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+ Holy Wood Acting Studio 01.09.2012 The Holy Wood Acting Studio and Carlos Espinosa, who is CEO/President and company is inducted into our Hall of Honor for its visionary insight to bring values to the acting industry by training students to respect themselves and their bodies, in accordance with the Theology of the Body, to use their talent for the glory of God. The mission statement states: Remember that you, artists, are the custodians of beauty in the world. Our mission is to prepare and form our students to become excellent actors and powerful couriers of truth and beauty through media to the world. The mission of Holy Wood Acting Studio is to prepare our actors to take a leading role in guiding these great media to that moral center that, in the past, proved that fictional drama can be honest, entertaining, popular, important and influential. All of our courses emphasize personal and professional growth and development, not limiting such growth to acting potential but also transforming the trainees into leaders in their family lives and community as well. In other words, graduates of Holy Wood Acting Studio can be counted upon to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of all they touch. Carlos explains: In addition to improving students acting skills and providing aspiring actors with the necessary tools to excel as professionals, we teach them how to love themselves as much as God loves them which will give the future actor really strong confidence in our Personal Growth and Development program. We train our students to be powerful leaders since their career as actors naturally requires them to lead masses from the screen in our Leadership program. In Health and Fitness integrated with Theology of the Body students become aware of their own dignity and rediscover their beauty. They learn to enhance and maintain their body with exciting classes and exercises challenging them to become the awesome person God intended for them to be. This all encompassing program will give students the strength needed not only to avoid the dangers of fame and money but to be stewards of these gifts in a great way to lead and to bring light to millions. We understand that acting is not only a job, its a calling. We want people to know our mission which is to form torches of Light and curriers of beauty as John Paul II said, for the media. This is a bold effort that we should support to bring values and God to the acting profession. Interview on Life on the Rock, EWTN: Category: Acting Profession, Business Leaders | No Comments » Tags: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers 19.05.2010 Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers is inducted into our Hall of Honor for this stance and company policy to produce products that are family-friendly — that is, that do not participate or contribute to pornography. We applaud him on his views and company policy in this manner. Email Steve jobs to congratulate him at: sjobs@apple.com or steve@apple.com LifeSiteNews reports:
Steve Jobs Says iPad Revolution Means ‘Freedom from Porn’ by Peter J. Smith CUPERTINO, California, May 18, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers, says his company will not be a party to the pornography industry and hopes that the iPad and iPhone revolution will help lead to a porn-free world. Jobs reiterated his position in a heated e-mail exchange with Ryan Tate, a writer for Gawker.com, which follows news and gossip in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Tate, who admitted that he was home alone and slightly inebriated at the time, took issue with a television ad calling the iPad a revolution and fired off an e-mail to Jobs. If Dylan [American songwriter Bob Dylan is one of Jobs’ favorite musicians] was 20 today, how would he feel about your company? Would he think the iPad had the faintest thing to do with ‘revolution?’ Revolutions are about freedom, Tate wrote, not expecting a response from Jobs. However, Jobs did respond to Tate, triggering an e-mail duel. Yep, freedom from programs that steal your private data. Freedom from programs that trash your battery. Freedom from porn. Yep, freedom, responded Jobs. The times they are a changin’, and some traditional PC folks feel like their world is slipping away. It is. However, Tate accused Jobs of imposing his morality by having Apple forbid pornographic applications for iPad. I don’t want ‘freedom from porn.’ Porn is just fine! And I think my wife would agree, fired back Tate – who later said he regretted mentioning his wife. Jobs shot back, You might care more about porn when you have kids. Apple’s CEO pointed out that competitor Microsoft has the right to make whatever rules it wants on its platforms; developers who do not comply simply go elsewhere, and can do the same with Apple. We’re just doing what we can to try and make (and preserve) the user experience we envision, said Jobs. You can disagree with us, but our motives are pure. In an exchange with customer Matthew Browning posted by Techcrunch.com in April, Jobs had defended Apple’s crusade to keep pornography off its products. We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy [an] Android phone, he said, referring to the product of competitor Google, which has permitted a pornography store app for its smartphone. Apple’s iPad and iPhone do not offer complete freedom from pornography – objectionable material can still be accessed via the Internet, and may be attainable through iTunes – but most pornographic clips cannot, since they require Adobe Flash products, which Apple refuses to support for a variety of reasons. Clearly opposed to pornography, Jobs surely realizes he can’t make it go away completely, commented Sam Diaz, senior editor of ZDNET, last month. But he doesn’t have to contribute to the spreading of it – especially in a place where children often shop using a technology that many parents still don’t understand well enough to police. Apple requires application designers to adhere to a company policy that could be described as pro-family: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement (sec 3.3.17) states that applications may be rejected if they contain content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, sounds, etc.) that in Apple’s reasonable judgment may be considered obscene, pornographic, or defamatory. Gawker reported that Apple twice rejected the app Gay New York: 101 Can’t-Miss Places because of its inclusion of obscene and pornographic imagery. Apple began a major crackdown on app designers in February, purging objectionable apps that may have fallen through the cracks.
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