Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze.
IRVING, Texas - Glenn Beck, the conservative radio host and media entrepreneur, is now heading up a film division at Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his popular radio show and digital media operation TheBlaze. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Beck announced that he has been refurbishing The Studios at Las Colinas, a 72,000-square-foot facility in Irving, Texas, where films and TV shows like "JFK," "Robocop" and "Walker, Texas Ranger" were filmed. "We're getting it ready for some big plans," Beck said of the property, which he purchased in June. Beck is currently developing three projects for the big screen. One is set in ancient history, one in modern history and a third is considered "faith-based." He has also optioned several other ideas. Beck also purchased the rights to his 2008 best-seller "The Christmas Sweater" back from Sony and plans to turn the story into a movie for television or theatrical release. "I bought a movie studio for a reason," Beck told The Hollywood Reporter. "I have every intent of finding great artists who will tell great stories that aren't typical. Everybody thinks they know who I am because of my stint on Fox - that was two years of my life. I'm much more into culture than I am into politics, and that's where I intend on making my stand." Beck went on to tell the Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood is missing this moment to reconnect with the American people because they don't speak the language. Some of it is out of spite - they might not like people of faith."%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D163211%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E