National Geographic will be in Homer next week looking for "stars" for a new "docu-series" on Russian Old Believers, reports the Homer Tribune.
Each Russian Old Believer family will be paid to be in the docu-series, which the producers are planning to run for three seasons. This means a lot of episodes, for which each family earns $3,500 per show.
“We’re looking for families with big personalities and an interesting story to tell,” Blake said. “We don’t have a preconceived story line – this is documentary style. We are not creating anything. (The show) is simply to learn about and explore the people in Homer. It is open to anyone who wants to participate, who is interesting and interested in being a participant on camera.”
The show would follow similar National Geographic series on Amish and Mennonite communities. Alaska's Old Believers began moving to the Homer area from Oregon in the 1960s.
Read more at the Homer Tribune: National Geographic puts out Old Believer casting call