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I just found out that Ken Wales went to be with the Lord on August 21. The news brought back a flood of memories.

Sometime in 2004 I heard from my friend Sean Gaffney that Ken, who had produced the original Pink Panther films, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Christy, and many others, was interested in pro...
08.25.21 04:18 PM - Comment(s)
Joyce and I recently saw a pre-release screening of Captive at The Sheen Center.

It's a very powerful film about how Ashley Smith, played by Kate Mara ( Fantastic Four), was held captive by Brian Nichols, played by David Oyelowo (Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma),  in her own home for seven ...
09.18.15 10:00 AM - Comment(s)

As we walked into the theater I stopped Joyce and said, "We've been praying for this moment for a very long time!" So we stopped and praised the Lord for my first nationwide theatrical release!

Now it's being released to DVD on April 21, 2015.

We noticed improvements since we saw it scr...
08.20.11 03:05 PM - Comment(s)

We had an amazing month at the MasterWorks Festival!

Ken Wales (far right), producer of Amazing Grace, Christy, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the original Pink Panther films, among many others, met with most of our students to help them see how their unique giftings can help them fit into the enterta...
07.24.09 03:17 PM - Comment(s)

I just received a couple of books from award-winning author, Joan Bauer, who I met at this year's Christopher Awards. The theme of the Christopher's is, "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." Joan and filmmaker Ken Wales (far right in the photo) were both presenters...
04.17.09 01:03 AM - Comment(s)
Ken Wales joined us at MasterWorks last summer (click here for the post). Ken recently was used as the centerpiece on an article on a very encouraging article, Faith on Film in Charisma. Starting today the DVD of his film Amazing Grace is available on DVD.
Amazing Grace, DVD

Amazing Grace, from accla...
11.14.07 12:13 AM - Comment(s)
Ken Wales (actor in 34 films opposite James Dean, John Forde and the like, and filmmaker on all the original Pink Panther films, The Tamarind Seed, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Party, Christy and Amazing Grace) blessed our theatre department for four days. He critiqued a runthrough of The Crucible ...
07.27.07 09:18 PM - Comment(s)
All sessions are in free, open to the public, and held in  McLain Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

7/3, 8:30pm-?
Actor Coaching in Hollywood

7/4, 8:30pm-?
Improv performance with students

7/11, 1:45-2:45
07.03.07 11:49 AM - Comment(s)
Christy, produced by Ken Wales, is now out on DVD...
Christy: The Complete Series, DVD Set
By Fox Faith

Now the television series based on Catherine Marshall's award-winning novel comes in one affordable boxed set! Christy: The Complete Series features 19 episodes about Christy Huddleston's life as a ...
06.08.07 07:31 PM - Comment(s)
Last year the MasterWorks theatre program was blessed to have John Kirby as one of our master class instructors. He has 30 years of experience in Hollywood running his own acting studio and working on 17 feature films including Narnia, Deja Vu and The Count of Monte Cristo. He's launched the care...
05.08.07 11:48 PM - Comment(s)
I met with Ken Wales last week while I was in Southern California. He's agreed to be a master class instructor at the MasterWorks Festival! He signed a copy of his latest book, which he co-authored with his wife, Susan, and Ted Baehr. There are numerous photos from the film and a great shot of Wal...
04.25.07 04:02 PM - Comment(s)
Ken Wales was just interviewed by He spearheaded the production of Amazing Grace, which opens this Friday, the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, Wales discusses upcoming projects, including With Wings as Eagles, the rest of the Chariots Of Fire sto...
02.21.07 12:22 PM - Comment(s)
I've devoted my life to a career in theatre, knowing that films changed my life as a boy.

Tonight I experienced the kind of film that could inspire someone to be a world-changer.

I caught a sneek preview of Amazing Grace, which opens in theatres nationwide on February 23.

I was weeping through mu...
02.16.07 05:59 AM - Comment(s)
Ken Wales, the executive producer on CBS's series Christy and the film Amazing Grace, came out to see my performance of Beyond the Chariots in Los Angeles. He wants to produce a film about the same part of Eric Liddell's life covered in my play, and he invited me to write the screenplay. The working...
06.12.06 07:18 AM - Comment(s)