At the Variety summit this week , Mark Burnett retold some of the stories that will be featured in the show. Scripture movies and miniseries are usually low budget. This one is not!
A Christian himself, Burnett’s passion for Scripture and talent in storytelling was clearly evident as he recounted the story of Zedekiah. The crowd of about 300 people consisted of creative artists, business executives and journalists, and they all seemed to hang on his every word as he spoke. He could have spoken on the production or business side of the miniseries, and that would have been beneficial in its own way, but he wanted to convey what the series was really about–faith and love.
Burnett, who grew up with a knowledge of Scripture, said, “People apply personal meanings to the Bible. Our job is to tell the stories in an emotionally connected way.” He hopes to create an experience that will inspire many generations to come.
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