Jim Stovall is the author of 15 previous books including the best seller The Ultimate Gift which is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, starring James Garner, Brian Dennehy, and Abigail Breslin.
He is among the most sought-after motivational and platform speakers anywhere. Despite failing eyesight and eventual blindness, Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker, and an entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of the Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible for America’s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. NTN’s program guide and samples of its broadcast and cable network programming are available at www.NarrativeTV.com.
The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.
Jim Stovall joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Orson Welles, and four U.S. presidents when he was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He has appeared on Good Morning America and CNN, and has been featured in Reader’s Digest, TV Guide, and Time magazines. The President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the Entrepreneur of the Year. In June 2000, Jim Stovall joined President Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa when he received the International Humanitarian Award.
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Award-winning director and visionary Tracy J Trost’s filmmaking technique has rendered him one of the most recognizable independent filmmakers in the industry. The first two films that he co-wrote and directed, Find Me and A Christmas Snow, have won numerous awards including Best Feature, Best Actor, and Best of Festival and have created a wave of audience appreciation and critical acclaim. His follow-up to these instant classics, The Lamp starring Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr, is another masterpiece that highlights his artistic talent and richly-detailed storytelling. He is quickly building the success of his studio Trost Moving Pictures and his career in the director’s chair.
In addition to filmmaking, Trost has become an established and well-respected author with his second book, Just Believe: 10 Principles of the Message, being released nationwide alongside his film The Lamp in 2011. Just Believe is a companion book to the film and follows the story of the main character Stanley Walters. His first book, Restored: 11 Gifts for a Complete Life, was released nationally in October 2010 and was written as one of the main character’s (Sam’s) journal from his second film, A Christmas Snow.
Trost brings more than 20 years of award-winning television production experience to Trost Moving Pictures that has taken him coast to coast and around the globe. He has directed and produced live events that have been broadcast internationally to more than 200 countries and been attended by hundreds of thousands of people. In November of 2011 he is bringing his first theatrical play to the stage in Branson, Missouri.
Though Trost is building a successful career in filmmaking, television production, and writing, he is well respected in the marketing industry as President/Founder of Trost Consulting.
Through his films, books, shows, and speaking engagements, Tracy desires to inspire people to follow their dreams and take actionable steps to make them a reality.
You can find Tracy on Twitter and Facebook.
As an accomplished Producer, Production Manager, and First Assistant Director, Jason Stafford brings years of industry experience to virtually every aspect of the production process. Jason has played a vital role on numerous independent feature films, including A Christmas Snow starring Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Weekend at Bernie’s) and Muse Watson (NCIS, Prison Break, I Know What You Did Last Summer); The Deep Below starring Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars, Deep Impact) and Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation); and Christmas Child starring Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables) and William R. Moses (Jane Doe).
In addition to feature projects, he has worked in a variety of television genres from Pahappahooey Island, an episodic children’s television series to K-9 Nation, an ESPN reality show, as well as countless national/regional commercial projects servicing clients like Wal-Mart, OERB, Citgo, Ditch Witch, Bushnell, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and AAA Insurance. Stafford’s strong and varied skill set allows him to work fluidly with any production team, a talent that makes him an asset in any production environment. Jason resides in Tulsa with his wife of thirteen years and their three sons.