Drew Belz grew up in the purple mountains of Asheville, N.C., and is son to Nat and Mindy Belz. He devoted time in high school and college to travel, exploring as much ground as possible and learning from a large swathe of cultures. After graduating from Covenant College with degrees in philosophy and English, he dedicated himself to the local film world of Chattanooga, Tenn., honing his film sensibility by melding local concern with cinematic presentation. In 2010, he started his own production studio, Fancy Rhino, a video production and strategy company that focuses on advertisement and documentary work. He is currently enveloped in producing a feature-length documentary on a failing inner-city school in Chattanooga - covering signs of life in a dying school.
January 15th, 2012
Latest: The institute has extended invitations to eighteen journalists from several African countries.
The international workshop program will be held in Africa Sunday, January 15, through Friday, January 27, 2012, at the African Bible University campus outside of Kampala, Uganda.
The teaching will be led by Mindy Belz of WORLD magazine.
WJI will choose 15 applicants and pay for their expenses to and from the workshop under the Joel Belz International Media Fellowship Program.
The African workshop is the second phase of the WJI Belz International Fellows Program which was begun to equip, place and encourage Christians in the newsrooms of the world.