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Book of Mormon to Come to Life in New Church Video Series

New project to follow pattern of Church’s recently finished Bible videos

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will produce a video library of scenes from the Book of Mormon, similar to the New Testament video library project that began in 2011 and finished in 2016. The first videos from this multi-year Book of Mormon videos project are scheduled to be released in 2018.

 

“These Book of Mormon videos will have the same purpose as the Book of Mormon itself—to bring people closer to Jesus Christ,” says Elder Larry R. Lawrence, a General Authority Seventy. “We hope the video library will build bridges of understanding and increase interest in God’s word, which in turn can change hearts and inspire people to live better lives.”

The Church sent out its first casting call Thursday through local leaders and the Church’s Publishing Services Department. Seasoned actors, amateurs and those with little or no experience are invited to visit casting.lds.org for more information.

Filming is anticipated to begin in June 2017 at the Church’s Jerusalem movie set near Goshen, Utah (about an hour south of Salt Lake City). Filming may also happen in other North American locations.

The video series will be filmed in English and are anticipated to initially be made available in additional languages.

The Book of Mormon videos will be used in Church classrooms, in missionary work and in Latter-day Saint homes for personal and family viewing. The video footage will also be available to Latter-day Saints and those of other faiths interested in using video and image assets for various noncommercial projects.

Additional project details will be available in the future.

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