Monday, July 1, 2019


YEAR IIIMosiah through Alma
DAY PLAYERS and 
BACKGROUND ACTORS NEEDED!

For information about our HAWAII unit, CLICK HERE.


TO APPLY, CLICK HERE. (But we prefer you read the directions, first... below.) ...and begin growing your hair (and beard, for men) IMMEDIATELY!

You will need 4 current photos:
 - HEADSHOT: from the chest upward. Looking at camera. 
 - PROFILE: from the chest upward. Facing directly to one side.
 - FULL BODY, facing camera. Wear comfortable clothing that fairly depicts your natural shape. Please include your feet. 
 - FULL BODY, profile.


SHOOT LOCATIONS: Wasatch Front, Utah and Kauai, Hawaii.
SHOOT DATES: June, July, and August 2019
Church Membership: Must be active, temple-worthy members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
COMPENSATION: Paid.

ACTOR AUDITIONS: We are accepting submissions for adult male and female roles. Please see below for further details. Submission deadline: March 25, 2019

PRODUCTION: Book of Mormon Visual Library Video Series
COMPANY: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION VENUES: Digital Distribution
EMAIL— BMVLcasting@LDSchurch.org

COMPENSATION: Paid. Rates are comparative with corporate/educational union scale and position of the role (lead, day, featured, background, etc.). If applicable, agency fees are 10%. To be paid, participants must be legally documented to work in the United States.

SPEAKING ROLES may apply from any location. If selected, travel, lodging, and per diem will be provided in addition to the day-rate.


NEEDED
The production of 2019 will portray the peoples of Ancient America between about 160 – 77 B.C. We will need adult supporting actors (mostly male) and background actors of all ages. Applicants may be of any ethnicity who physically resemble Native Americans of North, Central, or South America; or Pacific Islanders.

All applicants will be required to haveor growlong hair (naturally black, brown, or gray/white) unless naturally bald.

These characters' physical appearance will be based on what we know of the peoples of Ancient America: that they were descended from families who lived in the ancient Middle East and that their modern descendants are the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, and the Pacific Islands.

BACKGROUND ACTORS
No Audition required. 

The production of 2019 will portray the peoples of Ancient America between about 160–77 B.C. We will need background actors, male and female, of all ages. Applicants may be of any ethnicity who physically resemble Native Americans of North, Central, or South America, or Pacific Islanders. 
-       NOTE: We always receive many women and children who are eager to participate. Thus, we have a special need for Adult Men and the Elderly.
-       All applicants will be required to have—or begin growing—long hair (unless naturally bald) immediately. Men should grow their beard unless it interferes with work responsibilities.
-       These roles are PAID. In order to be paid, all participants must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
-       While Background roles are paid a daily rate (a little over $100 per day), we cannot provide travel, lodging, or per diem for non-speaking roles. Participants would need to “work as a local,” finding travel and accommodations on their own.
-       The number of working days depends upon the actor’s availability in conjunction with the needs of the production. (TBD)
-    Please note that film-set days can be long, hot, and taxing. Participants should be in good health and ready and able to follow directions. 

**PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AS OUTLINED**

If you are auditioning for background, you do not need to post a video, but we do need your photos as directed.

TO APPLY

STEP ONE:  CURRENT PHOTOS
(1) Please take 4 still photos. A current digital snapshot is preferred. Photos with your camera phone are fine.
 - Headshot: from the chest upward. Looking at camera. 
 - Profile: from the chest upward. Facing directly to one side.
 - Full body, facing camera. Wear comfortable clothing that fairly depicts your natural shape. Please include your feet. 
 - Full body, profile.
(2) Photos must be well lit, without obstructing accessories like sunglasses or hats.

For guidelines about photos and video submissions, please visit
http://ldsavdcasting.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_21.html



STEP TWO:  COMPLETE the FORM
Go to this link and complete the application form. You will be able to upload four photo files to your form. 

ACTOR AUDITIONS 
We are accepting submissions for Supporting and Day Player roles. If you are interested in auditioning for a SPEAKING ROLE, you may access your SIDES here: https://goo.gl/9BZLk8. Please prepare both "Servant" and "Citizen" to give us an idea of your range. Upload only one take of each. (There is room on the form to upload two URL addresses. Please see below.)


RECORD YOUR AUDITION
This applies only to speaking roles. 

We recommend taking sufficient time to prepare and rehearse the scene(s) adequately. Please memorize your lines. 
(1) This may be recorded on a smart phone or similar device. We recommend attaching it to a solid surface or tripod.
(2) Wardrobe: Casual, comfortable, earth tones—brown, tan, gray, green. Avoid solid black.
(3) Record your performance close enough to see your face clearly (from about your chest, upward).
(4) Make sure your video is clear, in focus, and has plenty of light. Natural light — filtered daylight — is often a good choice.
(5) Slate: Begin by introducing yourself. State your full name, age, and agency (if applicable).
(6) Perform to camera, just barely off to one side as if your scene partner were operating the camera. (Not directly into the lens, but almost.) 
a) If “speaking to a multitude,” expand your audience to no more than 3 feet on either side of camera.
b) Also, HINT: Find specific people in your audience to help make your performance more personal.
(7) If you are submitting more than one side, please submit each one as a separate video.
(8) We are looking for natural performances for film. Not theatrical nor overly sensationalized.
(9) Check the sound. Make sure it is clear enough to hear without having to turn up the speakers to maximum volume.
(10) Please submit one take only of each side.
(11) Upload your video(s) to an online site like YouTube or Vimeo. 

IMPORTANT: Set the privacy settings to "Unlisted" (not “Private”) so we will be able to view it without a password. Only those with the URL address will be able to access your video.

Submission deadline: 
March 25, 2019

Also, feel free to forward this information to anyone whom you believe fits the criteria and may be interested!

Thank you! We look forward to reviewing your application!

Alisa Anglesey, Hillary Straga, Ben Cummins, and Addison Kirk
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publishing Services Department—Casting
LDS Motion Picture Studio
300 West 2230 North | Provo, UT 84604
Main Casting Line 801-240-9300

Application form — https://airtable.com/shrCIH3dYkNOQtNdV

SIDES — https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FbWuPylC3fOukRaiGCbg1kmuq3UKb24z

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