This week’s FIRST PERSON guest, Terry Botwick, has deep experience in both the creative and business side of the entertainment industry. In addition to other responsibilities, Terry served as President and COO of Big Idea Productions where he managed the highly successful Veggie Tales franchise including serving as Executive Producer of JONAH-A VEGGIE TALES Movie, SVP of Programming for CBS where he helped take CBS from last to first place in network ratings, President of Distribution and National Programming for the Hearst Corporation, which produced and distributed globally approximately twelve movies per year, and Vice President of The Family Channel.
Terry latest effort as a producer is for the film CAPTIVE (click) which opens in theaters this weekend. CAPTIVE is based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation. When Brian Nichols – on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son – takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.
NOTE: Tickets for the premiere of Heaven’s Encore– new music from recently discovered manuscripts of hymn writer Fanny Crosby are still available for a Nashville performance on Oct. 8. Click here for more info.
NEXT WEEK: Percy McCray of Cancer Treatment Centers of America