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Auditions Being Held for 'Joseph Smith' Role

 

(Salt Lake City, Utah) -- July 15, 2003
 
Deseret Media Productions, a company owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is producing a new film based on the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith.  We are currently casting the LEAD ROLE:
 
JOSEPH SMITH, The Man:
    Height: 6'0" or taller
    Age:  Must be able to portray from 21 to 39 years old.  (Actors should be in their mid-to-late twenties.)
    Build:  Athletic, approximately 200-215 lbs.
    Complexion: Fair with Light eyes
Character & Personality:  Charismatic, Positive, Intelligent, Passionate, Wise beyond his years, Deeply Spiritual, Approachable, Fun-loving, Athletic, Loves Children and people of All Ages, and others enjoy being around him.  In short, a very well-rounded human being.
 
ALL OTHER ROLES for this film will be addressed at a future date.
 
Due to the intensity of this highly demanding role, we are considering ONLY seasoned actors with professional experience in theater and/or film.  This will be a S.A.G. affiliated production, although auditions are open to ALL actors regardless union membership.  As usual, preference will be given to members of the LDS faith although consideration will NOT be limited thereto.  Actors of ALL faiths may apply.
 
AUDITIONS are CURRENTLY taking place in New York and Los Angeles.  Please contact the appropriate Casting Director for an appointment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  (If you are LDS, please identify yourself as such when making your audition appointment.)
 
Jackie Burch
310-360-6861 (office)
310-360-9134 (fax)
8601 Wilshire Place Suite 1006
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 
 - Assistant: Tim Donner 
        
Elaine Huzzar
212-609-9383 (office)
646-214-7906 (fax)
451 Greenwich St. 7th floor 
New York, NY 10013 
         
If you have any further questions, you may contact the Audiovisual Casting Producer:
e-mail:  AVDcasting@ldschurch.org
Calls will be taken by: 1-800-453-3860, ext. 2-1965