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By Kent Larsen

Dutcher to Film Joseph Smith Movie in Palmyra

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK -- LDS filmmaker Richard Dutcher's planned film on the life of Joseph Smith will be filmed on location in Palmyra, says a news report on Rochester's WHEC TV10. Dutcher announced last week that his upcoming film project would be a biography of Joseph Smith with a budget of $10 million, significantly larger than the budgets of his previous films.

In his news conference announcing the film project, Dutcher did say that he would film in New York, as well as in Canada and the mid-west. The Zions Film press release and wire service reports have led to coverage on the project in news media nation wide and around the world, including newspapers in the UK and in Australia.

According to the Rochester news report, at least one LDS missionary serving in Palmyra isn't so sure that the project is a good thing, but the comments of that missionary, Elder Jerry Hess, sounded like he was unfamiliar with Dutcher, "What I would be opposed to is if it was for profit, and there were activities involved in it that would not necessarily portray the accurate events as they transpired," Hess told WHEC. He added, "I'm just a little curious about why someone would come in and want to possibly tell the same story we tell."

But the report says that Palmyra Historian Bonnie Hays is pleased at the idea, believing it will add to the material available about this history of Palmyra.

The news report says that the LDS Church has 8,000 members in the greater Rochester area, including Palmyra.


Movie to be filmed in Palmyra
Rochester NY WHEC TV10 23Apr01 A2


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