The following details a call for pre-production cast members to apply for a major film project of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons (LDS) and friends of other faiths, as per previous film directives, are invited to apply. Shooting will commence in the Spring of 2011.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Audiovisual Department) is entering early pre-production on a very large film project whose subject is “The New Testament,” under the direction of the First Presidency.
based on the events of the New Testament, to be produced near Salt Lake City, UT. We seek a broad variety of cast who resemble the cultures and races represented within the scriptural account, namely: Semitic, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and others of Middle Eastern, Southern European, or North African origin.
We seek ALL possible candidates for a variety of roles: Actors and Extras. If you know of anyone who fits the following description and would be willing to participate in our production, please forward this information to him/her.
Generally, we seek individuals with darker hair, olive or brown skin tone, the ability to grow a beard (for men), and other common Semitic characteristics are desired.
LOCAL and NON-LOCAL
Near or far, we need you! We are currently exploring the possibility of providing food and lodging for those who may require it during the production. If you live outside of the state of Utah and would be interested in such provisions, please indicate this when you submit your information. More information about this option will be available late 2010.
Positions will be PAID based on our standard rate card.
Shooting begins Spring 2011. We are gathering cast and extras potentials now in order to alert participants to important benchmark dates and respond early to questions such as…
· When do I start growing my hair?
· Where and when will the productions take place so I can arrange my work schedule?
· In which production(s) am I cast (or extra)?
· What should I bring? …wear? …expect?
· Where will I stay?
· How long will I be needed?
· How much will I be paid?
The hiring process for both active, worthy members of the LDS Church and non-member candidates remains consistent with previous practice. There are two paths by which a candidate may participate:
As an employee: The LDS Church can only hire as employees members of the Church who are ‘temple worthy’, as determined by their ecclesiastical leader.
As an independent contractor: Candidates who are affiliated with a legitimate talent agency or have an active business license can be contracted as independent contractors.
(Proof of compliance with employment/contracting criteria will be obtained once contact has been made.)
STEP 1: Please send an e-mail to SLcasting@LDSchurch.org with TWO (2) Current Photos of applicant taken within the last 3 months: (1) Oneheadshot, face forward; and (2) One profile shot. These photos need to be close enough and of sufficient resolution to clearly see your
entire face and hair. “.jpg” or “.bmp” formats only, please. Save your files with the applicant’s NAME (ex. “yourname_profile.jpg”).
Actors applying for speaking roles should also include a current résumé in this e-mail.
STEP 2: Please go to http://goo.gl/kR1z and complete the online application form.
Please submit your application AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. The earlier you apply, the greater your chances of being included.
We will make every effort to inform you when your information has been received. Please be patient. It may require as much as four weeks to process your application.
Thank you for your support of LDS Audiovisual productions! We look forward to your submission!
LDS Audiovisual Casting
SLcasting at LDSchurch.org