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Posted 09 Apr 2002   For week ended January 11, 2002
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Richard Dutcher's 'The Prophet' Begins First Day of Filming
On January 19, Zion Films transformed Ogden's Fort Buenaventura State Park into the 19th century prairies between Missouri and Illinois as director Richard Dutcher began preliminary shooting for his new film 'The Prophet--The Story of Joseph Smith Jr.'

Idaho Man's Story Comes to the Big Screen Jan 18
Excel Entertainment Group has announced that "The Other Side of Heaven" will open in Idaho theaters on Friday, January 18. Based on the true-life experiences of Idaho native John Groberg, "The Other Side of Heaven" stars Christopher Gorham and Anne Hathaway ("The Princess Diaries"). The team of Hollywood filmmakers to work on the project included Academy Award-winning producer Gerald R. Molen, whose film credits include "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park".

Film Company Documents Low Birth Rates
Partners in Motion, a Regina-based, Emmy award-winning film production company run by three members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued a press release in October outlining their production of a new documentary series.

Celtic Musicians on the Rise
Lochaber has come a long way since its inception in 1996 when sisters Christy Hodder and Heather Cameron got together to play Celtic music. Heather has since left the Wolfville, NS, based band to go to school and four other performers have taken her place.

Box Office Shows Few Changes
This week no new films opened worth noting (LDS or otherwise). For the most part, the national rankings of movies made by Latter-day Saints and/or featuring Latter-day Saint characters remained roughly the same.

Bestselling Author of Christian Fiction Does It Again
Gerald Lund takes the crown for his contribution to Christian fiction, which is the number one selling category in the Christian book world, according to Publishers Weekly. Lund, who became a bestselling author with his series "The Work and the Glory," a nine-volume epic chronicallying the historical trek of the Mormon pioneers, has doen it again with "The Kingdom and the Crown. In his new series, Lund celebrates the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.


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