LDS Motion Picture Studios

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The institution that is now the LDS Motion Picture Studios began as the BYU Motion Picture Studio in 1953, and led by Wetzel Whitaker.[1] It was originally located in a building called the Green Barn where the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center on Brigham Young University (BYU) Campus is now located.

In 1991 the studios separated from BYU and became a directly operated function of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

South Campus[edit]

In 2010, a campus in Elberta, Utah was approved by the First Presidency and construction began on a set of biblical Jerusalem.[2][3] The LDS Church has released several clips of scenes of Jesus Christ's life that were filmed there as part of the New Testament Film Project,[4] which was completed in mid-2013.[5]

Fire explosion at the LDS Motion Picture Studio Building[edit]

On March 26, 2014 in the morning, An electric box exploded on top of the LDS Motion Picture Studio building causing a power outage and fire. Occupants evacuated the building and the Provo City Fire Department soon put out the fire. No injuries were reported and the building was repaired.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jones, Alexis (26 November 2012), "'A Reel Legacy' tells story of LDS Church's early film efforts", Deseret News 
  2. ^ "News Release",, LDS Church, 2 January 2011  |contribution= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Wrigley, Heather Whittle (3 August 2011), "Church News",, LDS Church  |contribution= ignored (help)
  4. ^ Wrigley, Heather Whittle (4 December 2011), "Church News",, LDS Church  |contribution= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Goodell, Ashton; Green, Mark (22 May 2013), "LDS film project wrapping up in Utah's Jerusalem",, KSTU 
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