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The award-winning documentary Hollywood Priest: The Story of Father 'Bud' Kieser featured at the Garden State Film Festival

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Actor Bob Newhart was one of many top Hollywood stars that appeared on "Insight", the nationally syndicated show executive-produced by Father "Bud" Kieser

The award-winning Paulist Productions documentary "Hollywood Priest: The Story of Father 'Bud' Kieser" makes its New Jersey premiere Saturday, March 26 at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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Father "Bud" Kieser

"Hollywood Priest" presents an in-depth profile of Father "Bud" Kieser, a longtime resident of Los Angeles, CA, who passed away in 2000 at the age of 71. Father Kieser was a 44-year long priest, whose legacy continues to this day, with the annual awarding of the prestigious Humanitas Prize, an honor which he founded in 1974. Awarded annually, the Humanitas Prize honors film and television writers whose work inspires more compassion, peace, love and dignity within the human family.

The co-producers of the film, Father Tom Gibbons, Vice President of the LA-based Paulist Productions, and Maria-Elena Pineda join WBGO Journal host Doug Doyle to talk about the documentary.

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"Hollywood Priest" producers Maria-Elena Pineda and Morristown, NJ native Father Tom Gibbons join WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk about the award-winning documentary about the life of Paulist Productions founder Father "Bud" Kieser

"Hollywood Priest" presents the extraordinary spiritual and professional arc of an LA-base Roman Catholic priest who founded Paulist Productions and worked with Hollywood's top actors as he executive produced the nationally syndicated TV series "Insight" from 1960 to 1985. For "Insight," Kieser enlisted the talents of many of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Bob Newhart, Martin Sheen, Ron Howard, John Amos, Cecily Tyson, William Shatner, Carol Burnett and Marion Ross.

Producer Father Tom Gibbons, who now lives in LA and spent much as his time in Baltimore, is a native of Morristown, New Jersey and will be on hand for the premiere in Asbury Park.

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"Hollywood Priest" will be featured at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park, NJ

You can SEE the entire interview with Father Gibbons and Maria-Elena Pineda here.

Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.