About Family Theater Productions

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Engaging Media for Families

Family Theater Productions creates family and faith-based media. From their quirky, fun and informative web series for teens and young adults - Catholic Central - to one of their latest projects, a documentary on the dating culture - The Dating Project - the team works to create media that is engaging and impactful.

With media facilities on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, Family Theater Production’s award-winning media has engaged families since 1947. Their current work includes feature films, short format video, video web series, and extensive work in social media. Our radio and television shows are played on stations around the world.

We recently recommitted to our mission of producing great stories. Our updated production facilities include a sound studio, production set, screening auditorium and post production suites. We are staffed and equipped for production projects of various proportions.

Creating Family Media in Hollywood Since 1947

In the early 1940s, founder, Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., realized he could reach more families across the United States by using mass media, namely radio. With that realization, Father Peyton became an unlikely media and marketing pioneer. He began his media efforts when he led a Rosary prayer program on a local radio station in Albany, New York. His outreach grew considerably when on Mother’s Day in 1945, he produced a national radio program with Bing Crosby on the Mutual Broadcasting System, the second largest radio network at the time. The program played on Mutual for more than 23 years. Father Peyton and Family Theater Productions continued in radio and moved into films and television.

From our archives, you will find programs that feature James Dean, William Shatner, Bing Crosby and many other stars of that golden era of Hollywood. This impactful media work continues today on a daily basis through our extensive internet outreach in addition to films and television.

MEET OUR IN-HOUSE TEAM OF

Accomplished Professionals

National Director

Father David L. Guffey, C.S.C.

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Senior Producer

Anthony J. “Tony” Sands

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Senior Producer

Megan Harrington

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PR & Marketing Director

Chris A. Sariego

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Producer, Writer, Director of Digital Content

Mary Ashley Burton

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Post Production Supervisor and Multimedia Specialist

Don Burt

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Social Media Manager and Content Creator

Kate O’Hare

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Producer-at-Large

Father Vince Kuna, C.S.C.

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Business Manager

Philip LaSalle

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Assistant to Producers

Luz Fernandez

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Assistant to Feature Producers

Anne Yancey

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2019

Official Selection PRAY: The Story of Patrick Peyton

2019

Gabriel Award Internet Series: Catholic Central

2018

Gabriel Award Internet Series: Catholic Central

2017

Telly Award Religious Film: Down from the Mountaintop

2015

Telly Award Family Programming: Family Dinner

2015

Gabriel Award: Family Dinner

2015

New York Festival Family Film Finalist: Family Dinner

2012

Communicator Award: Classic Radios Season 4: Pardon for Tippy

2012

Telly Award Religious Film: You Will See

2010

Gabriel Award Radio Program: Substitute Santa

2009

New York Festivals Silver Medal - Family Special: Assumptions

2009

New York Festivals Silver Medal - Religious Material: Assumptions

2009

Gabriel Award - TV Programming: Assumptions

2008

Accolade Winner - Honorable Mention - Religious Programming: Finding Mary

2008

Accolade Winner - Honorable Mention - Drama Programming: Assumptions

2008

Accolade Award of Excellence - Religious: Assumptions

2007

Gabriel Award - Spanish Language Radio: Dia de los Muertos: Celebrando Vida y Muerte

2006

The Videographer Awards - Award of Distinction: God, Country, Notre Dame: The Story of Father Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C.

2006

Gabriel Award: God, Country, Notre Dame: The Story of Father Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C.

2004

The New York Festivals Bronze World Medal - Radio Programming & Promotion – Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program: ​Rosalba

2004

Gabriel Award Spanish Language Radio – National - Arts & Entertainment: ​Vicente

2004

Gabriel Award - Spanish Language Radio – Community Awareness and Public Service Announcements - National Release: ​Migracíon /​ ​Migration

2004

Gabriel Award - Certificate of Merit - Spanish Language Radio – Arts & Entertainment - National: ​El Paseo / The Road Trip

2004

MarCom Creative Awards Gold Finalist - Radio, PSA: ​Hidden Treasures ​/ Tesoros Escondidos

2004

The Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence - Audio Productions/Inspirational: El Navío de los Corazones​ / T​ he Ship of Hearts

2004

The Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence – PSA - Foreign Language: The Human Body

2004

The Communicator Award of Distinction - Audio Productions – Inspirational: El Poder de la Piedad​ / ​The Quality of Mercy

2004

The Communicator Award Honorable Mention - PSA – Educational: ​Recycling

2003

Gabriel Award: ​Rosca de Reyes with Hector Bonilla

2003

Gabriel Award - Spanish Language Radio: ​Rosalba

2003

Gabriel Award - Certificate of Merit: ​Una Noche de Oscuridad / One Night of Darkness

2003

AFTRA National American Scene Award: ​Atorados / Stranded

2003

AFTRA National American Scene Award:​ Rosalba

2003

The Communicator Crystal Award: ​Rosalba

2003

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC): ​Excellence in Radio Production

2002

Gabriel Award - Spanish Language: ​Viejos los Cerros / Young at Heart

2002

Gabriel Award - Certifícate of Merit: ​La Fábula del Hombre Que Lo Sabía Todo / The Fable of the Man Who Knew Everything

2002

NOSOTROS Golden Eagle Award - Spanish Radio - Programming Award: Historias Para Mejorar el Mundo

2000

Gabriel Award - Spanish Language: ​El Mejor / The Best

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Production Facilities

Our production facilities include a sound studio, production set, screening auditorium and post production suites

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The Power of Partnerships

Working together can expand our efforts and yours. If you are a currently enrolled student looking for an internship, a skilled filmmaker looking for a production partner, or a professional looking for production facilities, contact us now. We look forward to hearing what you’re doing in the area of family and faith-based media.

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Making News!

Here’s some of the breaking news about projects of Family Theater Productions. If you would like to interview someone on our team for your media outlet or platform, please contact us via email: CSariego@FamilyTheater.org, and we will get right back to you.