Faith based Hollywood

IN JESUS TIME: GOD and Hollywood

"In Jesus time" is how actress/producer Meagan Good signs her personal emails. It always makes me smile when I receive one because it's a reminder that this successful actress ("Anchorman: The Legend Continues" opposite Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig and lead character Detective 'Joanna Locasto' in the new NBC drama “Deception") is proud of her faith and is one of several, high profile Hollywood players that let their "faith flag fly!"

This past weekend those faith power players broke "spiritual, creative and financial bread" at the Merge Summit, one of the largest events for people of faith and it's multifaceted programs.

Held in Los Angeles, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel nearly 100 of the industry’s top entertainers and executives, including Ms. Good and her husband, DeVon Franklin (SVP of Production, Columbia Pictures), lead more than 20 interactive panel discussions, workshops and Master Class sessions covering music, television, film, creative development, branding and new media.

The Summit, co-founded by Dr. Holly Carter and Robi Reed, is presented in association with Walgreens, Wellness Interactive, Inc. and Entertainment One.

The celebrity roster included Anthony Anderson (ABC’s “Black-ish”), Laurence Fishburne (ABC’s “Black-ish”), Tracee Ellis Ross (ABC’s “Black-ish”), Boris Kodjoe (BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood”), Common (Rapper/Actor), Lala Anthony (“Think Like A Man Too”), Terrence Jenkins, Erica Campbell (Mary Mary), Derek Luke (“Baggage Claim”), Clint Culpepper (President, Screen Gems), Dondre Whitfield (ABC’s “Mistresses”), Yvette Nicole Brown (NBC’s “Community”), Bishop Charles E. Blake (West Angeles Church of God In Christ), Lynn Whitfield (Emmy Award-winning Actress), Suzanne de Passe (de Passe Jones Entertainment), Harry J. Lennix (NBC’s “The Blacklist”), Edwina Findley (Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You Is Wrong”), Cast of Oxygen’s “Preachers of L.A.,” to list a few.

My chats with Megan center on the subject of balance and how she maintains her sincere love of God, career and being married to a Hollywood insider, who is also a minister.

Correct, DeVon Franklin, SVP of Production, Columbia Pictures/producer is also a minster.

In Jesus time—indeed.

"My love for GOD makes everything possible," shared Megan. "My life keeps getting fuller and I love giving back. I'm filled with joy, the kind you can only get from knowing The Lord (GOD)."

In addition to acting, Meagan runs her own production company and is involved in the independent film community. Some of her producer credits include "Miles From Home," which she starred in opposite actor/director Ty Hodges and "Video Girl," in which she also stared.

"I have a dream project brewing," Megan teased. "It involves music and faith. I'll share more. Until then, In Jesus time."

"In Jesus Time."