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Lisa Eager
Lives in Utah. Property master for Scott Featherstone's independent feature film "Same River Twice" (1996). Assistant property master for "Drive Me Crazy" (1999), "The Rage" (1997) and "A Midnight Clear" (1991). Set dresser for "The Sandlot" (1993).
Paul Eagleston
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Credited with writing "Additional Screenplay" material for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Travis Eberhard
Latter-day Saint. Producer of the award-winning short film "Jip" (2001), a film directed by Brandon Arnold about an animated figure made of peanut butter. "Jip" has been shown on HBO. Eberhard was the editor of "Disco Gap" a short film directed by Emily Gaul. He was a production sound mixer on "The Wrong Brother" (2000) and also appeared briefly on screen. He did the sound and titles for "Just Say When," a short film by Tawnya Cazier. Eberhard is the subject of Brad Barber's short documentary "Inspire or Damage" (2001), which addresses Eberhard being wheelchair-bound. Webpage:
Kathy Eckenbrecht
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Graduated from Ogden High School in 1971. Graduated from Utah State University: B.A. degree in Art. Actress, hair stylist and set dresser. Married to Michael Vetere in 1987. Worked as a runway and print model in Salt Lake City and Chicago for 12 years. Has worked in several television commercials and industrial films. Her home was used for the photo shoot for the cover of Latter-day Saint singer Julie de Azevedo's "Hello Sky" CD, an Excel Entertainment release.
Gary Eckert
Sometimes credited as: Gary L. Eckert. Cinematographer for many films, most of them made in Utah. Cinematographer of: Dumb Luck (2001); No Place Like Home (2001); Cage in Box Elder (2000); Coyotes (1999); Heaven Sent (1994); Wind Dancer (1993); The Legend of Wolf Mountain (1992); Little Heroes (1992); Pirate Tales (1997). 2nd unit gaffer for "Invasion of Privacy" (1996). Second unit director of photography for Blair Treu's "Just Like Dad" (1995). Second assistant camera for "Neon City" (1992).
Aaron Eckhart
Latter-day Saint. Born 12 March 1968, Santa Clara County, California. Birth name: Aaron E. Eckhart. Was raised in Cupertino, California and as a teenager, lived with his family in England. Graduated from Brigham Young University with director Neil LaBute, in whose films he has frequently starred. Actor. After minor roles in "Slaughter of the Innocents" (1994) and the TV movie "Double Jeopardy" (1992) he has consistently worked in major supporting or lead roles. An early breakthrough performance in LaBute's controversial and critically acclaimed "In the Company of Men." This challenging and frankly monstrous role earned him an Golden Satellite Award and an Independent Spirit Award. Eckhart again with LaBute in "Your Friends and Neighbors" (1998), "Nurse Betty" (2000) and opposite Gwyneth Paltrow as the male lead in "Possession" (2002). Major roles in "Thursday" (1998), "Molly" (1999), "The Pledge" (2001), "Any Given Sunday" (1999). Played Julia Roberts' boyfriend in "Erin Brockovich" (2000), the film that earned Roberts the Best Actress Academy Award. Cast as a more action-oriented mainstream lead in the big budget sci-fi movie "The Core" (2002) and the thriller "Suspect Zero" (2003).
Carlton Eden
Latter-day Saint. From Jacksonville, Florida. Graduate of Brigham Young University film school (BA, 1995). Production assistant on Lee Groberg's documentary "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995). Apprentice editor on "Unhook the Stars" (1996). Director of "Make a Wish", which won Best Promotional in BYU's 1996 Final Cut film festival. Director of the short documentary "Theatre of the Plow: The Paintings of Jerry Cutler." Director of "The Date" (1996), which received a Regional College Emmy Award. Eden was one of five winners of the 11th Annual Dore Schary Awards. "The Date" was chosen in the category of Video Narrative. Eden received a $1,000 award at an awards dinner in Los Angeles on June 19.
Clark Edmunds
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Ellicott City, Maryland. Birth name: Clark David Edmunds. Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Writer/director/editor of the short film "Elise" (2001), about a girl who is forced to grow when her mother dies and she must help take care of her little sister. Did special effects work and production sound mixing for Christian Vuissa's award-winning short film "Roots & Wings" (2002) and "Unfolding" (2003).
Kelly Edmunds
Second assistant editor for Leucadia's "Breaking Free" (1995), and for Blair Treu's Leucadia films "Just Like Dad" (1995), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), and "The Paper Brigade" (1996). Assistant film editor for "Coyote Summer" (1996) and apprentice editor for "Windrunner" (1995), which were also Leucadia productions.
Aaron Edson
Latter-day Saint. Singer and songwriter. Composer, songwriter and one of the producers for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video musical adaptation of stories from the Book of Mormon, "Liken The Scriptures: I Will Go and Do" (2003). Bio from LDS Music World (
Born in Michigan and raised in Wisconsin, Aaron Edson has been a musician all his life. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Caracas, Venezuela. He attended Brigham Young University before leaving to pursue a music career in Los Angeles. He is now a professional music producer as well as a songwriter. His recording studio, One South Studios, is located in Pasadena, California.

Aaron's debut CD, "Wondering", brings a fresh, new sound to the world of contemporary LDS music. The album takes the listener on a soul-searching journey, featuring a wide range of pop feels over its 11 songs. The gospel messages never seem heavy-handed or super-imposed over pop music. Rather, the songs are organic expressions of life today as seen through the eyes of a gifted, young LDS artist.

Toni Edson
Latter-day Saint. Utah-based actress. Small roles in the TV movie "The Darkling" and the independent fim "Together Alone." TV guest appearances in 3 episodes of "Touched by an Angel" and an episode of "Cover Me." Appeared in commercials for UTA and Healthwise (Channel 2 Utah). Has appeared in many theatrical productions. Played "Leonora C. Taylor" in Catch The Vision in Nauvoo, Illinois. Played "M'Lynn Eatenton" in Steel Magnolias at Provo Theatre Co. Understudy for Rea in Last Night of Ballyhoo, Pioneer Theatre Co. Played "Sister Berthe" in The Sound of Music at Terrace Plaza Players and at Rodger's Memorial. Appeared in Savior of the World, staged by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
James Royce Edwards
Latter-day Saint. Lives in San Diego, California with his wife, fellow BYU graduate Karin Annette Edwards (when they are not touring). Served a full time mission in Cordoba, Argentina. Graduated in 2000 with a BFA degree in Music Dance Theatre from Brigham Young University (BYU). Professional actor now working primarily in live musical theater. Had the lead role in the 1999 musical "Star Child," the sequel to the immensely popular "Saturday's Warrior." The musical was filmed and is sold on video in Latter-day Saint Christian bookstores. Other stage roles include playing "Jerry Evans" in "Dancing at Lughnasa" at BYU (Margetts Theatre) in November 1998; the constable in "Fiddler on the Roof" at Sundance Theatre in 2000, "Hal" in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, California. As a singer Edwards has recorded music available on CD, such as Christy Riches Hinkson's "My Redeemer." Website: Bio from "Scarlet Pimpernel" program:
James Royce Edwards hails from San Diego, California, and received his BFA in Music/Dance/Theater from Brigham Young University. James is delighted to be returning to Musical Theatre West after performing in Children of Eden last year. Most recently, James performed with San Diego's resident company of Forever Plaid. Other credits include Fiddler on the Roof; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; and Cinderella for Robert Redford's Sundance Theatre, and Les Miserables for Theaterworks/USA. James thanks God, his family, and especially his wife, Karin, for their love and support.
Bio from California Musical Theatre (
James Royce Edwards is a San Diego native and received his B.F.A. in music, dance and theatre from Bringham Young University. James last performed in Sacramento with the musical theatre troupe The Young Ambassadors, in the show The Neighborhood. Some of James' favorite shows are Les Miserables for Theatreworks/USA; Fiddler on the Roof, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Cinderella for Robert Redford's Sundance Theater; The Scarlet Pimpernel and Children of Eden for Musical Theatre West in Long Beach; and a wonderful seven months in San Diego's resident company of Forever Plaid. James' television credits include roles on NBC's "Passions," Sci-Fi Channel's "The Chronicle" and a special appearance on the "Rosie O'Donnell Show." After this production, James will be performing the lead role in Footloose for the Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista, California. James attributes all his success and happiness to God, his family and his incredible wife Karin.

Kelsey Edwards
Latter-day Saint. Born circa 1994. Lives in Texas. Child actress. Her feature film debut was playing "Brianna," an abducted child in the independent film "A Promise Kept" (2003).
LaVelle Edwards
Highly successful college football coach; head coach at Brigham Young University until he retired. Served a full-time mission for the Church soon after that. Profiled in the PBS documentary "LaVell Edwards: Spirit of Cougar Football" (2001). Made a cameo appearance as an overly serious miniature golf player (with a caddy) in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Singles Ward" (2002).
Lisa Edwards
Lives in Provo, Utah. Also known as: Lisa K. Edwards. Production assistant whose credits include: "Healings" (CBS), Tim Slover's PBS historical film "A More Perfect Union", and the "Families First" (produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Edwards is also a casting director, dialog and acting coach, and extras coordinator.
Tarance Edwards
African-American. Small role in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Singles Ward" (2002). Bit part as a security guard in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Marva Loy Eggett
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Spring Lake, Utah. Producer of two films directed by Rob Sibley: the direct-to-video feature fim "The Shadow of Light" (2002), which is sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores, and the award-winning PBS documentary "Utah's Blackhawk War: Cultures in Conflict" (1998). She is a research historian and a member of the Peteetneet Arts Council. Was a torch bearer who helped carry the Olympic torch through the state of Utah prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Scott Eggleston
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short (8 min.) film "Absentee" (2002), which competed in the 2nd LDS Film Festival, held in Provo, Utah in November 2002. The film is described thus: "A man who dreams of his vanishing family, uncovers the truth about its meaning." The film was later shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival.
Philip Eichner
Key Set P.A. for Blair Treu's feature film "Little Secrets" (2002). Location production assistant for the independent film "Just a Dream" (2001). Set production assistant for the movie "Drive Me Crazy" (1999).
Ludwig Einklang
Latter-day Saint. Film editor of the award-winning short films "Daybreak" (2000) and "Roots & Wings" (2002), both of which were directed by BYU film student Christian Vuissa. Co-production designer and co-editor for Vuissa's short film "Unfolding" (2003). Also created the poems featured in the film.
Tim Eisenhart
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Lehi, Utah. Actor has appeared in many Utah-based film productions, and has done voice work for animation. A major role was as Matthew in the animated "He is Risen" (1988) from The Living Scriptures, Inc. Minor roles include: Blind Witness (1989) Hemingway (1988 miniseries); Revenge of the Ninja (1983); Earthbound (1981); Beyond Death's Door (1978); Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (1992); The Executioner's Song (1982).
Joyce Eliason
Formerly a Latter-day Saint. Hollywood screenwriter and producer, mostly of made-for-TV movies and miniseries. Eliason wrote the screenplay adaptation of Mormon writer Virginia Sorenson's On This Star, which she produced as the 1997 TV movie "A Loss of Innocence," directed by Graeme Clifford. The movie features Latter-day Saint characters in 1920s Utah. One of Eliason's earliest screenplays was for the TV movie "Child Bride of Short Creek" (1981), about a young Korean War vet who returns home to Arizona and falls in love with a young woman from a small Mormon polygamist sect which broke off from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during Manifesto times. In the film, conflict arises because the young woman's parents have already arranged a marriage for her within their own insular culture. Eliason's biggest success in commercial theaters is "Mulholland Drive" (2001), which she co-produced and co-wrote (originally as a TV series pilot) along with director David Lynch, and which received numerous national awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. Eliason has received 4 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Miniseries for: The Last Don" (1997); Children of the Dust (1995); Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994); The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992). Other TV movies she has produced include: Blonde (2001); The Price of Heaven (1997); Sweet Temptation (1996); Titanic (1996); A Good Day to Die (1995); In Sickness and in Health (1992); To Save a Child (1991); Winnie (1988); Elvis and Me (1988). She is also the screenwriter of the films "Lady Beware" (1987) and "Tell Me a Riddle" (1980). Author of Fresh Meat/Warm Weather (New York: Harper & Row, 1974), described as "feminist fiction from the Mormon perspective." Author of a second novel, Laid Out (Harper & Row, April 1976). For decades now, Eliason has not been a member of the Church. Although proud of her Utah roots, she does not call herself a Mormon writer.
Scott Elder
Lives in Utah. Also credited as: D. Scott Elder. Credited with production and post-production (along with Don Muirhead) for the 1983 videotape version of the Latter-day Saint-themed stage play "The Best Two Years of My Life." Sound mixer for the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002). Sound mixer for the short film "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997), made at LDS Motion Picture Studios and BYU.
Jeff Elison
Latter-day Saint. Writer of the TV movie "The Hired Heart," which premiered on Lifetime in 1997.
Adam Elliott
Latter-day Saint. From Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Composed and performed the original musical scores for two student films made by Latter-day Saint filmmaker Jason Faller: "Quietus" (2002) and "The Ivy Exchange" (2003).
Jeremy Elliott
Latter-day Saint. Born 15 January 1972, Lake Arrowhead, California. Birth name: Jeremy Woolley Hoop. Also credited as: Jeremy Hoop; Jeremy W. Hoop. Served a full-time mission in Uruguay. Married to actress Wendy Gardiner (a.k.a. Wendy Hoop). When "Jack Weyland's Charly" premiered in September 2002, it was the 7th Latter-day Saint-themed feature film to hit theaters since 2002. If one counts the large-screen, big budget feature "Testaments," there were 8 such movies. Jeremy Elliott had the male lead role in 3 of these, arguably making him the biggest star in the fledgling genre. His first major film role was the lead role in "The King's Falcon," a 25-minute family film that won the "Best Short Film" Award at the Santa Clarita International Film Festival. He did voice work for Lee Groberg's PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999) and had minor roles in some Utah productions, including "The Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000) and Richard Dutcher's "Brigham City" (2001). His breakthrough role was as the Mesoamerican sculptor "Jacob" in "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000) directed by Academy Award-winner Keith Merrill for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His next starring roles were in the LDS-themed feature films "Out of Step" (2002), playing a non-Latter-day Saint New York City musician who falls in love with a Latter-day Saint dancer from Salt Lake City; and in "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002), playing "Sam" -- a Latter-day Saint from Salt Lake City who falls in love with a convert from New York City. A songwriter, he composed many of the songs featured in both "Out of Step" and "Charly." Profile Page
Lisa Marie Elliott
Latter-day Saint. While she was a BYU film student she was one of two producers (along with Doug Heder) of the short student film "Funky Town" (2000), directed by Matthew Janzen.
Robert Allen Elliott
Film Composer; Phone 801-694-0353; E-mail
Awards • “The Errand of Angels” (new film by Christian Vuissa) received 4 out of 4 stars in the Deseret News film review. • Film – “Hero to Me” has been shown in five festivals, score awards have been given in four of them. • ‘Best Film Score - MOONDANCE SEAHORSE AWARD’ – 2006 Moondance International Film Festival. • ‘Best Score’ – 2005 Hollywood DV Festival • ‘Best Use of Sound/Music’ - LDS Film Festival 2006 • ‘Gold Medal for Excellence - Jury's Choices for Artistic Excellence in a Narrative Short Film’ - The Park City Film Music Festival – 2006 • Winner of 2004 “Ignite Creative Energy” – (selected #1 song from over 2000 entrants) • First Place LDS film festival winner of 7-page script films (Repressed Melodies 2007 / Crossroads 2008) ______________________________________________________________________
Film • Composer for upcoming feature “The Errand of Angels” – Directed by Christian Vuissa. • Composer for Film – Daniel and the Lion’s Den (Lightstone Studios) • Contracted (Q3 2008) to Score feature length film “High Ground” – (Foursite Studios / Scott Halford, Director) • Composer for Film – “Hero to Me” • Title track for original song ‘Perfectly Complicated’ –“ Baptists at our BBQ” • Composer for upcoming “Life’s Little Lessons” – series of 5 short films– Dansie & Dansie Production
Television • Pilot Theme for “Junk Chic” show (based on best selling author) • Piano and co-arranger for Columbus OH, News Station underscore Library\ScoreDog TV _________________________________________________________________________
Advertising • Rhomberg Jewelry, Zurich Switzerland • Corporate video underscore and new Theme song for corporate advertising – My ePHIT™ • Staff composer for Great Western Advertising • Webpage corporate theme – Zeke Studios _________________________________________________________________________
Musical Theatre • Currently composing 16 songs and underscore for new Musical Play – “The Afterlife Insurance Co.” • Variety Show contract Arranger/Musical Director/Pianist Janet Cook/Woods Cross High School ________________________________________________________________________________________
Performance Groups • Arranger/Pianist for Jazz Flutist – Tim Weisberg (2 years) • Arranger/Director for Choral & Strings Group – Willow Brook (5 years) • Musical Director/Pianist for Variety show band – “California” (9 years) _________________________________________________________________________
Sample Libraries • Composer for Vienna Symphony Library • Composer for “DIVA” and “Giovanni Edition” vocal sample library • Composer for “Alan Lutaska Bass Library” • Composer for Nine Volt Audio Library
Robert Elliott
Lives in Park City, Utah. Set construction. Credits include "Stranger On My Land."
Benjamin Ellis
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Orem, Utah. Born 11 November 1980. Brown hair; blue eyes; height: 5' 5"; 115 lbs. Actor. Host of the youth-oriented news magazine TV series "Center Street," produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Had a supporting role as "Elder Sayers" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Suddenly Unexpected" (2003). Speaker on a televised Latter-day Saint Christmas special. Day player and extra on "Touched by an Angel." Extra in Church seminary films. Theater performances at the Hale Center Theater Orem, Valley Center Playhouse, Utah Valley State College ("Puck" in "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream") and Orem High School. 3rd Place Award in Duo-Trio Scene at Shakespeare Competition SUU 1998. Best Character Actor 1998-99 at Orem High School. Best Youth Actor 1995 at Valley Center Playhouse.
Debbie Ellis
Latter-day Saint. Accents: Cockney, straight British, Southern, New England. Wig/hair and make-up designer at the Hale Center Theater in Orem, Utah. Had a small role as "Sister Cooper" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Played a manager in a management training video produced by IB Training. Extra in the Disney TV movie "My Life as a Babysitter" (1990), the CBS TV movie "Battling for Baby" (1992), and the Church video "Mountain of the Lord" (1993).
Doug Ellis
Latter-day Saint. After working in New York City for 12 years he moved to Utah in 2000, where he currently teaches and is the director of the BYU scene shop in the theater and film department. Art director for the TV series "Spin City" (1996-2000). Production designer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "Out of Step" (2002) and "The R.M." (2003). Bio from "Out of Step" official website:
Ellis has been art directing for the TV show Spin City for over four years. Before working for Dreamworks Dramatic Television, Doug art directed for several other primetime television series including Madigan Men, Aliens in the Family and The High Life. Other credits include: House of Buggin, 3 A.M., Entropy, and the PBS documentary Memory of Fire. Ellis' roots started in the theatre with numerous productions such as: La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, Hay Fever, Robber Bridgegroom and Philadelphia Story. He is currently the Technical Director for the Division of Arts Production at Brigham Young University.

Jason Emerick
Lives in Utah. Van driver for the Leucadia films "Coyote Summer" (1996), "The Paper Brigade" (1996) and "Just Like Dad" (1995).
Rachel Emmers
Latter-day Saint. Has a small supporting role as "Camille" in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). In 1996, while a student at Brigham Young University, Emmers received the award for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Character Role," for her role as "Alfred" in the stage production Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Richard Emory
Born 27 January 1919, Santa Barbara, California. Died 15 February 1994, Moab, Utah (stroke). Birth name: Emory Johnson Jr. Sometimes credited as: Dick Emory. Son of silent film actress Ella Hall. Son of silent film actress Ella Hall. Brother of actress Ellen Hall. Grandson of actress May Hall. Appeared in at least 24 films, including a small part in "Singin' in the Rain" (1952). His other films include "Beginning of the End" (1957) and "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (1954) and "Sailor Beware" (1951). Numerous TV appearances, including: Perry Mason; Bat Masterson; The Rough Riders; Circus Boy; Sergeant Preston of the Yukon; The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin; The Gene Autry Show; The Range Rider; The Cisco Kid.
Brandon Ellsworth
Lives in Utah. Grip for the short film "Water With Food Coloring" (2001) and the direct-to-video movie "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997).
Jarom Ellsworth
Latter-day Saint. Jarom Z. Ellsworth. Director of the short documentary "An Old Cowhand" (2001). First assistant camera on "Just Say When," a short film by Tawnya Cazier. First assistant camera for the award-winning short film "Roots & Wings" (2002), directed by Christian Vuissa. Credited as the film loader on Richard Dutcher's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Best Boy Grip and also Second Unit Camera Assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Bio from People for Strictly Docs film festival: "Jarom Ellsworth was born in Safford, AZ. He moved to Yuma, AZ as a freshman in high school. He attended Ricks College and the University of Arizona for one year. He then went to Brigham Young University for three years and graduated in film, August 2000."
Stan Ellsworth
Utah-based actor. Also known as: Stann Ellsworth. Bit part as a coach in the Disney TV movie "The Luck of the Irish" (2001). Uncredited guest appearance in an episode of "Touched by an Angel" in 2001, entitled "A Death in the Family."
Dale Elrod
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Karen. Associate instructor in the Division of Film Studies at the University of Utah. Bio from faculty page (
Dale Elrod earned his M.F.A. at the University of Utah. He is the producer/director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival award winner The Oldest Tree. He was also the cinematographer on the Vietnam documentary The Long Haired Warriors. He has taught the history of film since 1992.

Rodney Elwood
Latter-day Saint. Set designer for the 1999 production of Doug Stewart's Latter-day Saint-themed musical "Star Child," which was taped and made into a video available in LDS bookstores. Has performed as an actor in local stage productions. Played a number of roles in the James Arrington/Marvin Payne/Steven Kapp Perry musical The Trail of Dreams (January 1997, Ragan Theater at Utah Valley State College), for which he was also the set and lighting designer. Was in Crazy for You at the Scera Theater in Orem, Utah.
Shawn F. Emery
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Denise. Sometimes credited as: Shawn Emery. Script writer and field producer. Company: Working Title Productions. Filmmaker who made documentaries about Utah skiing, available on video: "The Greatest Snow on Earth: Utah's Skiing Story" and "Summer Skiing: The Ring of Fire." Field producer, director and/or documentary writer of films for Discovery Channel, Park City Chamber Of Commerce, Utah Department Of Health, Salt Lake Community College.
Arthur Guy Empey
Born 11 December 1883, Ogden, Utah. Died 22 February 1963, Wadsworth, Kansas. Father of model and actress Margurite Empey (aka Diane Webber). President of Guy Empey Pictures, Corp. Screenwriter of: Troopers Three (1930); Little Mickey Grogan (1927); Bigger Than Barnum's (1926); Glenister of the Mounted (1926); Midnight Flyer (1925); Millionaire for a Day (1921); The Undercurrent (1919); Over the Top (1918). Director of "Into No Man's Land" (1928). Producer of "Troopers Three" (1930). Appeared onscreen in: Millionaire for a Day (1921); The Undercurrent (1919); Over the Top (1918).
Keith M. Engar
Latter-day Saint. Also known as: Dr. Keith Engar. Actor who starred in the 1978 Church video "Uncle Ben" (1978), produced at BYU and LDS Motion Picture Studios. Taught in the University of Utah drama department. Instituted the annual production of a classic Greek play in an outdoor setting. Under his direction, the Pioneer Memorial Theatre on the University of Utah campus became known for its presentation of musicals with local and visiting professional casts. Some years, more season tickets were sold for the theater than for sports events at the university. Author of History of Dramatics at the University of Utah from Beginnings until June 1919 (1948).
Paul Engemann
Latter-day Saint. Birth name: Paul Robert Engemann. One of the stars of the Latter-day Saint-themed musical on video "My Turn on Earth" (1986). One of the featured voice actors on the animated TV series "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids" (1973). Best known as a singer. Featured on CDs such as Masa Fukuda's "The Power Within" and the Orrin Hatch/Greg Hanson compilation "Come to the Manger," sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores. In 2002 received a Pearl Award nomination for Studio Vocalist of the Year. Lead singer of the pop group "Animotion."
Shannon Engemann
Latter-day Saint. Actress who has appeared in a handful of films made in Utah. Small roles in the feature films "Pool Hall Junkies" (2002) and "Brigham City" (2001). Did voice work for the PBS documentary "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999) and the appeared in the TV movie "It Nearly Wasn't Christmas" (1989). Make-up artist on the "Saturday's Warrior" video (1989). Other hair/make-up credits include: "The Sandlot", "This Boys Life", "Hollywood Insider", "Hot Country Nights."
Mitch English
Latter-day Saint. Born October 1969, Covington, Kentucky. Cameo appearances in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" (2002), "The R.M." (2003) and "The Work and the Story" (2003), the TV movie "Double Teamed" (2002) and on the TV series "Touched by an Angel" (in 2002). Best known as a TV weatherman. He worked for Utah's WB affiliate, KUWB-TV, until August 2002. He then became the Weather Anchor/Co-host on "The Daily Buzz", a nationally syndicated morning television show (produced by ACME Television Productions). "The Daily Buzz" debuted September 16th, 2002. Website: Bio from WB (
He's different, off the wall, irreverent and smells like cabbage. But hey, he's not your father's weatherman! We've given our very own Mitch English the perfect venue to display his blend of personality and knowledge of weather with the Utah's WB Weather Break.

But you want to know more, right?

Well, most importantly, Mitch IS serious about the weather. He studied broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University. He came to Utah from WTVY-TV in Dothan, Alabama and Panama City, Florida where he served as the Senior Weather Anchor, overlooking the Weather department operations as well as covering severe weather, including Hurricane Fredrick for CBS, CNN and Fox News. He was honored two years in a row as "Best Television Personality" and since moving from the Heart of Dixie, Mitch has received "Best of" accolades from City Weekly readers as well as "Best Impromptu Weather" from Salt Lake Magazine. You can also hear Mitch on morning radio in the Salt Lake Valley weekdays and read Mitch's column "Weather in Plain English" in the City Weekly every week.

Mitch has been in broadcasting for over a dozen years, with his career beginning in radio. He has been featured in several movies, worked stand-up comedy, local theatre, infomercials and numerous radio and television commercials. He is a member of The National Weather Association and an Associate Member of the American Meteorological Society.

Mitch enjoys softball, golfing, hanging out with good friends, collecting antique microphones, tracking through the internet and spending time with his wife and four children.

Jongiorgi Enos
Latter-day Saint. Born 9 November 1964, Houston, Texas. Lives in Grass Valley, California with his wife, Santia. Sometimes credited as "Jon Enos." Born of French-Italian mother and Texan father. Jon Enos is the Co-President of Pacific Island Films, and plans to produce, and direct his screenplay: a historical epic entitled The Long Walk of Patience Loader, a true story set during the Martin handcart company's heroic trek to Utah. Texas-born Jon Enos (a long time California resident) is an accomplished actor and writer who has performed in many Latter-day Saint films and has starred in numerous theatrical productions. Enos was also an associate producer on Richard Dutcher's film "Girl Crazy." Enos is best known to movie audiences for his supporting role in Dutcher's "Brigham City." Enos played "Ed", the boyfriend of Peg (the female lead). Enos has written a number of screenplays now being considered for production. His script "The Sugar Beets" won 1st place in the screenplay competition of the 2001 Young LDS Film Festival. Other credits include a starring role in the Church video "Prodigal Son" and minor roles in: The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000); DMZ (1990); Incident at Dark River (1989). Enos had a supporting role as a police officer in the direct-to-video feature film "Someone Was Watching" (2002), appearing opposite Megan Follows. Because of their prominence as actors, Follows received top-billing and Enos received 2nd-billing on the video/DVD case, althogh they receive much less screen time than the two young actors introduced in the film's lead roles.
Mireille Enos
Latter-day Saint. Sister of actors Jongiorgi and Veronique Enos. Won the national Irene Ryan Award in 1996. Works in New York City as an actress. Has had small roles in the films "Someone Like You" (2001), "Face of Evil" (1996), and "Without Consent" (1994). Had a major part playing "Carla Byrd" on the TV series "The Education of Max Bickford" (2001) with Richard Dreyfuss. Also appeared on "Sex and the City." Appeared on Broadway as Katharine Housman in The Invention of Love. Other New York stage credits include The Basement at The Drama League, Andromaque at The Red Room, The Millionairess at Westside Repertory, and The Pelican at Classic Stage Company. Has performed with Handcart Ensemble in New York City, including starring in (and choreographing) J. Scott Reynolds' adaptation of De Balzac's The Wild Ass's Skin. Also did the costuming for Handcart's production of Goldoni's The Mistress of the Inn.
Santia Enos
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Grass Valley, California with her husband, actor Jongiorgi Enos. Santia and Janet Stubbs comprise an integral part of story development department for Pacific Island Films, a California-based feature film production company headed by Santia's husband and Janet's husband Steve Stubbs. Had a small part as the "Flower Lady" in Richard Dutcher's first direct-to-HBO feature film, the low-budget comedy "Girl Crazy" (1997). Also served as the set dresser for that movie.
Veronique Enos
Latter-day Saint. Actress. Small part in the TV movie "Incident at Dark River" (1989). Sister of actors Mireille Enos and Jongiorgi Enos.
Miriam Epstein
Lives in Park City, Utah. Second assistant director on over ten feature films, TV movies and direct-to-video films made in Utah (most of them family films), including "Coyote Summer" (1996), "The Paper Brigade" (1996), "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), "Just Like Dad" (1996), "Breaking Free" (1995), and non-Leucadia films: Double Teamed (2002); The Poof Point (2001); The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001); The Right Temptation (2000); Drive Me Crazy (1999); A Life Less Ordinary (1997). Second unit production coordinator for "Invasion of Privacy" (1996). Set production assistant on the TV movies "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1996) and "Parallel Lives" (1994), and on the miniseries "Stephen King's The Stand" (1994).
Peter Epstein
Lives in Park City, Utah. Prolific stuntman, whose more than 20 movie credits include: Life or Something Like It (2002); Meet the Parents (2000); Frequency (2000); Homicide: The Movie (2000, TV); The Crow: Salvation (2000); Bats (1999); Bringing Out the Dead (1999); Big Daddy (1999); Made Men (1999); Ransom (1996); The Fugitive (1993); Super Mario Bros. (1993). Credited as a bit part actor in: As Luck Would Have It (2003); Tuck Everlasting (2002); Life or Something Like It (2002); The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All (1999); Summer of Sam (1999); Livers Ain't Cheap (1997).
Jennifer Erekson
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City. Also known as: Jennifer Knudsen; Jennifer Erekson Knudsen. Actress. Lead actress in the Crystal Heart Award-winning short film "Truce with Death" (1993), directed by Bill Shira. Erekson played the a Latter-day Saint pioneer woman who leaves her baby behind in the wilderness when the infant stops breathing and is presumed dead. Erekson's husband was played by famed actor Marvin Payne. She a role in Kendall Wilcox's award-winning BYU student film "Esperanza" (1997). Bit part (as the "Jello Victim") in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002). Starred as "Hermia" in the criticially acclaimed production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Castle Theatre (Utah), 1999. Appeared as a pregnant woman in a 1999 episode of "Touched by an Angel" (title: "Jagged Edges").
Eli Erickson
Director of the short film "The Jingle" (2002).
Emily Erickson
Latter-day Saint. Chosen from an open audition to provide the voice of "Rebecca Plimpton" on the "Warriors of Cumorah" audio tape (2002) version of Chris Heimerdinger's novel for young people.
Michelle Erickson
Story consultant and second assistant director for Martin Andersen's short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002), produced by Nu Skin Enterprises. Hair/makeup for the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999).
Devon Ericson
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Birthday: December 21. Actress. Regular TV series roles on "The Chisholms" (1980) and "Young Dan'l Boone" (1977). Appeared in many made-for-TV movies and miniseries, including: Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986); The Mystic Warrior (1984); Ishi: The Last of His Tribe (1978); Eleanor and Franklin (1976). Small parts in theatrical feature films: Say Yes (1986); Night of the Comet (1984); Return to Macon County (1975). TV guest appearances include: St. Elsewhere; Airwolf; Hunter; The A-Team; Knight Rider; Magnum, P.I.; Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; CHiPs; Barnaby Jones; Lou Grant; Three's Company; Police Story; The Streets of San Francisco; Starsky and Hutch; The Waltons.
Timothy Erwin
Lives in Park City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Tim 'Toes' Erwin; Tim Erwin; Timothy 'Toes' Erwin. Transportation coordinator or driver whose credits include: Just Write (1997); The Rage (1997; Next Door (1994); Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (1993); A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (1992); Clay Pigeons; One West Waikiki; Word of Honor; V.I.P. (66 episodes); Cahoots; Brett Miller Story. Regular series actor on the TV series "High Mountain Rangers" (1988), playing the part of "Izzy Flowers." Credited as an actor in the TV movie "Sworn to Vengeance" (1993).
David Lon Eskelson
Lives in Ogden, Utah. Also known as: David L. Eskelson; David Eskelson. Plays the part of the historic John Browning in Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Lauri Eskelson
Production assistant for Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992). Still photographer for Groberg's documentaries "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and "American Prophet: The Joseph Smith Story" (1999).
Noel Espinosa
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Boom operator whose credits include the short film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001).
James "Jimmy" Espinoza
Latter-day Saint. Actor with small film roles, including: In MacArthur Park (1977); Los Locos (1997); Outrageous Fortune (1987); Goodnight, My Love (1972).
Mark Esposito
Lives in Moab, Utah. Photographer. Set production assistant for the TV movie "Mercenary" (1997). Production assistant for commercials: Taurus (Smillie Films); Lexus (Propaganda Films); Mercenary (Mahogany Pictures). Set construction for the movie "Geronimo" (Columbia Pictures) and commercials, including Plymouth (Atlas Productions).
Clay Essig
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Bountiful, Utah. Director of the Reconciliation support group. Director of the feature film "Fortune Cookie" (1999), which was the Karl Malden Award Winner for best fictional film at the Thunderbird Film Festival in 2002. Crew member for "Eyes of an Angel" (1991) and "Public Access" (1993).
Gary Esterholdt
Latter-day Saint. Co-producer of "The Mormon Battalion", a documentary video. Producer of the 24-min. Church video "Teach the Child," which demonstrates the need to teach children the gospel of Jesus Christ. Producer/director of the syndicated TV series "Center Street," made for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Swing gang for the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002). Company: Big Entertainment. Website:
Humberto Estrada
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short film "The Picnic," shown at the Loaf-I film festival in Salt Lake City, 2002.
Ben Evans
Lives in West Jordan, Utah. Director of the short (5 min., 17 sec.) film "Really Communicating," which competed in the Young Media Artist division of the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. This video is based on an original story told from a first person narrator's perspective on the difficulty of communication between men and women. Also directed the 11-minute film "Heavy Metal," which was filmed at a special steel art program setup for/during the Olympics.
Dustin Evans
Actor who had one of the 4 lead role (one of the 4 only role) in the short film "Remind Me Again" (2002), written and directed by famed science fiction grandmaster "Orson Scott Card." Evans plays a fairy, perhaps Cupid himself, who cryptically guides a main character who has lost his memory. The film was made in North Carolina.
Kris Evans
Lives in Park City, Utah. Company: Beauty in a Bag. Makeup department head for the feature films "Dr. Dolittle 2" (2001), "Dude, Where's My Car?" (2000) and "Drive Me Crazy" (1999). Other makeup artist and hair stylist credits include: House of Sand and Fog (2003); Bad Company (2002); Boys Life 3 (2000); Coyote Ugly (2000); For Love of the Game (1999); Johnny Tsunami (1999); Friends & Lovers (1999); Con Air (1997); Flipper (1996); Powder (1995); Double Jeopardy (1992); In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (1992); Wild Wild West; The Postman. Credited with an onscreen appearance as a cosmetician in the movie "Special Effects" (1984).
Merrily Evans
Lives in Utah. On-set decorator and still photographer for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" (2002) and "The R.M." (2003), both directed by Kurt Hale. Also had a bit part in "The Singles Ward."
Richard Neil Evans
Latter-day Saint. Co-wrote the screenplay (with Scott Whitaker) for the classic Church film "Windows of Heaven" (1963), which is about President Lorenzo Snow and tithing.
Richard Paul Evans
Latter-day Saint. Best known as the author whose book The Christmas Box became an international best seller. The TV adaptation of the book (starring Maureen O'Hara and Richard Thomas) was the #1 rated TV movie in 1995. His second book, Timepiece, was produced by Hallmark as a major television production (1996) starring James Earl Jones and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn. (He was an associate producer.) His novel The Locket was adapted to a 2002 TV movie starring Vanessa Redgrave. Official website:
Tracy Ann Evans
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Tracy Evans II. Major supporting role as "Emma Phelps," the mother of the title character in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Bio from official website for "The R.M.":
Tracy Ann Evans is a twenty-year veteran of the stage and theater. Among other credits, she has been a lead player [at] Hale Centre Theatre in Salt Lake City for over five years. On film she has appeared in Roger Corman's Looking for Trouble, and numerous other roles. In addition, she sings with the Sterling Singers and Lex de Azevedo's Millennium Choir.

Danny Even
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Swing gang for Blair Treu's direct-to-video movies "Just Like Dad" (1995) and "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), produced by Leucadia. Swing gang for the TV movie "Absence of the Good" (1999) and the independent feature film "Coyote Summer" (1996), also produced by Leucadia. Lead man for Treu's direct-to-video features "The Paper Brigade" (1996) and "Wish Upon a Star" (1996). Grip and art department member for the short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998). As an actor, he also the part of "Doubt" in "Alyson's Closet."
Leanna Even
Grew up in Raton, New Mexico. Has a degree in Communications and Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Sister of film crew worker Danny Even. Swing gang for Blair Treu's direct-to-video movie "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), which her brother Danny worked on. Works as a river raft guide.
Allison Everett
Latter-day Saint. Hometown: Hudson, Ohio. Lives in Provo, Utah. Full name: Allison Ann Everett. Student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Art department intern for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Karen Everett
Latter-day Saint (non-churchgoer). Producer/director of GLBT-themed videos and documentaries: Sweet Boy (2000); Every Child Is Born a Poet (1999; producer only); My Femme Divine (1999); I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs (1996); Framing Lesbian Fashion (1992).
Benjamin N. Everitt
Born in 1977 in Provo, Utah. Twin brother of Derick Everitt and younger brother of Clarke Everitt. Credited as an actor with a small part in the feature film "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996).
Darin Everitt
One of three credited production assistants for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003).
Corey Ewan
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Price, Utah. Faculty member of the Theater Department at the College of Eastern Utah. Has directed and appeared in stage plays. Played the father in Matthew Janzen's short film "The Salesman" (1999). Small roles in TV movies "Divided by Hate" (1997), "Not In This Town" (1997) and "Little Heroes" (1992). Bio from faculty webpage (
A.S. - College of Eastern Utah B.A. - Utah State University Ph.D. Brigham Young University
I was born in West Covina, California and moved to East Carbon, Utah in 1973. I married Tamara J. Andrus and we are raising six children. Recently, in August of 1999, I completed my Ph.D. I have studied theatre and film for ten years, directed plays for ARTE., and BYU. I have appeared in several films and television programs.

Jed Ewell
Swing gang for the short film "Journey to Harmony" (2002).
Karen Exeter
Script supervisor for the classic Church film "The Gift" (1977), directed by Douglas G. Johnson and made at BYU, and for "The Bridge" (1978), another classic short film widely available on video in the Church.

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