Gabriel Awards to honor founder of Walden Media

The 42nd annual Gabriel Awards, honoring media programming that provides insight into the human spirit, will be presented in more than 40 categories of radio, television and film production Oct. 26 at the Directors Guild of America.

The Gabriels are sponsored by the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals whose members are media professionals working in the Catholic community.

The Gabriel Personal Achievement Award, presented to individuals whose work and careers have provided outstanding leadership in promoting the ideals of the Gabriel Awards to the broadcasting community, will go to Micheal Flaherty, founder and president of Walden Media, producers of the “Chronicles of Narnia” films. The Gabriel Personal Achievement award is sponsored by Family Theater Productions and presented by the Catholic Academy.

Catherine Hicks, co-star of television’s “7th Heaven,” is the co-host for the ceremony. For additional information contact Sue West at the Catholic Academy, or (937) 458-0265, or Father Ron Schmidt at


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