Mormon News Report Special Edition – “Jane & Emma” Movie! (Podcast)

Today on a special edition of the Mormon News Report, Brandt and Jenny talk with Melissa Leilani Larson, Madeline Jorgensen, Jenn Lee Smith and Chantelle Squires, the dream team behind the amazing “Jane & Emma” movie! Find out where the idea came from, what historical significance the movie has, and how it all came together. JANE & EMMA Listen to the podcast here Visit the Mormon News Report website

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Utah film about Mormon heroines Emma Smith and Jane Manning James gains Hollywood honor for its gender balance and racial diversity (Salt Lake Tribune)

A Utah-made film about two famous women from Latter-day Saint history — a determined black convert and the first lady of the faith — earned a place on a new Hollywood list of “gender-balanced and racially diverse films both in front of and behind the camera.” The movie, “Jane and Emma,” tells the story of the unlikely, even risky, friendship between Jane Manning James and Emma Smith, wife of church founder Joseph Smith, in the 1840s as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was facing mounting opposition. The film, with a scheduled showing in Los Angeles next month …

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