Scientology's casting calls get nuttier all the time. Who would you hire to fill them? - 2017-05-13
From time to time, our tipsters send us casting notices for Scientology films and commercials, which never fail to make us chuckle.
Marc Headley has explained to us that in the past, it was more common for Scientology to use its own people to star in its many audiovisual presentations. Headley could look at a goofy instructional film produced in the 1990s and tell you the names and backgrounds of everyone you see on screen.
But then a mass exodus of church members included a lot of Sea Org employees, and that caused a problem for many of the films Scientology had on the shelf. What can you do when Larry Anderson, the star of "Orientation," walks out and then demands a refund? And what a pain it must have been to reshoot the "Book One" film after losing its narrator, Michael Fairman.