Paulist Productions was founded over 50 years ago to create thought provoking entertainment that explores the human condition, and has produced award-winning documentaries, feature films, television, and TV movies addressing pressing social issues and important moral questions. Paulist has provided programming for Paramount, Warner Bros., CBS, ABC, A&E, the History Channel, Hallmark Hall of Fame, and UPtv. In a time of rapid change and declining options for family viewing, Paulist is dedicated to developing positive programming with meaningful content. The HUMANITAS Prize, one of screenwriting's most prestigious awards, was founded by Paulist Productions.
Mike was an Executive Producer on the hit series Growing Pains for Warner Brothers, and its spin-off, Just The Ten of Us. He was also was an Executive Producer and co-writer of The Growing Pains Movie. As an executive, Mike was the first President of Entertainment for the UPN broadcast network, helping launch the hit TV series Star Trek: Voyager and Moesha. He has served on the Paulist Productions advisory board for 25 years.
Paulist Productions has been responsible for producing feature films such as Romero, starring Raul Julia, and TV movies, including The Lost Valentine, starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and Christmas For A Dollar for cable channel UPtv.
Fr. Tom Gibbons, CSP:
Director of Development and Production
Fr. Tom Gibbons was ordained with the Paulist Fathers in 2012 at the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in New York City. He is originally from Northern New Jersey and graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 1994. After college, he spent some time as a volunteer as a Jesuit Volunteer in Phoenix, Arizona and working with immigrants in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Upon returning to Baltimore, he began a career as a graphic designer and web developer and worked for such non-profit organizations as Success For All Foundation and Baltimore City Head Start; in his last position, he created online databases for Catholic Relief Services.
During his formation years he wrote a blog entitled “Kicking and Screaming” for BustedHalo.com, the Paulist online magazine for spiritual seekers. After serving as a deacon at Holy Trinity Parish in Georgetown, Washington, DC, he was sent to St. Peter’s Church in Toronto where he first served as Associate Pastor and then the Parish Administrator. Fr. Tom is currently completing work on a documentary about Isaac Hecker, the founder of the Paulist Fathers, featuring the voices of Martin Sheen, Bob Gunton, and Matt McCoy as well as interviews with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, and Father Tom Rosica.
In addition to his work at Paulist Productions, Fr. Tom serves at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and Transfiguration Catholic Church in Los Angeles, California.
A graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, David and his wife sold their house and moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to work with and among those that create the entertainment the world consumes. Eschewing film school, David pursued a masters degree in theology and the arts from Fuller Theological Seminary in order to form the theological foundations from which his creative projects would take root.
As the former director of Fuller’s Lowell W. Berry Center for Lifelong Learning, David pivoted from creative projects in higher education to entertainment, and is thrilled to be a part of Paulist’s long history of high-quality and thought-provoking faith-based content.