Market, the Investors Lions Den, and the Script & Story Pitch-a-thon. ICVM is also home to the ICVM Crown Awards honoring the best in indie Christian film and television, now in its 50th year.
Paul Sirmons, President of ICVMPaul Sirmons is an independent filmmaker with over 30 years experience, who served as Florida’s State Film Commissioner in the office of then-Governor Jeb Bush from 2005 to 2008. He now focuses on family and faith-based product, most recently producing the movie TE ATA, and line-producing the faith-based movies Home Run and Letters to God, as well as the Dr. James Dobson documentary series, Building A Family Legacy, and To Write Love On Her Arms.
Chris Rogers, Board Member and Former President of ICVMPresident of CDR Communications, which has produced seven television series, twenty-four radio series, and released hundreds of audio and video products.
Marc Harper, Board Member of ICVM and Founder of Starfish StoriesFor over 24 years, I’ve combined my passion for media and faith by equipping leaders with movies, media and resources to make a difference in this world. I’m thankful for many long-term relationships and I want to put my experience to work for organizations who can make a world of difference.
Chad Gunderson - Producer of The Chosen
Chad Gundersen is a Producer of “The Chosen” TV series. His producing career began while in college at the University of North Texas. Chad and writer/director, Joe Scott, started Night & Day Films in 1998 and made numerous award-winning commercials, music videos and short films.
Stephen Kendrick - Writer & Producer
Stephen Kendrick has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ and to making Him known around the world. He is a co-writer for the screenplays and books and the producer for Kendrick Brothers' films.
Stephen has spoken to churches, conferences, and seminars around the nation, and has been interviewed by FOX and Friends, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, The Washington Post, and other media outlets. He is a co-founder and board member of the Fatherhood Commission. He graduated from Kennesaw State University and attended seminary before being ordained into ministry.
Stephen and his wife, Jill, live in Albany, Georgia, with their six children. They are active members of Sherwood Church in Albany.
Doug Weiss - Channel Manager of Christian Cinema
Doug Weiss is the Channel Manager for Christian Cinema. Since 2003, Doug has worked in film marketing and distribution. Currently, he gives direction to Christian Cinema, managing content, marketing and distributor relationships for the platform.
He has worked on feature and short film projects. While working with JESUS Film Project in 2003, Doug co-founded the Global Short Film Network, a short film distribution platform, and film training program that is used around the world.